I’ve Got This Feeling

Wednesday Aug 30th –


Mike and I headed to town so he could again, try to figure out what was wrong with the car and after that try to sell some Cookies.

Which he did both 😏

An all wheel balance cured the car of its major shakes and Family Foods in Prince Albert now stocks stroopwafels! πŸ˜„πŸ‘ŒπŸ»



I cleaned and a tip was given and goodness that’s a good feeling 😎
Especially since my last job cashiering offered no tips, ever…and even if it had been offered, we employees ‘were not allowed to accept’ πŸ™„

After getting back home, I had to figure out a supper plan so I went to the 21 day fix Pinterest board πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ“š

Broccoli and cabbage were stir fried with a marinade and toasted peanuts πŸ‘ŒπŸ»
Mike grilled the chicken and I made a kind of tomato ish/soya sauce which was less pleasing but alright 😜

I really liked the peanuts added in with the veggies and though I have eaten things like that before in restaurants, it somehow had never occurred to me to add them in on my own.






Thursday Aug 31st –



Another morning of cleaning and then town errands.

Mike required a lock chop (hair cut) before we head to the states, so we searched out a salon for him to try.
While I waited for the deed to be done, I ate my packed, quinoa salad for lunch.
Right beside Dominos Pizza…πŸ™„

It was a real sad moment when I lifted a bite of quinoa salad to my mouth and someone walked by with two boxes of fresh pizza πŸ’”
I think living in the country and staying home is greatly aiding in my resolve to continue this eating plan for the measly two weeks I agreed to πŸ˜‚


We then went home and had to take the car over to our house, so it could be sold and then we proceeded to walk back home 😜

Mom was working and whatnot so we had no ride but I was okay with the 5 km walk.
It wasn’t really a walk ‘together’ though… as Mike lagged far behind the entire time.
Drifting further and further back, rather than catching up.

I did think of and understand his dislike (kind of 😜).
As much as I hated walking leisurely and slowly dawdling with him, he can’t abide by my speed walking.
I just think it’s funny that the two aren’t switched πŸ˜‰

Once I made it back to the house, it was 30 minutes of a very unpleasurable cardio workout😜

Mom got back home as I finished that up and we all whipped up our own personal pizzas using tortillas.


They were delicious and one of the best meals yet during this meal plan bout πŸ˜œπŸ‘ŒπŸ»

Mike and I then left to go look at a car.



(It feels so wrong, yet so right to drink coffee like this while travelling πŸ™ˆ)

It was one of those cars that looked great and we wanted it to be great… but we both had an off feeling about it, so it was left.

Since we were already a distance from home, Mike looked if there were any other vehicles for sale in the area.

Because who DOESN’T sell and then also buy a vehicle on the same day?

We checked out another but the body was in pretty rough shape so it too was rejected and then one last one was found to check out, though I hoped he would resist it as it was getting dark out and reaching max budget.

Mike was sold immediately as it was an SUV, something he has talked about owning since moving here.
I knew at that point that anything I said would go in one ear and out the other, so I retreated to the truck to let him negotiate.

Then let the white knuckled terror begin 😏
I had to drive Mom and Dads large truck, home.
From the middle of a city.
At night.
Without my required glasses, which take all the bright lights down from bright distracting glares of brilliant light, to the normal, glowy headlight size.
And if you’ve read this or known me for any amount of time, you know I’m uncomfortable driving in even the best of circumstances 😬

So, in all transparency no, it wasn’t a pleasant ‘couple moment’ where the happy husband and wife drive home with a new vehicle 😏
You can fill in the blanks yourself 😜

Finally the drive was over and I quickly stuffed my face with a bran muffin the sister-in-law had sent over earlier.

It tasted like it was the best muffin I’ve ever eaten my whole life πŸ˜‚
Having almost no sugars or sweets of any kind in almost two weeks doesn’t sound that long, but after that first bite of muffin all the memories came back πŸ˜πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ˜‚

Author: jessicapeters95

Hello humans 😊 This is where you learn about me I suppose, though anyone reading this right now most likely knows all the boring details ;) I am Jessica Rose Peters-Hagenouw. (Always thought I'd be able to pronounce my married name but hey, life doesn't go as we plan.) June 11, 1995, tis the day Robert and Bonnie Peters received the most adorable, amazing, wonderful, surprise 3rd child they could have dreamed of. Speaking of being the third child, I have an older brother and an older sister. Both of whom are married and have wee little families of their own, making 'Aunty Jess' another name I go by. I grew up and have lived all of my years up till November 2015 in Saskatchewan, Canada. Making summers that are extremely short and winters that never end, vast open spaces, northern lights, unthinkable amounts of mosquitoes, lakes, forests and people waving to you on the grid road all different things that mean = Home. But Home is not where I'll be for some time. My husband is a Dutchman, living in Europe. Therefore I too have been living in Europe for the last few months. The reason I started this little blog/journal/writing thing, is to document a bit of my "whole new world," for those at home who wont be awake at 3:00 am wanting to hear about how I couldn't find flour at the grocery store. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek into my little life 😊

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