Wednesday, November 27, 2013

I get to drive

It has been an interesting few days. My brother is away at a conference for a few days and my one sister, the second best driver, has had an accident with her chef knife and now her hand is stitched up and in a sling, which means that I get to be the new number 1 driver for the family. I have to take my oldest sister to the train station in the mornings and fetch her at night, which I totally don’t mind. I think it’s great that I get to drive more. Usually I’m one of the last people they ask to drive. I guess what counts in my favor is that my mom doesn’t like driving anymore, so I got moved up in the ranks. I know it’s not something big to be excited about, but it’s a change.

My biggest driving challenge is going to be tomorrow when I have to drive my sister to Stellenbosch to have her hand re-examined. Now I have been to Stellenbosch a hundred times, great town, but I have never driven myself there before. Okay, there was that one time and I drove up the wrong side of a one-way street, but it wasn't my fault. There wasn’t a clear sign to tell me it was a one way street and the streets in Stellenbosch are really narrow and…Don’t worry, I will be fine. I will look at it as an adventure. Besides, it has given me something to blog about that isn’t depressing.  I will let you guys know how it went. 


  1. I'm sure you will be amazing on your driving adventure, Murees. Can't wait to hear about it. I'm glad you've moved up in the order of importance for drivers in your family.

  2. I hope you made it there and back okay! I can't drive - I had lessons but was so bad I gave up :-) My town sighed with relief!

  3. Deanie - Thank you.

    Annalisa - I am okay now. I was stressed yesterday, but the nerves are settling. Don't worry about it, think of it as people chauffeuring you around.

  4. The littlest changes are always the most fun! Just be safe driving. That's all that really matters. I find that driving is the best contemplation time on my story that I can ever get!

  5. Katie - Very true. I also find that my thoughts wander when I drive. But it is best for me to focus on the road. But being able to drive more is a great change.


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