Thursday...Day 1 of treks to town. I went shopping, I survived shopping and came away with two acceptable outfits. However, UGLY clothes abound and whoever designed women's fitting rooms needs to be taken out, stripped, and mocked! Isn't the point to make you want to buy something? But, I digress...
Friday...Day 2 of treks to town. Climb into a car with four other folks and head to a convention center in Chesapeake, VA. Traffic, as usual, is heavy and we are following another car containing the one individual who actually knows where we are going. By some miracle we arrive intact and on time. The luncheon was enjoyable, I looked reasonably well put together and behaved myself -- used the right fork for the right course, etc. Hopefully I didn't do or say anything to put myself out of the running for the job I so desperately want. Following the luncheon we pile back into the car and head back to NC, to my sane little county with its one little stoplight. That's right, you heard me -- one stoplight in the entire county.
Saturday...Day 3 of treks to town. My husband and I headed to Suffolk, VA to see a movie (no theaters here in the county). The company was good, the movie was funny. Afterward we headed out to buy some groceries (aren't we just SO romantic). The traffic in Chesapeake was horrific. People were blocking intersections and it was bumper to bumper. How do people stand it? Don't get me wrong, I'm glad some people thrive on it -- leaves more room for us out here in the sticks.
Going into town three days in a row is a bit much. I was very glad to stay home today. I did my stream monitoring and then my husband and I took the dog for a long walk and a swim. Sure, I appreciate the amenities that life in the city provides -- I grew up with them -- but now, as an adult, I much prefer my swamps and woods.