Saturday, September 6, 2008

Look Who's Driving

And no, not just Zoe. I thought that 39 and 1/2 weeks pregnant was a good time to go ahead and sit a drivers test. You know, cause I could do with the extra stress and all.

I've been to 4 Drivers Ed lessons, which went well, and though I had more which I'd paid for still booked, I realised I wouldn't have a chance to get them done before having the baby, and I though, heck why not go for the test. If I fail, no big deal, I'll consider this one a practise test.

The guy who was testing me was a grumpy old man who was very intimidating and rude. After the test I bawled my eyes out to Rene, I was shaking and felt like throwing up. I felt soooo upset. Rene was comforting me and then was surprised when I slipped into the conversation that I had actually passed! I sure wasn't behaving like I had passed. But I was intimidated and scared, not to mention hormonal, and the test was not a pleasant experience.

But, I have my licence now! I'm still pretty scared to drive and will be doing as little of it as possible, and it will be a while until we can get Rene a vehicle to get to work in so I can have the car during the day. But it's nice to know I can score it off the to do list. I'm a licenced driver now, something I thought I'd never accomplish. And it's wonderful to think of the freedoms this will grant us in future.

So yay! :


Snobound said...

I'm very proud of you and thankful that you didn't take lessons from either your brother or Rene! :) Congrats, and I guess this means that you could drive yourself to the hospital should you go into labor and Rene is.....well, lets just say he'd taken two Vasnik and had passed out cold on the dining room table.

Kinsleys3 said...

Congrats Niecey!! That's a big accomplishment! Yeah those old guys doing the road tests do tend to be intimidating. I thought they only did that to young punk teens though! Guess they like to be grumpy to everyone. It'll be handy to be able to drive if you need to though. And hey, if you really get the itch, now you can drive out to see us!! ;-)

Sam said...

That is just too cool!

Di said...

Congratulations, Denise! Yay! What an achievement at full term pregnancy. Wow! x