Friday, May 1, 2009

Friday Five

1.  I took today off from work to stay home and work on The Thesis. I have gotten a little bit done, but I think I am going to cut this session short. Because...

2.  I am planning on going to my folks this weekend, and I have a four and a half hour drive ahead of me. I am going by myself with the dogs. This is actually my first trip by myself with the pups! I am terrified one of the little shits will jump out of the car while I am trying to wrestle their leashes on at a rest stop. Stinkers. Actually, they are pretty good and behaving, but I am still nervous. It is my first solo trip as a mom!

3. I am super pumped because I am stopping in my hometown (my folks moved when I was a freshman in college) to have dinner with my best friend from high school, KNC. She is just one of the most fabulous people I know, and I kind of have a crush on her four-year-old son. Pretty excited!

4. It is snowing. IT IS SNOWING. So, I think I am going to leave earlier than planned so I can deal with the fog - DAMMIT I HATE DRIVING IN FOG - and wet roads without feeling rushed.

5. A. is going turkey hunting this weekend. Wish him a fruitful and safe trip!

Happy Friday to you!


  1. OK, re: number two, I have two comments.

    1. We buckle Montana in. I know it sounds ridiculous but it's dangerous to drive with an unbuckled dog. If you get in an accident, not only does it increase the chances that the dog will get killed, but it also increases the odds that the dog will turn into a missile, basically, get thrown into you, and kill you as well. So we got a harness at PetSmart. The dog wears it around her chest, not near her neck, so there's no chance of tracheal damage, and the seat belt fits through the hook on the back of the harness. This has the side benefit of also meaning that we can open the car door without worrying that she's going to leap out and run away.

    2. If you don't want to do that, at the very least it can't hurt to leave their leashes on during the car ride so that you don't have to wrangle with them at rest stops.

    I hope you both have great trips!

  2. I am jealous! I am too late to have you tell KNC hi for me... but am wishing I could somehow join the 2 of you for lunch... maybe ya'll need to take a road trip to WA :)

  3. Oh, and I have done 2 toddlers solo on an airplane from Singapore... so I feel your pain.


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