Tuesday, December 2, 2008
First and Third
I got my first speeding ticket on Sunday---boohoo. I was driving my sister to the airport, and we were running late. I had no idea I was speeding, but I was going 55 in a 40 zone, thinking it was 60. I never speed! There were six cops loitering in this construction zone, reigning swarms of speeders into their money trap. It was just plain mean, the way they were ticketing people. They were pulling people over by the dozens.
A cop made eye contact with me, jabbed the air in my direction with his pointer finger and reigned me in with his thumb. I wonder what he would have done if I had pretended not to see him. And I hate it when they always say something about how they could have made it double, but didn't out of niceness. They always say stuff like that. I should have cried.
I did cry this week--the ugly cry--(and I rarely cry) when I got mastitis for the third time since having Liam. I'd like to blame speeding ticket stress on why I got sick with mastitis--how's that for dramatic? If you don't know what mastitis is, google it. That's what I should have told my twelve-year-old brother to do when I was chatting with him earlier today. He asked me how I was doing. I told him I was sick. He asked me what I was sick with. I said mastitis. "What's mastitis?" he wanted to know. "Uh, an infection you get from nursing," is what I said. Not exactly accurate, but whatever. The truth would have been awkward for me to spit out.
I'm feeling lots better today, and quite accomplished. I got dressed. I bathed my kids. I did a couple of loads of laundry, and that's about it! I'm excited for the old me to return. Until then, I'm thankful for my Magnet who's helped carry me through this cloudy week.
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