8.07.2013

Mid-Week Ramblings

I can't help but mimic the Geico commercial where the camel is happy it's hump day on Wednesdays. Please tell me I'm not alone in this.



Speaking of Geico, I am in the market for some new car insurance. Actually, I need to purchase it like yesterday. I have gotten great quotes from both Geico and Progressive. So, now I need to make a decision on which to purchase. Anyone have experience with both companies? If so, which did you prefer and why?

Last weekend, we went out for my best friend's husband's birthday. It was a surprise dinner to a Hibachi grill. Guys, don't shun me, but this was my first time to ever eat at a Hibachi grill. I was a little nervous having them cook my food right in front of me. And it was SO hot. I felt like I was getting a facial the whole time. But my goodness, it was delicious! And they did so many tricks. The onion volcano was pretty neat (I posted a video on Instagram) and then when he was cooking the fried rice, he shaped it into a heart, and since it was pretty much the cutest thing ever, I took a pic to share. ;)


I started Pure Barre classes again. I am sore, but I love it. I honestly think this is something I can stick with. It's not a workout that I dread each day. Even though it kicks my ass, I enjoy it at the same time. I was talking with a girl in class last night and she said she's been taking classes regularly for only 2 months and she is already in the best shape she's been in her life. I can't wait to see that. Oh, and PS. I took "before" pics of myself (which are grossing me out when I scroll through my albums on my phone) but I can't wait to take some "after" shots after about a month of PB. Will be exciting to see the changes.

Last weekend, Nate and I finally did some much needed grocery shopping. We were down to the bare essentials, and we were actually out of some of those. I was starting to get creative with what we were eating because it's hard to make a meal with a few things in the pantry. It was one of those trips where we had to go down every single aisle because we needed everything. It was a tough pill to swallow once we got to the checkout, but at least now we don't have to spend money on takeout.


Monday we went to dinner for Nate's step brother's birthday. I had the MOST delicious dinner. A bacon wrapped filet mignon, twice baked garlic potatoes, grilled veggies and some wonderful Chardonnay. I really believe that all Mondays should end that way. It would make it much more bearable. :) And because it was a birthday, we couldn't pass up dessert. We all shared some mocha pie. It was heavenly.


You may have already seen my tweet about this, but I'm so proud to announce that my car is officially paid off!!!! It's one of the most amazing feelings in the world. Such a huge weight has been lifted off of my shoulders. I plan to build up a good amount in my savings account from the money I'm not spending on a car payment for money to fall back on in case I need repairs. Because we all know that my luck will be that I'll have to drop a huge chunk of change now that the car is mine. And after building that up, it's time to use that extra money to pay off all of my other debts! I think that Sallie & Perkins would be very proud of me. ;)

How's your week going???

Linking up with the beautiful Shanna for Random Wednesday!


15 comments:

Brianne Bracco said...

LOVE the hump day commercial! And that shopping cart is just pure talent girl. ;)

Lauren said...

That commercial is the best! I love hibachi grills, yum.

Heather said...

I've never used Geico or Progressive, but I HAVE used State Farm and Nationwide and been very happy with both.

And I LOVE Hibachi grills! I may force the Mister to take me soon.

Becky Dougherty said...

We have Progressive, and I really like it! That snapshot discount thing Flo talks about in the commercials is real. Then send you this little thing that you plug into your car and you can earn yourself discounts for good driving! It's pretty cool. :)

You are the 2nd person who mentioned needing groceries on her log today. I make three because Scott and I desperately need to go grocery shopping, too! lol

Nicole said...

What a great mid-week update!! Congrats on paying off the car!! We just paid off our baler...which is about the same price as a nice car...such a great feeling! And I love grocery shopping and knowing my cabinets are full...but HATE when they ring up the total!

CeCe said...

I've always wanted to try Pure Barre. Finding something you like is great. Bacon wrapped filet sounds amazing!! Welcome to the no car payments club. That is huge! I haven't had one in years and I do not ever want to go back.

Kristine said...

You are definitely not alone when it comes to that commercial. Cory hates that I find it so funny... he just doesn't understand.
P.S. it was your FIRST TIME going to a hibachi grill?! We go all the time! (Ok, not ALL the time because it can be a little pricey, but you catch my drift).

Aubrey S. said...

I want to try a pure barre class...it sounds like an amazing workout!

emt817ftw said...

I absolutely LOVE that commercial! I laugh out loud every single time it's on. Have never used either insurance company,so I can't help with that, but just want to say how much I enjoy your blog, and your brutal honesty. It's nice to know that you're just a hop, skip and a jump away from me. Dallas/Fort Worth!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

That's a LOT of food in that cart! It looks like you got everything to make it awhile. I love Hibachi grills!

scrapperjen said...

I think half of our office quotes that commercial! ;). I hate those kinds of grocery trips and we're about due for one like that.
Have a good rest of the week!

Janna Renee said...

Woohoo for your car being paid off! Pure Barre sounds like such a fun workout, but I have yet to try it. We had Geico and absolutely loved it, but then Progressive gave us a better deal. We have had zero issues with them, so I say just go with whoever is cheaper. Don't skimp on the coverage, though. Skimping just costs you more later.

meghan said...

The only reason I can't get into PB is because of the price. It's just so expensive to me! I wish it was less and I'd probably go more. It seems to be such a great workout. I definitely mimic the "hump day" commercial on Wednesdays too.

Courtney B said...

I am dying to try a barre class!
Do you have Bear River insurance where you live? It's by far the cheapest coverage but they have very strict rules to be covered by them.

Heather said...

That hump-day commercial is so hysterical! I love it :).

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