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A productive weekend

After my ranting over my investment company, I've decided that I need a bit of a break. The end of this didactic year is fast approaching and I need to not get worked up about something right now. (Plus, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I just ate something that didn't agree with me and I'm not truly sick.) I always seem to do that right around finals time! The two weeks off after I finish will be time enough to figure out what my company is thinking and what I need to do about it!

This weekend, was some chill time for me. Dan spent all Saturday at his motorcycle safety class that Maine requires prior to getting your permit. So, I spent my day doing a plethora of little things that had been needing to get done. Spring cleaning and the seasonal ritual of swapping out winter clothes for summer was accomplished. Next, I finally got around to making Italian Beef, from our dear friends' blog.

I didn't have and couldn't find the pickling spices at our grocery store, so I just googled for a recipe and came up with as close a concoction that I could find. It was amazingly wonderful and our downstairs neighbors asked us what we were cooking! Despite being a rather large roast, Dan and I scarfed it up by the end of the weekend! Definitely a new favorite! :)

Also, I swapped out my wreath decorations on our door. My mom always had a basic grapevine wreath by the front door that she would have me swap out the flowers with each season.
I also got around to planting our little "garden." I had been nursing these tomatoes upstairs in a windowsill for the past month and a half or so and they had gotten a bit leggy. Thankfully, you're supposed to bury tomatoes up to their first set of true leaves anyway, so the look nice and sturdy. We're supposed to hit 85 today, so they should love the sunshine and warmth! I'll probably have to drag them back inside, though, because we have some chance of frost overnight the next few days! Now to find another larger container for my peppers!
And finally, I had a bit of a three-day weekend, so after Dan got off work on Monday, we headed over the the DMV to get his permit. Here he is, taking his first real drive on his motorcycle! (I was leading for his first drive--I think I got some grey hairs, praying the whole way that no one would hit him or that he wouldn't hit one of Maine's millions of pot holes!) He did just fine and took it for a drive, solo to work! He's going to have a hard time adjusting back to filling up our 10-gallon Neon after using his 2-gallon motorcycle all summer!


  1. From seth
    Wow that si so cool . I have always wanted i motorcycle.
    Hi paige this is hope . Wow that is really cool. How much has he been driving it?

  2. Hi Seth, yes, Dan is very excited! He got to drive it to work today!

    Hope, he's only really driven it twice--once after he got his permit yesterday and to/from work today. I think he'll be using it to commute all the time now!


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