Just went I thought the final trip of the summer brought all the suffering it could I realized I was wrong. I haven’t had the sense of humor to actually talk about it much but trust me- it was awful! We had this great idea to go to the Peach Festival in Grand Junction and get fresh peaches and go to the winery, yada, yada, yada. This is like every other trip where I’m running out the door half-dressed, harping on the other three to remember all the things they always forget. When we get to Grand Junction all the suites are sold out (despite having made reservations) so we end up in two rooms. I thought it was excessive until around 11 pm when I decided we should all have had separate rooms but there weren’t any left. Two people wanted to sleep, one person couldn’t sleep since she forgot her sleeping pills and one simply wouldn’t. After a big fight with the tallest of the other three about why the shortest wouldn’t sleep I stomped off into the night, finding solace at the all-night convenience store that sold chocolate and Advil PM.
On the way home traffic is just stopped. We wait at the tail end of the new traffic assistance tool that makes you wait so you won’t have to wait later. We still had to wait. With a 2 year old that is potty-training. And we stopped at EVERY SINGLE off-ramp. My husband and I hopped out like a pit crew to get the plastic potty onto the side of the road, I’m sure we were getting some funny looks. A swarm of bees attacked the picnic I packed so we spent $50 on pizza. The car brakes squeaked all the way home and the air conditioning went out. The kids were sniffing in unison for four hours straight. Why will they not use a tissue??? That is the second most annyoning sound in the world. We made it home with two crates of peaches that I thought had only cost us about $500. Wrong!
Those peaches sat in the laundry room, since there was no room in the fridge. I was able to give a lot of them away. Note- if you were given any peaches they were probably still ok last week. Well, days turned into a week and then I noticed little bugs yesterday. I looked them up online and sure enough- we now have fruit flies. The best part is that it truly takes about two weeks to get rid of them and you have to turn your house apart. You cannot even sit in the kitchen without the little buggers landing on you. So disgusting! And to think I had been worried about getting bedbugs from the hotel.
We found this up Jake’s nose.
My rodeo bruises are almost gone thankfully. Still can’t say that I would turn down a free ride from a drunk carnie again- that was so much fun- until it wasn’t.
And The Vipors- congrats for winning the game on Sunday! A special thanks to the coach that doesn’t think practice needs to cancelled due to a silly little thunderstorm:) These are some TOUGH girls!