Awkward and Awesome: It Keeps Coming

I've hit that point in the quarter, with the driving and the class, where I really just want to sleep.  I'm lucky if I fall asleep before midnight.  I've spent more on gas than the past year or so prior combined.

But this program, school, is totally worth it.  And I have my days of non-work when I don't have to get up at a set time.  You better believe I take advantage of that.

Anyways, on to the awkward and awesomes...

- Having my gas cap fall off and roll under my car Tuesday night.  I was stopped at 11:30 at night.  The perfect time for a girl by herself to gas up.  And it was cold.  I did what anyone would do--put my car in neutral and Fred Flintstoned it.  Nothing like a little foot power to get the car moving and gas cap recovered without having to crawl on the ground.
- Finding a cheap gas option and that gas station being closed for the evening.
- Giving in to a craving for fast food last night.  Let's be real though, it was delicious and I made it halfway through the quarter before giving in.
- The first time having to scrape my windshield this year.  Never an enjoyable task.
- Hitting that point in the quarter at school where it doesn't seem possible to get everything done in the time left.
- My parallel parking attempt last night.  It was dismal at best.  And that's usually something I excel at.  Always have.

- Feeling like I have a lot to do and I"m making the most of my time.  What are your keys to efficiency?

- Having a class cancelled today at work--giving me time to run a few errands and drive south early enough to miss traffic.
- A fun Halloween weekend.  Old friends, new friends, outfits that I paid $0 for.
- Egg Nog lattes.  They pretty much make my life this time of year.
- Feeling like I know a little bit about web programming.  I can't really do it at this point, but I can speak a little of the language.
- the combination of Target, happy hour, and froyo.  Pretty hard to beat.
- Sunny fall days.  We've been having them regularly interspersed between the rain/fog/dark normal stuff and I love it.  It makes the shorter days doable.
- Skyping with our Finnish cousins.  It was so good to see them and catch up!
- My cousin should be having her baby in the next few days.  She's due tomorrow.  I can't wait to meet little JR.
- Finding out another cousin is having a baby later this year.  So many babies.  Except for me.  That's not going to happen for quite a while.


  1. Dang, don't talk about eggnog lattes when I can't drink coffee or eggnog for the foreseeable future. Sigh.

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  3. I HATE the late-night long drives. I often pull one or two over the holidays to go home and am always trying to time my gas stops with the biggest exits with multiple well-lit gas stations... And of course I use that "don't mess with me" look the whole time... lol

  4. Ack, I have been there where the semester is winding down and the assigments seem to be piling up. I had several meltdowns during college because of it. But you can do it! Make a schedule to get it all done. :)

    Happy Friday!

  5. Oh man, you're so right.. froyo, happy hour, fog AND sunny fall days... It's like a list of Rachael loves. I've never had an Egg Nog latte though. Clearly, you're a woman of discerning taste so I suppose I should rectify that...