Hello beautiful people! It’s Sunday evening as I write this and I find it ironically funny I’m tossing down black coffee like it’s free beer night at the bar and following it down with some Peanut M&M’s while I get ready to write a post for my health and fitness blog.
I have weaknesses ok? Don’t judge me.
Anyway, life without some chocolate is just boring, can I get an amen?
I once was on a committee with a man who always brought chocolate to our meetings, usually M&M’s. He called it brain food.
I called him a smart man. I always angled to sit by him. We all worked better with that brain food 😉
It’s ok though, I’ve been grinding it out this week with my workouts so I’m thinking my treats are ok.
One of my training sessions was miles with a lot of big back to back hills thrown in. And I’ll tell you, I always know where my glute muscles are after those sessions!
It was one of those cooler than I anticipated when I took off kinda mornings. Perfect opportunity to rock a beanie for maybe like, the last time this season.
It’s cute. It doesn’t matter that my hair was soaking after 😛
But hills. Yeah, speed work in disguise so I try and make sure I hit them a couple times a week. I weirdly like doing hills even though it really is hard work. It’s satisfying hard work.
Of course the week in training also contained things like heavy doses of strength training and some cycling.
Spring is coming though and I’m really looking forward to getting back into heavier workouts.
and by that I mean longer miles on the bike and back to once a week brick sessions, (run/bike/run ) to start whipping those legs back into shape. I am planning to do the duathlon again this year. I think it’s good to make those sessions a part of my weekly training even if I am months away from it happening.
On the subject of spring….
Am I the only one who lurched into last week with the whole daylight savings time business? Like those first few days feel all wonky. Midafternoon I think I have hours till dinner and I realize I gotta quit what I’m doing and make plans to feed the natives. Worse is morning when it’s pitch black out and I’m stumbling around looking for coffee trying to not think it’s really only 5 a.m. and that’s why my body feels like its still in a fog. Forget the fact I’m up to my usual time the night before which may contribute to said fog. Of course then I still think it’s early morning when it’s really later, especially if it’s cloudy or foggy out… bleh.
This week has been better though… I’m doing it… go me.
In other shenanigans of the week…..
My furniture adventures… yes I know I promised a post on that and it’s coming… sometime….
Meanwhile, while you wait…
I picked up some more cool stuff I just can’t live without being stored in my work barn. Ha, I kinda joke. Some pieces are for flipping and a few are because I don’t want to part with them.
It’s kinda hard, flipping stuff. I mean when I invest time into it and love on it, well, maybe I don’t want it to leave. But for real, I pick certain things I know I’m going to specifically give new life to and then hope someone will want to take it and love it after I finish it. Then there are pieces that make my heart sing and I want to have hang around for awhile. Look at one of the little things I had stashed back there….
So, yeah I kinda love this piece so for now, it stays with me…
I got this turn of the century Sligh desk on Saturday… gah… look at it….
They just don’t make things like this anymore. I of course bought it off a lady who lived in the middle of nowhere and had it in her barn…lucky me. More on this project later… oh and it should be mentioned I kinda name my projects ’cause “desk” and “dresser” just sound dull and boring.
Say hello to Anastasia. It’s the perfect name for such a lovely piece with so much lovely detail and delicacy.
ok and finally for this week on my side project… I introduced you to my early 30’s china hutch weeks ago. I did not tell you her name however.
Say hello to Scarlett. I’m sure you’ll understand why I chose it for this piece….
So there’s a little snap shot of some of my projects. I’ve got several in the works right now that I hope will be finishing in the next week or two. A few are flips so here’s hoping they find new homes quickly 🙂
And before I leave you….
You know I’ve gotta talk a bit about food right? Have you ever realized when you are really, truly, deeply hungry it tastes amazing in a way it doesn’t when you aren’t that needy? It’s true.
That being said, I’d be remiss to not share a couple tasty things I whipped up this week. One pan meals… cause I’m all about getting a healthy meal together without being in kitchen all night….
And that’s a wrap boys and girls. Tell me how this past week went? Have anything fun or exciting ahead of you?
6 thoughts on “Monday Musings”
Chocolate IS life, indeed.
I LOVE those pieces! There is nothing like the old carpentry. The dovetailing, the integrity of a piece of furniture that stands up to time, if not cosmetically, structurally. THAT makes my heart sing.
I really love how you transform these pieces, that’s where it’s at!
Best of luck in your training and in your upcoming challenges! I know you’ll kick butt.
Ah I’m so behind on responding… thank you so much! I’m glad someone else understands that part of my heart 🙂 and I agree with all of that, they don’t make stuff like that anymore.
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I LOVE that you are naming the pieces–now I get to follow along with their “lives”, I love it!
Yes, stay tuned for more of my little named pieces 🙂
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I’m with you on the time change – pick one (preferably Standard, I like my mornings!) and stick with it, stop playing with the clocks!!
Ah, I’m not the only one in the club, glad I’m not alone in my thinking 😛