• Sue Cramer

Friday Fluff and other random happenings

Hello friends, This week’s posts have been so serious, I feel the need to post about nothingness. Kind of like a Praise and Coffee version of Seinfeld.

Don’t worry, I will not be starting a new meme, “Friday Fluff” and posting a button with cotton candy on it for your sidebar!

So here’s some randon thoughts about things going on around the Cramer household these days.

*** Did I tell you that I got a speeding ticket? Yup. I haven’t had a ticket in years, but this time he got me. It was the first time I was out of the house without Lauren in quite a while and I was feeling FREE! The speed limit goes from 50mph down to 35…but I didn’t.

He asks, “do you know why I pulled you over?” Of course I knew, didn’t he see me slam on my brakes? Then, “do you know how fast you were going?” Me: “I think 50.” Him: “no, 47 but the speed limit is 35.” (I would think that honesty here would have gotten me somewhere!)

It just went downhill from there. I wanted to tell him that I was without the 3 year old and feeling free, no limits! But I didn’t think that would go over well. I thought about breaking into the ugly cry, but really- I knew that I deserved a ticket.

You would think that would have helped me slow it down, but no. I have had to slam on my brakes on that road 3 times since because I keep forgetting that the speed limit goes down there. I don’t have a problem speeding on the highway, but going 35 and below seems to be an issue for me. If I could just drive 50 mph everywhere I go, I’m sure I would never get a ticket.

*** I was at the doctor this week with my son and asked him about my arm (we tend to make one appointment and them bombard him with every problem we have). I have been having alot of pain in it and thought maybe I was getting carpal tunnel or something. He did a few little pain tests on me and said that I have tennis elbow. Tennis elbow?! I’ve never even picked up a racket.

What he meant to say is that I am 40, out of shape and strained a tendon while using a screwdriver to hang my new curtains. For the love of donuts, can you believe it? There is really nothing I can do about it, but try to let it heal. Do you know when I feel it the worse? When I reach in the top of my fridge all the way to the back to get out my 2 gallon container of cream for my coffee. That hurts. I guess I’ll have to lay off the tennis for a while too.

*** Took Lauren to speech class the other day. She is still in the evaluation process. The teacher shows her pictures and asks her to say what they are. The teacher shows her a duck and Lauren says, “dut.” The teacher shows her a cow and she says “moo.” The teacher shows her a candy bar and she makes the (sign language) sign for Meijer (our neighborhood grocery store). This much she knows, if we are out of chocolate, it’s off to Meijer we go. Yes, I’m training her up in the way she should go…she should go to Meijer for chocolate.

*** After speech class we go to McDonalds for lunch (after stopping at Meijer because I remembered that we needed chocolate). Lauren loves to play in the playland there. My goal is get her through 3 bites of her chicken wrap and 10 french fries before the shoes come off. The best part about playland is the de-shoeing.

A couple other things note worthy…

*** On Monday, Mitt Romney called me 38 times. He wanted me to vote for him on Tuesday. That was thoughtful.

*** I noticed a few more gray hairs this week, and you know what that means. That’s all I going to say about that.

*** Lauren STILL loves the movie Elf, so I listen to it everytime we are in the car as she watches her DVD. Because we can not see it, only hear it…15 year old daughter and I describe what is happening in all the scenes and then laugh hysterically.

That’s about it for me, I hope you have a wonderful weekend. I love you, I’ll call you in 5 minutes!

Sue

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