My apologies for not being around yesterday but truth be told I needed a day, I needed a day to get out and blow off some steam and just breathe!
I don't deal well with stress, or morons if we're being frank and last week was full of both! On top of all of that I don't really have an outlet here, no friends, no where to go, nothing to do and Jason works all the time. I looked into getting a pedicure and almost fell over when I saw how expensive they are here, unreal. Anyways Saturday night I decided that I would take Jason to work yesterday morning and do a few things in the morning before picking him up early afternoon and we planned to go for an afternoon drive.
I woke up yesterday morning to this...
It was cold and miserable and extremely foggy.. I begged Jason not to go to work, but that wasn't going to happen. Mostly I didn't want to go out in the fog. I hate to admit it but anyone who knows me well know that I am a little bit of a wuss.. I hate scary movies, heights, roller coasters, spiders and fog! I know its stupid but don't you think fog is creepy as hell? I don't know what it is but it scares the crap out of me and the idea of dropping Jason off at work and then driving the winding desolate country roads back to the apartment in the fog was not making my morning. Ugh. I dropped Jason off at work and drove SLOWLY back to the apartment.. as if I was waiting for something to jump out in front of me.. which wasn't totally out of the question.
As the morning went on the fog lifted (thank god!) and I went out and did some groceries and dealt with some house stuff. The grocery store was a MAD HOUSE yesterday! I don't particularly care for grocery shopping to begin with as I always feel like I am in someones way and its uncomfortable but yesterday I was absolutely in everyone's way because they were stocking shelves in every aisle and they only had to registers open, the place was packed.. it was a nightmare, I was so glad to get out of there!
I was really anxious to pick Jason up from work as it was such a BEAUTIFUL day, so perfect for a country road drive. For me there is nothing like getting in the truck, sunglasses on, windows down, music on BUST and just drive.
I picked up Jason at 1:30pm and we headed west? Either way we headed towards Torquay which is a way we have never been before, what a gorgeous day!
We saw a ton of BEAUTIFUL horses, I tried to convince Jason that we need one and however much he disagreed we did decide that when we are back in North Carolina after this job we will hit up the place we went horse back riding when we were living there and make the most of a day there! I am so excited!
The clouds here never cease to amaze me, they always looks like they are just floating! Its gorgeous!
I'm not sure what these yellow fields are, but I plan to find out and I will let you all know. I believe its canola but I can't be sure! I will ask Tanya, as these are her old stomping grounds (Saskatchewan, not Estevan)... you should check her out HERE, She is new to the blog world so head on over and show her some love!
After driving forever, smelling the fresh air, singing away we decided to turn around and check out the Rafferty Dam before heading home. We had no idea that there was a huge lake down there where you can fish and a boat launch! We didn't see anyone swimming but there were a ton of boats in the water and people fishing everywhere.
On the way back to the main road we cant across a ton of cows! If I haven't mentioned it before, I LOVE cows! I don't know what it is about them but they are so beautiful and peaceful, minding their own business grazing in the fields. I don't eat them, not just because I don't care for red meat at all but because I truly love cows. It made me sad to see most of them had ear tags which I assume means bad things for their future.
There was so many of them and they were so close to the road in some areas! They were friendly and I wanted to get out and pet them but Jason was against it, they got up to come greet us but Jason wasn't for that either and I didn't want to them to get to close to the road! It was a perfect way to end our drive though.
I don't know what it is but there is something about a country road drive on a beautiful day that makes everything better! I came home feeling totally refreshed and completely ready for Jason to make dinner. I just love Sunday's when Jason doesn't work. We had talked all week about having home made pizza, Jason loves to make it and let me tell you not only will I never turn down Jason making dinner but pizza is pretty much my favorite so I was all for it. We decided to try a different dough than usual and because we weren't sure how it was going to turn out Jason decided to get the dough we usually use as well as a backup, just in case. Once he started cooking he got on a roll and used both dough, which turned into one regular pizza, one deep dish pizza and a little personal pan! He did a great job, he said he can make good pizza because he had a great teacher, my Mom.
After dinner, which was fabulous we headed for some much needed time at the gym before a quiet night at home! I love Sunday's when Jason has the day off and we get to get out and do things. I feel really overwhelmed lately with everything going on with the house stuff and just being lonely here and yesterday was exactly what I needed!
I am counting down the days until we hit the run way for Raleigh!