That Feeling You Get When You Get The Car To Yourself After Months of Quarantine…

I’m sure I’m one of millions of Americans who have been putting a lot of things in perspective while this COVID-19 virus continues to kill people in our country – and leave the rest of us reaching for hand sanitizer, washing our hands more, staying home more, yada, yada yada.

Remember when you used to be able to get in the car by yourself – maybe just driving to work – and it wasn’t no thing? I’ve only been able to manage to get into the car and go somewhere by myself maybe 4-5 times total since I was furloughed from work in mid March! One time, I had to “sneak out” before my husband woke up – and it was just a trip to the grocery store…

Today, as fate would have it, my husband misplaced his wallet and wasn’t able to go with me to the dentist, my appointment was only to get sutures removed, it took maybe five minutes tops once the dentist actually came into my examination room.

As for my overall feelings this morning, I’ll let this photo of Mel Gibson from Braveheart do the talking! ⇓


More importantly? I HAD THE CAR TO MYSELF !!! I didn’t really appreciate it as much driving there as I did driving back. Then the windows came down…and the strains of Jethro Tull’s “Locomotive Breath” started playing – then “Fields of Joy” by Lenny Kravitz, then “Hard Sun” by Eddie Vedder (from the Into the Wild soundtrack. Normally I hate having my hair blow around, but today my hair was as free as I felt…and I even shed some very, very slight TEARS OF JOY! I felt FREE!!!! I honestly felt like a great weight was lifted from me as I drove down the westbound lanes of I-96/M-14 and back home.  Uh, probably a bit too fast, but let’s not nitpick! Having these dang sutures out of my gums helped add to the feeling of “freedom,” too! And also…

For inquiring minds, my husband did manage to find his money clip! It was in a pair of jeans he’d changed into in the evening when it got chilly (we were sitting outside last night).

Even more reason to feel like I’m saying “Woo Hoo” even if I’m not!



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