Monday, March 2, 2015

Is it Spring Yet?

Woke up yesterday to more snow. Five inches of the stuff. Actually, five MORE inches of the stuff. The stuff we got last week hadn’t melted yet. Heck, it hasn’t gotten WARM enough for anything to melt. That would require the outside temps to be above freezing.

Hopefully, that will all change tomorrow. It’s supposed to get in the 40s. Oh, and it’s supposed to rain. A LOT.

Great. Just what we need. Melting snow AND rain. A recipe for flooding.

Still, I’m ready for spring. February was brutal. I want some warmer weather!!

Today I am attempting to work out in the gym again. Back in January I ended up injuring my leg from walking on the treadmill. Turns out I probably tore my hamstring. Don’t know how I managed to do that. It’s not like I run on the stupid thing. But I’m allowed to ride the bikes and use some certain weights, so that’s what I’m gonna do.

I miss going to the gym (really!), but I’m not looking forward to starting all over again. It’s such a pain. I just hope my leg is getting better. The doctor put me on Mobic and so far it’s working great. Or I healed. I tend to do that after I see the Doctor. It’s like I wait and suffer and when I’ve finally had enough and make that appointment I don’t hurt any more. Never fails. Yeah, you’d think I’d learn and just go at the first sign of an injury, but that would require a working brain and apparently I don’t have one of those. That, or I just don’t like going to the Doctor. Maybe I should go with the second one. What do you think?

I got Blind Temptation back from my daughter on Friday (yay!), so I’m making the fixes to it now. Don’t know if I’ll get the book published in March, but I’m trying. I just want to get it done with so I can concentrate on finishing Ghostly Interlude. Now there’s a book that’s kicking my butt, but I think I came up with something. That tends to happen when I have to work on another project. Oh well, at least I have something to work with when I do get back to it.

I finally watched “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” Not exactly what I thought it would be. I thought it would be a zany comedy. Instead it was zany-weird. I don’t see how this movie was nominated for Best Picture. Makes me wonder what kind of people are on the Academy.

So… If you were to buy a new car today, which car would you buy? I usually have an answer right away for this, but I’ve been so happy with my Xterra, I haven’t wanted another car. And while my husband likes his Solara convertible, he’s been looking at those Dodge Challengers (I wonder if he wants the bright green one like in this picture—I like bright). I have to admit, it would be pretty neat to own one. Not sure I’d want to drive it, though. I like sitting up high.

Have a Happy Monday and try to stay warm!


JeffO said...

Buy a car that gets good fuel economy. Cheap gas won't last forever and we're better off using less.

That car looks like it was slimed in Ghostbusters!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jeff - I know I SHOULD buy a fuel efficient car, but why can't they make those FUN looking? Or in cool colors? I have nothing against looking like I was slimed! Haha! :)

Maria Zannini said...

I still have a new-ish car, but if I could have anything I wanted it would be a toss up between Lamborghini and a Mercedes-Benz.

The Lamborghini for speed, and the Mercedes for ultimate comfort.

Of course, I can't afford either, so all I can do is dream. :)

Re: movie
We almost picked that up. Now I'm glad we didn't.

DL Hammons said...

I always thought I'd get a Camaro as a new car...but I've been thinking about trucks a lot lately. Hmmmmmmm. :)

Stacy McKitrick said...

Maria - I've dreamed of owning more cars than I ever actually owned. So dream about getting them both! :)

DL - Trucks have their purpose, just not for me (we own a Ford Ranger--a baby truck--and I hate that thing). I love my SUV though.

dolorah said...

I've actually been looking at the Camry. Not fabulous, but I'm more of a practical person. Although, I love the new Ford Explorer.

Glad you are on the mend Stacy. Must be nice to have your routine back.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Donna - My husband's Solara is actually a two-door Camry (convertible). It drives really nice (and I really love it in the summer!).

The Happy Whisk said...

We are down to one car now ... looking forward to getting another. Something good on gas, with affordable-to-us payments.

Happy working out, I hope. I just finished mine. Jogged on treadmill at home.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Ivy - So far the workout hasn't made my leg feel worse, so...YAY! Freezing drizzle today kept me at home, but I'll make it back to the gym tomorrow.

Jennette Marie Powell said...

There's something to be said for driving a fun car, especially when you don't put a lot of mileage on it. Still love my Camaro after five years! Although I do like those Challengers. If your DH gets one, you'll have to borrow it some Saturday... :D

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jennette - Well, I'd TRY to borrow it! Zoom-zoom! :)

Alton Dunn said...

Cool choice of car! You should ultimately go with the car that suits you the most and will serve you the best. It's not just about the newest brands or the sleekest profile, but the overall functionality of what makes a car really endure. Thanks for sharing that! All the best!

Alton Dunn @ Xtreme Motors