(the night before)
10:00 pm Made sure ‘the bust’ was secure in the back of my car.
11:30 pm Couldn’t go to sleep because I was fixated on the alarm being set at 4:00 am.
12:00 am Read several pages from the sequel to The Hunger Games. Thought about Round Top.
2:00 am Realized I was in serious sleep trouble.
4:00 am Alarm started beeping. Felt like I had sticker burs attached to my eyeballs.
4:30 am Left house with eyes crossed needing coffee.
4:50 am Stopped at truck stop north of Edinburg to buy a large coffee . Had out of body experience at register thinking I was a truck driver.
Made random comment to man behind the register about ‘losing time’. Realized he thought, who is this lady with stickers in her eyes?
5:50 am Pulled into Border Patrol checkpoint south of Falfurrias. Rolled down back window . Agent aimed large flashlight into the back of my Tahoe and said,
6:00 am Stopped in Falfurrias at McDonald’s to buy another cup of coffee.
6:20 am Nine miles later, stopped in Premont at Dairy Queen for the best insides to sausage, egg, and cheese tacos. Didn’t eat the tortillas.
Had another cup of coffee.
6:30 am Started listening to my IPod and singing along. Wanted more coffee. Had severe longing for my grandsons.
7:30 am Stopped in Three Rivers to buy gas. Thought about Mary Jo and her new grandbaby.
9:00 am Stopped in San Antonio at a convenience store. Noticed Goodwill across the street. Flew through Goodwill.
10:00am Stopped at Outlet Mall at the Pottery Barn Outlet. Thought they might have a sale on fall things. Realized Pottery Barn and I may never be friends.
11:15am Stopped at IKEA outside Round Rock. Got caught in a trap-like maze. Finally found checkout counter. Clerk didn’t give me a sack. Did not understand IKEA.
1:45pm After multiple driving anxiety attacks on 35 , stopped in Lorena. Love driving through that small town. Ladies from the Methodist Church were
outside decorating for fall with garlands and pumpkins. Bought a cup of chili and a large iced tea to go at a cafe on Main Street.
These small adventures make me so happy.
3:00pm Made it to Dallas in spite of myself. Waited at Half Priced Books for my daughter to get out of school. Tomorrow the work begins.