But I get positively giddy when I drive past a gas station these days. Today, I found gas for $1.88 a gallon! My joy is indescribable.
A few years ago, I got all prophetic and declared we would never see gas fall below $2 again. But look at us now! I have to physically resist the urge to stop at every gas station. I keep wanting to just "top it off," in case prices sky rocket again tomorrow.
I know, I should be shrinking my carbon footprint and using less oil and all of that. But I just can't imagine shuttling my two children on to a bus to drop the oldest off at school. For one, I imagine we'd accumulate far too many tardy slips.
We are those sort of people, the ones who use our vehicles as a second home/storage facility. The other day we arrived at school in a panic. For weeks, there'd been one purple tennis shoe riding around in the back seat, while the other was somewhere in the house. Yesterday, my daughter grabbed the second tennis shoe from her room, believing its mate was still waiting in the car. When we arrived at school with one shoe on, the other purple shoe was nowhere to be found.
Seriously, I have no idea what one does when one shows up for school with only one shoe. On a rainy day, no less.
Fortunately, I found the shoe. It was in the front seat--under the umbrella, my winter coat, the baby's diaper bag and last week's mail.
Still, we were tardy.