I actually wanted to cry yesterday (I am being dramatic) as I sat in traffic on I-71 South. It normally take the Nursing Law Bandit 90 minutes to drive from Cincinnati to the KY Nursing Board office in Louisville, Kentucky. I always give myself 2 hours for the drive because of the "cut in the hill" in Northern Kentucky and construction as there is always construction on either I-71 or I-75.
Well guess what? Once you turn on I-71 in Northern Kentucky it is essentially one-lane to the Speedway because of the construction barrels. Okay this slowed me down by 60 minutes.
Then guess what? Outside of Louisville BEFORE and AFTER exit 14 and 3 miles before the Synder Freeway there were two accidents. TWO. I sat in traffic here for 3 hours. The expressway was closed for almost 90 minutes.
I left Cincinnati for a 1pm meeting at the KBN office around 11am and I arrived at 3:30pm. Oh and my meeting was for 1pm.
Okay, so I had my meeting and left Louisville, KY around 4:30pm and guess what? More traffic. I had a 6:30pm meeting back in Cincinnati.
There was an accident on I-71 North which slowed traffic and there are construction barrels on 1-71 North making most of the drive a one lane highway.
I made it back to Cincinnati for my meeting around 7:30pm. I met with a nurse from 7:30pm to 9:15pm and then returned a few calls.
Do you know what I ate yesterday? I had a Pepsi, a Mountain Dew, 4 bottles of spring water, and a hot pickle. This was how I ate at age 13.
I rushed in the door at home to let my dogs out of the utility room (my son put the dogs in the utility room around 3pm) and Luke ran by me so fast I fell (it does not take much for me to fall anyway).
I took two Tylenol, reviewed a case file, and went to bed at 1130pm. I spent most of yesterday in my car. But guess what? I have a new car and I reallllllllllllllly didn't mind!!!!
I purchased a Cadillac Crossover with all the fixins. It is a present to me for me for behaving and being nice during my divorce (sort of but not really), for my 40th birthday, and the prequel to my mid-life crisis. I also purchased myself a touchscreen computer for my birthday earlier this month. I also purchased 12 (yes 12) summer dresses (can be dressed up or down) at Macy's sale last Saturday. These dresses are popping. I plan to buy a new matching purse and handbag set from V. Wang, an Android tablet (for video conferences; I cannot do a video conference with my I-Pad), and at least 2 pairs of patent leather sandals this month on or before 31st. I also plan to eat at Cheesecake factory at least once a week until the 31st. I am spending a little but certainly not Blowing Money Fast (BMF).
If you are driving I-71 to Louisville, KY, considering taking I-75 to Lexington and then driving to Louisville, Kentucky. I will consider this next time. I really need a magic carpet, broom, or the ability to fold space and time like the navigators in Dune!