Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Well I didn't go to work yesterday or today because of the weather. I normally don't have an issue driving in bad weather but I guess since I was being a smart ass about people calling in when the weather was bad it happened to me. I was on my way to work on Tuesday. I had even packed my overnight bag so that I could just stay in town and not have to drive the 35 miles across the mountain to get back home. I was sitting at a stoplight and looked in my rear view mirror and here comes this black Dodge Ram getting ready to ram me! I was the first car at the light so I said a quick little prayer and drove through the intersection. Luckily nothing was coming! Guess that Dodge forgot that it was freaking sleeting and that the roads were icy!! After that I went to the next light and instead of taking a right to go to work, I took a left and headed back home. I was supposed to be at work at 6 am today and I called them last night and told them that I would not be in. It sleeted all night long and I knew that the mountain was gonna be bad that early in the morning. Like I said, I normally don't have a problem driving in snow or ice...... I go slow, allow myself PLENTY of time to stop.... basically drive like I have some sense but that was the first time in my 20 years of driving that I have ever almost had a wreck because of bad roads. And it didn't help to come home and on the news hear that 3 people died in auto accidents in this area yesterday due to the bad roads. So, all I did yesterday was sit in front of this darn computer and wasted my ENTIRE day! I didn't do the first thing for school, didn't even write some emails to friends that I have been needing to write for a while now! My husband, that also works at the jail with me, stayed in town last night so he wasn't home which meant that I was even less motivated to do anything. I did clean my bathrooms and wash the rugs but other than that not one productive thing! Speaking of the bathroom cleaning, I now have a new level of respect for people that have to clean public restrooms. There are 5 males in this house ranging in age from 5 to 29...... need I say more?!
So, today I slept in until 11ish. I am gonna finish writing this and go hit the gym. After that I am going to go pick up my son from his dad's and I will have a productive day.... what's left of it anyways!