So-What I’ve Been Doing Lately

Let’s see, a lot of stuff has been happening around my hood since I posted last.

I got a new car the weekend of the Ferguson Twilight 5k and the Zoo 5k. The Equinox had given me some trouble the last couple years, plus it had nearly 145,000 miles on it (it was a brand new 2011 when I got it), and when we got notice that they were buying back used Equinox’s at a good price, M decided to investigate a little bit. He spoke to his cousin who works for a car dealership and we decided to go look at a few cars there. Of course, we wound up getting a brand new 2014 Santa Fe. I really like it so far, and I think it will be a good little car. It has quite a bit more room than my old car and it gets slightly better gas mileage thus far as well.

So there was that little exciting bit.

Then Memorial Day weekend was upon us and I had to make deserts for the party we were attending on Sunday. I made Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheese Cake Bars and Ghiridelli Triple Fudge Brownies because those are the best brownies ever. At the party we pretty much just hung out and played Xbox because we are children and don’t want to interact with anyone.

I hit up a couple of yoga classes and I realized just how much I missed yoga! I need to work on fitting it all back in to my schedule better. I was loving the sweat and even though some of the poses I can’t do, I didn’t feel discouraged by it in any way.

The house is and always will be a disaster area! I can’t seem to get it all caught up. So I’ve been spending a good chunk of time trying to get it all in order, and just when I think I have it, something else comes along and tips it all off the rails again. We did get one of the doors painted, as well as the concrete foundation part of the house that is visible above ground level. I also got my tomato and bell pepper plants planted, along with some flowers for decoration.

So I guess that pretty much wraps up everything until this weekend. I had some errands to do, like paying my sales tax, getting a new flat-iron since mine ate shit and died on me, finding the quilt pattern I needed. I was picking up my flat-iron when all of a sudden it started to POUR down rain outside. I figured M wouldn’t be working, so I ran to my car (getting soaked in the process) and called him to see if he wanted some lunch from town. He was actually in Wentzville already, so we met up and headed to St. Charles to get him some new boot laces from the boot store (they give them to him for free since he bought his boots there). We ate lunch ate Hooter’s (General Tso’s boneless wings FTW) and then stopped by Costco. I’m pretty sure we are the only people who walk in to that store and only buy three things.

I had been wanting a bike for YEARS, but just hadn’t gotten it together to get one. After reviewing my finances, I figured out I could afford to get a bike, so we headed over to Granada Cyclery to check them out. We left with not one, but TWO bikes! So that was very exciting.

Afterwards we headed home and got ready to head over to M’s sister’s house to celebrate her husband’s birthday with some BBQ. Everything was super delicious, and after hanging for a while, we headed home and passed out.

Sunday we got up and ate breakfast, then got ready to go on our first bike ride with our new bikes. We went down to the Katy Trail, and wound up riding for 11 miles. We haven’t had a chance to get out since then, but we did get my new bike rack installed on the car and can’t wait to get back out! Hopefully the rain goes away soon so we can make that happen.

I’m doing the All American 5k this weekend, so I’ve been working out the logistics for that. I skipped last year, but the year prior I waited forever for a shuttle back to the start line, so I’m thinking I will park at the finish and shuttle to the start line this year. I’m looking forward to doing the race again, and hope that I can better my time!

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