Friday, January 19, 2007

Taking care of business, Getting pulled over by the police, and 100 posts...

Thursday, Emily woke up with a slight fever, so I stayed home with her. It wasn't long before her fever had subsided and she was ready for all the fun and adventure a day off from school affords - "Ice Age: The Meltdown," followed by "Dora's World Adventures," which was playing in the background as Emily played with the Dora World toys she got for Christmas, which led to Emily getting out her Dora Candyland and Dora Chutes and Ladders games. Somewhere in there, I played the 'lunch card.' I don't know about you, but I play that card when I need a few minutes to myself... :-) So, we did lunch, and played some more, watched TV some... We had a good sick day...

Shan is working on her National Teaching Certification, so I took Em with me to the school to videotape one of Shan's lessons. Emily kept busy with some markers and a dry erase board... Now, she started off with DRY ERASE markers... At some point, she discovered the Sharpie in the desk drawer... Sharpie=NOT dry erase... Somewhere amongst the cobwebs in my head, I remembered that you could 'color over' permanent marker with a dry erase one and wipe the slate clean... Worked like a champ! Shan's lesson went well (I thought - she was not happy with the kids' behavior and stuff - we'll see when we 'go to the videotape'... :-) )...


Emily's fever returned, so Shan decided we could run up to the school and get her lessons ready for the sub and she would stay home with Emily. Driving along, a police car zips past us and in my rear view mirror, I see brake lights... Yeah, I was speeding a little, so I braced Shan (and myself) for the inevitable. As with all good officers, he turned around and took 5 years to catch up to me, and once he did, he tailed me very, very closely until he was sure I wasn't going to speed off anywhere, then hit his lights.

I pulled over, and he walked up, introduced himself, and said, "I pulled you over because your license plate lights are out." I was dumbfounded. The look on face must have said it all because he asked if I wanted to see what he was talking about. I got out of the truck, walked around to the back, and I showed him where my license plate lights were. He was obviously fishing for a reason because my lights were fine... Honestly, I think he was hypnotized by my license plate frame (LED's that scroll various messages - the one I got for Christmas). We talked about the frame for a bit, and then he let me go... :-)

The funny thing is that had I gone to Sonic like I thought about doing, I wouldn't have been on that road at all and never would have been stopped. Each choice make, no matter how small, has some impact on the grander scheme of things, even if we don't see that impact right away...


And, this is my 100th post! YAY! I know, not a big deal to anyone else but me, but I appreciate you reading along through all that has popped into this head of mine for the last 100 posts... Guess we'll see what's in store for the next hundred, eh... :-)

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