The road less travelled

The road less travelled

Sunday, March 19, 2017

A Day in the Life or a Blog About Nothing

BEEP, BEEP, BEEP! Was that an alarm clock I just heard? WHY? We are not working right now. Apparently our friends, Doug and Cheryl, who we worked with at the Strawberry Festival (I want to curl up in a ball and suck my thumb when I think of that) are leaving today and they are leaving around 9:00 to 9:30 in the morning. Really. Isn't it still dark at that time? I thought they were decent people but now I am not so sure. So Lisa set an alarm (without telling me) so that we would be able to have our required 2 cups of coffee. Also to give us time to wipe the drool out of the corner of our mouths. We are so high maintenance.
Moose and I having coffee and reading blogs.

We bundled up because the news said that it was a very cold 46 this morning. Luckily we had our winter gear since we are from Minnesota and trudged on over to their site for handshakes and hugs. I always thought that you were supposed to ride off into the sunset, not the sunrise. Maybe they need to be in Michigan by tonight. I don't know. So off they went to greener pastures.
Lisa, Cheryl and Doug leaning against the truck to stay awake.

I said to Lisa, "Well I might as well make breakfast since we are up at the crack of dawn". I rummage through our freezer and find little containers of leftover fajita's. Breakfast burritos it is then. Then it is time for our walk, or as I like to call it my heart attack test. Every day she makes me have to pass the test. If I don't have a heart attack I pass and can enjoy this lifestyle another day. We like to walk for an hour at a vigorous pace. It is almost prancersizing (google it, you will be amazed). It is a little unpleasant to walk vigorously with 2 burritos bouncing around inside your gullet. But being the trained professionals that we are we made it.
"These feet where made for walking".

The day is quickly moving along. I start my lunch.
Mouth watering heaven.

I call it the "magical bowl of noodle goodness". I got turned on to these in Yellowstone. They are more expensive than just Ramen noodles but, hell, I'm worth it. I left Yellowstone with cases of these, worried that I may never find them again. On our travels though I have come up with a secret supplier to keep my noodle habit going. I'm not going to tell you who it is because I don't want there to be a nation wide shortage or even worse, a price spike.
Tastes as magical as it looks.

Next item on the agenda is to resupply after the Strawberry Festival and we have our daughter and her friend visiting. So it is off to Aldi. We love Aldi. If we spend $120 at Wally-world, we spend only $80.00 at Aldi. It is such a huge difference. Bring your own reusable shopping bags. That is one way they keep prices down. You can get bags there, but they charge you for them. Another ingenious idea of theirs is that it costs you a quarter to rent a shopping cart. You get the quarter back when you return the cart. I think it also helps with preventing theft of their carts. I am not going to steal their $200 shopping cart and risk losing my quarter!
You put your quarter in and it unlocks it from the other carts. Return the cart and lock it up to get your quarter back.
So we return home with our bountiful booty and Lisa multi-tasks by putting her booty away and also doing our laundry. We thought that we would have time to wash our home but looking and judging the position of the sun, I had to declare that the work day was done. This is how I do it. I look at the sun and formally in an authoritative voice say "The sun is over the mizzen mast". And by doing that all work ceases and cocktails are picked up. "Cheers" are echoed by all crew members on a successful day. 

Stay tuned in for tomorrow's wild and fabulous adventures. "Hoozah!"

15 comments:

  1. Based on the picture on your computer screen I seen you start your day off right! Looking forward to a noodle lunch when we see you in June....

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    1. I had to put something on there otherwise it would just have been porn. I will warn you though that the noodles are spicy.

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  2. 👍🏻👍🏻😜! My job is complete, now the Hunt for the bowl of spicy noodles!!ALDI maybe?????🤔🤔🍓

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  3. You are too funny! Sorry to cause you to lose your beauty sleep! Actually, we should have left earlier. I-4 was stop and go for 45 miles.

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    1. I am glad you got to where you were going.

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  4. Hmm, a nice walk to ward off the heart attack, then a bowl of sodium noodles for lunch. What were you thinking!? :)

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  5. I love Aldi. When then kids were small that is the only way we could afford to feed them.!

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    1. Aldi is new to us. But now we look for them where ever we go.

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  6. I do admit to a bowl of noodles once in a while. Might have to try those. Glad you passed the "test".

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    1. They are nice and spicy, the way I like it.

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  7. Your bowl noodles give me new hope. My lovely made me give up my midnight ramen snack after we googled its "goodness". Breaking up spaghetti noodles and dropping in a bullion cube just doesn't have the same affect on my buds.

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    1. Noodle bowl lovers unite! You can have my noodles when you pry my cold dead hands from them.

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