Drywall is pretty boring and returning to running

We continue to move right along in the kitchen but it looks pretty similar to what it looked like yesterday, except for, you know, more mud.  The joy of drywalling!  This is really the last of the difficult jobs (or so Lawrence tells me, it all looks pretty daunting to me.)  Once the walls are…

We Have Walls!

Okay, so where were we.  On Friday, the kitchen looked a little like this: Pretty. I already talked about my weekend, the all running all the time weekend.  Lawrence’s weekend was also all encompassing.  The all kitchen all the time weekend.  Lawrence’s mom helped us out by picking up the kids on Saturday while I…

Marine Corps Marathon 2013

I’m going to take a break from kitchen updates for just a minute and talk about running.  When I started this blog, I intended for it to be mainly about running and racing.  And then of course, I wasn’t running or racing so that got weird.  I think there were a lot of pictures of…

Stripes

Yesterday was an incredibly productive day.  It feels good.  It also feels exhausting.  All the late nights this week caught up to me.  I was planning to finish painting the bathroom last night, unfortunately, around 8:30 I knew trying to start anything would be counterproductive since I was too tired to care what it looked…

Little Surprises

I like to listen to music while I’m in the kitchen.  I usually just play it from my laptop, the speakers work well and it’s good enough for me.  But when Lawrence asked the other day if I wanted him to wire speakers into the ceiling while he had it open, I gave an enthusiastic…

Wiring

Now that the demo is completely done, there won’t be any more dramatic before and after shots until the cabinets start going up.  But even though it doesn’t look like there are big changes happening, there definitely are.  Today was another incredibly productive day.  For me, it was just the usual stuff of trying to…

Demo, Lighting, and Cabinets

What a weekend!  I’m pretty excited about the amount of progress we made on the kitchen in the last couple of days.  Having the kids at my parents was an ENORMOUS help.  They had a really fun weekend and we were able to focus on getting stuff done.  So, starting Friday, Lawrence got all the…

New Lights

Things I did not do yesterday: box everything up.  Things I did do yesterday: tackled the laundry situation that was happening here which involved pulling down clothes bins, rotating clothes, getting rid of too small stuff and repacking the bins with clothes to grow into.  I got sidetracked onto this project because the kids are…

Running and Kitchen Demo

After dreading the pool running all morning, it really wasn’t that bad.  In fact, it was so not bad that I think I’m going to go do it again today.  I’m going to shoot for 2 to 3 times a week in the pool.  In addition to it being zero impact, I think it’s good…

Stream of Consciousness

I’m sitting here dreading the pool running I have planned for today.  Hopefully putting it out there that I’m going to do it will force me to actually do it.  Pool running isn’t really that bad, just boring but then, so is the elliptical.  Plus it allows me to add intensity and speed work without…

Progress and why I’m the meanest mom

Yesterday was a success!  My parents came over and watched the kids for us while we went out and ran errands.  First stop was to Ikea to buy this: After a lot of research, we decided it would be a good buy for our living room and it’s on sale right now.  So we folded…

Hectic… in a good way

Life has been busy lately.  I guess that’s just the season of life I’m in because it never seems to slow down.  But right now is particularly busy and stressful but in the best possible way.  We are busy with kitchen planning details.  We picked out our cabinets and plan to order them sometime in…