He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
- Isaiah 40:29-31

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

What a day

Joshua had an appointment at Hopkins at 9 am. I left the house with him at 7:30 am. We arrived and had his labs drawn. We waited and finally found out that yes indeed he did need blood. Great. We then had to wait for the blood to arrive. Two hours later it arrived and we got started. Finally, we were finished at 4 pm. Seven hours and that was just the beginning.

For those of you who don't live in Maryland, you may not understand what I am talking about. For the rest of you, you will. It took me three hours to get home from Baltimore today. Usually, it takes about an hour. The state decided it would be a great time to announce that the jersey walls on the bridge aren't exactly up to par. Apparently they found this out after a truck fell off the bridge two weeks ago and they did some testing. Now, they have started the "fixing" process and the thousands of cars traveling east had to go down to one lane. Brilliant. Couldn't they have started this tomorrow after I hadn't spent seven hours in the hospital.

And now the kicker. Joshua had asked for a milkshake on the way home. I wanted him to eat dinner first so after dinner Jeff took him out for the treat. I had been thinking all about the kit kat blizzard. I really wanted that kit kat blizzard and after today, I felt I deserved it. Well, he just walked in and told me they didn't have it and the guy thought they discontinued it. I think if I were there I might have just choked that guy. Now, I'm off to write a very strong letter to DQ.


Anissa Mayhew said...

*rustle rustle rustle...lick...stamp"

THAT is ME mailing you some xanax, my friend. I hope you have a better day tomorrow. Love and HUGS.


Keith, Kathy, Collin and Will said...

gotta love the bridge & how they announce these things last minute!! let's hope they get done w/ the construction ASAP:) or DQ better start delivering to route 50 in Annapolis!

Brenda said...

OMG that is so funny. And, the worst of it is I know you're actually writing that letter, cause you're so much like ME, your favorite cousin (ha!ha!) and you have to make the point of something very important! I can't imagine what it was like to have to sit in traffic with that little guy just wanting to get home! I'm sorry. Thank God he was actually able to receive the blood that he needed and I hope and pray that he's feeling well right now. You too also. So, tell us....did Jeff end up driving 100 more miles to a DQ in the next town????