Tuesday, February 18, 2014


Yes you read right! I heard on the new this morning that today was National Drink Wine Day.. and who am I to argue with that? Not that I would. Obviously. So as I sit here writing I am indulging in my second glass of wine! Don't worry.. I should still make sense!

So I have no been around but things have actually been busy around here. Although we should have done so quite awhile ago we decided to switch our licenses over to North Carolina and believe it or not here in order to do that you have to take a driving test.. SUCKS! I don't particularly care to take any tests but a driving test ranks high on that list. I haven't taken a driving test in years, not to mention I have never taken an American driving test and apparently things are different State to State? What the hell is that all about? So I have spent my days studying because truthfully the rules are definitely all different here then they are in Canada, and apparently rules have changed since I took the test in Canada (no more 10 and 2? We are now 9 and 3? Since when?) and there is a bunch of different road signs here.. ex. State, County, Interstate!

Jason went last week before we got that nasty fit from Mother Nature and said that while doing the sign test they show signs like a school crossing, stop sign or railroad crossing and just show the shape and color of the sign not to writing, symbol or whatever... seriously? I don't know why I was so anxious but I have seriously sat on the laptop more than I have probably in the last year this last week and did practice tests (which give conflicting information FYI) and read and read and read the rules and regulations for driving in North Carolina. I'm probably the best driver now that I have ever been! HA! I went today and sadly say in the DMV for HOURS and waited. What a shit show! But I passed everything with 100% and should receive my new license in the next 15 days! Sweet! One less thing to worry about!

While I was stuck at the DMV Jason did some running around to gather some things we needed for some house projects we've been talking about! Someone might as well have enjoyed the GORGEOUS 70 DEGREE WEATHER while I was stuck with a bunch of whiners in a line up 6 miles long!

So what have we been up to the last few days.... let me think! Maybe I could show you?

Oh right... on Saturday we went to the grand opening of the new Bass Pro Shop in Cary! We figured it was going to be busy but NOTHING as bad as it was! We parked a million miles away and walked over, we somehow managed to avoid the line outside and got right in! I got a new North Face sweater that I am IN LOVE with.. a pair of capris and Jason got a sign for the garage! I got in life after only viewing basically the women's clothing while Jason perused the rest of the store. The line up was also a million miles long but they were super efficient and I was out of there in no time! 

Those stores are always full of cool things and Jason insisted I take pictures for my Dad and brother. It wasn't exactly all that easy to take pictures when people were pushing and shoving and trying to get around you, we plan to go back one day in a couple of weeks maybe during the week. 

The place seriously was packed, when we first got in Jason went to look at ammo first thing and I was scanning the crowds looking for him and his orange sweater, it was literally impossible to find him. 

This is a crappy picture, I was in line when I noticed the sign and really liked the Saying. "When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world" - John Muir

That night Jason made some fantastic pizza! He has mastered the art of making pizza dough from scratch and the pizza was fantastic. 

Y'all are probably getting sick of sunset pictures but honestly look at that.. how could you ever get sick of those amazingly beautiful skies! 

I took that photo last night while Jason and I were outside grilling these babies! Jason actually had venison steaks which obviously I wasn't eating, and no I didn't get a picture of them.  

After that we indulged in some Froyo... it is our guilty pleasure! Usually I don't get all this crap on it but I felt the need to splurge seeings how I have basically cut out carbs entirely for the last month and a half! 

So as I mentioned before while I was at the DMV Jason was running around returning some stuff to Time Warner Cable and picking up some rocks for the outside of the house. We have been giving a lot of thought to changing some of the landscaping outside of the front of the house. We have the plans for a deck and such in the back yard so we thought now might be a good time to do a few things to the front yard! 

 Yes that is a little bit of snow left over.. and that stuff under the broom in the crap they put EVERYWHERE  around the house and I am terrified its a breeding ground for spiders and god knows what else creepy crawly so it had to go.. period! We decided on rocks awhile ago and you would have thought that would have been simple, negative! Do you realize how many kinds and colors of rocks there are to choose from? Crazy!

So Jason removed all of the straw stuff... haha like I was ever going to touch that crap with my hands.. NOT!

He started putting down the rocks and I couldn't be happier with how they look! We are thinking we need to get a few more bags but so far I am really happy with it!

Now having been stuck inside all day I was so excited to sit with a glass of wine (National Drink Wine Day and all!) and enjoy the gorgeous 70 degree weather while supervising Jason at work. More like giving my opinion, kind of. 

Making progress! I love when things come together around the house, LOVE LOVE! 

We have a lot of things we want to do around here while we still have time and knocking things off the list feels great! Besides with "winter" having been around it was really nice to get outside and enjoy it while we could! Jason grilled turkey burgers and we just hung out, I love that time! 

So now that I am finished studying it is my intention to find a good book, make more time for blogging, try and get some more sleep then I seem to ever. Have any of you got the last book I recommended? Any thoughts? Any recommendations for books you have recently read that you think I may enjoy??

We may have a little trip planned for this upcoming weekend, wont know for sure until tomorrow though.. I will keep you all posted on that! 

I am off to finish my wine drinking, maybe take a hot bath and go to bed! For some reason last night neither Jason or I could sleep last night, at 1:00am we were still laying awake watching a movie on TV. Maybe my insomnia is contagious? Poor Jason. 

You all better be having a glass of wine tonight!! 

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  1. OK - so jealous that after that snow you had, Jason is now wearing shorts & It's 70 degrees!!!!!!!!!!!! We had more snow yesterday. The snowbanks are so high it's almost impossible to see at any given corner. On the positive side, it was nice today. Not sure of the temperature, but it was sunny & I could have gone out without a heavy coat. Maybe we will get Spring sooner rather than later.

  2. I know Cathy, I don't want to brag but it was 70 degrees all day today and we were out doing yard work! Its been so great, I really hate winter so much! I'm glad you are getting nice weather.. read my next post to find out why!