Thursday, January 17, 2019

Good News (for a change)

I've been kinda busy this week......... and couldn't share a word of it till I was sure.... I bought a new car !!!!

It's a 2018 Kia Soul.  

On Sunday I went on line looking to see what was out there - that I could afford.  Sir Steve had been making noises about getting me into an SUV -- a little bigger car so he didn't worry so much about me when I am out there driving.   I saw this lil one right off..... I groaned and said 'ORANGE?!  I don't think so!!' and continued looking.... but that lil orange car kept nagging at me.... it was kinda cute ... and I certainly wouldn't see it everywhere I looked..... I kept going back to look at it.  

Finally Sir Steve suggested we go take a look at it.... Unfortunately the dealer didn't have it on the lot and had to bring it in.  So we went back Monday night to see it and take it for a test drive.  While I was driving it I was sorta flip flopping on buying it.  I had done my research on Kias - especially the new ones.  By the time we got back to the dealer's I had made up my mind.  The lil one (who believes all cars should have a name) declared we should call it 'S's pumpkin' ...... I had an irrational dislike of the name........ it sounded mean and nasty !!  (ok ok so I had this sudden protectiveness towards my lil orange car) I said "NO it will not be called THAT.  I'll decide on a name for it!!"  (have I mentioned I'm a little bit cranky during this withdrawal process - grinning) 

Decision made -- paper work in the system -- we went home for a quick take out dinner.  

Last evening we went to pick it up.  I announced to the lil one and Sir Steve that IF the car had to have a name -- it would be - from this point on -- 'The Wild One'........ cause when I am puttering around town I will feel like a wild woman driving a bright orange car (at my age!!)

Once the plates were on it... the final paper work signed ........ they had to take a picture of me with the car.  They said it would go up on Facebook.  The lil one shrieked "S is gonna be famous ... S is gonna be famous!!!  Her picture is gonna be on Facebook!!"   

Life is good when you go a little wild and become 'famous' 

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Best Laid Plans

What can I say?? how about UGH!!

It started when I weighed myself the other day....... remember I said my weight was only fluctuating by 2 - 4 pounds??? WELL I lied..... not really but ya know what I mean.... I got on the scales and threw a fit -- I was up 6 ... count 'em S I X.... pounds!!!  I thought the scales were broken!!  Then I thought about all the treats we consumed from December through to January... how many ordered in meals we had.. how many times we went to a restaurant for a meal.......... 

yup 6 pounds seemed about right.

It didn't make me happy -- so I vowed I would go to the gym 3 days a week and the other 2 days I would walk -- either at the gym or just around the neighbourhood. 

Today was supposed to be a gym day...... upper body strength.  When I woke up it was snowing lightly -- I checked the weather forecast 'possible flurries'.  When I took the lil one to the bus we have a full on storm -- blowing snow and cold... 

(big sigh)

There is no way I have any desire to venture out in THIS !!!

 Best laid plans................. (bigger sigh)

Tuesday, January 15, 2019


It was a busy exhausting weekend....... 

We had a delightful birthday celebration for my son in law.... all the family together feasting and laughing and talking.  There was a new addition to the family -- Chaos -- cute as a button and not the least bit daunted by the bigger dogs ..........

Sunday Sir Steve and I did some window shopping  ........ and had lunch out at a new restaurant....  beef kabobs and very fresh naan........ totally yummy!

The one thing missing from the weekend was play time and sex.  It makes me angry .... and guilty...... this no sex drive... these headaches and muscle aches that steal our adult times ..........  4 more months ..... maybe 5 ...... such a long time before I get my mind and body back.......... 

I did manage to get to the gym yesterday..... YAY me!!  and am heading off again this morning ..  I keep hoping that exercise will help .......... it isn't ....... but hope reigns eternal.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Sunday Sentiments

Saturday, January 12, 2019


It's a lazy Saturday morning..... coffee and DVR shows...... relaxing chilling....

Chilling -- yeah well chilly is a good word for it... it's -20 or so here (-4 for you Fahrenheit folks) but the sun is shining so the cold isn't AS noticeable.

Come lunch time we'll be moving and grooving ..... heading off to our Nation's Capital for son-in-law's birthday...... it's a big one -- a good excuse to party. 

Life is good when the sun shines and family gathers.

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