Day 11: Mama’s Day Out

Today, I drove “the beast” by myself….in the city.  Big girl.  By the time I reached my destination, my body hurt from all the anxiety.

My first stop was San Jose to meet, Andrea, a blog friend of mine.  She was in the middle of a crazy busy week but made time to have coffee with me and was every bit as sweet as I imagined!

After coffee, I spent 30 minutes on my phone looking for diesel fuel.  I have this irrational fear that I’m going to fill up our tank with unleaded.  I filled up at Rotten Robbie and headed up to Palo Alto to Ikea.  Why Ikea you ask?  I had a craving for Swedish meatballs.  Kidding…sort of…the real reason was we needed a faucet.

Somehow we lost, yes lost, the faucet we bought for our new sink before we installed it.  We searched and searched but have no clue where it went.  How does one lose a faucet? We must have dropped it off at Goodwill along with all our other stuff during chaos of moving.

After getting the faucet (and meatballs), I got back on the freeway bound for home Morgan Hill.  Then it started to rain and I hit traffic.  Perfect.

Finally, I made it to Mecca Trader Joe’s.  I hadn’t been to the grocery in over two weeks and Trader Joe’s, although in a different city, felt oddly comforting.  I filled the cart unsure of how I was going to fit it all in the rv.

Amazingly, it all fit even if it means I’m decorating with brussels sprouts.

Well what did the boys do all day while I was gone?  Thing 1 and Thing 2 did school while Brent worked.  They even fit in a little bike ride.   I must say I was very very happy when I received a good report upon returning home.

Love and Laughter,

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I'm Jenn and I'm so happy you stopped by our little corner of the web. My favorite moments are cuddling with my boys, listening to the purrs of my cat, and sipping warm cups of tea. The smell of orange blossoms conjures up delightful memories of childhood even though I grew up in Indiana hundreds of miles from citrus groves. I love animals and when I'm stressed I dream of owning a goat farm. I love art, road trips, books, and food. Vintage clothes make me ridiculously happy. Red lipstick is my friend.

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11 Responses to “Day 11: Mama’s Day Out”

  1. bnims Says:

    I guess we could say that you have “tamed the beast”… now let’s try with the trailer on!


  2. [email protected] Says:

    So glad I got to meet you!!! Sorry it was so short! Glad your trip to IKEA went okay. I totally forgot that it started raining that day!!

    Hope you guys are having fun!


  3. Mariza Says:

    What an adventure!


  4. lynn @ the actor's diet Says:

    yay, andrea!!! i almost bought those brussels at TJ’s today…


  5. Deb (SmoothieGirlEatsToo) Says:

    Aww, I love Andrea- she’s a lovely person. I was lucky enough to meet her not long ago at all. I’m so excited that you are meeting all these great folks. I am guessing you won’t be meeting anyone I know for quite some time now (CHarlotte?)


    • jennincat Says:

      Yeah, I think it won’t be for some time. Unfortunately, we had to put Utah off until next summer due to the cold. I was bummed b/c I was soooo looking forward to spending some time with Janetha. I think you’re right Charlotte may be the next person I meet that you know. Miss you!!!


  6. Courtney Says:

    Ah, I remember my comforting Trader Joe’s trips! Totally get it… and driving around in the truck… glad you had time alone- that was the hardest part of our trip. Never being alone!


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