Fall has finally arrived here in the Small Town. About time. Mother Natures persistent excessive humidity was about to drive me crazy. Or crazier. Either way, it was crazy humid the past five months. We actually had to fire up the furnace and pellet stoves yesterday since it sort of got cold fast, but it looks like later this week we officially have the weather I enjoy the most – not too hot and not too cold and humidity has been rendered in absentia. That makes me a happy camper.
Princess Nagger had yesterday and today off from school for Columbus Day and a Teacher Inservice day – we decided what better way to spend some quality girl time by going to see Hotel Transylvania:
It was really funny – we were both laughing out loud during the movie, it was fun to hear Princess Nagger cackling during the funny parts. She wanted to see that or Frankenweenie, but let me choose which one, and after looking at both previews I opted for Hotel Transylvania. I think I’ll nominate the hubby to take her to see Frankenweenie – I don’t know what it is, but it just doesn’t appeal to me.
While we were off enjoying the movie, I left the hubby in charge of hanging out with the guy who came to install the new dishwasher (finally). Now the kitchen is complete, except the new appliances really make the horrid mustard yellow counter-tops stand out as extra annoyingly ugly. I still haven’t figured out who in their right mind chose such an awful color for a kitchen, but we’ll be taking care of that soon enough, especially since we want it to be appealing to a future home buyer when we sell the house next year to move back West.
Stay tuned for some fun demolishing as we also yank out the drywall drop ceiling the same ‘brilliant’ mind thought was better than leaving it at the 10-foot level. Getting rid of the low ceiling will be a vast improvement making a smallish kitchen look bigger. I can’t wait to start ripping that sucker out. It will be a good workout.
Speaking of workouts, I recently got Zumba Fitness 2 for the Wii – I’ll finally be breaking that sucker out this morning after the hubby leaves for work and while the kids are still sleeping. You know, so I can feel free to make a fool of myself as I stumble through the steps while learning without feeling self conscious due to irreverent laughing that’s sure to take place. Probably from me.
To that end, today is the first day of a 30-day challenge put forth by Travis and Ashley from Body by Vi. I’m honored that they chose me as a guinea pig to see if I can jump-start to my ultimate goal, and sent me this to assist on my 30-day journey:
I’ll update you weekly on how it’s going – you know, like an accountability sort of thing. And at the end of the 30 days I might even subject you to a before and after picture. My metabolism has always been as slow as molasses and having a baby later in life didn’t do me any favors. Princess Nagger is getting to the age that I really need to be conscientious about setting a good example on being healthy, so it’s now or never on finally trying to do something about the extra girth that’s been hanging around since she was born. Ahem. I’ll keep you posted.
I saw this floating around on Facebook recently and it make me laugh, so I thought I’d share the laugh with you:
This next picture is too creepy not to share – I spied it over on Kristen of Gone Bananas Facebook wall and it kind of freaked me out a little:
Freaky, no? Could you imagine bringing home bananas and finding a creepy spider had traveled along with them? Obviously it’s dead, but still. Very creepy.
Moving on to something more fun… How ingenious is this birthday card:
If only they made a wine glass version, it would be perfect.
And with that, let’s call it a week – link up and join in the fun. Everyone is welcome, random or not.
Keeping the random alive – feel free to snag a badge and play along – one for my wino friends:
And one for my non-wino friends:
Once again I’m hopping aboard this fun friendly train – if you’re traveling on the train, be sure to leave your link so I can follow you back!
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