pioneer days

Did you know that there are approximately 1,456,879,000,000,000 feet between this location:

and this one:

Did you also know that it feels twice as long when you have a swollen ankle (which you refuse to have a doctor look at -even though it’s a reccurring injury and hurts like the dickens whenever you take a step- because you just know he’s going to tell you that it’s a sprain and you should ice it and elevate it and give it some time to heal, after which he will be paid an exhorbitant amount of money and you will be kicking yourself with that very same bad ankle further injuring it) and when you’re carrying a (brand new!) 20 lb. Vera Bradley bag which contains the water bottle of just about every person in your family (of 7)? Did you?

It’s an especially enjoyable walk back when you know – you just know – that you don’t look nearly as cute as you did that morning when you left the house and you’re sweating so much on that 9,000 degree day because there’s not a cloud in the sky, and the sun is bearing down on you and seemingly no one else because there are some people in jeans (jeans! on a 9,000 degree day!) whose hair is just adorable and there arm is linked through that of the love of their life, and you’re trying not to be jealous because yours is 5 hours away at Fort something-or-other with a bunch of sweaty men, when you know he’d much rather be with you and you with him.

Now imagine that walk in a big puffy dress and a corset. Oh, how did they do it?

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3 Responses to “pioneer days”


  1. 1 lifelemons August 7, 2007 at 6:30 am

    I thought y’all were brave to go to DC during a heat wave. I can see you had as much fun as I thought! ;-)

  2. 2 totaltransformation August 7, 2007 at 10:07 am

    “Did you also know that it feels twice as long when you have a swollen ankle”

    Get a wheelchair…lol.

  3. 3 DDTM August 7, 2007 at 1:24 pm

    I think you have moved beyond drama queen and into drama……..empress.

    BTW – do NOT rag on my hometown. If you can stand the heat – go back to New Castle.


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