Wednesday, September 8, 2010

And The Beat Goes On...

More from the reality show I live....Last weekend started off pretty nice. Long holiday weekend, the boss said I could leave 2 hours early on Friday, I had time to go grocery shopping and do a little end of the season shopping at my favorite store, Loehmann's (where I picked up a hot little dress for next year's vacation). All before picking my girls up from school.  I felt so good I even allowed my 8 year old's BFF to sleepover. This was her first sleepover and it has taken me 8 years to allow that to happen.  It wasn't too bad though because my 4 year old was at her BFF's house (sister of the 8 year old's BFF) - did I confuse you yet? I am glad because I am not sure I could have handled four squealing girls at one time.  Brady bunch, this is not!

Now Saturday started out a little rough because those chicks were up at 7am asking to be fed! 7am -REALLY...Gone are the days of kids sleeping late after being up way too late for their age. Now if that had been a school morning ice cold water wouldn't have awakened the little zombies.  As the day progressed things got a little nicer, the parents of the BFF's offered to take ALL the kids to a family barbecue and that meant FREEDOM for me.  That rarely happens so excuse me if I seem a little overly excited. 

My BMF (best male friend) offered  insisted on cleaning my poor, neglected 1999 Honda Accord who I have affectionately named, Lola.  I bought Lola for cash in 2004 and in spite of my often neglectful ways, she has not given me any major problems.  My BMF cleaned my girl from top to bottom on Saturday, I mean she looked good! So good I had to take a picture of her and send it to my mom.  All she could say was Wow wow wow....That ought to give you some idea of just how bad Lola looked. After she was all cleaned up, I felt like I was driving a new car again. My baby girl got in the next day, looked around and said, "I've never seen it like this." And her eyes were as big as saucers - LOL. 

And so we made it to the last day of our long break when I decided there is just no way I could stay in the house all day with those children and we went window shopping. We were all over, Ross', Marshalls, Once Upon A Child and finally,Wal-mart.  After all that driving, I decided to be proactive and fill my car up with gas the day before instead of the morning of and trekked on over to my local Royal Farm Store.  I finished filling Lola up and turned on the ignition. Nothing...What nothing, no turnover, no sound, nothing! OMG, what am I going to do? My heart was beating fast, but I couldn't let it show because the kiddies were in the backseat and heaven forbid they see I am upset. I certainly had no time for their drama.  Thankfully my roommate was in the car with me and she and another customer pushed my precious Lola over to a parking space. 

Let me just say God is good because I was within walking distance from my home and off we went.  I needed to get my cardio in for the day anyway. 

I am so blessed to have a great support system because my BMF was able to get my car home and have it towed to his mechanic. My single, childless roommate shuttled me and my children around for a couple of days - talk about culture shock for her.  Perhaps I have never mentioned this little tidbit about myself but I am fiercely independent and it was indeed a humbling experience to be without a car for just a small amount of time. 

Apparently Lola was in shock over her new found cleanliness and decided something just wasn't right.  It turns out she needed a new starter. Yep you heard it, all she needed was a new starter.  I think that is pretty darn good for 245,000 miles.  Onward and upward....


  1. I am so energized to see how God continues to show up and fulfill your needs and bless you with such great trials. I am humbled by the experience of being a close observer of how Good God is and has been. Thank you for sharing your life with me and the rest!

  2. Wow, you are truly the definition of a SuperMom...may God continue to bless.