This is how my side mirror looked Monday morning...Ordinarily I am up and at work around 7, but this particular morning I had to go pick up our sitter. No problem, I'll just go to work a little late. But, as I always am, I was late getting out of the house. So when I turned onto Sandifur leaving my neighborhood, I sped up to the normal speed limit of 35. The infraction? I was in a school zone...during school hours. Whoops. As soon as I saw the officer in his car pointing that huge radar at me, I knew I was a goner. And sure enough he pulled up behind me and turned on his pretty lights. I was very nice, and admitted my fault. But the dirty bugger gave me a ticket anyway and told me to 'have a nice day ma'am'. Yeah, great start to the day. I had no time to wallow in my shame. I was late picking up the sitter, remember? I had called Thomas while I was waiting inpatiently in my car, so when I returned home to drop off the sitter, I got the one finger 'WAIT' before I left for work. Great. Thomas wanted to know if I got a ticket and what happened. Then he wanted to know how much the ticket was for...'I don't want to tell you, you'll be mad at me.' $271 dollars, so yes, he was mad. The lesson for today is...don't speed in a school zone. I need a second job to pay for this one.