Friday, July 18, 2008

I'm Ba-a-acck!

As I dragged my effete body out of the bed this morning, I mentioned to Mr. Fix-It how wonderful it is to shower in my own dirty tub and sleep in my own bed even with cat-hair. Apparently, while we were away, our crazy cat decided to camp out on our bed (which is normally a BIG no-no). Mr. Fix-It denied any knowledge of such...but the cat-hair told it's own story. I was just happy to be able to "fall" in rather than have to "climb" in to bed!

Oh! Since I missed *Thankful Thursday* I'll just give you an abbreviated version right now. Did I mention how thankful I am to be able to use my OWN toilet paper? You know, the kind the little old ladies sit around and quilt? Now, before you groan and think "Oh, come on Meggy-girl! Suck it up, and put on your big-girl panties!" Oh, my goodness. You've heard of 2-ply and 1-ply paper -- well, GA Tech uses 1/10th ply!!!! (I can hear my friend Ka-rul groan and say "hmmm...this sounds vaguely familiar...") I'm not exaggerating. You could see through it like a spider web! I don't have a clue how it was held together enough to put on a roll. Needless to say, they didn't save any money on me --it made me use 20 times the lengths I would normally use! Note to self: Next time, take a roll of my own.

Our trip home from Volleyball Camp at GA Tech was very easy and uneventful. I drove one of the mini-vans with four middle school girls. Although, I wasn't really excited about taking the driving job...I was tempted into it after hearing that the a/c worked! (The coach really knows which button to push!)

It was quite an experience! One in the back refused to wear her seat-belt ...at first. Of course, after I clearly explained that I would stop and assist her in leaving my car...she decided she would rather wear it and be mad. (She got over it!) Apparently, my 6th grade, shot-gun navigator is a restaurant connoisseur. As we passed each exit, she would read each restaurant sign, then recite their menu and start discussing all the yummy food she had eaten at each! In the middle seat, were two young ladies who loved making faces at all the truckers and discussing the physical attributes of each driver and giggle, giggle, giggle! The barrage of giggles from all four was nearly deafening, at times.

Even though I didn't know any of these girls before the trip, I think they all ended up enjoying the long drive. I managed to overhear enough "so and so is sooooo cute!" to blackmail them for quite a bit after school starts!!

We arrived home about 1:30am after having to jump-start the battery of my car at the school and stop for gas on the way home. My sweet dd slept until 11:30 this morning!

I've spent all day trying to catch up on e-mails and my Bloggy-World. During this time, I've managed to wash a few loads of clothes, watch part of Facing the Giants with dd, make tea, eat, and wash a few dishes. I haven't managed to get out of my night-gown...and since its 5:30, I might better go shower and dress so that I can pretend to be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed for when Mr. Fix-It comes home.


Stay tuned. Pictures tomorrow!

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Kelley said...

Ok, I need another lesson. How do you get the word effete to go straight to the definition page? I like that!

I know what you mean...trips are fun but it is SO nice to get back home to the comfort of your own bed/toilet paper. Glad you made it back safely!

Mama Weso said...

I had to comment because w/o another comment it reads, "1 sweet comments" and the grammar is incorrect. Now you'll have 2 sweet comments and the grammar is correct. Nice, ain't I?

Kaluha Keeping Koala said...

Just because you have a theme doesn't mean that you have failed if you didn't blog on that day...

Kelsey said...

Im am so glad your home!

Kara said...

Welcome back! Glad you linked effete to a dictionary, because I had no idea that word even exsisted let alone what it meant! Now I know you are soft or delicate as if from a pampered existence.