I received our new highball and double old-fashioned glasses this morning. Super excited about that… they look beautiful:
As far as fitness goes, I’ve made it to day 2/30 for my 5-Minute Plank challenge, and just started my 30 day walk to run challenge with a 15 minute walk/run combo this morning. It was quiet and beautiful and worshipful. I am trying to focus more on cardio and HIIT to drop the excess fat and burn calories, whilst doing some basic upper body strengthening exercises, since I really need that for both work and pole dance.
My pantry cupboard is reorganized and that alone makes me happy. I need to spend some time tonight and tomorrow morning/evening straightening up the upstairs, but, there’s really not much to do, now that we got the dishwasher working again. I need to make a trip to Home Depot, maybe Sunday, to get the right plug for my dryer (rather than using the old dryer that came with the house) and lightbulbs for outside the house. Still working on cataloging the books and unpacking the rest of the boxes in the basement. I need to build some shelves/cabinets… I’ll probably turn the dresser in my craft room into shelves instead of drawers, for easier storage of fabric.
Assuming the rest of my order from Williams-Sonoma gets here tomorrow (or Saturday), I can proceed to making bread on Sunday. Since we got the chest freezer, I have ROOM and can freeze things. This makes me practically giddy.
DH and I have been playing cribbage every night this week without fail. It’s an alternative to Sentinels (which is still played frequently… I just tried out Parse and she’s really interesting) and xbox. Since we finished play-through of Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 whilst the stepson was here, I’m not really keen on playing through it again. Unfortunately Bioshock: Infinite is only 1-player (still not convinced that FPS are that great, but the story is both intriguing and triggering), and Mass Effect only becomes 2-player when I’m ready to Hulk-Smash my tv because I hate driving the MAKO.
P found me a washing machine drum, which we are going to turn into the base for my firepit. I just need to be able to afford the stones, and I will turn part of my backyard into a nice patio with a firepit. I’m really really excited about this. I’m also trying to see if I can build my own porch swing for less than it costs to buy one.
It gives me something to write to my sister about, who is, alas, still stuck in Army rehab. Right now, we’re each averaging about 2 letters a week to each other and it’s better than nothing. Least amount of contact we’ve had in over 10 years of knowing each other, eesh!
The spiritual side of things is on the up-and-up I think. I feel really good about stuff. There’s been a lot of hard work, and there is even more yet to come. I started ADF’s Dedicant Path, and am posting about that on a specific journal, just for it.
Now that I’ve waxed long about my life, in which you are entirely uninterested, I may or may not have something to report in a couple weeks on the job front. Positive thoughts and energy are requested… I need a consistent paycheck.