Here I am, like a bad penny! It’s been a hectic couple of weeks of non stop cooking, cleaning up and stopping fights. I’m pretty sure my daughter, Princess PITA could fall out with herself if left in a room alone. I’d be a great flippin’ peace Ambassador after putting out all the ‘fires’ she started whilst here *rolls eyes*
I’m pretty sure that stress caused a lot of the horrible head pain I had over Christmas too. Fartichoke left early because of her which upset me greatly.
My last kid, Thmellyarthe, left on Tuesday and I had to drive him back to Newark International in NJ.
That wasn’t the plan but ‘im indoors was sick – obviously it was manbola and not a mere manfluenza.. I don’t know how he survived but I’m guessing family bags of Cheetos, Mountain Dew, banana muffins and Netflix are ‘germ warfare’ *rolls eyes*. Again. There’s been a lot of eye rolling here lately. I think it’s infectious. The more time I spend with family the more it happens… hmmm…
Anyway, it was a lovely sunny day for the drive so naturally I developed a raging migraine because of the glare. I got a coffee while we were at the airport and that definitely helped at the time but ultimately, was probably what sent me over the edge.
I left the airport at about 6:30pm and decided to get on the interstate before stopping for gas. I just wanted to get out of rush hour traffic ASAP. Big city airports always seem to be in slightly dodgy areas and Newark is no exception. I was in traffic downtown waiting to turn left at a light. There were two cars in front in the turn lane and I was just sitting waiting as you do.
Out of nowhere, a man started hammering on my window, pointing at the front of my car and yelling at me that my lights weren’t working and I needed to get out and look.
He was dressed in dark colors and had a beanie on and a scarf over the lower half of his face.
To say he scared the everlovin’ snot out of me is an understatement. I nearly threw up because of the Adrenalin surge. I didn’t look at him, I made sure my doors were locked and I laid on the horn until he left. I drove off as soon as I was able and kept going. I could see my lights reflecting on the car in front so I knew they weren’t out but even if they had been, I wouldn’t have stopped or got out.
Please don’t ever get out of your car for anyone.
Male or female, please drive in built up areas with your doors locked. If mine hadn’t been locked and he’d opened my door, I might not be here telling you this now.
Be safe everyone.