Saturday, September 23, 2006
Cold, tired and hungry
Well today was a very long day.
We went to the air show, it was bitterly cold. I was so glad I brought a blanket with me. I wrapped it around me the entire time, the hood on my sweatshirt was pulled way down. So if you saw me from far off, you might think I was Obe Wan Kenobi.
Obe Wan lugging around three chairs and a video camera.
We searched for what seemed like years to find a place to rest.
We finally did and my husband asked me to hold down the fort while he and boys went to spend $50 on something to drink.
So I was alone, huddled in the blanket, arms folded, head down, oblivious to what was going on around me, except for the sound of planes taking off of course. I was cold, tired and hungry. Not a good combo.
I also could see my breath.
I was thinking about all these things when I got the urge to go potty. The potties were close by, so I knew no one would make off with the chairs and I took the camera with me.
Once in the bathroom I found out that the porta-potties, although foul smelling, are quite warm and toasty.
If I had a radio in there I would have had it made. I could have stayed in there forever - but I kept having this nagging thought that spending a lot of time in a porta potty was extremely disgusting, not to mention weird.
Speaking of digusting, Danny, 5, threw up twice today, once on the way to the air show and another on the way back home. Both times in the truck. We had to stop at gas stations both times to do clean up and damage control.
During the clean-up phase, Danny pranced around and asked for sweets as if nothing happened. His dad and I were up to our elbows in human waste, trying in vain to make everything spotless with our little Clorox wipes.
After we got home, I was unable to function for about an hour. My hands were still numb from and my stomach was weak for obvious reasons.
I laid on the bed while my husband popped in video we had taken. That's the real way to watch the air show, in the comfort of your own bedroom.
Watching it like that made me appreciate how good the show was. The Blue Angels were spectacular as always.
So I guess I can sum up my day like this: Don't go anywhere. Ever.
Here's your freebie. It's called "Mine Is The Sunlight." Enjoy!