I’ve been hovering at 99 followers for a while now. Let’s make it 200! Lofty goal.
Nothing. Nothing. Nothing gets me more upset than trouble at the DMV. Nothing, I say! Mike and I finally went to get our MN driver’s licenses today only to find out that the 468 different types of documentation I brought weren’t good enough. It took every ounce of my energy and slowly counting to ten to convince myself that it was not this poor guy behind the counter’s fault. Then, when he said, “Oh, don’t worry. It’s not a big deal!” (with a smile. jerk-ish), it took my generator back up Catholic goodness energy to not scream, “Yes! Yes it is a big deal!” If this was not an election year, this would not be happening. I would have happily put it off until we moved again. Happily.
To top it off, I’m not all that sure I’m going to pass the written driving test. I took the practice one online and failed…a lot. All of the questions have to do with distance and times, and well, I just don’t think about how many extra seconds it takes to pass a semi-truck on the freeway. The answer is 3-5, not 5-8 as I kept guessing out of forgetfulness.
Ok. On to more upbeat things. I made homemade tortilla chips yesterday. They were garlic city – just the way I like them. I would love to learn how to make more of my favorite snack foods. Does anyone know of a good website or book?
Ellen started a summer “school” class on Tuesday. She is the oldest one in the class by about 9 months. She looks like a GIANT. Also, now I am the mom who has to keep saying things like, “gentle,” “nice baby,” “that is not your toy,” “that is not your bottle,” “those are not your toes,” “please don’t lick her.” You know, the youshe.
Do they make flexible walls (not baby gates) that you can set up in your apartment/house to contain your baby to a certain area? You know, like a cage, but more socially acceptable.
Mike and I just finished watching the entire series of The Big Bang Theory. We hated it. Bazinga! We loved it.
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