So, it was exciting. And, a little bit over-stimulating. Two were good, one was bad. So, lets start with the bad one and get it out of the way right quick.
I got my first ever speeding ticket. And, I cried. A lot. Mostly I cried because it was a speed trap dealio, and second because it is expensive and third because I have driven for 24 years with a pristine record and now it is sullied. As soon as I was through getting the ticket written out to me I called Wes in hysterics. (he loves those kind of phone calls!) He talked me down from the cliff, gave me a virtual hug and told me it was alright. I was grumpy for two entire days because of it, but just like everything else, time heals all wounds and now, almost a week later, I am over it.
Okay, so now that that little nasty story is over, lets move on to bigger and better things!
I ate sushi and I actually liked it. You guys, this is actually a really big first for me. And, for Wes, really. You see, Wes served his LDS mission in Kobe, Japan many years ago. Additionally, he spent a year during his college days working in Japan too. So, he has spent a grand total of three years living in Japan. And, because of it, he loves, loves, loves sushi. Honestly, it is his favorite food. So, during all of our nineteen years of marriage, he has always wanted me to at least try sushi, so hopefully, I would like it too and we could go to sushi together. But, I had a mental block. I mentally could not get over the fact that a person would willingly eat raw fish and call it good. It seemed so wrong. I don't eat raw meat, so why would I eat raw fish?
But, of late, I had been feeling kind of bad that Wes would go through his entire married life with a woman who wouldn't even try sushi just because she was having a mental block. So, I gradually talked myself into it. And, eventually I casually mentioned to my sweetheart that I was finally ready to give it a try. He was shocked. Like blown away, and then totally excited. We set a date, and then my nerves started to build. Could I do it? Could I eat raw fish with out throwing up? What about the texture (I'm texture sensitive!). I started having second thoughts immediately, but Wes was so over the moon, I just knew I couldn't backtrack. So, I went forward with it last week.
This is what I looked like right before my first bite. I was very unsure and I didn't want to make a scene in the restaurant.
Here's the food. I had no idea what to choose so I made Wes tell me what everything was and eventually I said yes to one that came past me.
That's me taking my first bite. I ate mostly salmon, tuna, some rolls, shrimp and fish eggs.
This is how I felt when Wes told me I had just eaten fish eggs. I wasn't really up for those (mentally), but he tricked me into eating them. (btw, I like those the best.)
Overall, I was very surprised at how much I liked sushi. Once I overcame the mental part, I really enjoyed just about everything I ate. I still feel bad that I waited soooooo long to give it a try, but at least I did. And, Wes and I can have many more years of eating sushi together.
Finally, my last first was my first iphone. Yes, I am totally, ridiculously late to the game when it comes to electronics. And, my iphone is not my first smart phone, but still. I had to wait to get one until I could get it for free and all that jazz. I got a 5C. So far, so good. My kids seem to know how to use it better than me, but not for long. I'm spending plenty of time on it, so I should be an expert eventually. Here she is:
So, yeah. It's been fun. And, yes I choose a white one.
***I just threw this post up here today and didn't have time to proofread or edit at all (I've got bathrooms to clean people!), so sorry about that. :)