Friday Free-For-All – 02/08/19

Friday Free-For-All

I had my first ever flat tire experience on Tuesday night. I hit a pot hole and instantly popped my right front tire. Luckily, I was able to pull into a convenience store parking lot, where I had light and people, instead of being stranded on the side of the road. I may have panicked briefly, but I’m actually well-versed in the mechanics of tire changing, so I jut got to it. I had several dudes stop and offer help, and two actually stayed for moral support until I was done, which I was grateful for. From start to finish, the change took me about 45 minutes, but most of that time was wrestling with the jack. By the time it was done I was very wet, very cold, and very dirty, but also proud of myself for handling it like the badass I am. Unfortunately, this means that, mere days after getting the CR-V back on the road (brake issues), we are now back to having only one carseat bearing car.

We’ve had some crazy bad roads lately. Lots of freezing rain and mixed precipitation have led to tons of accidents, near accidents, and school closures. Of course, not for Ben’s school. They don’t even do delayed starts because his district doesn’t own their own buses. SO MANY schools were delayed or closed yesterday, but not Ben’s. Laaaaame.

I bought Vera a dress to match the dress I’m wearing for my Disney show. It was on clearance for $4.78 and I just couldn’t NOT purchase it. I’m very much looking forward to this and many more occasions of twinning with my daughter 🙂


Coming back to fitness after pregnancy and childbirth is extremely humbling. I did 20 minutes of strength work on Tuesday–a 10 minute arm workout, and a 10 minute ab workout–and I am still embarrassingly sore. Like, had a hard time getting out of bed this morning sore. But hey, DOMS means I did some work, and work will get me where I want to go.

Have you ever had to change a flat tire?