Sunday, November 3, 2013
It's a home cooking buffet so we stopped in for a bite to eat. The fried chicken was pretty tasty and creamed potatoes were yummy. I was about halfway through my chicken breast when I discovered about a four inch hair. I'm a waitress and know that sometimes these things happen so I didn't mention it to Massey but knew with certainty it wasn't mine since my hair is about an inch long. When I turned the breast over to pluck some meat off the back side I found another hair and Massey noticed it too. She put her fork down and simply said "Please don't eat that, let's get out of here" so we did. Massey gets grossed out pretty easily whereas I don't, but two hairs is even a bit much for me. We didn't say anything to anyone but mentally scratched this place off our list of places to go.
We drove into downtown Senoia, a beautiful quaint little town where they film "The Walking Dead" TV series. We window shopped and and spent some great quality time together. It was a spectacular autumn afternoon made even more so because I was with my little girl.
We headed back to Newnan and suggested going by my favorite boutique, Ross...or as we call it "Ross Mess for Less." You have to hunt and peck and scrutinize every selection for missing buttons, rips or broken zippers but you can find some really good deals. I found a fifty dollar cable knit turtle neck sweater for $12.99 and Massey found a precious colorful heavy wrap around sweater that retailed for sixty but was $16.00. Ross is a great store, a little messy but can find some really good deals if you look long enough.
Then we drove across the street to battle the idiots at Wal Mart. I know you save money there but sometimes (usually always) the people can drive you insane. We got Massey some things she needed for school and got her some snacks and toiletries for her dorm room.
I was mentally adding all this up in my tiny empty head knowing we couldn't really afford it but you only live once and money is over rated unless you can use it to make someone happy. I'm current (in my book) on most all my bills and just wanted to spoil my girl a bit and it's not like I took her to Neiman Marcus and Whole Foods.
We had to head home because I was on call for the night shift at work. My last day off was the day we moved her into her dorm room. I'm not complaining, it's been of my own choosing but an entire day off sure sounded nice to me and I called work with my fingers crossed. BINGO! They didn't need me and immediately felt even better.
If we just could have caught TJ online and sykped with him in Australia it would have truly been picture perfect.
On top of it all, the time change even gave me an extra hour of sleep! I had to work at eleven on Sunday and the family came in for brunch before Zach headed to work. Zach even sprung for the tab!
It was an excellent weekend. It was a fabulous weekend.
I got off around four and came home to drive Massey back to school. The drive into downtown ATL is never dull. Those guys on crotch rockets are insane. I bet a guy passed me doing 120 mph weaving in and out of lanes like he was in a Frogger video game. Holy crap, what are they thinking? If they crash and hit the pavement at well over a hundred mph do they think they will survive with just a helmet? Not to mention they scare the crap out of you when they scream up beside you seemingly out of nowhere and pull in front of you with two feet to spare.
Massey had three loads to carry up and it costs eight bucks to park so I sent her up with the first load and told her to find a friend to come back and help with the rest. I hate not going up but it's ridiculously high to park in the ATL. She came back down a few minutes later with her buddy, Chris and they took up the rest.
I climbed out of the car and hugged my girl tight before I left. I told both (Chris is a great guy) I loved them and felt better about leaving with him walking her back in. A momma always worries.
With the time change I made it back to the airport by sunset and home by dark.
Massey's doing great at the university. So far all A's and B's. I knew when we took this tremendous step to send her she would make us proud and has stepped up to the plate.
It was a fantastic weekend and well worth working almost three months straight for. If you're gonna have a day off, wait til it counts for something and this one counted for a lot!
I've had many ups and downs with raising my kids and lucky for me there have been mostly ups! They have all worried me to death at some point but have all made me proud at other ones.
One more week of the seven day work week and I'm going back to a normal one, if you can call anything about me normal!
I like being a weirdo, it makes me stand out.
Til next time,
One happy COTTON