I hate being lost.
I hate it even more than I hate shopping, and that's saying something! (BTW, Dave and I busted out all the shopping for the kids yesterday. I've already done the shopping for him and the MIL, so I'm pretty much done!)
I hate being lost so much that when it happens, I usually start crying like a dumbass. Even if Dave is driving, I get all panicky inside and have to look out my window so he doesn't see me getting all teary. As is my way, when I get scared like that, I usually turn it into some pretty ugly rage.
I do what I can to circumvent this type of behavior, but MapQuest is usually a big fat liar, so that's rarely helpful. I still use it and write down meticulous instructions to wherever I'm trying to get to. (Obviously, only for places I'm unfamiliar with!)
Dave was talking about getting me a GPS for xmas. While this excites me no end and I would really love one, I told him to wait until I graduate, when I will actually need one. When I graduate, if I start doing freelance court reporting, I will have to travel all over Denver and sometimes even out of town. I dread that, too. Most of the things will be in downtown Denver, and I suck at parallel parking. I don't suck at it, now that I think of it, because I refuse to do it. I have crappy depth perception, so I never even attempt it.
I would like the GPS to go geocaching with the kids, though! I've always wanted to try that. Sounds like a fun treasure hunt!
What I did ask for this xmas is a gift certificate to IKEA. I have an idea for a cutting table for my sewing space. T's best friend's dad, Joe does woodworking. He said he'd help me do an IKEA hack to make what I have in mind. I'll definitely get it done in January, and post all about it then. I've got it all sketched out on graph paper for now.
I also have an idea for some cute and useful shelves that I want to try out. And a cat tower. And a kid's plinko thing. And some other easy woodworking projects. I'm going to ask Joe to give me a bit of instruction on how to use a power saw without losing any blood.
What are you all wishing for this holiday season?
Watching Youtube how-to videos, Ruth!