The topic for each day will begin with the designated letter of the alphabet.
Friday’s letter is J for Jitters.
Today we are going on a road trip. We will be heading north/west.
Our destination is a 7 hour drive from our house. We will be away from home for five days.
I was born in the month of July. July 1, to be exact. Although I’m not a believer in Astrology there are certain traits that are attributed to Cancers that do fit my personality.
According to Astrology.com : “ Cancer, the fourth sign of the zodiac, is all about home. Those born under this sign are 'roots' kinds of people, and take great pleasure in the comforts of home and family.”
I am most certainly a homebody and have difficulty traveling. I get jittery days before a trip. This time was no exception. The jitters almost got the best of me. I thought for sure that I wouldn’t be able to make the junket.
As is typical for me, even mundane trip preparation became an overwhelming task. Figuring out what clothes to bring, particularly at this time of the year was especially difficult.
I was going to pack my all purpose black slacks, but I couldn’t find them. How could I go on this trip without my all purpose black slacks? I frantically searched my closet and the spare closet. I asked Ross to look through his closet. But no luck. At this point I found myself actually wringing my hands. I stopped short of saying “woe is me!” I still had so much to do and then I had to go out and buy a new pair of all purpose black slacks.
Luckily, I quickly found what I was looking for. I was in and out of the store in record time. But the pants were too long. So I had to shorten them. Another thing that I had not planned on. By this time, it was late, I was tired, so I fiddle dee dee’d it and went to sleep.
I was up early, re-packed and re-packed again. Despite the jitters, the anxiety and the worries, we managed to get on the road by 9:00 a.m.
Irrationally, when I am away from home, I worry that something is going to happen to anyone who isn’t with me. I’m sure it stems from some deep rooted, hidden, child hood trauma. Or it could just be because,
"Cancers are ruled by the Moon -- the Great Mother of the heavens in ancient times. Here on Earth, this is manifested in the Crab's maternal instincts and desire to protect home and hearth. This may appear smothering at times, but that's the Crab for you.”
Actually the trip went smoothly. That’s not to say that I was cool, calm and collected the whole way, but eventually the jitters did not bug me as much.
Oh, yeah, there was one little glitch. Even though Ross explained to the officer that he was keeping up with the traffic, he still got a speeding ticket.
|Waiting for the officer to finish writing the ticket.|