***I guess let me first say that our patio is finished with only some minor things to wrap up once the nice weather shows itself.
|Finished Patio and Stairs|
|Stairs after being stained|
***Last week, on the afternoon of January 31st, 2017, I deactivated my Facebook account. This comes in the wake of our most recent US Election. I don't talk politics, so I'm not gonna preach, but I will say that Facebook became so saturated with each sides opinion and everyone bashing the other side or telling them that they are unjust in their opinion.... I just couldn't take it anymore. I found that I'd sit and just scroll without reading anything. I'd look at pictures if they were of something I wanted to see, but for the most part it was just scrolling... so pointless. So far, I haven't missed it as much as I thought I would.***
***In the wake of the above note about Facebook, I've found that I have some extra time on my hands... how sad that Facebook was taking up that much of my time! So over the weekend Steve and I cleaned out our basement storage room, which we'd been putting off since moving in (circa 2011); we now have a ton of space - not to be filled with junk going forward☺
On Sunday, I went for a run for the first time since October. I don't know how much I blogged in the past about getting into my fitness (running mostly) to help cut some pounds off... I did a few 5k's, got hurt, and then never really got back into it. The October 5k was so painful because I hadn't trained at all. I have a 5k in 9 weeks, I will successfully run this one without pain and have a PR time. That is my goal.
I went Aqua Jogging last night - it's a fun little deep water exercise class - you wear a flotation belt to keep you upright and above water and you do a bunch of running in 9-10ft water. Great workout - major calorie burner.
Tonight Steve and I are going to take a tour of the YMCA and we're considering joining.
Why not take all my extra time and put it to good use to better myself and my body!***
***Speaking of water and floating... I did this strange thing the other week called Floating:
***I think that last most important thing to mention is that Steve and I have expanded our little family...
... Don't be silly, no kids for us.
We rescued a little Tortie DSH kitty (Goldie) back in October...
Goldie is a cuddle bug, super playful, loves to jump and is 100% a lap kitty - she fills my heart and we are so lucky to have found her!
As it stands Goldie does not like Ivory - she hisses, growls and recently began to bat at her in a very non-playful way. We have taken steps backwards to try and get their scents all over our house (they are fully separate, and we swap their spaces every 24 hours). I'm trying to remain optimistic that this second try at a SLOW introduction will be better for them. Ivory is so curious about Goldie that all she does it tries to chase her. It's comical, but Goldie hates it. This little girl is going to be HUGE, so Goldie better get used to having her around!***
Until next time my friends...