Wednesday, April 16, 2014
The builder won,t be back for a week, and he hasn,t quite finished. Today the plumber and electrician will be in. The plumber needed to buy a material we didn't have so he couldn't plumb in the sink. But he finished the bath and shower. So yesterday I had a bath in the new bath. No door, no lights, no worries!
Sparkies, I bitterly resisted saying goodbye to our old cast iron bath which I dearly loved. But this new bath is so comfortable and deep, it was heaven! I think I will be in it again tonight.
We are having the most drenching rain, I haven't had the heart to get out in it except to feed the chickens and go to Zumba.
I am showing prospective tenants through one of our flats today, they will certainly be seeing it at its worst.
Anyway, my holiday hasn,t gone exactly according to plan. Gardening is not really an option in this kind of weather.
I hope we can get the painting & papering done, but the carpet cleaning will have to wait until the builder has finished.
Soon there will be a patch of floor for me to use to do my abs workout that I promised myself to start in April.
Oh well, I guess I am being strong and flexible in one sense, anyway.
Trying to stay chillaxed
Monday, April 14, 2014
Sparkadees, it is grey and overcast here, but at least it stopped raining for a day. My first day of my holiday.
My cold didn't happen, I think I nipped it in the bud. My garden is enjoying all the rain but I need to get it ready for winter! And the rain has stopped the fencers from coming. Looks like I will have lost three planting seasons before my fence gardens are finally planted.
On the bright side, I have plenty of time to get into the garden, and I think I will just have to put on my wet weather gear and set to.
On the bathroom front, it progresses, and maybe I will be using it on Friday. Squee! Otherwise, Easter holiday, it will be the end of next week.
My lovely Zumba teacher keeps going through the holidays, so I get to do Zumba Monday to Saturday. Whatever else, this is going to be a Zumba holiday.
Friday, April 11, 2014
I looked at my calendar and decided that if I want to reach my goal for my target date, this is the perfect time to do another round of the Cura. My holiday means if I feel a little tired, I can rest, so I have started a three week session. Which means two Feast Days.
So last night DH took me out for dinner in his new classic car, a 1972 Rover 2000 TC. He has just got it warranted and good to drive. What a blast driving a manual with a choke and quarter light windows! I was charmed!
Also, there was pasta!
I haven't had pasta all year. It was nice, but... Meh.
Today, steel cut oat porridge! ice cream!
Tomorrow, two meals a day, 1 type of vegetable per meal...
(By popular request. here is a picture, taken the next day)
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
In addition to my own renovations there is progress on the bathroom, with the first coat of paint going on today. The weather has changed and it is very windy and wet, not optimal paint drying weather , but it is what it is.
I cleaned down the bedroom walls today, they were coated in thick dust. They are a little the worse for wear so I think we will paint them before we move back into the bedroom. And of course clean the carpets. So I have a big round of cleaning to do next week, which I have taken off. At the end of that time we should be all spick and span and ready to face winter...
Sunday, April 06, 2014
Hey there Sparkadoodles, I think I have blogged before about renovations.
I'm taking advantage of the change in my appearance from the weight I have got rid of to do some skin renovation work, too.
I've got another session of facial treatment today to cope with little thread veins. I am getting close to the point where I could go without makeup which is such a change for me. Not that I will go without makeup because I use a mineral powder as a sunscreen. We need that here in NZ where the sun is so strong and there is a hole in the ozone layer. But to be foundation free with confidence will be great for me!
I have been spending a bit of money on myself lately, not on fancy clothes but on my skin. It is my reward for taking such great care of my health and for my efforts losing weight.
I feel so much better, and I look so much better, and I am making myself look even better.
So I did something rather radical last week and got my hands zapped with a laser to deal with unwanted pigmentation. Have any of you had this done?
But I can't believe the results. The freckles and sunspots and age spots went darker and now my wonderful busy body has got to work and is magicing them away, pouf! They are dissipating before my eyes! I am amazed, and overjoyed.
I always hated the big freckles on my hands, I think they are very aging, and now I realize I don't need to put up with them. I could have done this ages ago, if only I had realized.
Has anyone else had laser treatment?
One happy chick
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