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Tricky car woes and stuff

Did I really say I wanted to get back into a routine? I think I need my head examined. I slept fitfully last night but I tend to do that when I am coming off vacation and getting back into work mode. I kept waking up, looking at the time and then being happy it still wasn't time to get up. I would snuggle back into my clean comfy flannel sheets and pull my flannel body pillow closer and head back into slumberville. It just would have been nice if I could have slept another hour...or two.

I decided against going to the gym after work. I am doing quite well recovery wise with my cold and don't want to push it. I know myself I won't just go and ease back into working out I'll go at full force and I definitely don't want to delay my recovery. As I was laying in bed last night I realized for the first time since my cold started I could breath again....out of both nostrils! It was just such a normal thing but yet at the same time I could not help but be amazed at how good it felt. It's the small things that keep me grounded.

Everyone at work today (well for those who are actually here) are complaining about how much they ate and how they are so sick of food and blah blah blah. For probably the first time ever I had the exact opposite experience. I didn't snack or graze constantly and when it came time for the big turkey meal I ate a lot less. My body had to decide whether it wanted to concentrate on breathing....or chose breathing. I meant that to be a lot funnier when I said it in my head earlier but now I'm a little cheesed off at my car. It's acting up - again.

Yesterday it started up pretty rough which shouldn't be happening anyway but did eventually run okay. This morning it again started rough but this time the check engine light came on and stayed on. Great. Besides the amount of money this is going to cost (which trust me we don't have right now) it's going to be a huge inconvenience running back and forth to the mechanics to figure this all out. My car likes to play the peek-a-boo game when it comes to going to the mechanic. It puts on a brave face when we get there and likes to pretend it's not sick which ultimately costs me a LOT more for labour. F*ckety F*ck. Although really I should just be hoping that my car starts when I leave work. I tried turning it off this morning when the light first came on and then it kind of hesitated when I restarted it. Calling a tow truck and waiting will not be fun. Let's hope it doesn't come to that. But first things first I have to wait for the call back from my mechanic giving me the a-ok to bring the car in.

Yah so besides that glorious fun there's not too much going on. Work is slow slow slow. Although even the work I do have is not enough to keep my attention. After all this time I finally figured out how my mind works. It's tricky. While I'm at work it has me believe that if only I were home I would be cleaning the house. Doing dishes. Laundry. Putting away all things x-mas BUT once I am home it basically yells 'sucker' and insists I sit down and do nothing. Tricky tricky tricky.

Let me share with you one of the items I got for x-mas this year from the hubby. He was so excited and impressed with his bad self. It was a rather large box and quite heavy. Most of the other 'small' gifts related to it so I had to open this one first. He said I would never guess what it was and he was correct. It's the world's largest air popcorn maker. He was a little put out that it was an air popper as he thought it was more sophisticated. Only my hubby would be beyond thrilled to give me this. It is a pretty neat gift. How much use I'll get out if it is to be seen. He thinks it will replace my microwave popcorn. He forgets that it comes in a pre-packaged bag, takes only minutes to make and already comes buttered and flavoured. We did try the machine out yesterday and it seems to pop only about a third of the kernels and spits the rest out. I'm sure it will be a big hit when we have a party or company over.


Mkay so the above was written earlier while at work. Now I am home. I dropped the car off and got a loaner vehicle - a mini van. I don't care what I drive I'm just happy he lends me a vehicle while mine is being fixed. Now I just have to sit back and worry about how much this is going to cost me.

A'ight I am off to help finish dinner - grilled chicken and salad (ya we're on a health kick let's so how long it lasts).

5:49 p.m. - 2008-12-29


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