Not in the way I’d like to be (ie. running), but ACTUALLY moving. Our home that is. Getting a house ready to sell has to be one of the WORST things I’ve ever had to do. It took a solid month of painting, priming, decluttering, and running around. But it’s done, and it looks fantastic!
Yappy was pretty tuckered out from the experience as well, so he found a printer and caught some rays.
I think one of the rooms that made me the happiest in its transformation was the living room oddly enough.
And the hallway of doom made me breathe a huge sigh of relief when it was finished. Holy painting batman. 8 doors to cut around, and take off and sand and prime and sand and ….
Before then after:
Painted the deck as well.
And the before and after kitchen (we had a painter do the walls for us.)
Cass has been pretty put out by the whole thing:
Hopefully it moves fast! All of the agents that went through loved it! Yay!
Eating right during this process posed a bit of a challenge, but while I’m not yet running I am happy that I’m back on track food wise. It will be nice to sell and move and be able to get back on track with life as well!
Well, not really. More outright ABSENT than late. School sucked me in good, and now home reno’s are doing the same. All of the hard work paid off though. This girl made the Dean’s Honour Roll baby! One year down, four more to go! It’s a little over 100 days until school starts up again, and I must admit, after two weeks off I am so ready to go back!
I’m not much of an uber geek, now am I?
With school out I am able to go full tilt with the house. Only a couple more weeks until we’re throwing it on the market, and fingers crossed, hopefully a fast sell. This week’s project consisted of painting the carport and sprucing up the outside. More of that to come, with usual spring cleanup, but as it’s freezing this week inside work it is.
This little critter (he’s a 21 lb cat) likes to crawl under things he doesn’t actually fit under or into, and hide. For some reason it was the dogs food stand.
Here he is in all his feline glory.
And once again trying to fit in something he does not – however, he is OBSESSED with this bed.
This try was better.
But all around the kidlets are doing well.
Running? Not so much lately. I need to try and figure out a way to balance school and exercise. But with school done, I can focus on that now as well. Between my wonderful walking buddy from school, and exercise video’s I know I can get back on track pretty quickly.
In other news, I cut off all of my hair too. Helllllllo summer time!
We all have the ‘things I want someday’ lists in our heads. For some, it may be a new house, a new car, an education, to be married or even just enough money to put food on the table. When thinking of it in that perspective, some of the things on my ‘someday’ wishlist seem totally selfish.
My everyday list consists of the wish that everyone is healthy and safe. I fret constantly about those I love driving, etc. Mostly in the winter months. It’s probably a good thing we only have cats and a dog as I would be the worst Mom ever. My child would have a bubble around them with GPS and a camera strapped to them at all times. I’m almost that bad with my dog. 🙂
Yesterday as I was sanding down a door from our hallway, I found myself thinking about how much I haven’t run the last couple of weeks. This week I have a horrible chest cold, and running is out of the question. I’m left gasping for breath climbing the basement stairs alone. I’ve coughed so much I’m amazed my skull hasn’t already cracked open and leaked my brainmeats out everywhere. Anyhow, I digress. I want SPRING to happen! That is on my right now wish list. To be done with the snow and slush and crap! But someday, someday, I would love a treadmill. I said it.
My selfish someday wishlist consists of two things: a treadmill and a rowing machine. Both of excellent quality. There, I said it. An insane amount of money for two insane things. I often use all of my at home gym equipment for the simple reason I do not/cannot afford a gym membership. I also would rather workout at home than set foot in one. But that’s just me. Working out takes up enough of my precious ‘free’ time away from school; commuting to and from another building when I have a perfectly good one right here seems unnecessary.
But would I use them? Freaking right I would use them! I’ve wanted a rowing machine for YEARS! lol. The treadmill is a recent want. I hate them, but prefer them to getting soaked through and freezing in the winter.
So, those are my selfish I-feel-guilty-for-wanting wants. lol. I think I’m mostly just feeling sorry for myself because I cannot exercise right now. How lame is that?
In other news, Loki helped me out a great deal with the painting by patrolling the cupboard after I took the door off.
The above pretty much sums up my life lately. I don’t post as much as I’d like, though I am still on my ‘program’ per say. I have been working out much better this semester than last, and my eating habits are improving.
I’m not where I envisioned myself a year ago. I had these grand ideas of what I would look like; what clothes I could wear. Alas, it has not happened, quite the opposite in fact, but does that mean I’m just throwing in the towel? Nope. I WILL however greatly enjoy running MUCH more when winter just goes the hell away. My face near froze off yesterday. I miss the sunshine on my skin. I get so depressed this time every year.
As much as I love you Canada, you’re a total killjoy for me this time of year.
In other news, I am obsessed with broccoli slaw.
Yes, I know that combination probably looks horrifying, but I like it. 😉 (Broccoli slaw with grilled chicken and my homemade baked beans.) I have been using steamed broccoli slaw in place of rice and pasta for the last few weeks, and I am in love. It’s so good, and doesn’t leave me with that gross feeling that pasta does. I haven’t eaten pasta in so long, but damn, I missed spaghetti. I have to say, I actually like it better with the broccoli slaw than with noodles!
I also received the wonderful news that I was accepted into my college programs I applied to next year. I’m still waiting on one, the one I REALLY want, and it will be a while yet. Fingers and toes crossed people! But I am so excited I got into the college programs, I didn’t think I had a hope in hell for a couple of them!
And, in one weeks time, Cassie will have been with us for two years! More to come on that!
That is all I can say about the weather today. Such a sunny day, and a gorgeous warm evening. The sun melted all of the snow, and a nice warm breeze is blowing.
I know. Canada in January – global warming and all of that jazz. But I can’t complain a single bit. I also realized today that I am most definitely a nighttime runner. All day I wanted to throw on my shoes and go for a run. But then I decided homework was better and fell out of my mood. It came back, but then I decided a nap was better. I brought Cassie for a good long four mile evening stroll, and then decided homework was better.
And then it hit me and I threw my shoes on and away I went. The sun was down, the air was a bit muggy, and it was warm out. It was amazing. Spontaneous air drumming to my playlist (Avenged Sevenfold “Gunslinger”) and Pink’s “Raise Your Glass’) and dancing occurred here and there. I felt so damn good. ANd better yet, despite such a long hiatus, I’m back at my old pace already!
I can’t WAIT until spring!
I’m pretty happy with myself thus far for staying on track with exercise for the last month. Eating has been a bit different, but it’s much better than it was. So far a school/exercise balance is going fairly well! I hope I can keep it up.
And now, back to Alkane’s and help from the boys with my homework.
Yes I absolutely turn the page onto the cat when he won’t move. And yes I let my cats on my desk.)