Anything you can do, I can do BETTER!

OR.. not?

 

I (along with many frightened passengers) have noticed my wiper blades were awful and needed to be changed. Well after one particularlily  rainy day I decided to stop at O’Reillys before work. I couldn’t find my car in their book that they have posted for part information, so I asked the guy for help-whose name tag said he was the manager.

Lets say his name is Bob. Bob looked up vehicle information online an told me the inches my car would need (I was changing out front only) and then told me the different price ranges they had them in.

I chose the middle of the three as far as expense goes, and the next day was totally prepared to read the instructions and take on this car maintenance challenge by myself!

(whats that saying? One small step for woman, one giant step for womankind..?;)

 

Well 15 minutes into it I knew I wasn’t getting something right. This conclusion came after re-reading the instructions a few times and studying the wiper blades that were already on my car, (the original ones) So, after my boyfriend got home from work I asked him for help.

 

(Before you extreme feminists/man-haters/what-have-you-nots get offended, keep reading. Trust me.)

 

Brian, who had had a few drinks at this point was still coherent enough to change wiper blades, but still called his stepdad to come out for a second opinion.

Turns out Bob-the MANAGER at O’Reillys told me the wrong sizes. So; all things said and done I probably could have gotten them on had they been the RIGHT size. Hahah. I laugh at it now, but I was frustrated then.

I returned the wiper blades the next day and bought new ones from Walmart that night, and my sweet boyfriend offered to put them on for me because I was so frazzled with the whole ordeal at that point.

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Today’s horoscope:

“You may have assumed that you don’t have the connections or the power to change something in your life that you aren’t happy about. You have gotten used to this idea, Virgo, and so you may have given up on seeking out ways to make any changes. You aren’t recognizing that you actually do have the power and the ability to change your life in the way you wish because it has been easier–and less frightening–to just acquiesce. If you really want to regain your power, this is a great time to try. Be brave.”

photography

I have a camera.. quite a nice one. I don’t know all the technicalities of it, such as terms, settings, etc.. heck I can’t even figure out how to shut the shutter sound off!

 

But; I love it. Here are some of my adventures with it. Some photos I’m quite proud of.

For those who enjoy photography, here you go!IMG_0229IMG_0190IMG_0050IMG_0056IMG_0057IMG_0061IMG_0301IMG_0302IMG_0513IMG_0515IMG_0620

Today’s horoscope:

 

“The solution to a financial issue may suddenly come to you today, Virgo. The answer will be so simple that you probably won’t understand why you didn’t figure it out sooner. That’s okay. Sometimes the best and most important lessons come to us after much trial and error, but they can turn your life around when they do. Don’t regret not knowing before. Just take what you have learned and make your situation better.”

 

 

Let me know in the comments below which pic was your favorite!
Thanks for reading, XOXO

This is the start, of something new!

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Hiking.

 

hike
hīk/Submit
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b
gerund or present participle: hiking
1.
walk for a long distance, especially across country or in the woods.
"we planned to hike another mile up a steep trail"
synonyms: walk, trek, tramp, tromp, trudge, slog, footslog, march; More
2.
pull or lift up (something, especially clothing).
"he hiked up his sweatpants and marched to the door"
synonyms: hitch up, pull up, hoist, lift, raise; informalyank up
"Roy hiked up his trousers" -googled.

 

I know your probably confused- Why would I have a panorama of Hyvee as a header on a post about hiking? Well- We stopped for food and water beforehand. (Something I definitely recommend.)

Here is what I chose!

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The Rockstar isn’t mine. First of all, I don’t like Rockstars. Second; I wanted pure hydration. The Mist was just for some fizz, B had purchased waters from KT after the Hyvee stop.

 

Below is my salad! I tried to go healthy (Ish) and went with a ‘Light’ ranch dressing packet… didn’t like it so much. Haha. IMG_0735

The   blueberry yogurt was extremely delicious.

We went with a (Somewhat) local trail that was right next to a prison!

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I love that pic of B because it looks almost like he’s flexing. :b

 

We have decided to go on weekly hikes. It was such a good time, great exercise and it got us out of the house! (And, unless you pay for parking-its FREE!) Win in my book. 🙂

 

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