Monday, March 1, 2010

There really is no place like home

My life has been quite the whirlwind lately with the amount of travel that I have been doing. It is hard to be away from Mr. Potts, our pets, my munchkins & my mama, but I realize that this new position is really setting the stage for my next career move. Which should be a fairly big one. But NOT for quite a while!

When I come home, I tend to want to veg & relax. Catch up with Mr. Potts. Play with Hayden. Brush Pepe Cat (hairy monster that he is). See the munchkins.

There's no place like home.

My patience level may be a little frayed from being gone - not to mention that I've never had much of it anyway.

We went Saturday afternoon to see Mama & the munchkins. Driving along the interstate we saw a wall of traffic ahead of us. I shuddered (Mr. Potts was driving & we both agree that I'm the better driver) and then released a sigh of relief. We'd be getting off at the exit before the traffic stopped.

I realized then that we had a tournament in town. I realize that tournaments are a good thing for the city. They generate revenue, hotel occupancy is up, restaurant business is up.


There's no place like home...unless a tournament is in town.

They also congest my city's streets with drivers who aren't sure where they're going. Making right turns from left lanes.

Sitting in the middle of the intersection & blocking traffic (and my ability to use the cross-walk) because they didn't wait for the next green light.

They are rude & loud, shoving past people to get where they want to go.

Heaven help them if they ever shoved, jostled or were rude to my Mama. Or the Munchkins. Talk about a Mama Bear coming out! Leigh Anne Tuohy has nothing on me.

So Mr. Potts & I did what any smart Charlottean did this weekend. Stayed the hell out of uptown.

We went to one of our local places for Cuban food.

We thanked God that the people in town for the tournament had no interest in our little neighborhood.

We enjoyed our dinner & our night together.

While Mama Bear stayed under wraps.

I guess we all should be thankful for that!


Trish said...

So very happy you had a weekend at home surrounded by all the things you love the most :) Keep clicking your heels honey, there is no place like home!

KatieSPerk said...

I know exactly what you mean about people clogging your area. Festivals here drive me nuts!! Ooh Cuban food sounds yummy!

Lil' Woman said...

I hear you girl!
Try living in Disney World 'land' (Orlando) during the heat of summer. Ridiculousness!!!

KLaw said...

I feel the same exact way from October through April down here. Invasion of the assholes and people EVERYWHERE!

katie + bret said...

Ugh - That's what it is like in a college town too. I LOVE when Summer rolls around and all the kiddos get out of town and go back to their parents house. Traffic goes away and you can actually get into a restaurant on a Friday & Saturday night. It's amazing!

Tara Gibson said...

oh lord, when there are tourneys here or wal mart share holders its NUTS! i feel ya, but glad you got to spend some great time with the hubs

Lucy Marie said...

That's what I love about living in a tiny town on the outskirts of a city - I can enjoy all the events but avoid the craziness of it when I just want to do go about my normal activities.

Bumpkin on a Swing said...

In this economy, be glad for the small businesses in your area, those traffic james equal $$$ signs.

So glad you got to VEG!

Deelsu said...

One of the main reasons we picked the weekend of the 20th to get married instead of this past week. Always insanity!

Carrie @ Laugh Love Eat Ice Cream said...

Traffic is the worst, especially when there's so many drivers unfamiliar with the area. Glad you managed to stay away from the crowds and still have a nice weekend at home!

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

aww, Glad you enjoyed your time at home..even if there was a bit of an invasion!!
The population in town MORE Quadruples in the summer time!! I am not a fan of the crowded restaurants and traffic, but I kind of like to see PEOPLE around…unlike in the winter when it seems like a ghost town!

Brittany Ann said...

There is nothing more frustrating than a tourist ruining your weekend at home! Glad Mama Bear didn't have to show!