Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The last frontier

June 4th is like the edge of a cliff to me, because if I haven't taken and passed a road test by then my driver's license expires entirely and I have to go back to driving with a friend until I can take the test again. Thank you graduated licensing system and also, me, for not just getting this stuff taken care of when I was 16 or even driving as much as once a month over the past year or two.

(I'd rather walk.)

To take the test I have to book one, and to book one I have to call my driving school friend and get some new lessons in. I've put up a few speedbumps on the calendar to make me stop and do this and all I've done is slow down and panic. But let's be serious:

This weekend is Easter.

If I can't make the call in the week that follows Easter, I am in real trouble.

But if I make the call and don't get out driving a lot I am also in trouble because my driving instructor is going to put me on the highway as fast as it takes to get there from my house and I will probably have a heart attack from the shock. So....

This week is all about not procrastinating. I gotta clear the slate of all distractions!

And that means finishing making some stuff for a gift swap, starting making some Easter decorations, knitting more sweater for a friend's book, and maybe using the vacuum cleaner, all before Monday.

Plus maybe coming up with a few more plausible excuses for not driving. You think?


Kathleen Taylor said...

My oldest son got his drivers license before I got mine. I didn't start driving until I was in my 30's. I have to renew my license this year (we only do it every 5 years, but this time I have to provide a birth certificate, social security card, marriage license, and 3 recent electric bills to prove that I live where I say I do... sigh)

Good luck on your test.

Sally Anne said...

Good luck Mary...on everything. You have more than enough on your plate at the moment, I would say.

TexNan said...

Wow! You definitely do have a lot on your plate. So are you contributing a sweater to Kathie's book? (Hope I'm not asking something here I shouldn't.) Whichever, yay you!

Mary Keenan said...

Not contributing a pattern, but yes, knitting one of the samples for photography! So much fun, and so nice to have something to show for this particular patch of time :^)