Just Call Me Alexander

June 19, 2009

As in it's been a horrible, no good, very bad day. A frustrating, four store search for one of the sunscreens listed here. A flat tire during lunch hour on a very busy road in 100 degree weather with Camille begging to go home for a nap. Cursing myself while waiting for roadside assistance because I should be able to change a tire by myself. Then after he arrived, relieved I didn't attempt to change it because the spare was flat. Drive to the tire shop where I am told I need to buy two new tires. Two new tires on a car we will be selling in a couple of weeks. Eat stale popcorn while waiting for the tires to be installed. Happily climb into car thinking all is well again. Head to the health food store down the street to re-stock our Xylitol supply and discover at the check-out counter that I left my credit card at the tire store. Return to tire store and retrieve card. Camille promptly falls asleep. Pick up Noah from his playdate. A playdate that was originally planned for just a couple of hours but thanks to that flat tire morphed into a full day. Get back into the car. Vaguely listen to Noah beg for Starwars toys and Bakugan (sp? what is that anyway?) while desperately dreaming about a strawberry daiquiri. I am not a big drinker and definitely not a fan of drinking and driving, but it's days like today that make me miss home and wish more places were like Louisiana. If I had been able to stop by a drive-through-daiquiri place on my way home and pick up some sweet, icy relief (to be consumed at home, of course), this would have been a much better day. Luckily, some time with friends and a hot pizza helped. Now headed to finish packing for our beach trip....tomorrow in Navarre sounds just as good to me as Australia must have seemed to Alexander.
Amy, Ryan, Aidan and Lauren said...

Sorry for your bad day! That sounds awful. Aidan asked for Bakugans for his birthday, they are little "action brawlers" that look like tiny bowling balls--when you set them on a magnetic card it makes the balls pop open. I don't think I'm explaining it very well, but he likes them. Legos are #1 right now, though. Hope tomorrow is a way better day. Did ever see that Daily Show spot with the drive-through daquiri place?

Emily said...

oh no! that does sound like a completely rotten day. i'm sorry!

Corinne said...

Oh friend. My word, I am so sorry for those kind of days. May tomorrow be better :)

Anonymous said...

Some days are like that, even in Australia. Hope you dont have anymore though. Drive thru daquiri? Way cool. It's probably best I don't have one around here.

Jan

Mara from Motherofalltrips said...

I'm sorry for your bad day but happy that you have revealed to me that one can actually purchase a daquiri in the United States. Of course, I'm not sure I'd want to have to wrestle with myself all the way home - I can hear that internal conversation ("Oh, one sip couldn't hurt. Well, this is a long red light, maybe two sips...")

sara said...

Aw, I'm sorry Lucia... that is no fun at all, especially when you are under so much stress. Your title made me think, though, of the book "Alexander, Who's not (Do you Hear me? I Mean it!), Going to Move" also by Judith Viorst. Not that you have time to check it out, but it sounds appropriate under the circumstances.

Hang in there!

lisa said...

Yeah, that day takes the cake!! For whatever its worth- I have no idea how to change a tire. :) Also- if you need the xylitol gum I'd be happy to send you some from here- you may have a certain brand you like but keep me in mind (remember- APO to APO shipping is free!) Plus....then I have a bargaining chip to swap for some great stuff from Italy. :)

Anonymous said...

I really enjoy reading your blog and especially like the fact that you tell things the way they are...no sugar coating. You really express well through your writing!

Dawn said...

Friends and pizza do help days like that!

Kellie said...

I hope writing it all out helped and that the days since have been great!

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