Welcome to another edition of Monday Musings. You know what’s been on my mind this week? Wondering how much wet, sloppy, soggy, foggy, soupy grey weather you have to be in before your feet start getting webbed.
I’m seriously so over it. I took off for a run on Friday, like I just don’t care anymore. Either run, or lay on the sofa and drink coffee.
Nah not really.
I’d do strength training or some other indoor activity. Ha rowing! That is an appropriate activity for such hideous weather.
We’ve had more grey, wet weather than sun this year.
South Texas people. This isn’t Seattle but the weather gods don’t seem to know that.
But today… as I write this… we had sun.
Sweet glorious, beautiful sun. Blue skies. Warm air.
I wanted to just act like a huge lizard and lay out in it but alas, I had projects. Fortunately for me, I could do those projects outside AND enjoy the spectacular day before it’s creepy counter part returns soon.
What projects you may be pondering?
If you’ve read the past few weeks I’m having fun doing some furniture flips. You can find more on it in this post….https://sassyfitnesschick.com/2018/02/19/monday-musings-4/
I should be noted that I only seem to manage to go get said furniture on some of these sloppy, grey, foggy days.
I’m becoming a pro at it.
So my recent acquisition I scored this last week.
I had been stalking a dresser on an online site. I loved the lines of it and the cute, big mirror, not to mention the nifty vintage hardware that it had.
Oh and she wanted 100.00 for it. Of course I was fully planning on negotiating that price with her. I can bargain like a fisherwoman 😉
Anyway, I was asking her a couple questions on it one morning and she just changes the listing price to 50.00! Ok I couldn’t message fast enough I was coming to get it.
Coming to get it in the wet, cold, pouring rain.
So I got the piece and headed home to unload it in the rain and I realized that I wasn’t “feeling it” and by that I mean when I get a piece I usually am already formulating a plan or vision for it. I’m excited over it. I am eager to get started.
It bothered me that I had gone through all of that and wasn’t feeling in love.
It was like trying to feel something in a relationship and nothing is there.
I decided to wait a day or so and go back and look at it again to see if I felt differently. I thought the weather was putting me in a bad mood ( haha) I made the determination if I didn’t start “feeling it” I could just flip it in it’s existing condition ( I bought it knowing it needed repair but that doesn’t bother me) and at least double my money.
Ok well…. after a day or so going by… and looking at it again… I saw it with fresh eyes. All the things I loved about it to start with. I realized what was bugging me was the horrible re done stain and varnish job someone had done to it. I also realized that with my skills it would look totally different when I got it finished.
Ok and one other object I acquired this week. A friend actually gave it to me, it had been her mom’s, and her grandfather made it. It’s like a little kitchen type thing. She knows I have girl grandbabies and thought I might be able to fix it up… I’ll let you take a look at what I started working with….
So I do have a vision for this piece and I think it will be SO cute… but first… I have to get it to a place a can work my magic on it… so I spent the sunny afternoon outside making it look like this….
So now I have a clean slate to work on, more or less. I can hardly wait to transform it. You’ll have to check back to see what’s up with it.
Gathering up furniture is work…
One thing I’ve learned I am grateful for… being strong. I’ve been dragging things around and sometimes I don’t have much or any help so it’s nice to handle things when I can.
One thing I’ve been focusing more on are movements that are good for upper body/core strength. I’ll share a few moves I’ve been adding into yoga for that…
I’ve been focusing on moves that really target my shoulders and upper body… planks and push up’s of all kinds are also kinda handy for that 😉
I wanna make sure I keep building upper body strength for life AND fetching old furniture 😉
Doing all that work makes me hungry….
Can I share some new recipes with you I experimented with this week that everyone went crazy over? Tasty and overall pretty simple… even better.
Don’t tell anyone, but I’ve figured out if I throw something in the crock pot, I can work on my projects longer and not stop to do a lot of prep for dinner… shhhh 😉
Really though? A hot tasty meal that’s slow cooked all day? How can you go wrong?
Speaking of meals, this week we’ll look at tasty inexpensive ones that are also healthy. Of course there will be some more spotlight posts, fitness stuff and whatever other goodies may come dancing out of my head.
Tell me. What’s been new in your week? Tried any new recipes? Do you use crockpots? Pushed yourself a little more athletically or tried a new workout?