My days are all jumbled this week. I took a mini trip to OKC with a bestie Monday & Tuesday. It felt like the weekend, since we were off doing fun things and hanging out. We came back Tuesday night, but when I woke up the next morning - Ahh! A weird, surreal Groundhog Day scenario took place & it completely threw my entire day off. Let's not do that again.
Another thing not to do again? Drive a car that has no A/C and only 2 of 4 windows working to drive out of town. The idea was fun; hitting the road like Thelma and Louise, escaping the mundane daily life with reckless abandon. Not so much reckless, actually, but driving in almost record breaking temps of 110 degrees was probably the worst idea ever and could have caused a wreck had I passed out from a heat stroke. We survived. But every time I got out of the car, I felt (and probably looked) like I just wet myself. It was a sweaty, sweaty day.
That definitely didn't hinder my fun, though. We did a lot in the two days spent in OKC, but I only took pictures of a couple things.
Firstly and most proudly, I learned how to can! It's a longer process than you think. A lot of boiling and turning things upside. Okay, I guess that's not a lot, but it's a somewhat delicate process. But in learning how to can, I also learned how to make homemade salsa with fresh veggies from the garden. I can already feel myself getting "crunchier." Who am I?! They were super tasty too. My country boy of a husband was impressed when I brought these babies home.
From left to right: Dang! root beer; Maine Root pumpin pie soda; Manhattan Special espresso coffee soda; Freaky Dog watermelon eddie soda; Cool Mountain orange groumet soda; & Bedford's ginger beer.
One of my new favorites! If I drink enough of these, will Fall come sooner??
I had a really great time visiting and making new friends. I think another highlight of my trip was munching on my first Choco Taco while watching Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead on VHS. I felt like I was 13 again. Awesome.
Speaking of being a teenager, the aforementioned bestie and I are going to take a lovely, spunky girl we mentor who just turned 15, to get her ears pierced for the first time. She's afraid of needles so wish her luck!