September 30


Hello Monday.   I’m for once happy to see you.   You see Monday…on vacation… is a beautiful thing!


Before we left on vacation, I consulted my good friend Google for directions on how to navigate to Corolla, NC.  Google was great up to a certain point.


Then I totally feel that Google was misled, because I KNOW Google would never steer me wrong.


Go I 77 south…check


Take 64 E…check


Take exit 177 for I 295…uhhh….I don’t see that Superman!   NO, wait…264 and 295 are the same thing.   Panic averted…check


Hey!  Navigator what do I do now?


SM squints at the instructions…then, because he can’t see them, he hands my phone to me as I’m speeding down I264/295 doing 70 and being passed by all.    Dude!  I’m driving here!   Your gonna have to read it to me!


Take exit 15B to go I64 W…huh?  Okay…exit 15B it is.  Only….we are not on I 64…but we are going west, when we are supposed to go south, huh…SM!  Wake up!  I don’t know where to go.  I don’t know where we are going!!   SM!!!!!


Squint, squint, tries to hand my phone over.   CC is now in full panic mode.


Take exit 291 B to merge with 168 S Great Bridge/Nags Head  Okay.   I’m looking for the ever elusive exit  only there isn’t a 291.   CC continues to drive, panicked and nauseous.  Superman tries to go back to sleep, but OH NO!   If I’m panicked, then he is going to panic with me!  It is only fair.


Finally I see 168 S.  Whew….only not.


I turn us on to 168 S Business route.   At least we found a Walmart to stop at, get me something that I had forgot to pack, and get directions.  Real directions GOOGLE.  Real directions.


More driving.  More muttering under my breath.   More looking for a Great Bridge/Nags Head exit.   Hey Google!   They don’t have that sign up anymore.   Ya might want to redo some directions,,,,


Finally we see a sign for Great Bridge, so I follow that one, thinking that at least now I’m going south instead of west.  And Hey!  Google!  168 turns into 158.   Might want to tell the next people this so they don’t try to kill their navigator.   It would save some angst…lots of angst.


But we made it.   It is lovely here and SM wants to move here.


We ate at a fabulous Italian restaurant last night.   The waitress was Russian.   She said she moved here because she fell in love.   Obviously she is a spy.   Seriously.   Hasn’t anyone watched CSI, NCIS, or SVU?










September 23


I was cold yesterday. Anyone who knows me, knows I RARELY get cold. If anything for the last year or so I’ve been overly hot and the back of my hair is usually wet with all the sweating perspiring glowing I’ve got going on.  Even in the winter people.  THE WINTER!   Yesterday however I was wrapped in a down blanket, kitten under the blanket laying on my feet, Superman snuggled against me and I was STILL cold.   I’m even  cold this morning.

Confession time:   It has been a week since I have run the vacuum.   Slacker city, I know.   Please don’t ask how long it as been since I have dusted.   It is shameful!

Last night Superman almost had a heart attack.   His beloved DVD/blueray player stopped working.   I know.  The HORROR!   He put in movie after movie trying to convince himself that it was just a particular DVD that was messing with it.   He rearranged HDMI cords, and for a half an hour he fussed and tried to fix it.   Much to his despair.   I kept telling him that it was okay sweetie.  That we could get another one….but it would be awhile.   He was not comforted.   Finally…finally he unplugged it and plugged it back in.  Voila!  It is working.  Crisis averted and now I don’t have to purchase another DVD player.   Whew!

September 18

The Scene

Dark bedroom. CC is tossing and turning. She has hardly gotten any sleep. The horrendous noise of an alarm sounds. Superman grunts to get up to turn off the violent noise.

CC: Be careful, the cat barfed on the floor.

SM: mfffhff

The alarm is turned off.

SM: (squish) Your right she did.

CC: ewwwwwwwww (laughing…and laughing…and laughing, rolls over and goes right to sleep for 4 lovely hours)

September 16


Hello Monday.   I’m so glad to see you today.

Saturday the girl and her man got married.

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It was a lovely ceremony. But it wasn’t without its hiccups.

~~ the music didn’t start on time, so we were all late coming down the isle

~~ when it did, it was the wrong music

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~~ my sister in Nebraska Skype’d the ceremony, only to have her laptop do a windows update smack in the middle of the vows which prompted her to call me to tell me about it in. the. middle. of. the. ceremony. Yes, that was me answering the phone in the middle of a wedding. Rude, CC, RUDE!

Irregardless of that,

~~ the bride was stunning


~~ the flower girls were adorable

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~~ the mother of the bride cried

~~ the boy took pictures, and sadly all the pictures of Superman and I with the bride and groom were fuzzy…bummer


~~ the reception was lovely

~~ the food was fabulous

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~~ the cakes were beautiful


~~ the grandmother of the bride was beyond THE. BEST. EVER!!!

~~ I’m so glad that it is over. Let the grandchildren begin!