Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Another tag and 911

This picture has nothing to do with this post, but I didn't get to talk to Chad and I'm missing my boy, so I wanted to see his cute face. :o)
I was tagged by Pam and I'm suppose to tell you 5 surprising or secret things about me. I've done one of these before so I'll try not to repeat any of those answers. I'm still not exactly sure what I'm going to tell you because just like Pam, my life is an open book since I became a blogger, so here's hoping things come to me as I type....but more than likely the really good things will hit me while I'm sleeping
  • I have a real and genuine fear of death. I don't want to die. The mere thought of it gives me anxiety. I know things on the other side are wonderful, but I'm not done with this life yet and I don't want to miss any of it. I want to be the one to raise my boys, see my grandkids grow up, and grow old with Mark. It's not just me...I don't want any of my loved ones to die either. It's just to painful and my heart can't take it.
  • I consider myself a good safe driver, but with a few driving phobias of things like bridges, high freeway overpasses, being boxed in by semi trucks, construction zones where the cones are so close and I'm sure my big old suburban is going to knock out every sign. Mountain passes with cliffs next to me totally freak me out and I'm sure if I lived in the snow I would never drive in the winter.
  • When I got married almost 21 years ago, 1 week before I turned 18 I weighed a mere 105 pounds. Now 5 kids later, by body rebelled and I'm a whopping 175 pounds...down from 180 since I "released" those 5 pounds. Yes...I admit my true weight...every stinking pound. I never want to be the stick I was, but to be under the 150 would be great..I don't care if it's 149, just so when I go to the doctor I don't have to flick the thingie over on the scale to the next level. I hate that so much!
  • I have zero musical talent. I so wish I could sing and play piano. I use to sing in the car when my kids were little, but they would request that I not do that. I'm sure I'd be one of the rejects on American Idol with Simon saying "Jolene, you really didn't think you could sing did you because that was just awful" I envy those with beautiful singing voices...I know, I know...thou shalt not covet...so I will rephrase and say I really admire those who are musically gifted.
  • The first thing I think about every morning is my blog. I'm seriously addicted. After I go to the bathroom, wash my face and brush my teeth I have to come read comments and read the blogs of my buddies before I can do anything else. It will eat away at me if I have to leave the house early and I didn't have time to read....and to think I had to be talked into starting my blog almost a year ago by Amy and September. I get so much pleasure from it. It's emotional to me and I can't imagine not having this outlet and so many dear new friends. It's just a wonderful thing.

I'm tagging anyone who wants to share things about themselves on their blogs.

Now to the 911 part of the title...After I picked up Kyle from school today I took him to the new subway to turn in a job application in the grocery store plaza a mile from my house. Just before I was to where I needed to turn in I saw a white tahoe hit a boy on his bike and launch him into the main road. Thank heavens there were no cars coming at the time or he would have been run over too. The car was coming out of where I was going to be pulling in. The guy that hit him got out and pulled the bike out from under his car, patted the boy on the back as if to say are you okay...walk it off kind of attitude, then got back in his car and drove away. I couldn't believe it. I got his license plate number before he got out of sight. I pulled in and asked the boy if he was okay. He had a friend with him and he was walking his bike because it was not able to be ridden and he was clearly shaken up. He said he was fine and kept walking. I think that was the adrenalin talking and he is probably hurting pretty bad tonight. I called 911 and reported it because it's NOT okay to hit someone and leave...this is coming from a mother who has had 3 of her 5 boys hit by cars who also left the scene. Makes me so mad! I feel good about getting the plate number and I hope they find him and press charges. It scared the heck out of me!


Amie said...

Hi Jolene,

My internet has been down for a week & talk about withdrawals LMAO..
Love your LO.
Have a good week Amie

Briana said...

Oh my goodness, I can't believe you saw that boy get hit and that the driver drove away! That is terrible! Bet he doesn't have any children of his own at home or he would never have turned away. I would have done the same thing as you, gotten the plate and gone to the kid to make sure he was okay, then reported it. Good for you!

I could have written the same exact paragraph about my fear of death! I have terrible thoughts sometimes and they render me unable to do anything else because I can't shake the image. It's awful, isn't it?

I'll attempt to post 4 things about myself, not sure how many I can come up with though...Stay tuned...

Wendy said...

I can't believe someone would hit a child and drive off. Good Grief! You did the right thing Jolene.

Don't know if I can come up with 5 things, but I'll try

Happy Wednesday!

SmileyCarrie said...

Morning Jolene! That's terrible... what an awful person to just "pat" the boy on the back and drive away. That's awful :( Is the boy okay?

Great post about 5 things... :)

Have a super day! *hugs*

Valerie said...

i can't believe the schmuck hits that kid, then basically tells him to walk it off! grrrrrr...

and a happy hump day to you!

Missy's Blog said...

Oh my gosh ... I am so glad you were there to see this happen and SO glad you called 911. I really hope the boy is okay. The picture of Chad & Sandy is adorable.

Chris said...

Gee Whiz...that is so terrible. So glad you got the plate number. What a creep. I am sure the mother is very thankful for your efforts.

Mary Ann said...

What kind of a person leaves a hurt kid! Good for you and I hope they grab him!

~Telah said...

Oh my goodness...I can't believe that someone would hit a kid and then leave. I am SO glad you were able to get the license number down and that you called it in. I bet it shook you up pretty good..it would have me. Good Quick thinking on your part.

Leona said...

Oh my how scary. I dont think I would want to be that guy today. Jerk

Sheila said...

Good for you, getting the licence plate, Jolene! He probably thinks he got away with something; hopefully he won't now.

Heather said...

Wow! That gives me chill bumps just reading it! I can't believe someone would do that...just leave? No Way! I am glad you repoted it. He needs to be caught so that won't happen again.
I love the tag. I learned a lot about you. What is funny is that there are a couple on there that I could put word for word on my blog and would apply to me. LOL
Have a great morning!

Amy Mowbray said...

Hey girl. I'm so behind on my blog reading. I hate those orange cones too. I just know I'm going to crash into all of them one day!

I can't belive the jerk just drove off. What a dumb butt. I believe that's called a "hit & run." How stupid of him.

Martha said...

How dumb to just drive off like that, hope he get's sent a ticket or something. Poor kid he probably is in pain today. Quick thinking on your part to get the license plate # I would of been all twitterpated seeing a kid get hit by a car and may not have thought that quick.

I hope you get to chat with your boy soon ;o).

p.s I have a son named Cole to ;o)he's 11.

TK Angels said...

While reading this blog-my mouth I know is hanging at least three feet. Wow-I can't believe you saw that young boy get hit. I am sooooo proud that you got the idiots license plate. Just driving away shows that this man is not a nice man at all. He must think his umm- I will be nice-poop does not smell. He must not have any kids.

Makes me mad a well. You take care and I hope they catch the stupid man-see I am being nice.

Keep us updated if you find out anything.


Jacquie said...

What is wrong with people today? How could anyone with any iota of a conscience have driven off after hitting a young boy on his bike?? That is just terrible! Good for you though I sincerely hope he does not get away with that.

Chickenbells said...

Oh my heavens...of course it was the adrenaline talking...the poor boy, I can't belieive someone would do that! Thank goodness you were smart enough to write down the license number...

I love the tag that's going around...perhaps I'll try it tomorrow (I'm sure it will be real hard for me to come up with 5 wierd things about myself...hahaha)

Pam said...

OMGosh! I can't believe that jerk left! Good for you for getting his plate number! How terrible!

Thanks for doing my tag! I think I could have added 10 after reading yours! LOL!

Cheryl Wray said...

Thank goodness you got the number and can you believe someone would do that???!!! I would have just been livid and so scared if I'd seen that happen! You did good!
I also have to check my blogs first thing every morning. I'm addicted!
I also have NO musical talent and I try not to be envious of other people. But, I'm definitely envious of people who can sing beautifully!!
Love the pic at the beginning. Cute!

Diane said...

What a scary thing to see! You did the right thing. I hope he gets caught.
Loved your 5 things! Funny!