Riveting Drivel: coming to a shady dive bar near you!

Hey! Why do I go so long between posts? I don’t know why either. But here I am today!

First of all, I am a little sad today. Yesterday on our way to church we passed by a horrible car accident. It was only a couple of miles from my house and as we drove by, just from seeing the condition of the SUV and all the debris scattered everywhere I knew possibility of surviving that crash was slim. I came to find out later that it was an SUV that was driven by a young man (26 yrs old) who was seriously speeding. He was flying down a hill, lost control and swerved into a ditch that flipped the vehicle and rolled several times. The man was thrown from the SUV and was killed. We were running a few minutes late for church yesterday and I can’t help thinking that if we had been on time, we might have been right there when it happened. It’s possible that we could have been involved in the accident, it’s also possible that one of my neighbors who left for church around the same time we did could have also been involved. I can’t help thinking though too, if we had been there, could we somehow have prevented it? If we hadn’t been running late, could we have been there at the right time to keep him from dying? The whole thing has me feeling very introspective and shaken up today. I can’t stop thinking about it.  😦


In less serious news, I survived Halloween. This was my FB status update Wednesday morning:

So I’m just gonna say it: I’m going to eat candy tonight. I’m going to eat a lot of candy. I’m going to steal as much candy from my kids as I can and I’m going to eat it. And I will enjoy every bite. Then tomorrow I will curse the day Milton S. Hershey was born unto this earth and I will restart my diet. But tonight… tonight I will eat candy and I will love it.

Then this was my status update on Thursday:

So, interesting turn of events last night: I’m sitting there with 4 pounds of Halloween candy in front of me and I’m ready to dive in when I realize, I really didn’t want any of it. I had a few pieces and that was it. Sort of anti-climactic, really.

Believe me, I’m just as surprised as anybody. I fully intended to have my own little chocolate feast, but then when the time came, I just wasn’t really into it at all. So that’s progress, right?


Can I just give a shout out to the end of Daylight Saving Time? I love “Falling Back”. I got so much sleep this weekend it’s not even funny. Springing Forward always jacks with my system for days, but Falling Back? We are tight. We love each other and are thinking of going public with our love. Plans to marry are in the works. It’s that serious.

Keeping it short and sweet today so I can come back tomorrow and talk at you some more. Yes I fully intend to post more this week so be ready for some riveting drivel. Is that an oxymoron? Riveting Drivel? Sounds like the name of some punk band, don’t you think? Yes folks, this is what happens when Jill gets some sleep:  goofiness abounds.



5 thoughts on “Riveting Drivel: coming to a shady dive bar near you!

  1. That sounds awful. It’s fortunate he was by himself and that no one else got hurt. He wasn’t wearing a seat belt? It sounds like he could have known what the consequences were. It’s a tragedy either way–an accident or on purpose. But there is absolutely nothing you could have done to prevent it or help him. I hope you can let it go soon.

    Let’s hope the same thing happens at Thanksgiving–“I’m going to eat everything in sight!” changes to “Meh, I had one plate full and I was done.” Then again at Christmas….

    I swear I was more tired yesterday than usual. I don’t know if it was the time change or my lack of sleep on Friday night. I don’t like the time change. I hate that basically my whole day is spent indoors and when I do get to go outside to leave work & get kids & go home, it’s already dark. Thank goodness for my SAD light. Otherwise I’d be curled up in the fetal position from now until March.

    My kids love the time change. They think it’s cool to drive home in the dark. Little weirdos.

  2. That is SERIOUS progress (the whole candy thing.) I am still surprised when that kind of thing happens to me.

    Can I tell you I just wrote in my journal about how I hate bloggers that … never mind which ones I hate. But I love you and the way you blog. And how you roped me into all this LOL.

    That kind of accident really can do a number on your brain. I guess I think its okay to get that kind of a jolt. To think, what if? It could have been me? But don’t think you could have prevented it. You’re not You-Know-Who.

    I want to go and see Riveting Drivel when they come to town. Do they have a calendar of coming events? Might they show up at the Jackson Rancheria?

  3. I am right with you on loving Fall Back. My body and my psyche do so much better when it gets light earlier.

    I didn’t have a massive affair with Halloween candy (like I thought I would), either – were the stars just aligned differently? So weird, but anytime I don’t go overboard, I’ll take it.

    Seeing an accident like that really makes you think – what an awful tragedy.

    And I’m LOLing at Debby’s comments, especially the thought of her seeing Riveting Drivel. I hear they’re quite good!

  4. I think about stuff like that, too (what if we were X-amount of time sooner or later than the accident). It can bring a sense of gratitude for time I still have with my family. Then I become distracted by some gross mess or loud noise and all deep thinking is gone.

    Danny and Marie just got back and have major jet lag. All in bed by 8! I’m the only one who’s still awake.

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