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Wednesday, December 1

Why it is ok to pick through the trash.

ok....I'll get back to that.
Couple things first.
Pennsylvania?
That is one really big fricken state to drive through.
It went on and on and on and on.

It rained.
All day.
NO I mean, like ALL. FLIPPIN. DAY.
I pretty much white-knuckle-drove the whole way....
to Indianapolis..you know - where my boys play football.
Anyway - the rain.
It sucked.

So after leaving Harrisburg PA in the morning, yesterday
driving driving driving til lunch, we stopped at some rest stop place
where Bill could pull the moving truck straight on in as too not kill anyone
to grab some food.
We got all loaded back up into the car to head on out,
I turned to Hannah, looked at her beautiful smile,
and then said....

"WHERE
IS
YOUR
RETAINER?"

After she threw up in her mouth, she ran back inside to search
the garbage pails for the pair of retainers.........
Out she walked about 20 minutes later,
tear streaked face holding a little wrapped package with her
nasty dirty
retainers, to brush later that night.

Then the drive continued.

And continued.

and
continued.

Til we stopped for gas.
As all the kids piled into the convenience store
with my debit card to buy Mommy her Diet Coke and Whoppers
because, after all, I am stress eating right now......driving in the damn rain...
all kinds of junk food and sodas,
I pumped gas and cleaned out the car.

And then the drive continued.
And then

I REALIZED I'D THROWN THE F***ING RETAINER IN THE TRASH.

me
I couldn't stop laughing all the way back to the gas station,
thinking about how furious I'd been with Hannah....
and I go and do the same thing she did...

So anyhoo.
Next stop is Tulsa OK.
Ciao!


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