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Posts from February 2014


On the Hunt
                                   
Yep, we're on the hunt for a new vehicle.  My sweet, wonderful 2001 Jetta, Brigetta, has seen her better days.  She's got hail damage, a banged up passenger-side headlight from a fender bender and the 'check engine' light that used to turn on for me every once in a while just stays lit now.  It's time to look for a new car. 

We've never had a vehicle we could fit Everett and the two dogs at the same time, so we've decided on something with third-row seating.  My husband, Marc, is pretty dead-set against mini vans, so that leaves us with an SUV.  I like the Chevy Traverse and the Acura MDX.  Marc wants to look at the Dodge Journey - and I think a Toyota something or other.  We'll see what we can do here. 

Here's what I've learned about myself: I couldn't care less about vehicles.  I mean, I want one that works and has enough space for us.  Other than that, I'm pretty good to go.  Thank God Marc used to sell cars and is generally an enthusiast of the four-wheeled type, so I'll let him do all the hard work.  I'll take the keys when all is said and done, please and thank you. 

If you have a third-row SUV that you love, please let me know at: lanette@magic98.com.
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Coming Out of the Dark
There's an author who once said something that has stuck with me for years.  "Please be responsible for the energy you bring into this space."  I love that and think of it often.  So, I'm well aware that I'm about to bring negative energy into this space, but this winter can kiss my butt!  Oh my LORD ... between the freezing cold and the constant snow, we haven't had any good time outside in the fresh air since December.  And to top it all off, my family had the stomach flu four weeks ago and H1N1 last week.  I have disinfected every inch of my house ... every lightswitch, every doorknob, every surface that couldn't run from me - a million times.  I hope and pray we can stay healthy for the remainder of the winter. 

I will never underestimate a beautiful spring evening when we can eat dinner and then head outside to shoot some hoops or go for a walk around the neighborhood ever again.  Please Mother Nature ... I'm sorry for ever cursing you out in the 100 degree temps just a few months ago.  I didn't mean it and I've learned my lesson.  You win.  Just give us a morning without a negative sign in from of the temperature.  The furnace needs a break.  There's not enough water in the world to put any moisture back into the air.  Last night I got out of bed and my fuzzy pajama pants actually created sparks when I moved in the sheets.  And our skin?  I should've bought stock in chapstick and hand lotion...after this winter, I would've been a millionaire!! 

It's time to do the right thing Ms. Nature, ma'am.  Give us our spring, please.  Nevermind that pesky rodent and his shadow ... you can totally trump him.  For the love of all things sunshiney and warm ... spring needs to be here. NOW!
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