Sunday, March 05, 2006

The Random Rant

Here is a random rant for you. It's a "pressure release" mechanism for trying not to let all the little things get me down. This was a decidedly UN-relaxing weekend.

Saturday, my daughter called and said her car had overheated. (You will remember that she is in college at LSU in Baton Rouge--a good 3 1/2 hour drive, one way.) Okay, so I get on the internet and find repair shops and towing services in Baton Rouge. But it's too late in the evening for any of them to be open. So I tell her to make sure the people who own the parking lot where she stopped the car know that she will have to leave her car there overnight.

Then, a member of our Sunday School class calls to tell us that there is a potluck dinner right after church. It will be fun, it always is, but I don't have anything to make a lucky pot of. So a trip to WallyWor.ld is a must. NOT fun.

Get home. Bake a casserole. Go to bed.

Get up. Go to church. Run home to change clothes. Go to the potluck dinner. Run back home, get laundry started. Get on the phone to try to arrange towing/repair for the car, call daughter and tell her of the arrangements. Squeeze in a 45 minute nap. Get up , put laundry in the dryer. Eat hamburgers husband grilled for supper. Take laundry out of the dryer, fold, and put away. Load the dishwasher and clean the counters.

Decide to update blog (at last a minute to MYSELF!).

I realize that I have absolutely NO idea whether anything earth-shaking has happened over the last two days. I'm sure they are still fighting in Iraq, as they have been for CENTURIES. There are still political scandals simmering, and crimes of all kinds being committed. And all I can think about is what kind of week I will have at my two jobs and how much the car repair is going to cost.

Seems like we just can't catch a break...

1 comment:

Ron Franscell said...

Life is most importanrt as it gets closer to our dinner table, isn't it? I certainly think that a few days without news (personally, not professionally) is a good thing.

I've recently begun appreciating things that gon't show on the radar ... like having "friends' who keep in touch, despite the lack of news.

Keep writing.