Tuesday, September 4, 2012

First Day of School,Permits,and Sales....

Today was a busy day to say the least.To start the day off it was my daughters first day of kindergarten.I hadn't done preschool so this was literally a first for me letting her out of my sight with anyone other than my mom!She was SO excited though that it made it easier on me.I was brave and didn't start bawling until the bus pulled away with a piece of my heart on it.
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After I composed myself it was time to move on with the day.My son woke up with a million "where's sissy?" questions.My husband had taken the day off work to be here for our daughters first day.We got ready and he took me over to the DMV so I could get my permit.I'm 30 and have never had my license.My anxiety gets in the way.I've had my permit half a dozen times but never follow through with getting to the licensed part.Sounds silly to probably most of you but its pretty bad...but I also know I need to conquer my fear so here's hoping I get it done this time around.

I will say it is totally nuts to me to walk into a DMV and have no one in there(definitely not in California anymore)!Unfortunately I showed up 30 minutes before they closed for lunch and they require an hour to take the test.I filled out the paperwork I needed and then went back out to tell my son and husband we had an hour to kill before I could test.

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Luckily for me there are a few thrifts in the town next to me where the DMV is located.One was total garbage with a clerk that barely looks up from what she's doing to say "hello" to you.The next was was gold!Unfortunately I only had change on me and wasn't able to do as much damages as I could have easily done.I did with my $4.00 in change manage to score this lovely lamp shade:

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And this set of 2 dinner plates,2 bowls,and 2 salad plates:
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I had to leave this kitsch-tastic Elvis bust behind...I told myself it was okay cause he was chipped BUT if he is there when I actually have money to spend he will be mine.

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Well,I went back to the DMV,took my test,passed.Husband made me drive half way home which was TERRIBLE!My palms were sweating so bad and I wanted to throw up.I kept driving 5-10 miles below the speed limit which royally pissed off the poor bastard behind me.He has plenty of chances to pass me and didn't.When he finally did decide to pass me he made his anger well known is a series of hand gestures and I just smiled cause I wanted to yell "I JUST got my permit,literally JUST got it" so hopefully I didn't ruin his day,he definitely wasn't going to ruin mine.But that is where my anxiety comes from.Not so much myself driving but not being in control of others around me but practice makes perfect...or at least not so  an anxiety riddled weirdo when driving person which is what I am in hopes of becoming.

Okay,well getting back to the plates I scored...when I first saw them I was like "oh Taylor,Smith, & Taylor Cathay pattern,sweet!" but something seemed off and I couldn't pin point it till I got home and went to put them in my Heywood china cabinet next to the already existing few pieces of that pattern when I realized its NOT Cathay!Turned it over and yep,it was Harmony House in the Marimba Bay pattern.Nearly identical pattern just different color combos.
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Finally the time came for the bus to bring my baby girl home to me.My son and I waited outside.He kept shouting "Sissy!Where are you?!" As much as his eagerness for his big sister to come home was adorable it was unfortunately short lived as it started POURING rain.I had to run him back inside and grab an umbrella!
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Luckily as her bus pulled up the sun popped back out.I don't think I've ever been so excited to see a school bus in my whole life.The only thing better was seeing her face beaming with joy from her first day.Awe,my little gal is growing up too fast.

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And now that the excitement of school supplies and clothes is behind me it is time to start back to less than thrilling things like bills so my etsy shop now through next Monday is having a 30% sale!

9 comments:

  1. I got my driver's license at age 32. I was inspired to do so by my Aunt Millie, who learned to drive in her mid-50's. Trust me, dear...I KNOW where you are coming from...and I can assure you that it will be OK :-)

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  2. Omg your little lady is so sweet. I hope she had a great time.

    I honestly think getting my licence to drive was one of the biggest achievements. It is such a scary, foreign and difficult thing. Yay to you. Good on you.

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  3. LOL! I'm also 30 and don't drive. You're ahead of me in getting the permit. I'll get up the nerve one day, but living in NYC makes driving even scarier! YAY! for you!!!

    And your daughter is the absolute cutest!!

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  4. Ah- first days are heartbraking! Izzy (my daughter) starts primary school on Tuesday and I'm dreading it!

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  5. Wow, you had a really big day! My daughter also started all day kindergarten, I was so nervous but she really likes it and that did make it easier for me too.

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  6. Those plates are darling. You made out really well. Hope everyone enjoyed the first day of school!

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  7. I have a few pieces of the Cathay too. Wish I could find more, love it!

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  8. Aww, my daughter's first day of college just went by...and it is just as sad as her first day of kindergarten! And I had my learner's permit 5 times until I got my driver's license at 32. I am still take the train/bus/carpool to work, but it is really nice to be able to take short drives. With practice, and patience, I swear it gets easier!

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  9. Awwwww....she is so cute! So glad to hear that her first day went well. It is hard letting them go. I remember when my eldest son started kindy.....he was so excited, I was in tears lol. He's now in grade 2, and his little brother doesn't start kindy till 2014, so I've still got one more year till both my boys are away from me. That's going to feel weird!

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