Camping, a New Ride, and a Mini-Staycation

Last weekend we loaded up the pop-up tent and headed to the coast. The weather was incredible, almost too hot even at the beach! We had zero wind, and a ton of fun in the sun. We camped with Match’s sister, who is expecting a baby girl in October. She has the cutest baby bump, and it was so sweet to watch Piglet get excited to feel her kick.

I took the plunge and upgraded to a 2013 Toyota RAV4. I’m so excited to have an SUV again. We got rid of my Jeep Cherokee when Match got his truck back in 2014, and I’ve been driving his old ford commuter car for 3 years. I like being higher off the ground, and I love having all-wheel drive again. I test-drove, haggled and purchased this car all by myself, which felt both terrifying and empowering all in one. Match likes it too, which is a bonus. Also, the girlie side of me just thinks it’s so pretty!

I’m on a mini-staycation this week. I was able to take 3 days off work, but Match has to work. I had a stay at home chores day, which felt like more work than when I’m actually at work. Yesterday I took Piglet to the zoo with a few of my dear friends from high school and their kiddos. Today we had 8 kids with us. Whew! We had a blast but I’m exhausted.

Today we’re having a stay at home, relax in our jammies kind of day. I wish preschoolers got the vacation memo. This kid does not sleep in!


Thinking of Buying a Car

Jack Bauer should torture his suspects by making them go car shopping with their exes. -Lorelai, Gilmore Girls

I’ve been toying with the idea of getting a newer car. I’m frustrated by it because I’ve finally paid off my Ford Focus that I bought new back in the day with Flame Boy. That car has always been the bane of my existence because it wasn’t entirely my decision. In fact, Flame Boy, as was his way back then, made all the decisions for me, even when I protested. I think that buying a car new isn’t the smartest investment, particularly one I’d done no research on, like my Focus. Don’t get me wrong, eventually I appreciated it, but I never loved it. And I’ve always hated the color. Silly I know, but true. Continue reading Thinking of Buying a Car

Our First New Year’s Eve

Ross: I am going to make myself happy.
Chandler: Do you want us to leave the room?
Ross: I am going to do one thing that I have never done before. That, my friends, is my New Year’s resolution.
Phoebe: Ohh… that’s a good one. Mine is to pilot a commercial jet.
Chandler: That’s a good one too, Pheebs. Now all you have to find is a planeload of people whose New Year’s resolution is to plummet to their deaths. –Friends

Happy New Year! Hope everyone had a fun New Year’s eve. Like I wrote before, Match and I were really sick, and unfortunately I got worse instead of better as the night progressed. We met up with Baker Chic and LAX and a few of their friends (who were unbelievably boring, even to a girl with a cold!) and tried to act lively. By 10, I was sneezing and sniffling uncontrollably and my eyes were all swollen and red, so we headed home. Continue reading Our First New Year’s Eve