MIMM: Alive

I’m alive and I’ll be back and kicking blogging soon.

We finally got internet. I was supposed to have internet on Wednesday, but of course, it didn’t work out. It took the tech 2 HOURS to figure it out today.

Where did I leave off?

I painted the remaining 2 walls in the living room. The bathroom and hallway are still not painted, and I would like to touch up the doorways and window sills.

I organized the hallway closet with blankets, towels, extra toiletries, and sheets… boy were those tough.

I cleaned and lined the dresser and nightstand drawers.

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I found a MARVELOUS shower curtain and some MARVELOUS painted mason jars for the counter from TJ Maxx.

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FYI: I spotted the same mason jars, after I bought them for $3 each, on a design board for $23! No way would I pay that…

I even bought new shampoo.

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After all the daily excitement, I slept early everyday – around 10 or 11 – and woke up at 5-5:30 to workout. I reserved a spot on the patio but found that I like the garage when it’s cold out.

A few NOT SO MARVELOUS things happened, but they all got fixed:

The garage door opener “broke” but my real estate agent came by and fixed it. It was easy too.

The plumbing got fixed too. I hadn’t showered in the house because the toilet clogged… and came up the tub.

 What’s happened to you in the past week? Have you ever gone as long without posting? I haven’t except for that week or so on vacation in North Carolina!

MIMM: An almost phoneless weekend

Normally, I would take a ton of  pictures, especially considering my weekend. I didn’t because I was so busy I didn’t have time to.

The last load of things on Friday for “The Great Move 2014.”
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It’s official, I’ll be back at the fair. Not my first choice, but I’ll take any job… plus they work with my schedule.IMG_3930

On my way home, I stopped by Confetti Ice for a MARVELOUS peanut butter ice and vanilla custard parfait. I couldn’t eat it all.

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I did a little shopping: bought a trash can and a bath mat, both at Ross! This was so difficult for me too!

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The traffic sucked on the way home so I took a detour for MARVELOUS Xa Sweet & Savory Cafe and their chicken, sweet potato, and plantains. So good!

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And… we have flooring! I bought and returned TWO different kinds of flooring before this one worked. Apparently, the others have a small gap that could be bad if water or sand got in but I liked them more. 😦

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First breakfast in the new house, and my first time trying Kodiak Cakes – they work really well and are only 130 calories per serving, 7 grams of protein, and $4.99 at Target!

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I’ve been so busy painting because I decided to take on the task all by myself because I saw the work my uncle did.

I can’t wait to show you all the finished product! I have 2 more walls to paint, but I have class tonight and won’t be able to do it yet! 😦

Thinking Out Loud Thursday: Painting

Hey… it’s still Thursday. 🙂

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Sorry for the lack of pictures, but I haven’t had much to snap. Here is what my life has consisted of…

1. Waking up at 5:30. Working out or pressing snooze depending on how my body feels.

2. A lot less working out, but I’m feeling fine physically. Actually, better than fine. My workouts run between 30-45 minutes if at all. A lot of my “working out” involves moving flooring, boxes, and painting.

3. Not thinking about eating. I just eat when I get hungry and boy do I get hungry.

4. Standing and talking all day. I taught writing skills, having the students argue for vegetarianism, using 3 articles I gave them. More focused than letting them go out on their own.

5. Spending 2 hours at The Home Depot. Instead of the “distressed brown hickory” laminate, I decided on “Silverhill oak,” which is also distressed but almost HALF the price. It took Matt, the very cute employee, 30 minutes to search for it.

We also got paint – vanilla custard (see below). They forgot the primer on one gallon so there was that.

Nothing got done because I spent all that time after work there.

5. Ice cream soothes my distressed body. Enlightened is so much better than Yasso

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6. The next day, I ended up painting the laundry area and the space for the fridge so those pieces of furniture can go in.

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7. Speaking of painting, I may or may not be going to a paint and wine night with friends. I may not go because… I don’t like the painting we’re making… There are so many better ones out there! Okay, that’s terrible of me, but I want to be able to hang something up!

8. I’m also going to see “Divergent.” I read the book in January and still haven’t read the others!

9. I ran out of Flapjacked pancake mix but scored a deal on my favorite frozen waffles: Nature’s Path hemp plus waffles!

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10. I eat breakfast in the car. Every single day. I also started adding other necessities like Band Aids and lotion. I got this sample through PINCH me for free and I’m obsessed with the smell!

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Have you done a paint and wine event?