Taking the plunge

First day of spring with all the glorious spring flowers and green grass.


Oh wait…


Well, it is bagel day at any rate.  I had a nice surprise today. I tried on my size smaller pants that I have been wanting to get back into and I crammed my butt in them and zipped them up today!  Not suitable for public viewing, but it is progress!  Woo Hoo!

So what do I do?  Bagel!!   :mrgreen:


It’s all part of my master plan.


Anyway, after discussions and me kind of dragging my feet over whether or not I wanted a monthly car payment (does anyone really want a car payment?), John and I are off to get a new car.  We hashed over used versus new.  Since we were getting the hybrid, John crunched numbers and it made much more sense to go new for what we are looking at.  Which is:





A Prius!  In nautical blue.  I kind of wanted the habenero color, but it wasn’t available in this model.

We are off to order that tonight and then celebrate with a cup of coffee.  Hopefully things will go smoothly at the dealership.  Not sure when we will actually take delivery of said car, but the deal will be done.

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22 thoughts on “Taking the plunge

  1. karen

    My Prius is red! Love it, get the 50 mpg all the time. Have even done some long trips (1600 miles) in it and it is comfortable. You’ll like it!

    1. Lori Post author

      I hardly ever eat bread except for the bagel. It’s definitely something I was never willing to give up permanently.

  2. debby

    Ooh, that car looks very futuristic! It seems like people on the east coast don’t worry about getting four wheel drive, whereas out here, where we only get occasional snow, EVERYBODY worrys about it. Is it because we have mountains?
    debby´s last blog post ..Balancing Act

    1. Lori Post author

      There are always chains if you need it. I do live by the Adirondacks, but we don’t go in the mountains when it snows.

    1. Lori Post author

      Well, it will be a while before I can wear the pants in public. I have to at least be able to zip them up without having to jump up and down 😉

  3. Cammy@TippyToeDiet

    LOVE the car! But even better news is the tight-but-buttoned pants! I’ve got a pair like that here at home. I’ve always been able to button them, but they feel too tight so I don’t wear them. Maybe I should try them on again. 🙂
    Cammy@TippyToeDiet´s last blog post ..Happy Spring!

  4. Biz

    I know what you mean – our cars both had to be replaced last year and after years of not having any car payments, the $700 payments for both are definitely felt, but it was completely necessary. Love the color!!
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  5. Dawn

    “Not suitable for public viewing, but it is progress! Woo Hoo!” LOL – totally understand! It IS exciting to see progress with clothes fitting better!
    Congrats on the car – exciting! Sorry I’ve been AWOL!
    And yah, spring here is looking the same as there… :S I’m so ready for sandals and capris…
    Dawn´s last blog post ..Rocking It Roni Style

  6. Fran

    Cool car Lori. I don’t want a car payment either but am afraid I have to get one too if I want a new car this year. Otherwise I get an older used car, not sure if that’s better than what I drive now.

    That must have been such a great feeling that you could zip the pants. Congrats!
    Fran´s last blog post ..Friday March 15, 2013: Mishmash

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