Friday, October 3, 2008

Back on the ferry

It's been two days since I've been home, and I'm so happy to be on the ferry again. It seems like in the past 48 hours the seasons have changed dramatically, but maybe it's because I'm not used to taking this late boat home. It's so foggy and dismal outside that I feel like we're plowing through gray soup, to never-never land. I can't even see Bainbridge Island in the distance. It feels like I'm back together with an old friend, though, and I love this 30 minutes I have on the ferry to blog and enjoy beauty and just think about life.

I've noticed this week how much I hate driving. I had to take the car across early yesterday morning because I missed the bus outside my house by about 30 seconds. I was stumbling up the dark driveway in low heels and a backpack with my flashlight wagging, but still, missed the damn bus. Driving cost me 30 dollars roundtrip, but I didn't want to be late for work. Driving just aggravates me. I have to worry about missing lights and avoiding other drivers. I have to navigate traffic, which typically stresses me out. Today I didn't think I'd even make the boat because traffic was just crawling on Alaskan Way. It's so much easier to hop on a bus, and know it will deliver you safely, exactly where you need to be.

I'm feeling very calm and happy to be able to spend the night at home tonight; a date with myself. When I get to the island I'm going to grab some dinner to bring home, and a bottle of wine, and rent a girly movie. I'll just cuddle with my fat cat on the couch. There's something so comforting to being at home by myself (unlike earlier this week.) I think I need a little brain space after interviewing 10 people today about the economy and the bailout packages. Whew!! I am glad I understand it thought, it just felt like I was on hyper-drive the entire afternoon.

I hope all my blogger friends have a great weekend, whatever you end up doing!


Melissa said...

I so wish sometimes I could take the bus. I drive about 100 miles a day and it would be nice to let someone else take the wheel.

Dan-Eric Slocum said...

You have a nice weekend, too, Kristin. And I know exactly what you mean about driving.

Kristin said...

Melissa you drive 100 miles per day!! Ouch! That would suck!

Melissa said...

Yup thirty miles in, thirty miles home and thirty-five to forty doing my dog stuff (plus I walk about 6 to 7 miles). But I do what I love (as I suspect you do) so it takes some of the sting out of it. Can you imagine if I did that doing just a job?

- A - C - said...

A very good weekend back!

Paula DeVore said...

Hope you had a wonderful, relaxing evening! If you understand what is happening with the economy let us know. All I know is that it is very dysfunctional.