Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Murphy's Law...

This is in response to this blog post:http://wifebehindthefire.com/murphy-bastard/

Murphy enjoys breaking cars and me while L is on shift! Two summers ago, my brakes locked up, and I hit stopped traffic. I totaled my car, in the county he works in (the county we live in is bordered by it).

He was coming off shift, but I couldn't reach him. He'd already left, and was on his motorcycle. I called the station, just in case he was still there. His Lt answered, and promptly sent half the county county it seemed like! I refused to let anyone look at me (no serious injuries, lots of airbag and upholstery burns) until L got there.

Fast forward about 18 months, and I'm sitting on the interstate, in stopped traffic, and some fool is gawking off too the side of the road, and hits a car, which hits me, and I tap into the person in front of me who was also stopped. That was the beginning of November, and he was coming off shift, over an hour away. It took until the end if February to get my car in to be fixed, and then 2 (!) months to get it back.

During those two months, I got hit in the rental car! My sedan got hit by a giant Yukon driven by a little old lady, who said she couldn't see me. L was headed on shift at the PT job, but I was in the county bordering that county, so he got the guy coming off shift to cover so he could check on me.

All of my ER visits since meeting him over 5 years ago have been while he's on shift - 'nuff said!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Small (?) Catch-Up

I didn't realize just how long it had been since I'd posted. Tonight, I'm home sick with a virus, and feeling pretty rotten. I've been resting so much that I can't sleep, so why not blog?!

We made it through tackle football, go us! Minion says he wants to play again next season, but we'll see. He is SO MUCH smaller than the other kids! This pic is from Homecoming, and probably one of my favorite pics of us!
He's in the center based gifted program this year, and that's been a HUGE adjustment! Oy! New school, first time having a male teacher, etc. It will be interesting to see how it all comes out in the wash. I really miss his old school, and him not having hours of homework every single night, including weekends and holidays. 

Things are pretty much the usual, otherwise. I can't seem to get into the Christmas spirit, but I have at least gotten nearly all my shopping done!

The only real negative lately was a supposed friend that turned into a snake in the garden. That really sucked. However, I'm thankful I didn't waste more time on this "friend", and I'm thankful that it hasn't messed with any of my "inner circle" friends.  Just like in high school, those who don't come to me about rumors, really weren't my friend in the first place!

School is coming along fairly well, thankfully! It still seems like that light at the end of the tunnel is light years away, but I know each day I'm stepping closer to it. Or at least that's the mumbo jumbo I'm telling myself ;-)