Monday, August 08, 2011

A lot of driving

Today was one of those days where I should have slept in.  Here's why...

Reason #1- On our way to school I noticed all the traffic going the other way.  I thought, "Wow, it's going to stink getting back home."  It did.  What usually takes me 25 minutes took 2 hours.  Traffic stinks but it was especially bad due to the warm weather and not having air conditioning and not being able to roll down our windows (for safety reasons) on top of that our rental car is a manual transmission.  Which equals a good workout.  ;)  When I finally pulled up close to our hotel I saw Drew walking to work.  I stopped and gladly gave him a ride.  Then proceeded back to our hotel.  Dropped the car off at valet and went upstairs.  In the elevator I realized I left my iphone in the car.  In Brazil you don't leave anything in the car unless you don't care about ever seeing it again.  I quickly went back down and had them bring the car back.  Luckily my phone was still there.  I keep it in the trash bag just in case I get robbed.  Nobody is going to take my trash, right?  After getting back up to our room I get an email from Drew.  He had forgotten his paperwork at the hotel and needed it.  So I gathered it and went back downstairs to get the car from valet.  Then took everything to Drew.  I called him when I was a few streets away and he asked if I had his passport.  No.  So them I had to go back to the hotel to get it.  Reparked the car with the valet guys.  I tried to explain that I just needed to run up for 2 minutes but they still parked the car.  Two minutes later I ran down with the passport and asked for the car again.  Then for the last time I was off to Drew's work to drop everything off.  I'm just really glad we had Zeli watching Joaquin at the hotel.  He would have gone crazy.

Reason #2- After all the driving around I went to the gym to work out and tripped and scraped my knee up.  Not a big deal but still.

Reason #3- We went to lunch and I ordered arroz e feijão (rice and beans) for Joaquin and myself.  They  bring out brown rice and lentils.  Normally I would have been fine with that but Joaquin was having a rough day too.  He really wanted a peanut butter and honey sandwich.  No such luck in Brazil.  So he wouldn't eat.  They also made his chocolate milk super chocolaty so he wouldn't drink it.  

Reason #4- After lunch we walked to the grocery store.  I wanted Zeli to teach me how to make arroz e feijão.  So we needed to buy the stuff.  We did and then needed to take a taxi home with all our goods.  The taxi driver took us to the wrong hotel and then got mad at me.  We gave him the correct address and name and he messed up and then charged me extra.  I was super bugged.  

Now here's why I did get out of bed today.  
These two are hilarious.  Isaac's dancing like his Dad and Joaquin is singing Justin Bieber.  We created quiet the crowd.  Brazilians love kids especially one's that perform.   I love them too.  I'm so glad I have all three of them along with me for this crazy brazilian adventure.  They help me remember to laugh.  


Steph said...

oh man, I am so sorry!! What a day. I have had really bad luck with taxi drivers lately - gotta love it! And peanut butter sandwiches are a staple for us. If you want to buy some Skippy there's a store down the street that carries it. Anyway, maybe don't drive much tomorrow. Maybe I'll see you :)

G-Ma Karen said...

Sorry to hear you had not such a good day. Sounded quite crazy. Tomorrow will be better. I could send you some peanut butter and honey for Joaquin. Great dance moves Isaac and great singing Joaquin.

Amberly said...

I'm so glad you're documenting all of this, we miss you!

Gail said...

Except now everyone knows where you keep your valuables -- oops!

Erin said...

Wowza. There are NO words for that! lol Only one question though.. too much chocolate in chocolate milk? Is that even possible?! Sounds like that boy needs to come hang out at the Hooley home ;) LOVED the video too btw ;)