Wednesday, May 04, 2011
This day off started on a pretty good note. I went with my older daughter to visit our local campus of Western IL University to find out about combining her college coursework and what would be needed for her to earn her Bachelor's. It looks pretty good for her to complete things in a year. It took a lot for me to convince her to come and that this is important. It is a "Liberal Arts and Science" degree in which she graduates with three minors. One of them an be Theatre, which is her passion and her big interest for the future. She wants to go to grad school so that she can instruct theatre at the college level. Anyway, it was a very good and positive meeting and she is moving on plans. (All of which are costing us money for transcripts and applications for admission and so on...) Anyway, I am happy with the outcome and knowing that she has a plan for next year. She won't have to travel except for one class, all the rest can be taken here. Things seem pretty positive. The only down side to this excursion was when we got there, we realized that one of my walkers was in the other car and the other one was still on the porch. Nice--however, I had my brace and my daughter lent me her arm. We used the handicapped ramp and entrance and I did pretty good.
We went to Subway for our lunch and then we went to the fitness center. I went to the pool and worked out during the adult lap swim. It is so nice to go to the pool in the afternoon when the kids are all at school. Unfortunately, I don't think I can get time off of work during the day to go to the pool, lol. Our daughter works there, so she did some swimming and some machines before her work in the office today. My son came and picked me up, and he brought my walker. We went on to the doctor's office. She gave me 4 injections in my right hip and commented that it might need more than that. The plus side is that it didn't bleed at all.
We stopped and picked up my prescriptions from my pain doc's office and then we went to KMart because I realized that I had somehow lost my shampoo and conditioner. I used it at the pool on Sunday and I think I forgot it in the shower and somebody helped herself. We looked at some of the summer things and I bought a couple of new pairs of swim goggles for the kids when they join me at the pool.
This is when the trouble happened. I hadn't put on my seatbelt because after injections, I don't like to be touched. The police in town were running a big "Click it or ticket" operation. We were pulled over and it turned out that our license tag was due on the first of the month and we had forgotten it. The police officer was kind and chewed us out over this. He didn't ticket my son who was driving, but he gave me one--my first ticket in a very long time--for not wearing my seat belt. I had trouble finding our insurance cards, so I had called my husband and that turned into a stressed out, ugly conversation--and I hung up on him. I had them meet us to get out oldest son who we were supposed to take to work so we could park the car until it had its sticker.
My husband took care of our wayward car and got everything in its place. We kind of made nice and he fixed dinner. Our kids did their thing and the tone of things improved... However, it doesn't go unnoticed that I was wring in almost every part of the day that didn't work.
I forgot to make sure my walker was with us. I forgot to put my shampoo and conditioner in my swim bag. I am the one who chose to go with out my seat belt which is why we got pulled over. I am equally responsible for not having t he license renewal done on time. And, I am the one who snapped at my husband which started an argument. I was wrong. I have admitted it and apologized for all of my misbehaviors. I cannot pay my traffic ticket for two days--$60.00 is a lot to learn that I was wrong. The police officer told me that I could take it up with the judge on the basis of my medical needs, but that seems too "iffy" and time-consuming to be worth it. Seat belts are important, they save lives. I know better.
Hopefully, the mistakes that I make tomorrow won't be as dramatic. I can hope anyway!!