Friday, November 09, 2007

Nervous Grumblings

Well, it's the Friday before I leave for Florida and I'm relieved. Today is the last co-op day (woo hoo), Children's Choir is taken care of, I'm packed and nearly ready for our trip on Sunday. The bazaar (Virge, bazaar is now your word- I think your name when I spell the word- every time) is tomorrow and I'm ready for that, too. Great. Fabulous. Except...

Today my children woke up with runny noses. This is not a big deal, everybody has runny noses this time of year so we just deal. However, it seems like everytime we go to Florida we take illness with us- and spread it to my family. And how fun is it going to be driving for 9 hours with whiny, runny-nosed children? I'm nervous about driving anyway. I've never driven by myself to Florida before. I shouldn't write that, it'll make Quinn nervous. I think he's nervous about me driving, too. I dislike driving in Atlanta VERY much. And I drive slow. It doesn't bother me that people pass me a lot (probably giving me the bird and cussing at me), I just keep on going. It probably doesn't bother me because I'm talking my head off to somebody and am not paying attention to the fact that I'm dring 65 mph in a 70 mph zone. But, I don't have anybody to talk to, eeeeeeh! I am nervous. I've always got to find something to worry about.

Well, I guess I'll Zicam up the boys and myself and hopefully knock this cold out by tomorrow or Sunday. If you've never tried Zicam before, it is the most amazing product. I am a walking commercial for them. The boys even know it: "Momma, are you gonna zicam me up?" It's the medicine I always have in my medicine cabinet, right next to Motrin and Benadryll.

Don't Forget! The Christmas Bazaar is tomorrow! It's going to be great!

10 comments:

Melissa said...

Kim, can you take 65 South to Montgomery and 231 south to Dothan to go through Florida? Or would that make the trip longer? 231 south is my highway I take home. It's 4 laned all the way, you do have to go through a couple of small towns but it's not bad at all. It would save you from going to Atlanta and getting paranoid. Either way you choose, I will pray for a safe trip and calm nerves for you, ok. I know how you feel, I never like driving down to Dothan alone either. I'll also pray the boys don't get worse with the colds.

Marsha said...

It is unnerving! Here's a tip...when you get into ATL, get into the HOV lane - the far LEFT! It's for cars with more than one person - like a carpool lane. Then you can do the speed limit and not worry about cars weaving in and out around you all the time, which to me, is very unnerving. If you stay to the right, people are always cutting in front of you to get off or on at an exit.

See you at the bazaar!

Melissa said...

I completely forgot about the HOV lane, Brian and I use it when we go through Atlanta. It's wonderful, very easy on the nerves! The worst part of Atlanta for me is the 285 bypass, we just go straight through the city.

Missy said...

Whatever will the children I and do without ya'll for two weeks?
And your missing out on the T Rex day too!
Don't freek out about ATL...I've done it a million times and have lived everytime. You will be fine.
Just pretend all the other drivers are in the underwear. Ha ha!

Virginia said...

It's going to be a bizarre bazaar, let me tell you. ;) Hehehe

Another tip about ATL- don't do the bypass around ATl (I can't think of what it's call, I think it's 285- and now that I'm reading the comments, I see that Melissa said that too). Definitely go through. It's much easier!

Good luck on your traveling! See ya in the morning!

Paladinos9801 said...

I totally understand! I hate driving long distances by myself. And don't worry about your speed. Just remind yourself (and Quinn) that you're only saving $ on gas by going slower. :o)

Linda said...

Kim, have a wonderful time with your family. I'll be praying for your safety tomorrow. Love you!

The Heltons said...

Can't wait for you and your boys to be here! I hope they get better so they can play with Eli and so no one else gets sick. Picture time!

Amy said...

Hey,
With Daddy is the hospital in Atlanta I have driven through it often! I agree with the HOV lane, it is the place to be! Of course, I fly through there now because I know where I am going and just want to get there as quick as possible. Just don't try to look at all of the pretty buildings while you are driving!!

Texas Aggie in Florida said...

Hey Kim...Kristi told me you had a blog so I clicked on your picture on my blog comment and voila...sure enough. Here's your blog!

I'm sure by now you know Kristi's kids are sick too and so is Kristi, so when you all get together it will be like one GIANT petri dish. Mmmmmm... Snotty goodness!

I'm sure you made the trip just fine. I drove all the way from TEXAS to Florida by myself when we moved with 2 lil' ones. Cary had to come before me with the moving truck. You want to talk nervous ramblings? I was a wreck the whole way! THANK GOD for DVD players! And tuckered out children who had been with Granny for a week. They slept most of the trip.