|Last night as I was
driving home from Stacy's apartment
I was wondering what it would be like to vanish from the face of the earth. I wondered
what things would be like should I pull over into a parking lot, withdraw a large amount
of money from our checking account with the ATM card, leave my purse in the car and any of
my other personal belongings and hitchhike out of town. I wondered how long it would take
before Jeff realized I was gone, would the police get involved, and what my friends and
family would think and do.
This isn't the
first time I've thought of something so bizarre.
Don't worry, I would never actually do something
like this because I couldn't stand to be away from my daughter. I was just wondering.
I let Stacy read yesterday's entry. She
wasn't mad. In fact she thought it was funny. I'm curious to know what her
"written" response is going to be.
Last night we actually went out
shopping and to dinner and had a good time. We must have ran into every damn person we
know though, because everytime we turned around we were seeing people we had worked with,
knew in highschool, or one of my neighbors. We ate at the TGI Fridays that recently
opened, and though I liked the atmosphere, I didn't care for the food. My stomach agrees
with me this morning. I know, I know, too much information.
I'm thinking of ambushing this guy Hugh
when he comes into town. You know, just "drop in" at Stacy's apartment one night and just
meet him. She would just die. I would have to do something totally out of character
because she would expect me to give him the third degree and ask him twenty questions in
rapid succession. I can just imagine the look on her face.
If I don't have sex soon, I'm going to
explode. It's been seventeen days since we had sex, all because of this extended
menstruation thing. Thankfully that is all over now and we can get back to practicing for
that baby we so desperately want. I have a feeling Elizabeth will be going down to bed
early tonight so Jeff and I can have some one on one. I'm also glad he is off from work
for the next two weeks, this means morning sex and nooners, something we don't get to
indulge in often. Again, too much information.
Well my plans for today were totally
ruined by the down pouring rain. When I woke up the day was bright and beautiful and I sat
down and made a list of christmasy things to do today with Elizabeth. First we were going
to go the museum and look at their Noel Display. This has been a tradition for me every
since I was in the third or fourth grade. The museum has a display of different Christmas
trees by various artists. There was also a nude display going on at the same time, of
charcoal, pencil, and pen drawings of the nude figure. Then after that I thought we would
grab a quick lunch and head downtown to see the Christmas parade. Mobile hasn't had a
Christmas parade in over twenty years and in the news paper there was a mention that some
of the Macy Day Parade balloons had been obtained. I thought this would be great for
Elizabeth. After that I thought we could head over to Fort Conde and take the tour and see
Then the rain came. And it rained. And
So we just went to the museum. We had
the greatest time though. We take Elizabeth once a month to the museum and when we pulled
into the parking lot she was immediately excited. As soon as we walked in she was in awe
of the huge tree that graced the foyer. She walked around it, looking up and down the tree
full of ribbon and ornaments. Then we looked at the nude display, which is really
interesting to look at with an almost three year old. She kept saying, "look mommy
boobies" in her happiest voice and went to picture to picture talking about the size
of the women's breasts, except when she saw the naked men and then she would say
"daddies are naked". At one point we were standing about three feet from a
retired couple and she squeals out "I love those boobies!" as we walked by a
naked sculpture. Kids do say the dardest things.
I was surprised to see a friend if ours
pottery piece displayed in the Noel Display. We had no idea that any of his work would be
featured. It was beautiful. It was hand built and intricacy carved with hieroglyphics. I
wish I had a picture if it to show all of you. I actually considered taking pottery
classes from our friend but he was much more expensive than Deanna. I've got the next best
thing to him however, since Deanna was his prized student for several years.
And then after the museum we came home
and ate lunch and decided to have a movie marathon with our pay-per-view channels. We
watched Arlington Road with Jeff Bridges and Tim Robbins first. After the first few
minutes of the movie I was beginning to think we had made a bad movie choice but by the
end of the movie I was glad we had watched it. The movie isn't in my top ten but I
definitely enjoyed it and it left you thinking. The next movie was Pushing Tin with John
Cusak and Billy Bob Thornton. I absolutely adore John Cusak and Jeff and I are both big
fans of Billy Bob. I adored this movie. It was funny, and it had some depth to it. It was
definitely not a waste of money renting it. Right now as I type this out You Got Mail is
on. We have seen it several times but it doesn't matter, its grown on us and You Got Mail
is one of those movies that you find yourself learning line by line and quoting the script
out in public.
Elizabeth is in bed, I believe
opportunity is knocking. Until tomorrow.