Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Head over heels.....and not in love

Yesterday my daughter had a birthday party to attend so I delivered her to the bowling alley right on time. I was 'ordered' to return for her by 3:45 so I went home and got a few things done around the house until it was time to go. A few minutes before 3:45 my husband asked if he could accompany me and we could go in his Jeep. "Sure." I said, glad for the chance to be a passenger and have the wind blowing through my hair on such a beautiful day.

So, I climb up into the Jeep- this monster vehicle that requires a step for me to get into- and ride happily to the bowling alley, warmed by the sun, cooled by the breeze and enjoying my dear husband's company for a few minutes without kids.

We pull into the parking lot and hubby asks, "Do you want me to go in and get her?"

"Nah, I'll do it." I say, thinking that it'll be nice to see a few of my 'mom' friends for a minute while Cera gathers up her things. I throw one leg over the side of the Jeep and leap to the ground like I always do...but this time the unthinkable happens.

My shoe got caught on the door frame as I hurtled toward the ground and I was unable to stop myself from crashing to the pavement. I caught myself with my already troublesome left arm and felt something give way in my shoulder. I'm now scraped up and scabbed on the palms of both hands and up my left arm. My left thigh is quite bruised and I have to see a doctor this afternoon about my shoulder because I can no longer move my left arm away from my body without crying.

I can only imagine what I must have looked like falling from that Jeep. Had someone been video taping it, I might have won the grand prize on America's Funniest Home Videos.

The lesson in all of this...When your better half offers to climb down from Mount Everest to pick up the children from a party, let him do it!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Is a mortgage worth it?

Okay, I've been absent around here because hubby and I decided to try and buy a house. We've been renting for 15 years and we thought it was time to buy. Man, what a stressful process. We've now decided to do a lease with option to buy the house that we're in. Our landlords have agreed and now we're just working out the details. The good thing is that the house we're in is perfect for us, big enough for all the kids and in a great neighborhood plus it's not going to cost us a huge fortune like most of the other houses on the island. Plus, the biggest bonus of all...We won't have to move!!! YAY!! I've moved 20 times in 15 years and I'm so glad not to have to do it again.

My writing? Well, it's really suffered here lately. I haven't written a word and I really miss it. I'm going to try, really really hard, today to get a few words written before the kids come home from school.