Monday, November 16, 2009

Not me! Monday 11/16

As I mentioned in my post on Saturday I had to drive to Cleveland, Ohio to get a china set for my Mamma. I did not drive 8.5 hours to Ohio all by myself. And since I did not drive all by my lonesome I was definitely not taking pictures in the car to keep myself occupied.

I surely did not drink 5 or 6 of these 5 hour energies in less than 24 hours when the warning label on the back clearly states...Do not drink more than 1 or 2 in a 24 hour period!!! Ooops, guess I was not paying attention...well until the 5th or 6th one.

I did not look horrible in this picture (sorry).

I'm not the biggest dork taking pictures of myself in the rear view mirror!!!

This is not the traffic behind me :o)

This is not the junk I drank and chewed (gum) while driving.
That is not my cell phone that I could not have done this without!!!

My GPS/TV/LIFESAVER that I do not LOVE!!!! I don't know we did before having a GPS (and don't say read maps because I never did that). I used to use mapquest a lot but it sucked when there was construction or an accident and the road was blocked.

So when I got to Ohio I had to pack up all the china and put it in the car. I got to Cleveland at about 4:10 pm as you can see on the GPS. I had planned on packing the china, peeing, saying my Hello's and Goodbye's and then hitting the road. Well I was not allowed to leave until 10:45 pm because I had to take a nap before I left. The nap did not do me any good, it just made the rest of the trip that much harder. The Pennsylvania turnpike was closed at one part and I had to get off the turnpike and try to figure out a way to get back on it and that took an hour. I hit really bad fog when I was finishing up driving in Pennsylvania and it lasted for most of Maryland. The fog was so bad that I could barely see a few feet in front of the car and I was praying like crazy that I would not hit another car or a deer (or any kind of animal). I didn't get home until a little after 9 am yesterday morning and I was exhausted by that point. I am so glad that the trip is over and I got my Mamma's dream china set for her.

A little story on the china set....
My Mamma has always wanted the Old country Roses china set, it has been her dream to own for as long as I can remember. Old Country Roses was discontinued not too long ago so now it is worth more money and harder for my Mamma to get because it is not sold in stores. Well an old friend of my Grandmothers (she has known her for most of her life) is getting older and she is sick. Well this friend of my Grandmothers told my Mamma that she could have her china set but she had to get it and pack it up before she dies. So being that I am the only person that actually lives in this country I went to get the china set for my Mamma and I am sending it off this Friday. Needless to say I am my Mamma's favorite daughter right now :o)


Leah said...

Wow, you did all that for your mom? What a special daughter. How did your family do through the storm?

Jen said...

Love the pics while driving! I have NOT done that before :)That's so nice of you to do that for your mom.

Carolee / Home4ever said...

What a great daughter you are- you made your momma's wish come true!

Love the pics!

Edda Soffía said...

Mamma´s best girl. (svona má ekki segja) en þú ert nú alltaf besta elsta dóttir mín (það má segja svona,er það ekki) ;o) Takk fyrir að leggja þetta allt á þig ástin mín.
Love u, mamma

Pennie said...

You ARE a GREAT daughter! I would do that for my mom, too! :)
Fun post - the pics made me feel like I was on a road trip with you! :)
Been to the gym several days in a row, now! Doing well!
I have posted a great DIET CHOCOLATE CAKE RECIPE that is to die for, Helga! Check it out on my blog...this is heaven, for sure - and not that bad in calories or fat! Really! :)