Wednesday, October 09, 2013
I haven't been on SparkPeople much lately because the processor fan on my computer bit the dust and in fixing it something else broke on it, so now we're waiting for parts to build a new computer for me! Woo hoo! Its been probably four years since I've upgraded so its time. Merry Early Christmas to me and thank goodness for credit cards.
But, even if my computer was fine, I've just been so darn busy around the house I wouldn't have time to log on anyway! My daughter's 2nd birthday is this weekend, and I like to go all out. A theme, games, decorations, and as much of it DIY as I can, because darn it parties are expensive enough before you start buying everything for it. We have family driving in from a couple states away and all will descend on our house this weekend (this is normal for my husband's family). I love kid party planning. This year The Wee One wants a Bubble Guppies party. I like to make the pinata by hand and have so much planned for decorations, plus cleaning all the bedrooms/kitchen/living room/dining room.
And somewhere last weekend I thought to myself "I'd really like to paint the dining room." I knew perfectly well this was going to be a stressful and busy week, but heck, it'll be fun! And it was! I love painting and since buying our first home we haven't really done any beautification at all. The walls NEEDED it. So the dining room is a very night darker shade of green and it works perfectly.
Well, I couldn't leave well enough alone and looked at the grungy paint job on the hallway next to the dining room and thought it wouldn't take much while I was at it to go get a different color and paint that. And while I was at Home Depot I thought about how nice it would be to have the bathroom painted. And don't forget white for all the trim. I'm still working on a little touch up in all the rooms but I did finally get everything painted, and that was after not liking the first color in the hallway and painting it again. Another Amen to the credit card we recently paid off!
What about the party planning, Kerry? I am that good, ladies and gents. Of course I press play in the morning when my kid gets on the bus and don't stop until bedtime, but I feel like flexing my multi-tasking muscles and striking a pose.
One additional plus to all of this work is that I've actually lost three pounds this week from all the ups and downs and stretches and crunches and standing on my tip-toes and painting far above my head while balancing on the sides of the tub! Because I've been so busy, the thought of eating rarely pops into my head, so I eat a little at mealtimes and then get back to the grind. I haven't snacked at night in a few days, which is HUGE because that is my M.O.
I know this will all come to an end once the work is finished and the party is over, but I'm hoping the motivation stays with me. For this stay-at-home mom, the trick might very well be Just Keep Moving.