Monday, March 26, 2012

Busy and Crazy and More Busy and Crazy

We started demo on the house.

My husband has it all, AND the kitchen sink.
 We found hardwoods under old linoleum in the breakfast room.

Extra work, but still score!
I will be posting in-progress pictures as soon as I get the before pictures up.  Look for all of that in coming posts. 

We took our first trip to Home Depot for demo supplies.  Guess what I put in the basket.

Planting flowers is more fun.
I did my fair share of the demo work though.  So did Sammy.

"Demo makes me sleepy."
Last week I was in Nashville for a conference.  Here is a view of the hotel from the convention center.

Yes, that's inside the hotel.
The husband met me on Wednesday and we made a small vacation of it after the conference was over.  We love Nashville.

More details on our trip, Music Row, the Opry and the Gaylord Opryland Hotel coming soon as well.

As far as the weight loss effort goes, I am pretty much at a stand still.  I am working hard to try and figure out how to balance going straight from work to work on a house with a torn up kitchen and still eat remotely well.  This has always been my downfall...when I can't control the schedule and the meals completely I seem to make bad choices.  I am working on fixing that this week.

I did get on the scale this morning, first morning back from vacation and I am up 1.7 pounds.  I am trying not to let that get to me too much.  I told the husband we needed to go for a walk after work before we start on the house, which is also physical so we are burning calories there too.  I think I will also go pick up turkey sandwiches from Subway for us to have after our walk.  Even if I am not cooking each dinner I can still get better choices worked in there.  I can do this even with all the stress and craziness!

I hope you are having a great Monday!


  1. Sounds like you are busy! looking forward to seeing the demo in progress, I went to that house a few times to study with you for our classes but I'm sure it will be unrecognizable when you and D finish!

    1. Oh, then you have memories of the before! I hope to get the before pictures off my camera and uploaded/organized soon. We should be finished with demo this week and I might actually have some sort of progress shot sometime soon!

  2. Love the flowers and can't wait to see the progress.

    1. Desiree, I'm excited to see progress too!!! Right now I just feel like I am drowning in dirt and junk!


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