Thursday, July 17, 2008

Home Again, Home Again, Jiggety-Jig

Actually, I got home on Sunday night. After I was forcibly dragged from the Jeffersonville Outlet Mall by my children.

We left Mom and Dad's at 10:00AM. The Outlet Mall is about 35 minutes from their house.

We left the Outlet Mall at 2:30PM.

Listen, when you live in the middle of nowhere, you gotta get your shopping where you can. I left there with a gorgeous dress and top from the Talbot's Outlet, and only $12 poorer. JB got a capris/bermudas/whatever-those-long-shorts-are-called and top outfit for about $20. Baby got a pair of flip flops from Old Navy. Bunny got a top there. Everyone was happy.

We got home around 11:30PM, which is actually pretty much record time for us. Plus, I drove at or below the speed limit, because I am committed to keeping the RPM's at 2.1. We did actually save a bit of gas doing this. I am amazed that you can get better gas mileage going a little slower, and it only takes you about 10 minutes more on a 10-hour trip.

I think I can afford 10 minutes out of my 10 hours when it's $4/gallon.

Now that I'm home, I took off Monday to recover. Yesterday, I spent driving all over northeastern North Carolina returning a comforter set for Rose, hitting Sam's Club, and going to the furthest Wal-Mart-with-WM-Optical-Dept only to be told that Baby's glasses are, in fact, NOT under warranty and cannot be replaced.

I also solved a few financial glitches on the phone while driving.

Needless to say, I had to have a frappucino. Which was essentially free, thanks to my sweet and dear sister K (who gave me a Starbucks card for my birthday).

I returned home to a house full of Marco Polos, who at 9:00PM wanted me to make pizza. I respectfully declined. They were all celebrating Bunny's earning her driver's license, thanks to getting the nice man at the DMV instead of the mean lady, and 2nd-time's-a-charm.

So today I am staying home. All the other drivers in this house can have the cars.