Okay so yesterday after I got my staples out (post pm baby nap, before hubby home for dinner), I walked across town to drop off a casserole dish that ‘G’ had dropped by (with casserole in it). If she wasn’t there, I was going to leave in on her porch, so I wrote a thank you note and put it inside a few days ago. Anyway, it took 1/2 an hour. I was there probably 1/2 an hour and 1/2 hour back. I walked an HOUR pushing a stroller yesterday, ya’ll.
Today I walked up to pay the rent, it wasn’t a half an hour, but it was in the pouring rain. If I had driven I would have either had to
A: Circle the block for a few hours until I got a spot right in front of the door and run in really quickly, leaving baby in truck, or
B: Take baby out of car seat and get her wet
so I chose
C: Get wet getting car seat out of truck. Put car seat on stroller, baby in car seat, buckle, and 360 degree protect from wind, rain, sleet, and hail with stroller/carseat combo shade thingamajigs. So I walked and got poured down on, and pumpkin stayed perfectly dry.
Then we got our water bill (which was humongously high because of a runny toilet), so I put her back in the stroller in the PM to pay the water bill, back up the same direction. At least it wasn’t raining, much. Sun was shining, and she got one drop on the lower part of her sleeve when it rained full bore on sun, which never ceases to amaze me. Of course I got sprinkled on, too, but that was all in fun, I suppose.
So, far, though, I haven’t driven anywhere. It’s not that I can’t, per se, it’s just that I haven’t for a while, and when I don’t I start to get paranoid I’m going to mess up and drive in the wrong lane or something. However, the last diet pepsi is beside me (caffeine free) slowly going dry and it’s almost the weekend. We have no ‘cookies’ (mum mum rice cake thingys for Keeley) in the house either and the fridge looks kind of bare. It’s time to go to the store. Sigh. no walking there.
Also my husband is bailing again on Saturday to go to a race car type thingy for his ‘type’ of car. Last time he came home starving and sun burned. I hope he remembers to put on sun screen this time, even if the temperature is cooler, it was only around 70 that day and his nose blistered. Not fun. Guess the asphalt is good at transmitting the heat. The last time he did this, I did ask if he had fun, the he was okay, and the car was okay in that order. He didn’t race but he took it around the track. Good times. They don’t have bathroom facilities, food, or any place to shelter or change a baby, so we won’t be going with any time soon. Kind of sucks that he will either be working or playing pretty much all the time soon. I REALLY want to go to Homecoming for our U in a couple of weeks, and I’m not sure he’ll turn down work, even though I’ve been hoping to go for months. It’s not a huge deal, but I haven’t done anything since my birthday which was 4 months ago. Revise that, we did go to a movie in July with his sister. I haven’t done anything except have surgery by myself in almost a year, though, a trip once a month to the grocery store on my own after baby in bed doesn’t count, does it? All in all, the next few weeks will be insane if he continues working these hours and I need to drive instead of walk. Maybe tomorrow I will go to the grocery store. Now if I could just get up the gumption to go to the hairdresser. I keep thinking I should walk there, because then I could have the stroller, as I can’t get it in or out of the truck by myself, and Keeley would be safe and not running around playing in hair or anything. But I don’t have an appointment and they talk walk-ins but I keep putting it off. What if they’re booked and I walk for nothing? Not that I don’t already walk for nothing, but still. In 6 days it will be 2 years since I’ve had a haircut or my eyebrows waxed (and boy can you tell!).
I’m thinking of walking upstairs and beating the crap out of whoever is dropping sh*t at almost 11 at night as well. Matt keeps flinching in his sleep, but it’s right over my head in the dining area and it’s not a coat they’re dropping, either. So that’s all I have to say about walking, tonight. Now, I should walk to bed.