Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Riding as a front seat passenger in my car monitoring my 15 year old with his driver's permit has made me increasingly more anxious as the days go by. I thought this was going to be a fun experience as I have many fond memories of my older brother Malcolm taking me out in an old Volkswagon Van with curtains...and no first gear. We had many laughs together as I popped the clutch and grinded my start in 2nd gear. I used to wear a brown tweed hat and put my hair back so no one would recognize me in this vehicle. Looking back I laugh! My dad used to let me drive my sister VW Bug down the driveway when I was 12. Wow, it is more difficult to drive now a days! there are so many distractions and big SUV's to avoid and road rage. One evening I had my son drive me to the liquor store because I needed something to numb the anxiety! I found a new "Habit" and that is crocheting in the car. This keeps my mind and hands busy. My sister taught me to crochet a chain and a few stitches when I was 7. I can't follow a pattern because I don't understand the stitch names. I just make things up as I go...here is my first real finished project. I'd better go purchase some more yarn to keep my nerves steady!