Thursday, March 29, 2012


Squeaky avoiding the camera.

Another driver in training day.
A good one too.
No drama, no fails.
Squeaky has the gist of driving a clutch down.
His starts are mostly smooth.
His stops are less... ah... like exclamation points.
We drove all over the neighborhood...
for most of the day.
I'm glad that he is finding a comfortable place with the clutch.
He no longer gets anxious over someone being behind him at a stop.
Good things.
The clown car is grateful that the hopping has ceased.
Me too.

I find myself getting a bit sad that tomorrow is Friday.
This time with Squeaky has been great fun for me.
Its great to have someone to share my evening with and
he is excellent company.
 I do miss my kids.
He decided to stay and go home on Monday.
That way we can watch the season 2 hour opener
for "The Killing".
Its a great show if you have never seen it.
I'm excited that it is finally coming on,
but sad because Squeaky will leave the next day.
Oh well.
You can't have it all.
This weekend I have another baby shower to attend.
The one for Zoe is on Saturday.
We bought a very expensive swing for the baby.
This swing does more than any we ever had for our babies!
It has a light show, tunes, rocks front to back or side to side.
You don't have to wind it up.
The only thing it doesn't do for mom is feed
baby or change diapers.
Moms will never get out of doing that.
Other than that... drive on... as much as we can.
It will continue to rain.
Its been raining for days, with some shine in between  sprinkles.
Today we had some down pour sort of events.
But that is good experience for my new driver.
He will know what to do...
what knob to turn on or off and where it is located.
Three wishes for you:
That the sun is shining where you are.
That you have something fun to do.
And that you have people who love you to do it with.
Happy Friday my friends!

Hey!  Are you buying a Megamillions ticket?
What would you do with that much money?
So many millions... 


  1. Having trouble posting on your last few comments. Keep getting an error report.

  2. Finally...

    This is what I posted about Squeaky's driving:

    Poor Squeaky. It's tough enough learning to drive, but it's much tougher when it involves a car with a darned stick shift.

    I did a lot of hopping myself when I first learned to drive a stick shift, but that was a long time ago and in the delivery car of the sandwhich shop where I worked. I have never driven a stick since and never intend to again. If you don't give me an automatic, then give me a ride :-)

  3. BTW I like The Killing myself. Thanks for reminding me of the season opener on Sunday. I often miss it and have to catch it on reruns.

  4. so glad you've had this time with squeaky. that's a gift.

  5. It's not sunny here today, but it should be the rest of the weekend. I can't wait.

  6. I'm so glad you've had such a good visit with Squeaky. And he will, of course, always remember who taught him to drive stick!
    Yesterday (Friday) it got almost hot it is drizzly and cool. Must be spring :)
    If I had 600 million dollars I would do all the usual stuff (houses for eveyone, awesome cars, traveling) and I would give so much of it away. That would be so much fun!

  7. I'm so glad you had such a nice visit with your son.

  8. A few of us at work pitched in for some megamillions tickets, but I'm thinking we didn't win. The first thing I'd do if I won that much is go into shock and stare at the wall for a bit. :)

  9. I did not win, alas. Glad the driving is going well. I would start my own foundation! After making my family's life better. And a few choice friends.

  10. I was told the best way to learn how to drive was with stick shift.. Sounds like he has it in the bag and that's great.. independance is crucial..

    We have some wonky weather.. It went from summer like temps to some snow over the weekend.. But that didn't dampen our spirits at all..

    My cousin sells RV's and one of the winner's called him and requested the best one and he now gets to drive it across the country for delivery..

    The sun is shining today.. and I'm surrounded by my loves!