I have just put my oven for it’s first self clean since we moved in (almost 4 years ago) and to tell the truth, I am scared shitless. My parents have a self cleaning oven too, but as a child, I never used it. All I remember is one Christmas evening when our stove caught on fire during a self clean. We had finished a delicious turkey dinner and were all relaxing and playing with our new toys. Mom turned the oven on to self clean and then all of a sudden, my dad told my brother and I to get out of the house and into the garage. They had seen flames inside the oven. And of course because it was on self clean, the stove was locked. So they called the fire department, but by the time they arrived, my dad had managed to get the oven open and get the fire out with an extinguisher. It was one the the scariest memories I have from my childhood. Luckily, the only casualty was the oven and everything else/everyone was okay. So to make a short story long, I am cleaning my oven for the first time and I keep checking it every 15 minutes just to make sure there is no fire locked in the inside.
Well, it has been 21 days since my last blog post. I will honestly say I have thought of blogging for at least 18 of those days. I even have one half written in the drafts somewhere. But I thought I would start a fresh one tonight. I will probably pick the other one up sometime. It’s about careers and what I want to do with my life.
A lot has happened in the past few weeks. Yes, I bought the Toyota Matrix and I have been driving it around happily. I am still in love with my old car (my mustang) and I am still getting used to my new car. I haven’t really gotten to drive it in the snow yet, but I am sure the all-wheel drive will live up to it’s name.
A co-worker, my mom and I went to Great Falls, Montana for some shopping last week. It was wonderful, but short. I can’t believe it’s come and gone already. I was very proud of myself as I was very restrained in my buying. Normally I am buy, buy, buy without thinking about how much I’m spending. If I find a unique food or clothing product, I not only buy one, but several. I was waaaay better this year. I found myself saying no to a lot of unnecessary things. After all, I just bought a new car and we need to save our pennies for those payments. Plus, Christmas is coming and I want to be able to give some nice gifts. So it was a lovely trip and I look forward to the 4th annual Great Falls trip next year!!
I have been very lacking in the fitness department. Yesterday was the first time in over two weeks that I worked out. The guilt has been eating me alive, yet, it never got my butt off the couch. But I went yesterday and today and I plan on going tomorrow as well. I have to get back into my normal routine of going right after work. Time to finally get back to my goal weight.
I plan on writing another blog post in the next few days as I have a somewhat exciting announcement to make
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