Adulting So Hard

This past week has been one grown up triumph after another and I’m totally exhausted. Before I dive into what I’ve been doing, let me give you a little background information.

Rewind 8 or 9 years to where it all went wrong. I was in a crappy relationship where I was the only one bringing in an income, which meant I was the only one paying rent, bills, groceries and any extra expenses, which meant I fell behind on everything. I mean EVERYTHING. Car payments went to collections, so there went my credit. Couldn’t afford insurance which made for crazy amounts of tickets. Couldn’t afford to pay the tickets and couldn’t  renew my license because of said tickets. These problems followed me around for years, snowballing into even more problems, even long after that relationship was over. I haven’t been able to get ahead or put my name on anything since.

Back to the present. We decided it’s time to get a new car, meaning we had to talk to our banker and figure a few things out. She decided it was a good time to check my credit even though I really didn’t want to because it’s been so bad for so long but with much persuading from Brad, I agreed. And guess what! My bad credit was gone!! I didn’t have good credit, just no credit history at all. This meant I can actually put my name on financial things and build my credit up. This was a HUGE relief. Especially since it meant we could actually get a car. Adulting win!

Car shopping was no easy job. We scoured the internet for weeks constantly bickering because I had my mind made up on what I wanted (a black or dark grey Dodge Charger) and Brad was all practical and responsible, taking into consideration fuel mileage, how many kilometres it already had on it, etc, etc. In the end we managed to find exactly what we wanted. A black Dodge Charger that met all of Bradley’s requirements. Hooray!!

Next was my insane amount of tickets. I felt pretty awesome walking into the courthouse on Monday and paying them all off. Every single one of them, gone! I was now able to get a license.

I headed straight to a license and registration place to write my learners exam. Which by the way, was not as easy as you would think. I was super nervous, but I passed! I was able to legally drive with an adult haha Before leaving, I booked an appointment for the next day to take my road test.

I was a ball of nerves the whole next day waiting for 4:30. Briggs tried his best to encourage me by saying “Mom, you’re smarter than my friends and if they can pass it, you can too.” Haha He wasn’t wrong, I passed this exam too!! Robyn later told me the only reason she was excited was because now I can take her a Reegan on a girls trip for her birthday hahaha

Bright and early Tuesday morning Brad called our insurance company and got me put on the vehicle insurance. I am now a fully licensed and insured driver!!

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Now I get to enjoy this bad boy!

I realize these are all normal things for adults to already have, but in my life, it’s some major, major accomplishments. I feel like I’ve finally ended a very terrible chapter of my life and I can’t wait for the opportunities that will be open to us now because of it. There is really no better feeling than finally getting of the hot mess express haha

C

 

 

 

 

Brad’s 31st Birthday

Brad’s 31st birthday was this past weekend and it was full of lots of activities that gave us time with family and friends. His birthday always lands on our free weekend of March (kid free/work free) and it’s quite convenient.

FRIDAY: Brad has wanted to go axe throwing at this new place in the city called True North Axe Throwing for a few weeks so we figured this was a good excuse to round up some friends and go. This place did not disappoint! For anyone wondering what the heck it is, let me give you a little run down. It’s a big wearhouse with a bunch of different lanes, big targets made out of wood hang on the wall on one side of the building and you take turns throwing axes at them.

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Our group consisted of me, Brad, Adam and Jess, Our friends Matt and Paula and of course Jessie. We had so much fun! The workers set you up in a round robin tournament within your group and they keep score on a tv above your lane. I surprised myself with my axe throwing skills and tied Adam for 3rd.

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Paula had to chafe her shoes half way through, turns out heels aren’t a good idea here haha

After our hour session was done we headed to the casino for supper where we literally got put in the corner right from the start due to our noise level. Rightfully so, as our dinner turned into a bit of a gong show with Brad eating Jessie’s meal without realizing it, Jessica laughing so hard she spit rice in my hair and Matt singing at the top of his lungs to the live band. We finished our meals and us girls went to play the slots while the boys took off to play black jack.  We had a great time yelling and cheering when we won a few bucks and singing along with the machine music. We even witnessed a man next to us win $1500 and graciously accepted the drinks he bought us with his winnings haha after a couple hours we met back up with the guys andfound Brad and Matt at the bar pretending to be a couple and telling people they were on their honeymoon. That was our cue to leave haha

SATURDAY: Earlier in the week we had promised Brad’s grandparents that we would come visit them in the seniors lodge they live in and join them for lunch. Grandma Richards had said lunch was at noon sharp so a little worse for the wear, we rolled out of bed, made ourselves presentable and took the 30 min drive for lunch. Grandma and grandpa were excited to see house and we spent the next few hours visiting and hearing old stories of Brad’s dad, uncles and other family members. By the time we left we were both ready for a nap and that’s exactly what we did at 6pm on a Saturday night haha we definitely don’t recover from a night out like we used to. We spent the rest of Saturday night watching movies, lounging in bed and eating junk.

SUNDAY: This was Brad’s actual birthday so after sleeping in, I got up and made a birthday brunch of eggs, bacon and waffles covered in strawberries and whip cream. It was delicious! Brad had mentioned maybe getting some people together for a curling game and just after we finished eating Brad’s brother Ryan called wanting to do the same thing. So me, Brad, Ryan, Rachel, Brad’s boss Kinn and his wife Tera headed to the rink for an afternoon of curling and game called liars dice which none of us girls understood but had fun anyway. Lucky Ryan won the game and walked away with $30!

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After the rink we headed home for a great dinner of ribs, fried potatoe patties (an experimental recipe) and veggies. The birthday boy had a few too many beers at the curling rink and was in bed by 8pm, haha

We had such a fun weekend celebrating Bradley and I couldn’t have asked for better people to do it with. Thanks everyone who helped me make this birthday weekend a great one!

C