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Traveling with the Parents Part Deux (aka #hermitroadtrip)

Pauline Baird JonesSo Our Daughter’s Traveling With the Parents hit a new low the other day. I won’t go into what happened inside the store (which was a bit like herding cats), because it pales when compared to what happened outside.

We had made our purchases  and then headed outside with our cart Full of Stuff. Our Daughter was a bit behind us, I forget why. Because I’m FREAKING OLD. Anyway, we start shifting suitcases and paraphernalia that somehow ended up in the rear of the vehicle, so we can stow all the new Stuff. And then it happened. The hubs turns around. Then around some more.

“Where’s our cart?” he asks, looking at me like I had it hidden or something.

I do the turn thing and see it rolling away from us, gaining speed thanks to a decided slope in the parking lot. (In our defense, it’s been a while since we’ve had to deal with any kind of slope. Sea level is where everything rolls TO.) Hubs has two artificial hips. I’ve still got my bruised tail bone. After some crazy attempts to run, I tell the hubs to stay with the car and do this sort of waddle after our fleeing cart. The cart is totally winning the race.

Our Daughter (give her kudos for going after the cart instead of the photo opp) runs past me like I’m standing still and gets the cart before Something Terrible happens. She even claimed us after she got the cart back to the Hubs. And no, I have not looked for the video on YouTube. I don’t want to know if we made it. Or how many hits (or thumbs) we got.

This might be reason #300 that I’m a hermit. I keep losing count.

So, have you totally embarrassed yourself at a Wal-Mart? Been afraid to search for yourself on YouTube? Leave some comment love and you’ll be entered into my monthly drawing for an AnaBanana gift basket. It’s much better than hits on YouTube. Really.  Winner announced first blog post of new month.

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Perilous yours,

Pauline

When not embarrassing herself at the Wal-Mart, Pauline likes to create fictional mayhem. It helps her burn off the heat of embarrassment and is a lot of fun. In honor of a) the #hermitroadtrip; b) events at Wal-Mart, and c) because she has released Family Treed, Pauline decided to celebrate by putting her award-winning Lonesome Lawmen bundles on sale. This sale is for a limited time! And if you love to mix audio with your reading, buy the individual books and get amazing prices on the audio books! For information about all my books, pop over to my website at paulinebjones.com. You can sign up to hear about new releases and sales while you’re there.

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Can she survive dinner with the killing cousins?

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