Well, I have been quite busy of late. I know that I am not as busy as those of you who have more than one child, but still... I cannot wait for the time two weeks from now when I will no longer be traveling to and from OH. It is not that I don't like being there, but the 8-hour round trip is becoming so tedious. I do love teaching those students in OH, though, and will be much saddened at the thought of leaving them.
I want to share a story which might inspire some of you not to follow my example. I had just finished a full day of work on Saturday and was just starting my drive home when I decided to stop at my favorite and cheapest place for gas. Charis was sleeping, and as I was staying with the car and not going in I thought I would just leave her be. This would have been fine except that after pumping the gas, I decided to place my keys on the seat in the car while washing the window. I did have a small inner voice that said, "This may not be a wise thing as your car likes to lock randomly." However, I continued blindly ahead thinking that all of the doors were unlocked and surely... As I placed the washer in its assigned location after finishing a 30 sec. ordeal, the car locked right before I reached for the door handle. 45 minutes later along with a soaking wet baby due to tears and perspiration, the locksmith finally arrived and opened the doors. I felt sooooo horrible!!! Two things learned... Do not trust your car to behave in a rational manner, and listen to that inner urge. :) Thankfully, it was not an overly warm day, and other than hurt feelings because "Mummy" would not pick her up, Charis is fine.
Side note: I am not entirely sure that babies should not get somewhat of a choice in the whole birthing matter. Some parents... :)
I was somewhat soothed by the following sunset that urged me to the side of the road: