My much anticipated MEcation has arrived! (Thanks for the term, RC. I have totally latched on to it and made it mine.) Although at a quick glance it looks like meDIcation…. which works too!
The 5 days leading up to my departure date have proven that I am in need of some ME time. I’ll just leave it at that, because I have banned myself from focusing on any stresses and any responsibilities for the next few days.
I had hoped to leave my house by 7:30am , but having not had time to pack the last few days, it was 8:15am before I got on the road.
No biggie. Today was planned for travel. It didn’t matter how long it took me.
Hubby helped me load ALL my stuff into the back of my squeaky clean Mustang. (Remember my obsession about having to have things “just right”. Well, a clean car for my trip was among those things. Imagine my disappointment when I pulled out of the garage into pouring rain.)
An hour and a half into my trip, however, the rain cleared and the streets dried up. I exited at the first car wash and proceeded to wash and dry my car again.
Now I could finish my drive in peace.
And that I did.
I cranked the radio, taking turns listening to oldies, classic rock, country and pop. At one point I listened to a comedy station and found myself laughing out loud!
One of the highlights of my trip was seeing the wind farm. I have seen them before, but I’m stunned every time by how majestic they are. And the fact that they give us an alternative to using oil is just an added bonus.
The saddest part of my day came towards the end of my drive.
The trip total is not accurate. I didn’t think to reset it when I started out, but all the zeros below it are accurate. I’ve only had her 4 years, and she’s obviously well loved.
And before any of you freak out (ahem, Abby), I AM doing the speed limit. (well, slightly above…) Where I’m going, they let you go real fast. It’s torture otherwise.
I arrived at my destination late in the evening. After a trip to the local store to replenish the few things I forgot (toothbrush and socks) and the one thing I couldn’t pack (ice cream), I settled into my quiet hotel room for some couch time.
‘Cause even on days like today, I love my couch time.