I'm live blogging from outside of a Vons!
Yes, I'm outside of a grocery store. I'm too cheap to go inside the nearby Starbucks and buy something so I can sit at a comfy table. I did try to connect to their wifi from the parking lot, but they must be on to people like me, because it didn't work. So across the parking lot to Vons I went.
I'm glad I did! Although a hot chai latte sounds super good right now.
No, no, I want to blog for FREE. No chai latte for me. The car is not all that comfortable, but the middle console jabbing into my leg is totally worth not having to pay for my connection, even if it's indirectly by drink.
And how did I find myself sitting outside of a Vons with my laptop and some time to kill?
Tonight is Gabi's first night of Awana. It's like The Girl Scouts for Christians. Gabi's group is called the Cubbies, and she and all of her Cubby friends are whooping it up for TWO WHOLE HOURS.
When I called the church to ask about their Awana program and got the amazing news, I wanted to say, Seriously? You want to take me child for two hours every Wednesday night for only $45 a year? SOLD!
But I held my tongue. I didn't need my big mouth messing up an opportunity to get two whole hours of ME time, every week.
Oh, and plus all of that great education and whatnot that Gabi's getting during that time.
Actually, I'm pretty excited that she's going to be an Awana kid. I was one, and have really great memories of earning badges. Though not so great memories of my mom putting my vest in the sewing pile to put on the badges, only to have it sit there week after week after week, still badgeless. We're not big into the whole sewing thing. Or ironing.
Shoot, I'm going to have to sew Gabi's badges on. Maybe I can hire someone to do it for me?
Anyway, while Gabi's off having fun, I get to have fun, too. Two hours worth of fun. And for me, fun is hooking up to the world wide web.
I managed to nab a parking spot off to the side of the store. The only thing is that it's beginning to get dark outside, and my laptop is starting to cast a glow. Unless people think I have radioactive waste in my car, it's pretty obvious I'm on the Internet for free.
It's good timing. Because you know what? I'm suddenly thirsty. VERY thirsty. And now that I'm aware that I'm thirsty, it's all I can think about. I'm going to need to get something to drink. I mean, if I'm in danger of dehydration, I can't exactly ignore my body's vital message, right?
Now, where to go? What to get? Oh, is that a Starbucks?