No TGIF for me after all, my friends.
Welcome to one of the longest day of my life so far this year.
8:00 a.m. – Woke up and had some cuddle time with Brandon. That was nice. Until…
8:40 a.m. – Startled awake. OMFG!!! I managed to the turn off the alarm. Must leave the house in 10 minutes to make my 9 a.m. doctor’s appointment.
9:04 a.m. – Walk into the doctor’s office. Annual physical exam went well. Will find out about the blood works later.
9:30 a.m. – Grabbed a tuna sandwich and blueberry smoothie from Fresh & Easy for breakfast. Headed over to the Toyota dealership.
10:00 a.m. – About a mile from the dealership, the Check Engine light turned itself off. WTF!?
10:30 a.m. – With Merlin in good hands and my belly full of food, I walked around the corner to the optometrist appointment.
11:00 a.m. – Eye exam and contact lenses adjustments. We talked about the possibility for LASIK for me. It’s a toss up, really. On one hand, my sight has steadied in the past few years, a good candidate for laser correction. On the other hand, my eyes are so dry that the LASIK might trigger the worst. It was suggested that I check with my Trojan Ophthalmologist next. (Note to self: must make appointment.)
12:00 p.m. – Met up with Terence, former coworker, for lunch, catercorner from the dealership.
1:15 p.m. – Settled into the spa pedicure chair at my favorite nail place, across the street from the dealership.
1:45 p.m. – Wandered through Marshall’s and Ross in search of a new purse. Got a few potentials but did not fall in love with any. *sigh*
2:30 p.m. – Ended up at Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. Sipped tea and read while waiting.
3:30 p.m. – Arrived back at the dealership. They told me gazillion things were wrong with the car, but most importantly 2 things. One of which was an utter rip off, by the way. After a conversation with Brandon’s brother-in-law the Toyota chief mechanic, we just went with the major purchase that is Check Engine light related. You see, they cited transmission fluid being old and needed replacing. About a month ago, Brandon changed my oil and accidentally drained the transmission fluid so replaced that. Suddenly, I completely lost 100% faith in that dealership. I used to trust them so much. Then again, they’re under new management. That may just be why.
4:30 p.m. – Found myself at Fresh & Easy again to pick up groceries for dinner. I was making the garlic Dijon crusted pork roast with roasted veggies.
5:00 p.m. – Arrived home and started working on packing up the books and other things.
6:00 p.m. – Then we realized we had to go get our taxes signed off.
6:30 p.m. – Stopped at Pound 4 Pound and dropped off dinner for Shane.
7:00 p.m. – Signed tax paperwork. Headed home.
7:30 p.m. – I started in on dinner prep work. Brandon started the laundry and continued for all 3 loads. Meanwhile, I got to sit down and enjoyed Eli Stone.
9:00 p.m. – Dinner was served.
10:00 p.m. – I put the laundry away. Brandon did the dishes. I packed the boxes of books. Brandon enjoyed his game…
12:30 a.m. – …until his brand new computer acted up. Brandon went to bed. I’m practically falling asleep typing right now. So, good night to you.
Tomorrow? I have to wake up early again to take the boxes to the post office before the crew lands at 10 a.m. to go shooting.
Oh gosh. I’m so frickin’ tired I can’t even swear properly…