Good morning friends! I come to you in an anxiety-ridden state of terror. Because, you see, my daughter is now driving. She got her learner's permit this week, and since then, has been very ambitious about driving everywhere in Orlando's insane traffic. To the mall. To and from Andre's. To and from Sea World. To and from school. With me in the passenger seat (deemed "the pucker seat" by a friend of mine) having heart palpitations and feeling that at any moment I am going to meet my fate. Actually my daughter is doing a great job, is very careful, and has a level head. It is just that I'm not in control. I honestly can't remember ever being this terrified. But I know it is something that is necessary and my phobias have to be put aside so I can teach her to be a safe driver. Lordy Lordy. Pray for us.
It has been hard for me to focus on much else this week.
So as I told you last Sunday, this week was filled with appointments. There was at least one every day. Plus Cross Country at 5:30am and football practice every afternoon. A week into the football season my son has pulled his hip flexor, so to the sports medicine doctor we will go Monday morning. It would be nice to have one August (any August! Just one!) go smoothly.
The kids go back to school next Tuesday. On one hand, I'm glad because I can get MYSELF back in order and get things done. On the other hand, I know that with school brings other headaches (grade worries, calls from teachers, stress, tears, drama, bitchiness).
Last night we attended a National fundraiser called "Taste of the Nation", which supports childhood hunger. This is the second time we've gone and is a lot of fun...food and drink stations, and the ever-present silent auction which is irresistible to me after two glasses of wine. What did I come home with this time? A basket of goodness from Longhorn and some golf package.
I was able to finish "Night Film" this week in print, and I absolutely loved it. Every second of it, so much that I didn't want it to end. I have now picked up "The Perfume Collector", a She Reads selection. This book was supposed to be reviewed at the beginning of August...I am way behind but that is the way my summer has gone. In audio world, I finally finished "This Town" and also blew through "Crash" by Nicole Williams, a sort of predictable teen drama romp. Ridiculous fluffy brain candy but it was fun, and was narrated by Cassandra Campbell. Then I moved on to "The Husband's Secret" by Liane Moriarty, and I let out a huge WHOOP when I learned it was narrated by my beloved Caroline Lee (who narrates all the Kate Morton books). Man I love her. She has an adorable voice.
So today we are looking at a quick run perhaps, then the animal shelter. And assuming I can get my children out of their caves, I think we'll see Elysium. We loved District 9, and this is the same director, so I've got expectations. Hope you all have a wonderful Sunday!