Tuesday, March 17, 2009

'hopefully there are no cops around'

What a busy couple of days we've had! Saturday morning we left bright and early for our trip to Indianapolis for Husband's aunt's memorial service. I was a little more than nervous considering the fact that we've never traveled with Lizard and it's been a looong time since we've traveled with Noodle. All went great, though. Lizard slept the whole way there and back (about 2 1/2 hours) and Noodle slept the majority of the time. When she was awake she was wonderful.

After the service and luncheon, Husband went with his Dad to see the assisted living center where his Grandma lives. So my mother-in-law went with the girls and me to Husband's aunt and uncle's house. Being we didn't know where we were going we followed them so we wouldn't get lost (or so I thought). As we approach a stop light it turns yellow and his uncle goes through. Nervously, I floor it and run the red light. As I'm running the red light I say outloud 'hopefully there are no cops around.' Well that was the kiss of death because, sure enough, I check my rearview mirror and see flashing lights right on my bumper. Before the police officer says anything I immediately apologize and explain the situation to him. He was very nice about the whole thing, but, still needed my license and registration. I paniced even more because as I am looking for the registration in the glove box it is nowhere to be found. Luckily, the officer said he didn't really need to see it. whew! (it was located later thankfully) After he checked my outstanding driving record he very kindly gave us directions and didn't even give me a warning. As the officer walked away my mother-in-law and I had a big laugh and were able to find Donna and Peter's house quite easily. It made for a funny story the rest of the evening.

The last few days we have had beautiful weather and have spent a lot of it outside. Today, especially, I got a lot of yard work accomplished and the girls got a lot of fresh air. There is going to be a slight cool down, but, hopefully it won't last too long. We'll see, though.


  1. you rebel you ;)

    glad everybody is home safe! and that you had a nice trip too :)

  2. I've always said you drive like a bat out of hell! I still love ya though.

  3. I'm a much safer driver after having kids :)

  4. Good for you to beat that ticket girl! I did the same thing after my grandma's funeral on I-65 headed home years ago, but I was speeding in a construction site. Glad everything went well in Indy.