Next time the dreaded Monday the 16th rolls around, I’m staying in bed.
It started out with Meredith getting a flat tire in the parking lot of our apartment complex. A pain in the butt, but not a disaster because Mer is incredibly competent. I stood in awe as I watched my daughter change the tire by herself. My role was limited to offering cheerful and useless advice. No, wait – I had to write a note explaining why she was late for school. So I wasn’t totally useless.
I was in my car (no flats, thank you) by 8:00 am, headed for an elementary school in Royersford, PA, my last school visit of the season. This is normally a 45-minute drive for me, but because of traffic, I gave myself an hour to get there. I got on the Pennsylvania Turnpike and, along with tens of thousands of other commuters, sat. The 45-minute drive took two-and-a-half hours. I kid you not. Some moron with a piece of construction equipment pulled down wires across all lanes of both directions. A section of the turnpike (the section I needed to use) was closed in both directions for six hours. Thank goodness for cell phones and flexible teachers. They were able to rearrange the schedule so the day wasn’t a total disaster. Have I mentioned recently how much I hate the traffic around here? Grrrr…..
However, note this phrase in the previous paragraph my last school visit of the season.
*dances like a wild woman around the computer*
I get to write, write, write, write for the next four months!!!!!!!!
Which brings me to this request: recommend me a song, please. I need some new music. I am a classic rock fan, but I also like country, some alternative, and some mild head banging music. (Linkin Park OK, Korn, not). (I’ve been listening to Incubus, The Eagles, and Sarah McLachlan a lot this week, if that helps.)
What song that came out in the last 5 years should I be listening to as I work on my new book?