Thursday, January 29, 2004

UN-Road Trip

I am going to take a day off to just treat myself (as much as I can with Weight Watchers' restrictions.  Did I mention that I lost 5.8 lbs. my first week?  I think this was mostly due to the fact that I wore jeans for my initial weigh-in.  Didn't like the number, so I wore MUCH lighter clothing to the next meeting. LOL)

Anyway, I'm taking myself shopping to the fancy outlet mall.  All the good shopping is a fair drive from here...this mall I'm going to is an hour's drive through the city and back out the other end.  I'll be driving Big Red (my huge catering van that gets terrible gas mileage, unfortunately) because Little Pepe (our little 1981 Toyota pick-up that we bought new almost 23 years ago) just ain't gonna make it that far.  I feel guilty about sucking up the gas, but I can sure buy a ****load of stuff without having to wonder how I'm gonna get it home.

Off to the mall (insert light infantry charge bugle here)!

     ...or not.  Big Red won't start.  No idea why.  Try to call husband on cel phone while seated in van; no answer. *insert curse word here*  Push button on garage door opener to provide speedy entry to house without being drenched while fumbling for front door key.  Go in to husband intention to drive Little Pepe instead.  Close down laptop.  Grab for keys.  Not in pocket.  Not in purse. *insert more curse words* Open garage door, walk out to driveway.  Look in window of van.  Keys dangle tantalizingly from the ignition.  Doors are locked. *insert every curse word I know, have known, or will know* 


  1. Congratualtions on the weight loss and have fun shopping!

  2. BUMMER! Sometimes the best laid plans....broadsided!
    You do that type of thing with WW - I remember the day I hit goal, I was 2 oz. over. The woman said "what can you take off?" I yanked off my classes and...I was there!

  3. Mama said there'd be days like this....she just didn't say how MANY days there'd be! I hear ya!

    Congratulations on the weight loss too! ...... : )