Thursday, September 18, 2008

Yikes!



Mary got her driver's permit today. She is exactly 15 years and 6 months today and she wasn't going to wait one extra day for that permit. Hilary has her permit too, but she never wants to go out driving. Mary, on the other hand can't wait to get behind the wheel. I'll actually be glad when Mary can drive on her own. One of the toughest things about having a child like Jack is that it's very difficult to get your other kids to extra-curricular activities. I've had to rely mostly on my sister and niece to get Mary to most of her activities. It will be nice when Mary can get herself to where she needs to be.

It's been a quiet and uneventful week. Someone asked me today if I'm ready for our trip to St. Louis. For some reason, I can't seem to get myself motivated. I have such mixed emotions about the whole thing. I dread the two days of driving (each way) and I'm so not looking forward to the overnight stay in the hospital for the sleep study. But, I'm really looking forward to seeing a couple of Jack's doctors and seeing all of our St. Louis friends. We've decided to stay an extra day so we can get some more visiting time in. The way it was looking, we'd spend more time on the road and in the hospital than relaxing and visiting with friends. I'm also looking forward to enjoying some cool, Fall weather. It's perfect Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte time of the year!

Fall is in the air . . .


3 comments:

julie w said...

Wow, that's exciting! You'll never have the car now you know! Kids in the uk can't get a licence to drive a car until they are 17, though they can ride a moped at 16.

Hope your trip goes well, it will be nice to have some extra time to chill with friends too.

Faith said...

ANN!! No wonder why I like you so much!! No doubt the SB Pumpkin Latte is a fall time staple in our home. The other day I was feeling a little down so I decided to do something I hardly ever do and treat myself to one (nothing like feeding your emotions, huh?) but anyhow as I sipped it in the cool crisp, Autumn air it was puuuuuuure heaven. I hope you get to experience the same thing. :) (and maybe slip Jack some in his g-tube for me...) j/k

Anne said...

Congrats Mary!!