Off day!!!! Nothing beats a day off from the hospital! Sleeping “late”….. 7AM, eating breakfast on the couch and watching the today show then Regis and Kelly. Can’t script a better morning than that!
Brad and I are leaving for AR this afternoon. His grandmother Norris passed away this week and we are going to be with his family. I’m thankful for a residency program that allows me to take a few days off to be with Brad and his family.
So before out trip I decide to get the car in tip top shape. Oil change included. No, no .. I didn’t actually change the oil, but I did drive the car to the oil change place. I always despise this chore. They always ask what type of oil??? I always reply, “the house oil”. It always works. I figure it works for ordering wine, so why not picking out oil. And it always does!
Then they try to tell you that your belts and hoses all need to be replaced. I was ready for this one and politely said, “no thanks, I”ll deal with that on another day”.
Then the next dreaded moment, they bring in the dirty air filter to show you exactly how disgusting it is. I swear they rub it in the dirt before they bring it to you so it will be extra dirty. I thought I was prepared for this yet there were leaves and 1 dead beetle on the filter. (they definitely threw that filter on the ground). He then told me this was a filter that no one else ever changes bc its behind the glove box in some “secret place”. Geeeez, I gave in and had the dirty, leave covered, dead beetle covered filter replaced. 30 bucks later for the filter I sit back down and wait.
Here the guy comes again. “Ma’am, one more question, your inspection sticker is out of date this month”. Sigh, I give in again.
Total bill: 85$ for oil change, secret air filter change and inspection sticker. Oh yes, free vacuum included! Alas, it was ladies day!! 8 bucks off. I feel a little better and drive away just sure I’m breathing fresh air due to my newly purchased filter.
I then go through the drive through car wash and fill up gas. I have realized my car is way more high maintenance than I will ever be.
Lunch time and I am starting to get my appetite back!! Yesteday I was craving bean burritos, today its hamburgers. I decide Wendy’s is the place to go. I can’t tell you the last time I have indulged in fast food, but it just looked to good to pass up. I order the number 1 and they then ask me, “ what size drink would you like? Small, medium or large?”.
Hummm, I assumed that medium is what normally comes with all meals so I say medium and pull up to retrieve my bag of goodness.
They hand me a gallon size coke and French fries that would feed a small army!!! I laughed as she handed me the drink and asked the drive through lady to show me the large drink cup. She shows it to me and it’s the size of my car!! No way would it ever fit into a cup holder of any regulation size.
Oh well, guess I have been educated today on fast food portions.
Now home to enjoy my meals. I use the pleural form because this Wendy’s meal will last me all day!!
Baby Norris is doing well. We go back to the Dr. Tuesday for our 14 week check, and we should find out the sex in 4 more weeks!! Excited to say the least!! We have been looking at furniture for the nursery and we are starting to put our name on daycare list!
I am shocked that we need to get on a list so early, yet don’t want to me left behind. Would hate to fall behind before baby Norris is even born! As I learned from the pregnancy test, there is no need to go cheap when it comes to babies!
Well, time to eat some French fries and down a gallon size drink!