Friday, April 17, 2015

Twice the busy-ness, half the miles

But still … miles! Two instead of four, late in the day instead of early, and I was pretty tired instead of pretty peppy. Done is done, however, and I can still hit my goal if I do two or three longer walks the rest of the month.

And if I don't hit the April goal, I'm in good shape to make 1200 by the end of the year.

I had a long meeting in town yesterday, followed by a couple errands that didn't get me home until late afternoon. I threw some bacon-wrapped chicken tenders in the oven and did one mile, then came home to toss a salad (to be topped with the chicken). Did another mile after dinner.

And was oh-so-ready for bed by 8 p.m.

Lunch was at a restaurant, but I find lunches the easiest thing to eat out. I had an antipasto salad loaded with vegetables and meat (asked them to skip the cheese), topped with plain old oil and vinegar.

Two salads in one day … that hasn't happened in a long, long time.

Today I paint. Need to finish the woodwork in the TV room, and then the walls in there so we can put it back together. I'll do that hallway and bathroom next and the guest room after that.

Here's a very rough floor plan of my house:
Each of the living room sides of the hexagon has sliding glass doors looking out toward the Appalachian Mountains. We really do have lovely views. (Each bedroom also has a sliding glass door, looking toward the mountains.) We replaced the slider in the kitchen (which is on the left side of that wall) with a French door. There's a hexagonal brick fireplace in the center of the house.

I painted the center section and the master bath a couple years ago, while the wings have remained dingy and ugly. Once the guest wing is finished, I'll do the master hall and finish the master bedroom last. We need new carpet there, and I plan to get the painting done before that happens.

We're loving the new doors. And we're anxious for everything to be new and shiny and DONE. This is one time I'd trade just about anything for a painting genie.

BUT … thanks to my newfound energy and motivation, I'm ON IT, doggone it!

1 comment:

gingerzingi said...

Your house sounds really cool. I like that layout.