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Busy bonus day!

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I had today off of work, but it ended up being busier than a normal day, even a weekend day.

It started at 5am when I took to the internet to waste time and debate social issues.

From there, I stopped at the chiro with Jeff, chatted with Brittany, said hi to Holly, then of to the coffee shop I went.  I read the paper and studied for a bit, then took my car to get fixed. While I was there, I priced out some pretty sweet wheels for the car.

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They’re a bit spendy, so we’ll be saving up before that splurge.  I loved the shop I found, though.  They had a five-star rating on yelp, and from the looks of it, it was well-earned. They were neat, tidy, professional, and fair priced. There was some swearing that I didn’t appreciate, but it wasn’t AT anyone or about anyone, so I’m alright about it. Everyone swears, lol, he probably just didn’t realize I could hear him.

Along the way, I found a Crossfit studio–what!!

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They were closed, so I couldn’t check it out.

When my car was fixed, I drove across town (30 minutes northeast) to pick my Mom up. We grabbed lunch, picked up her new glasses, and drove across town (30 minutes south) to pick up the keys to her desk. We traded seats and I let her drive so I could help my brother with an email response to an interview invitation via text and Facebook.  She drove us to the office (25 minutes west) to get her laptop, then we headed back to her house (25 minutes east). We stopped off for some grocery shopping and to off my gas tank ($132 later…), Then I dropped her off at Grandma’s work so they could run more errands.

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From there, I drove back to the chiro (25 minutes west) to pick some things up, then went home (15 minutes northwest).

Once home, I played butcher for about an hour cutting the bulk meat down to reasonable sizes and organizing the freezer. I cooked dinner, and now I’m ready to eat. Phew!! I’m tired!

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Married life has swallowed me whole…

While I’ve been updating my food-tracking blog several times daily, I’ve been neglecting this blog something fierce.  And what has been taking up so much of my time?  Nothing, really.  I wake up, go to work, work my bum off, come home, work on cross stitch, catching up on Gossip Girl, or expanding my pinterest boards, study, go to school, try to learn how to drive a stick shift* and read books.  It’s pretty ho-hum, actually! … But I like it.  Life is good, and I’m going to cherish it while it lasts.

I’ve been causing a bit of mayhem on Facebook… pushing my political views on anyone who doesn’t agree with me.  Bleh.  Who knew we’d have to deal with this before the presidential debates started up?  I thought we’d have a nice 4 year break… nope.

I also cause mayhem when I over-share the type of shenanigans that me and my brother get into:

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Seems legit….

Haha… Work is the same as usual.  The only thing that’s pretty awesome is that I’ve got over 100 followers on my other blog and to celebrate, I’m doing a ‘Happy Hundred’ challenge where I am working out for at least 10 days for 100 days since I got my 100th follower…. Turns out that’s until January 1st 2014 🙂  Serendipitous.

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To help me reach my goals through the winter..[Pipe down, Stark, we all know winter is coming…] Jeff and I got a BOSU ball and a jump rope 🙂 So far, I’ve gotten at least 1 ten-minute workout in… while inflating the BOSU with the hand-pump 😛

*Jeff and I got an Audi a few months ago and while it was a great deal because it was marked down, good financing, paid off my car, etc.. there’s just one itty bitty tiny little problem:  I can’t drive it.

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The Audi is a stick shift.  A manual transmission. A Standard transmission.  Three-pedals, kills the car if you do it wrong, shuddering death-trap of a stick shift.  And he drives it like they’re linked telepathically and all he has to do is think and it responds.

He was trying to give me a driving lesson today and I should not have gone out–it was already a rough day.  I was able to get the car going from a level surface, and cruised around the neighborhood 1st, 2nd, 3rd, oops, dead-end, neutral, park, reverse, 1st, stop-sign on an incline, shuddering start, stall, attempt # 1, attempt #2, 4-ways, concerned neighbor, attempt #3, car is smoking, I quit.

Heh.

I’ve been driving an automatic for 10 years and it’s really not that easy for me to pick up the skills needed to keep the car going smoothly.  It’s half mine, though, so I’m determined to figure it out.  Any tips/tricks would be welcome in the comments below 🙂