Ideally, it takes me an hour and 45 minutes to drive from my house to my mom's house in northern VA. I left my house at 6:45am on Saturday and it took me over 3 hours to get there. On a Saturday morning, not rush hour so this wasn't expected. First, a freaking ferry ran INTO the Woodrow Wilson bridge on Saturday morning. Luckily my way was just delayed by people slowing down to look, but the people driving toward the MD side were stuck...for over 3 hours. The Woodrow Wilson bridge isn't small and I have no idea how someone drives a boat into it.
Then I got on 495, aka the capital beltway, which is my most hated road of all time (with 95 southbound as a close second).
After all that time in the car, I was still the most cheerful customer in the Wegman's...by far. Considering that this Wegman's is located in the #1 richest county in America (and next to the #2 richest), I will never understand what about living in northern VA makes you a grumpy asshole, but it seems to be universal there.
I even had the woman in line behind me BUMP with her fucking shopping cart because I wasn't moving forward fast enough. I looked back at her to see if it was an accident...but yeah, no eye contact because it's northern VA and they are all trained to avoid that. The last time I went grocery shopping in southern MD, an old lady bought Faith a balloon because it made Faith laugh and the guy who bagged my groceries offered to walk out to my car with me to help me load...and at the Wegman's when I was picking up a large catering order, I was on my own. My theory is that the traffic is what makes people so mean.
Getting home today was much easier because there is no construction on Sunday. Faith was really happy to see me and instantly demanded food as soon as I walked in. It's a fun toddler game to pretend that your Daddy doesn't feed you, or at least I'm assuming since she does this every time I come back from any absence. I guess I must have really superior yogurt mixing skills.
It was in the mid-90s today, so it was a good day for Faith to play in her pool.
|Mommy, you're so fun! Daddy didn't let me have any fun when you were gone.|
My husband and I were laughing at her because it seemed like she was engaging in some sort of toddler Crossfit out there with endlessly lifting heavy buckets of water.
|This workout is called "Splash"|
|I'm feeling the burn!|
|Deltoids like these don't just HAPPEN|
Peanut spent the night at the kennel since we were all gone most of yesterday and she had fun, but she came home and went outside and got stung by something on her tail. That dog just can't catch a break! She was miserable for a couple of hours, but Benadryl and hydrogen peroxide on the area eventually helped.
|Peanut was a pool splash victim too|
I wasn't able to run at all this weekend, so I'm looking forward to getting back to it tomorrow. It's going to be hot all week, so I'm not planning on putting in a ton of outdoor miles, but Peanut will appreciate that. She gets just as hot as me!
How is the traffic where you live? Here in southern MD, there is a "rush hour" but not really. Most of the roads are windy 2 lane roads and the main thing that will make me late is getting stuck behind a tractor.