Monday, April 20, 2009

So, Jen, what did you do today?

Camden and I have adventures.

Well, since you asked... Let me just tell you!

This morning started out all nice and normal. Yeah, we're back to real life (aka school) after a fantastic Spring Break. So we got Jake off to school and Camden enjoyed his gymnastics class. It's a crazy-rainy day and I don't like going to Costco on crazy-rainy days, so we skipped that errand. I mean, who wants to load all that junk into the car – one box at a time – in the rain. Not me, that's who. So, instead of continuing on south after gymnastics, Cam and I headed back North. We decided on the way to stop and pick up some ice cream for our FHE treat tonight. Oh yummy!

And that was where my nice, normal (although way too rainy for my delicate tastes) morning came to an end. As Camden and I discussed just which flavor of ice cream we should get, I noticed that the bus we were following was awfully close to the double yellow line. “Hmmm... I thought. Glad I'm behind that guy.” And then I saw the speeding SUV. Coming the other direction. That was probably about the same time she saw the bus. And she swerved to avoid hitting that bus. But you know I already mentioned it was crazy-rainy, right? So she lost control. And Camden and I got to witness a pretty crazy accident. We almost got to be part of said accident when the SUV – now minus two wheels and quite a few other important-looking parts – came swerving at us. But we missed out on that part of the excitement. Bummer. Instead, once all the cars were stopped, I whipped out my trusty cell-phone (Dan will be so proud that I actually used it) to call for help and went to check on the drivers. So, long story short, both drivers were okay – though the SUV lady was stuck in her car and pretty shaken up – and Camden and I got to hang out in the rain for a LONG time. We talked to firefighters, paramedics, and police officers. The end.

We headed home. But since we still wanted that ice cream, we decided to go to the grocery store in all our cold, wet glory anyway. So we went, and we rushed, because have you ever been wet in a grocery store? Cold! And then, there we were in line, behind a nice pregnant lady. Who was in labor. Now I understand all those panicked looks I used to get when people thought I might pop in the grocery store or the gym. I love babies and all, and the process of bringing a child into the world is a beautiful (albeit kinda yucky) thing, but I really didn't want to be involved. And Camden? Yeah, not so interested in having that conversation today. You know what I mean? So you can imagine my relief when she headed home on her own power.  I'm excited for her, though!  I wonder how she's doing...

So, to recap. I watched an accident. I got wet. I watched a laboring mom buy a mop. I came home. That's what I did today. How about you?

5 comments:

Bridgette said...

Holy cow, Jen! Maybe Costco in the rain wouldn't have been such a bad decision! I'm glad you and Camden survived it all safely.

Ketchesons said...

I am glad you two are safe and now I think I should re pack my luggage with more padded clothes!!
I am sure it will be an adventure!

Jenny said...

Okay -- that is the funniest thing I've ever read! You should be posting links to your blog on your fb account imo. The other ward ladies would love this!

Susan said...

your days are always more fun than mine! (Just glad you were a witness, not a participant!)

Alicia said...

What a day Jen! Thanks for the laughs.

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