Happy New Year to one an all! Welcome year 2010 !
First of all, I know, I know the colors are a bit much but I'm so bored with the old stuff that I'm trying all kinds of stuff. Stay tuned in to see if I keep changing.
The new year was brought in at the cabin, or at one of the cabinites places. We had a wonderful pork tenderloin dinner while listening to Paul McCartney live album and watching, silently a football game. Don't ask me who was playing because I have no earthly idea. Later in the evening we had homemade creme brulee made by Bare, who doesn't even eat the stuff. The best I have EVER had! Oh my gosh, my last indulgence for awhile. About 11 pm the guys were getting restless so the poker chips and cards were brought out. It was 4 guys and me. I love cards of any kind and am pretty good at them. I don't know what all the check and call things mean in poker but I won the first hand big and the last hand big. Told you I can play cards. Finally it was pucker-your-lips time and we all got a good dose of lip action. The Hubby and I were struggling to stay awake as we were up at 5 am like most every morning so we were closing in on being up for 19 hours straight. Speaking of 5 am. I had missed workout all week long because of the stupid ice and my reluctance on being the guinea pig on the stuff at 5 am but yesterday I braved it since the main roads were clear and it was melting (run on sentence). I backed out of the drive and down to the street and of course found the only two patches of fairly tough mounds of snow packed ice to get stuck on. I had to run inside to call The Hubby to push my little car forward and backward a bit to get me out, but I finally got a workout in.
The night before we finally made a decision on a car. We spent all of Tuesday test driving four cars: Jeep Commander, Ford Flex, Nissan Armada and the Chevy Tahoe. My heart was for the Commander as that has been catching my eye for a bit but after driving the Flex we were torn. The Armada was unavailable, the Tahoe was pretty much like The Hubby's Avalanche and I've had a Tahoe before. The Flex was a dream to drive but they were not very negotiable on the price. Overnight we talked about it and I told The Hubby that since the Jeep was the better deal and it was my personal favorite I would prefer to get it. Besides The Hubby has never been a Ford guy so I was surprised he was leaning towards it. We bought the car yesterday and should pick it up tomorrow afternoon. I will have pictures later. Later that night at dinner I kind of started needling The Hubby about why he was going to sell my Miata and not keep it in storage. We have kept his step-dad's 1971 El Camino, and his 1949 Dodge pickup that is being restored (let's talk money spent) and I didn't see the reason, just because it was a fairly expensive car that we could not keep MY car. I mean I really don't mind him selling it but why is my stuff not that important. We keep tons of his stuff and have a few buildings to do that. We keep his collections but I'm asked sometimes to scale down my stuff while he amasses his. I mean, I was just kind of perturbed by his insisting here and I wanted him not to think about the money involved, that it was a matter of does my stuff stink or something and his doesn't. Well, let me tell you my needling set off a tirade from some pent up feelings. I was on my second bite of prime rib and was left with my mouth hanging open and frankly embarrassed by his anger in the restaurant. I love the guy but I hate it when we go rockin' along for months on end and he lets stuff build up to the point of an eruption. I won't go into all that was said because there was plenty more but I was just curious of what you would feel if you and your stuff felt devalued somehow, how would you feel. I kind of felt cut down. Also, during all of this crap I ended up backing down on the dance stuff and will attend 1, I said 1 class a week with him dancing, YUCK! I didn't address the crack on my weight. I've already addressed that here! Oh, man marriage is still so much work even after nearly 34 years this month! ARGHHHHHH!!!!!