Traffic is the bane of my existence. But somehow living in this metroplex (Dallas-Fort Worth area), it is a part of my daily life. There are VERY FEW people who have the luxury of living near work or being able to avoid traffic completely. For a few months, our apartment was very close to my work, which was far from the norm. It was just coincidental when I got my job last August that it was in Las Colinas and that we lived on the edge of the area. Of course the houses in this area are like 3 or 4 times as expensive as the one we bought, and since we didn't win the lottery recently, we couldn't exactly afford to live in this area once we bought a house. So needless to say I get to deal with traffic.
In reality, unless you live less than a mile or so from work, you are going to hit some sort of traffic. You just can't avoid it. There are just too many people in the area driving too many cars on too small of roads. I asked Austin yesterday if we could get a flying car for me when it's time to trade in my Mustang! :) I only wish!!!! In Los Angelese, they have six lanes on each side of the highway. Granted, their traffic is even worse so that all six of their lanes are packed. But if we could get six lanes each way here, traffic should in theory flow fairly smoothly. Or maybe they need to start assigning times when you are allowed to get on the road so that there is a set number of cars on each road at each time of the day. That would take a LOT of planning though so probably not the best idea.
It take me about 40-45 minutes in the morning to get into work, and 45-60 minutes (usually on the 60 minute side) to get home in the afternoons. It sometimes makes me sad because I think about how I would love to have that two hours back to spend with my son and husband. But it is what it is, and for now, I just have to buck up and jam some tunes in the car! :)
Other than that, not a whole lot going on. We had a great weekend last weekend even though it was busy with running errands and laundry and cleaning the house since I'm not home to do any of those things any more. But it was still great because we were all together and had fun still even though we had to do some things that weren't quite as fun! Tomorrow is Cooper's 3 month birthday - can't believe it's already been three months since that little guy arrived, but I love him more and more every day. He has discovered his hands now which is so cute when you see him staring at them and he is trying to figure out how to get them into his mouth now too! Too funny!
Hope you all have a great week, and I will try to post more frequently! :)