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Adulting

You know, you never appreciate days off until you have 4 or more consecutively in a row. Work doesn’t exactly rule my life but I usually don’t want to do much except eat and chill out after a full day. These past 4 days I’ve felt like a real adult. I mean I am an adult but I mean like a productive member in society. Okay maybe for only 3 out of the 4 days… or 2 and a half. Anyway, here’s a recap of my weekend.

Saturday, I slept and I slept and I slept. I loooooove sleeping. Its right up there with eating. I maybe get 6 hours a night. Actually, the reason why I slept so much is because my husband woke me up at an ungodly 5am to let me know that he heard something go bump in the night upstairs and wanted to know if I heard it. Of course I didn’t hear it.. I was dead asleep. I’m a really light sleeper too. It’s a curse. He called my name and I was awake. I’m also grumpy when I wake up so I had my “wtf-is-wrong-you” face. Turns out the thump was a tree branch falling on the roof. We really need to get that tree cut down soon considering it’s 6 inches from the house..

So then I literally spent the entire day reading. Like all of it. I had been on the same book for an unbelievable week and I desperately needed to finish it. I’m pretty sure that’s all I did on Saturday. I can’t remember. OH! actually it was Sunday I spent all day reading. I went to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park on Saturday which I’ve already shared a couple pictures of. So if you reread these two paragraphs, just flip Saturday and Sunday.

It’s all about Monday anyway!

Sunday night, after gorging on a chicken dinner early in the day, we fasted. I am not knocking people who fast, more power to you but I think it’s one of the most torturous things a person can volunteer to do. I’d make a TERRIBLE spy. I’d sing like a canary for a burger.

We had to fast for 8-10 hours Sunday to Monday because we were going to get blood drawn. You see I’m almost 30 so we decided to start family planning and I want to make sure all is kosher inside my body before that happens. I’ve never had blood drawn before that I can remember. Every time I try to give blood I’m always denied for one reason or another. The nurse who did the blood draw was amazing. She was definitely a pro.

After that we went to Farmer Boy for breakfast. I took some pictures through the sunroof on the way there because the clouds were looking so gorgeous at that time of day. They also had a bunch of these cool flowers outside the restaurant.

We get inside and we’re getting funny looks cause our arms are banded up from giving blood. I think a lot of people may have thought we were on drugs because we had our starving faces on.

It was no question what we were going to eat. We both got 4 XL egg omelettes with hash browns and inhaled that food like there was no tomorrow. I’m never fasting again unless its absolutely necessary.

Then my husband got it into his head that we should go look at cars. We have two cars. a ’98 and a ’16. The ’98 works great except he part that it leaks gas if you fill it above halfway. Not exactly the most safe thing in the world. For a while money was tight and another new car wasn’t in the budget but now we figured lets see what our options could be. We went to the dealership, test drove two cars and of course, like the adults that we are, we bought one. Better to be safe and all that. (That’s the ’16 pictured below. We have to wait 2 months for the new one)

The highlight of the hours we spent at the dealership was this quill pen! I’ve never used one but the feather was there.. the ink was there… nobody was around at that moment so we took turns acting like Thomas Jefferson signing the Declaration of Independence because it’s only fitting!

We came back home, I did some other house chores finished another book and sat down to watch Okja. Seriously, if you watch this movie, I hope you have a whole roll of toilet paper. From beginning to end, I couldn’t handle it. I had the ugliest tears watching this movie. It’s a Netflix original about superpigs and the food market of supply and demand and it’s SO EMOTIONAL!

Since this post is hitting 800 words, I’m going to end it here. I’ll save my 4th of July activities for another post. Happy Independence Day America!!! Happy Tuesday to the rest of the world!

Nel

Happily married, bookaholic, Netflix-a-holic sharing random experiences and interpretations of my world which is brutally honest most of the time.

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24 thoughts on “Adulting

    1. Nel Post author

      Thank you! I believe we have to wait because they have to try and find the car that we want and if they can’t find it, it has to be built. Happy 4th of July to you too! I hope your day is going spectacularly! ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. Mischenko

    Nel, I love your story! I totally agree on sleep and fasting is SO hard. Great post. I hope you enjoy your 4th. โ™กโ™กโ™ก

    1. Nel Post author

      Thanks! I’m glad I’m not the only one. You have a great day as well!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. mainepaperpusher

    Happy Day Off! Oh and Happy 4th! Nice to see that we aren’t the only people who keep cars forever. We have three cars and I don’t drive now because of the seizures. One is our Soul, named Kevin, is our regular car. We have an Element named “Bob Watson” for the dogs. Yes we bought a car for the dogs. They won’t fit in anything else! The we have my Penny the convertible. She’s a ’92 and is now an official antique! I’m thrilled that you are getting a new Honda. We love our Element. I will be happy to see a pic. You know what? You’ve inspired another post. How my cars got their names. I want to see pics and hear what you will name her/him.

    1. Nel Post author

      I remember Penny! I am so jealous you have an Element! I told the salesperson that that was a bad decision getting rid of the Element because they were such practical cars with their magic fold up seats! I’ll have to ask my husband about car names cause that’s usually his domain, haha.
      Happy 4th to you too and can’t wait to read your post!

    1. Nel Post author

      Hahahaha! Do share where you find yours and how well it works. I definitely want to get one myself one day.

  3. Noriko

    Happy 4th of July! I really loved getting a snippet of your weekend ๐Ÿ™‚
    Great post!!

    1. Nel Post author

      Thanks Noriko! I will be sure to record it all ๐Ÿ˜Š I hope you’re having a wonderful day across the pond.

    1. Nel Post author

      Thank you! And I though so too. It’s not as hard to write with as I thought it would be.

    1. Nel Post author

      Thanks! I’ll be following up tomorrow on what we usually do every year so my friends who don’t live in the states can get some experience ๐Ÿ˜

  4. James J. Cudney IV

    Lovely weekend summary. No comment on fasting. I ate so many carbs the last few days I’m eating only fruit today. What a fun day. Not. Except their is cake leftover in the refrigerator. And a half a bottle of champagne which shouldn’t go to waste. Plus the BBQ pulled pork won’t freeze well, so I should have it tonight. You know… to do the right thing. Yes, you talked me into it. Thanks.

    1. Nel Post author

      Bahahaha. Sounds like a great dinner to me! You can put the fruit in the champagne and that will make it more healthy. Add organic BBQ sauce to the pulled pork and its even healthier. Top it all off with fruit on the cake and you’re set!

    1. Nel Post author

      ๐Ÿ˜€ Exactly my thinking haha! I have to have a least one moment of adultness in a day ๐Ÿ˜‰

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