Hiding In Plain Sight

Life is interesting in the ways it can suck up your whole day, or week, or in my case the last two months. Sorry about that. The Yucky News: It started at Christmas when the boy came home from work sick. That illness was his Christmas gift to me. I started to come down with it two days later and it took a long time for it to clear up. Thanks, honey!! (Oy.) At least he went out for McDonald’s takeout on New Year’s eve to feed me as I lay dying in bed.

The Big News: He no longer works for himself. I guess I can tell you all now that he works for Microsoft, at their newest retail store that will be opening this weekend. He’s still doing computer tech work, but more on mobile devices that desktops. He loves his mobile devices so this is also a good change of pace for him. He’s happiest when he’s learning new stuff, much like I am. He’s been putting in a lot of hours with his teammates to set up the store products and to also complete his training modules when he can. There are many of them, and so few hours he can do it, so it’s been a lot of solo time for me but I’m not complaining. I love my alone time. I don’t get enough of it.

The Quick News: So, while I’m home alone today, I thought I would catch you up a bit. There are many things to blog about, but I can’t sit still today so here are a few things we have been doing, feeling, and experiencing lately, in picture form. I would say if you have any questions, leave them in the comments, but in the two months I have been away from this blog, somehow the comments for each post got turned off or removed. I’ll look into that today and see if I can fix it myself. Sorry for that inconvenience.

Greek yogurt covered popcorn – I really want to try making this at home. tI can’t be that hard, right?

Our new X-Box One – This is what made its way from the husband’s workplace to our house last night. Guess who is set to become the latest X-Box One widow? (two thumbs pointing at my chest)

Workplace pep kit – The other day my employers waited and watched the snow storm that wasn’t to see if they should close up show early, but in the meantime, most of us grew bored and sleepy since there wasn’t many people kicking around. Most us us ended up eating out of boredom. I ate and drank. I really like this tangerine greek yogurt smoothie Tim Horton’s puts out, and for some reason I had to have a double dark chocolate doughnut to go with it. Love this flavour combination. It hit the spot and did the trick. I managed to stay awake till we closed up show only an hour early that night. So anti-climatic. (le sigh)

Freezing apple slices in a pie plateย – I have been experimenting with an idea I found on Pinterest a long time ago where you freeze your apple slices right in the metal pie plate so they form a pie shape you can then bag and keep in your freezer right up the minute you want to bake it. If this works out well, I will start making a bunch for my aging mother-in-law who loves baked goods but no longer feels the urge to do it all from scratch. This way, she can blind bake a pre-made shell, place the frozen pie shaped apple slices into it, and simply add her butter chunks and cinnamon sugar on top before topping it, and placing it into the oven to bake up. I think she’d like this minimal amount of baking labour idea a lot.

Our new Scion IQ carย – The husband drives a lot, and our car of 6 years had lots of upcoming maintenance work needed that was going to add up to a fair amount, so we decided to trade it in an get a new car instead after weighing all the pros and cons. In the end, he chose a car he’s been eying for awhile now, but hadn’t been able to find at a price he wanted to pay. He patiently kept his eyes open until he found the car locally, and it was at the right price, and then we pounced. It’s a super cute car called the Scion IQ, and it’s about a foot longer than a Smart Car, but ours holds 4 people not 2. Since this car was a no-frills deal, he bought a spoiler from eBay and installed it himself (saving half the cost a dealer would charge us). It’s ridiculous to have a spoiler for this car, but it makes me giggle every time I look at it. ๐Ÿ™‚

Gift basket filled with chocolatesย – Oh, and the Toyota dealership gave us a lovely gift basket for buying the Scion IQ from them. It was filled with all kinds of chocolates, so they must have felt bad when I told them that I would never get the chance to drive this cute car since it will be for the husband to boot around in only. Yeah, let’s go with that story. ๐Ÿ˜‰

We also bought a new bed to replace our 8-year-old set that we gave to my brother and his fiancee after they moved to town without any furnishings of their own, but it sagged and sloped off one side making quality sleep impossible so it was exchanged. That was quite an experience to go through let me tell you, and I hope it was a one off because if we have to do that all over again, I’ll be heading to IKEA to buy a thick futon mattress. Without hesitation.

I have more blog stories to post, and I will, over the weekend as time permits. The phone rang. It was work but I didn’t hear it so they left a voicemail, but I can’t recall our password to get that message so I have no idea why they called. If you know our phone’s voicemail password, please let me know. I haven’t the foggiest idea. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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