Well, it finally happened today…After 13 years of driving…I got a speeding ticket. (I’ll save you the math, I didn’t begin driving by myself until I turned 18. To answer the next three common questions: Why did you wait so long? My parents wouldn’t allow me. Why? I don’t have a clue. Wasn’t that embarrassing? Yes, especially since I was one of the oldest kids in my grade.) I wish I had a dollar every time someone asked me those questions…I could probably pay this ticket! Haha!
This meme kinda makes the rough start to the morning a little funny. What kills me is that I really don’t speed. Don’t get me wrong, I go the speed limit and some times I find myself creeping up going 5 over the speed limit. However, I’m not someone who continually speeds 10-15 over. To put the cherry on top, I hardly ever take the interstate to my daughter’s school because the merging area is extremely congested. So what made me decide to take the interstate today? Experiences from last week. One day I had an old lady in front of me driving all over BOTH lanes of traffic. She couldn’t keep her speed consistent and she hit the curb/ran off the road several times. At first I thought she was a drunk driver (at 8:30am) or texting/playing on the phone. When I was finally able to pass her, I saw she was elderly and she came over into my lane. Then, the next day or so, I was pulling out of my driveway and had to wait on a speeding school bus to drive by. The bus then slowed down below the 25mph speed limit until it reached a side street. I thought it was going to turn down it to pick up some kids. No, it just blocked the entire lane of the road and sat there with its flashers and “do not pass” sign out…for nearly 10 minutes…waiting on a kid and mom/grandma (I’m not sure) to walk to the bus. (Do you know what my bus would have done if I wasn’t standing by the road? Leave my ass! Never in my life have I had a school bus WAIT on me for 10 minutes! Shoot, there were several times I watched the school bus drive past me standing there.) Guess what?! That made me late dropping SP off to school and getting me to my workout. The next day after that, I was driving back from picking SP up and a loving truck had dropped several large pieces of pine tree in the road, prompting people to jerk over in front of the people driving next to them. I had enough driving that road!
And that’s why, this morning, when the school bus drove past my house as I was backing out of the garage; I decided to go the interstate. Bad decision. Honestly, I’m just glad SP didn’t shout “My Momma was going pedal to the metal!” She’s been doing that for a few weeks now and has Hubby convinced I speed everywhere.
Hubby is understandably frustrated at me. I mean, my careless driving just gave us an extra $250-$275 bill to pay. (Let’s hope he pays it or they’ll issue a warrant out for my arrest!) I don’t think he’s that frustrated at me.
Today was one of those days where I really needed to work out my frustrations in the gym. I wasn’t able to go today because I had to run some errands that are easier to do minus one kid. I’ll be ready to hit the gym tomorrow morning though.
I’m trying to be more positive. So, tomorrow is a chance to have a better day. I’ll wait until I’m at the gym to take my pre-workout.