Monday, June 29, 2009

Monday Mix Tape

Another weekend gone in the blink of an eye. It was a good mix of hard work and relaxing as always. We've made it through the experimental stage of scraping off 60+ years of paint on our house and are at the "doing it" stage now. We have about a 4 hour window in the morning where we can work on the worst side before the sun is directly above us. It it is hellish work but we manage to have some fun.

husband: Shouldn't you be wearing eye protection?
me: yes but I'm not going to wear my Kate Spade sunglasses with all this dust.
husband: We should buy some safety goggles.
me: Yes I know but I haven't found any I liked.
husband: What, are you looking for Hello Kitty ones or something?

It's funny because it's true. Well, I wasn't thinking Hello Kitty exactly but something for girls at least!

Even though I sweat through my clothes all weekend, I haven't been to the gym in a week! I have my bag packed for tonight and even though I usually take Mondays off, Jack Sh*t made a comment last week that has stuck with me. He said he doesn't schedule an off day from working out since life usually takes care of that for him. SO TRUE. Something usually comes up in my busy life so no more scheduled "off" day.

Speaking of things coming up, I've got to get out of bed earlier than I do. We've already covered why I don't work out in the morning but I need to not be cutting it so close. There was V8 on the ceiling this morning and a neighbors dog was loose and I was so distracted our dog grabbed one of the sandwich thins I had out for our lunch. Complete chaos. I also went out last night and failed to do much preparation for the week so now I have to go to the gym, stop at Trader Joes then go home and make dinner while assembling the meatloaf muffins I planned on making yesterday. I'm leaving a half hour early today to try and make up some time. Thank God it rained Saturday night so I don't have to add watering to the chore list. There just never seems to be enough time. I don't know how you people with kids do it!!

I guess this post was as chaotic as my morning and this week is not going to be much better. I'm going to try to fit it all in and keep my sanity. Luckily I have Friday off or I would really be stressed out right now! Is it crazy that I look forward to a day off so I have time to scrape paint?


  1. Inquiring minds, and all that..."How in the hell did V8 end up on the ceiling?"

    Don't envy you the job of stripping paint....anywhere, let alone on the hot side of a house. Good luck, but take it easy in the heat. Perhaps in your "off" time you could decorate a pair of protective goggles that would meet your fashion requirements. :)

  2. We're got to start scraping paint too but since the sun here has taken quite a long vacation, we don't want the wood being exposed too long and not drying off until October. Were I a next door neighbor I would totally help you guys out - at the very least by lending you my goggles (sorry, no Little Kitty motif - just a sorry *ss touch of red on the sides).

  3. Such a good point about working out. Last week, I put a sports bra, clothes, socks and an extra pair of sneakers in my car. I've used them twice now! It's great to know that I'm always prepared for the gym or any workout. For me, it's easier than packing a bag that I will invariably forget and leave at the door.

    They just opened a Trader Joe's by me in Midtown (Atlanta) and I'm a happy girl! Love that place!

  4. After scrapping paint you deserve more than a day off!

  5. How was Trader Joe's. I was supposed to make it there and to Whole Food's since they're so close but ever did! And yes, it's great to have a fellow Weight Watchers close by. Let me know if you ever want to get together to workout or something! I live in Buckhead/Brookhaven and it's really hard to find good places to walk without being mowed down (by a Lexus of course).

  6. Maybe that's personal V, and she doesn't want to talk about it. :-)

    Tena, just get yourself a pair of really cheap girly sunglasses at the drugstore or Marshalls. That's what I use for weed-eating. Oh wait, that is the only pair of sunglasses I own.

    My next post has a conversation between me and hubby too! I am just too tire to publish it right now.