Saturday, January 29, 2011

So, today was a great day...

Ron and I were meeting a lady this morning (who is the marketing director for a retirement community near where Amy, Rex, and Isaiah live) to see an example of one of the "cottages" that this community offers for rent to seniors. I asked Amy if they wanted to meet us there and then go get something to eat. She thought that was a great idea.

We've looked at the place (it's small - but it's not one that we are interested in anyway, I just wanted to see the bathroom size for reference) and then decided where we'd go eat. There's not much to offer in Newton in the way of dining (unless you consider McDonald's or Wendy's "dining") so we opted to go to Yoder to the Carriage Crossing (great Mennonite cooking!). I was unsure how far away it was from there, so I said I'd follow Rex.

I'd had my morning medications (which includes a diuretic) about two hours earlier and they were starting to do their "magic" on me. But, Rex said it wasn't very far away so I said nothing. Nearly 30 minutes down the road, I'm about to BUST and think I can go no farther. Ron is sitting in his chair and said he had to go. Isaiah (who decided to ride with us) was whining that he had to go, too.

Brace yourself.... I'm going to let you all laugh at my expense because, believe me, I was cracking up. I pulled off of the highway down a dirt road. Turned the car around so it what I "might" be doing would not be visible from the road and took care of business. Isaiah couldn't wait until we got to the restaurant, so he hopped out of the car and followed suit. And Ron - well, poor Ron couldn't hop out of the car but I gave him something that he could take care of things with.

We continued down the highway much happier people! LOL! You might not find this story that amusing, but I just laughed and laughed and laughed.

We had a great meal and decided that Amy and I would go shopping to the scrapbook store (she needed to pick up some things and I had a $20 coupon) so I took Isaiah home with us and then she came down. Isaiah stayed and watched movies with Crampa while Amy and I went shopping.

It was a beautiful afternoon so we really had a blast out running around.

(I would never have made it to the restaurant. It was still 10 minutes away!)

9 comments:

Chief aka Dad http://unsoundreasoning.blogspot.com said...

Sometimes ya just gotta do what ya gotta do :-) Sounds like a greeat day!

caterpillar said...

I agree with Dad.....glad you had a fun day!

Bouncin' Barb said...

Just a day in the life right? Love that you made me laugh at it. We've all done it I think. So glad you had a great day. You so deserve it.

Thisisme. said...

Oh the relief when you are able to go!!! Glad that you had such a fun time with the family. That's what it's all about really, isn't it?

colenic said...

Sounds like an awesome day...that's for the laugh today!! Hubby laughs at me because I have never peed in the woods...he tries to get me into a situation where I need to do that....

Jimmy said...

Better to stop and take care of business rather than to go into the restaurant with three wet seats :)

It does sound like you had a blast.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I'm laughing WITH you--we've done the same thing! THank goodness for little boys having outdoor plumbing, right?

Marla said...

Love it! Our families would get along just fine. We are expert side of the road stoppers. Should I admit that outloud? lol

Donna B said...

LOL...that is ingenuity and taking care of business...

So I answered my own question, (in your newest post, I asked if you had moved yet) so now I know you are still looking...

Sounds like a fun day...