I hope every one's New Year started out beautifully! I was able to spend mine with great friends and family, so I couldn't hope for anything better in the coming year. As with everyone else, I've been doing a lot of reflecting on 2011 now that it's done and, as much as I hate to rush this life, I'm glad to say it's done....
~~~~~~~~ This post has been interrupted by life ~~~~~~~~~
Well crap! This was started early Tuesday morning. I was optimistic and ready for the New Year. I just knew that 2012 was going to be better. Then I went to take The Boys to wrestling practice and it rapidly went down hill.
"No ma'am, there is a warrant for your arrest for failure to appear."
"Appear for what?"
"A court appearance for a traffic violation."
"You've got to be #$%^%$# kidding me?!"
At which point I was literally "cuffed and stuffed" into the sheriff's car and taken downtown - Not one of my finer moments. It was just adding insult to injury, as I was riding down the road behind the protective plexi glass barrier, to watch the officer type on her computer while going 60 mph. Part of me felt like pulling a Barney Fife and shouting "citizens arrest!" because I know that can't be legal.
Car Guy picked me up and bundled me home all safe and sound. My Boys aren't sure what to think of the whole experience, but I did learn a few things...
:: My husband is a wonderfully sweet man (I knew this already, it was just reinforced). He wasn't mad at me because he had to leave work, pay money we really couldn't afford for a stupid, forgetful mistake on my part. He just wanted to know why they had to put handcuffs on "possibly one of the sweetest women on the planet." Bless him.
:: My Cheese Biscuits are the BEST. They laughed with me, offered support, hand holding, bail money and even said they'd go to court on my appointed day and sit in the front row and knit as a show of solidarity. I LOVE these ladies. They have enriched my life immensely.
:: A good sense of humor in a time of crisis is invaluable.
:: Home is possibly one of the most wonderful places to be after a bad day.
:: Hugs from your family can make you feel 100% better.
:: Things will look better from a distance...like the next day.
So Happy New Year to you all. I have a pretty good idea, if this is any indication, that 2012 isn't going to be a dull year...Hop on and enjoy the ride!