Today was a long day. We got up early and drove the new car an hour to Birmingham (AL) to the nearest Mazda dealership. Oh, yeah we finally got a car for me since the untimely death of my beloved '92 Nissan Maxima (see previous post.) We knew we'd drive her into the ground, but we weren't expecting it so soon. She was replaced by a 2001 Mazda Tribute (same as the Ford Escape.) All week I've been driving the new car around to various places to get this checked, this fixed, registered, etc etc. I had to drive it to the dealership for some recall issues that were never performed on the new car. The re-calls were issued in 2003 and 2004, one was of a particularly scary possibility of the car stalling at high speeds. I'm glad it's taken care of and I can now drive it without feeling tense the whole time :)
On the way back home the kids were talking and playing in the back seat. I tuned in to their conversation at one point and heard this:
Ellie Mae: why do they call it Birmingham?
EJ: I don't know... maybe because they like to burn ham there. Mommy do you know why they call it "burningham" is it because they like to burn ham there?
Ellie Mae: yeah why do they call it "burningham"?!
At this point I was laughing hysterically. We've lived in AL for 2 years now and I just wonder how long my kids have been calling it "burningham." Gotta love kids and their fun take on life!
... and the winner of the quilting services is Lucky #51
"I follow quilty giveaways. I would have to make something that small. I have a niece that I need to make a quilt for:) Thanks for the chance!"
Have a great rest of the week!