Silver Lining


The car I was driving before it was totaled on Tuesday night was kind of on its last leg and we were going to look at getting a newer one this fall. This silver lining in this past week’s unfortunate events is that we got a bit more money for the car than if we would have traded it in and that I get a new car now instead of waiting for the fall.

Today’s goal was to browse for cars and hopefully pick a few out in order to narrow down a winner. My mom drove down this morning to help me since Hubs had to work. The first thing I had her do when she arrived was to get my hair off my shoulders! I can only just brush my hair with my right hand. I sat down and handed her the hairbrush and asked her to put it in a pony tail. She hasn’t done this since I was in elementary school! She got very nostalgic and turned my pony tail into a french braid. All I cared about was getting my hair out of my face and off my shoulders. Mission accomplished! Then we went on tending to the yet unaccomplished mission of car shopping….

After a few discouraging visits, we went to lunch where I called my husband to whine and pout about how I hated car shopping and how I needed him with me. I wanted to stop and go home but my mom convinced me to go to a few more places. Luckily we did because the next place we went ended up being our last place! I found my car!



A 2013 Mazda CX-5 with less than 20,000 miles on it for the same price as a 2011 Honda CRV with 48,000 miles on it that I was initially looking at. I was pretty specific with wanting a CRV, but once I saw this pearly white gem right next to one, I knew it was mine! Dan and Lady approved as well.



Car browsing isn’t the most fun idea of “shopping” I can think of. Fortunately, we lucked out. I am looking forward to settling into my new car tomorrow. I will need to run a few errands tomorrow…especially because I still need to buy a strainer for my bone broth! I meant to get one while out in town this afternoon, but then I bought a car so….yeah.

I ended my afternoon with a celebratory “sparkling” Kombucha. My husband drank a pale ale. I love how I can sip on a Kombucha with my husband sipping on a beer and not feel like I’m missing out on anything.



It’s been a great Saturday!


Whole30: Going Stag


So on my 30th day of my second Whole30, the Whole30 Facebook page asked if anyone who has accomplished the Whole30 solo without the aid of buddies, spouses, family, co-workers, etc doing it along with them would be interested in answering some questions. I jumped at the opportunity to hear from Melissa Hartwig and to pretend to know what I’m talking about.

She sent me an email with a pleasant note and several questions followed below for me to answer.

Dear Casey,

Thank you for helping us with this feature! Please answer as many or as few of the following questions as you like, in as much detail as you choose.



Um, of course I’ll answer all the questions you want! And guess what? About a week and a half later, their Flying Solo:  Doing the Whole30 Without Family Support was featured on their website…and so was I!


Just in case you can’t find me and my words of wisdom….


I thought it was pretty cool! Anyway, there was lots of great advise on the write up, so check it whether you are Whole30 going stag or not.