Another Busy Day

The last couple of days around here have been busy. Not that that is a bad thing at all, but I’d like a little less excitement. 

I for whatever reason I woke up at 2am and then couldn’t fall back to sleep until well after 5. Which would normally be fine, however I had to work this morning. 

So, to say I’m a bit tired is an understatement.

I headed off to work and afterwards stopped at Target to pick up a few items for the house, promptly came home and worked on setting up storage for the bathroom. Happy to say that both bathrooms are done, well except for that whole decoration/decor thing. Although, the master bath really has no room for decor since it’s so small. 

I’m excited to have the bathrooms done and even put a bit of a dent in my bedroom. There is some stuff I have to put away in temporary storage for the husband to go through and put the bed together, meaning pillows and duvet. Plus I need to decide which photos I’ll be hanging in the bedroom, which I plan on getting up on the wall tomorrow as well. The bedroom won’t be to difficult to finish since most of its alread done, and I’m hoping to get the guest bedroom finished tomorrow as well. Of course like the shower curtain I am on the hunt for the perfect bed covering for that room. Haven’t found it yet. I’ve found stuff that I like but not in the price I like. So the search continues. 

Now to finish off the day I’m headed to a Junior  League event, which should be fun. The plan is to drink club soda with lime and snack in carrot and celery sticks and then when I get home I’ll have dinner. That’s the plan and I’m sticking to it. 

Here’s a look at the bathrooms and my meticulously organized linen closet. 

    
 
As you can see the master bath, the blue one is exceptionally small. It gets the job done but it’s cramped for space. 

Happy Hump Day!

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Hotel Life

We are staying at a pretty decent hotel here in Dallas. We basically have a studio apartment so that’s awesome because I can cook some meals. And, lots of room to do some working out. Plus the place has a fitness room, pool, basketball court, and volleyball. Not that I’ll be playing basketball and volleyball but I can hit the elliptical, bike, and pool. 

Tonight we are having chicken fajitas for dinner since I can cook. Whoooooo!!!!

A Little Fair & Rodeo Action

I attended the fair and rodeo tonight with my friend Crysy. It was a good time. Only one person was injured so overall that’s a pretty good night. I mean they are riding bulls and bucking broncs, how every single one of them is not carted out of the arena is beyond me. The bull rider that got hurt did walk out of the arena with some help so hopefully it’s not too bad.
Walking around the fair helped get in some activity and steps, oh and the not to mention that I park at the bank and walk the quarter mile or so into the fair. It’s. Nice walk and a whole lot easier to get out when it’s time to leave.
Along with walking around the fair and enjoying the rodeo I attended my Saturday morning yoga class, which was a good one. We did some ab work today and I’m sure I’ll be feeling it tomorrow. I also did some house cleaning and straightening up. We have an open house scheduled tomorrow, so have to make the house look good. I still have to mow the dogs’ yard in the morning, which shouldn’t take too long, vacuum the kitchen, and do the mopping. But other than that the house is ready for showing.
Overall it’s been a pretty busy active day.
Here’s hoping for some down time tomorrow.

I’ve Got A Problem, But I Like It

I’ve been a bit obsessed with getting my steps in. Last month I upped my daily goal to 15,000 thanks to a challenge I was taking part in.
Well this month I’ve upped it to 20,000. One because I’m in another competition where you actually won something and 2 well why not. Actually the last 2 days were a 35,000+ and a 31,000+ step day. Today I’ll be sticking closer to 20,000+. I’m a little tired. Actually not to bad, but definitely not ready to do another 5 mile walk tonight to be up at the 30,000 mark.
So see I’m a bit obsessed about getting these steps on, but hey I’m being a whole lot more active then I was even a few days ago. So, it might be a slight problem, basically an obsession because I can’t go to sleep until it’s all green, and you fitbit tees out there know what I’m talking about.
But, hey I’ve found a way to get in some more steps, and well that’s type my blog while I walk around my house, and depending on the length of the blog that can be some serious steps added to my daily total. I’ve found that I do very little sitting still anymore. Talking on the phone I’m doing laps around the house, waiting for water to boil I’m jogging in place, doing the dishes I’m dancing, and of course whenever I’m waiting in line I’m marching in place. Yup, I may look silly, but I’m being active.
How about you, do you do any crazy things to be more active?

A Bit Stressed

I’m a bit stressed.  The husband and I have put our house on the market, and well last night we had people come look at it.  Which, this is a good thing since it’s not even listed on MLS yet, it’s just from signs being in the yard.  Anyway, I ran home from work last night, vacuumed the house, did a quick mop, loaded the dogs in the car and headed out, so that they could look at the house.  I of course have major anxiety about strangers being in my house, while I’m not there, and well yes they have a realtor with them, but I don’t know them either.  Then of course I came home and nearly lost my marbles.  I had left the outside lights on so that I could see when I got home, they of course turned all of those lights off, but left several other lights in the house on.  I also have several doors in the house closed, so as to keep the dogs out, so that I can keep the vacuuming down to a minimum, you guessed it all left wide open.  But, the thing that sent me way over the edge was the clumps of dried mud that were left all over my house.  Are you serious!?  People come on, this is my home, I live here, it’s not like you are coming into a house that no one lives in.  I keep my house clean, and not only that, but I vacuumed right before you came in, and now I have to do it again because you tracked mud all over.  Yeah, I’m going to need Valium or Xanax to get through this experience.  I know that when my husband and I were looking at homes, we were not disrespectful, and made sure the house was left the way in which we found it.

And, now let’s talk about my poor dogs.  My older dog, Bonnie, lost her marbles when we came home.  She immediately knew someone had been in the house, and raced into the room that they left the lights on barking and growling.  She was not impressed by strangers being in our house while we were out.  It took her about an hour to calm down.  I think she’s going to need some Xanax as well.  Our younger dog ran around terrified because she knew Bonnie was flipping out.

I told my husband I need to move out in order to get through this selling the house thing, well either that or be highly medicated.  Ughhhh!

Anyway, I am proud of myself for a couple of reasons, one I am an emotional eater, and when I’m stressed out I reach for the chocolate.  However, I have not done that, I’ve continued to stick to my plan, and am dealing with the stress by just being more active.  Today I’ve done 30 minutes of Kettlebells, 20 minutes of Yoga, 25 minutes on the treadmill, and 45 minutes of shoveling snow.  And, speaking of shoveling snow, my normal response to snow is it’ll melt, I’m not dealing with it.  However, since people may be coming to look at the house at anytime, I knew I needed to keep the house looking good.  So I went out shoveled the walkway, driveway, and all of the sidewalks.  We do have a snowblower but it was only 2 inches, and well the snowblower is heavy and really hard for me to use.  It probably would have been a bit faster to use it rather than shoveling by hand, but it’s okay because I got my heart rate up and some steps and a bit of a workout in.  Of course if there were several more inches on the ground I’d be using the snowblower.  Either way it’s an improvement over how I used to react to snow.

Here’s hoping I can start dealing with people being in my house, and that I continue to find positive ways to deal with the stress, and don’t revert back to the negative coping skills I’ve used in the past.