Wednesday, July 11, 2007

An Almost Perfect Day

It was so beautiful here today. One of those days that makes me glad that I live here, because we get about half a dozen of these days a year, so not only do we get to enjoy them, we appreciate them!

We had lunch with BJ, and I left my purse at the restaurant. I didn't realize it until a good 45 minutes later. Cash, prescription meds, digital camera, all my credit cards, all my work credit cards... basically my entire life was left on the back of a random chair in Qdoba. I called. They had it. I raced back. Every single thing was still in there.

I love it here. I don't ever want to move.

After nap, we went to the big park that has the zoo and the train and the playground. We did everything twice. MG was so good. Claire slept a lot. I even got to read some of my book. I remembered to put sunscreen on everyone. No one cried when we had to leave. Wow.

On the way home we saw a car accident on the 4 lane, divided highway that goes through town. I didn't think it looked too bad, until I saw the toddler seat in the median. It had been ejected from one of the cars. I don't know if there was a toddler in it at the time or not.

So do me a favor, if you have a kid in a car seat, and take your car to the local police or fire department, or to AAA, and have it checked to make sure your car seat is installed correctly, ok? I mean, the sight of that seat just made me sick to my stomach. It was thrown almost all the way into the opposing lane of traffic. Just a couple more feet and it could've been squashed by the next car to come along.

I hope there was no kid in the car seat, but if there was, I hope he or she is ok.

Otherwise, though, it was a perfect day. We broke our bad-day streak!


Jen said...

See what I mean about things flying? Sad. I hope no one got hurt. From my experience, if there wasn't major commotion around the seat and/or multiple ambulances and police presence, it was most likely empty before the crash.

Anonymous said...

Okay, so I know I'm going to sound like a psychopath or stalker or something, but please don't take it that way. You mentioned in this post that you had lost your purse and when it was returned to you it had everything in it. Then you said that you loved the place you live and never want to move. Where is this place? We are going to be done with school in 2 1/2 years and we are NOT staying in Dallas, so we are always looking for possibilities. Thanks!

Mommy said...

Jen - there weren't a lot of lights and sirens, and everyone was just sort of standing around, so chances are good that it was an empty seat, not an occupied one, thank God.

Mandi - I hunted you down via blogger and e-mailed you. Can't be too careful! :)