Monday is here again and hoping you had a good weekend wherever you are. If your weekend included sunscreen, a margarita, and some sand, I do not like you very much right now. Before I get into my weekend recap/ three joyful/grateful things, I want to gloat a little. This morning, I did something I am proud of that most won’t care about or even think is a milestone but I did it.
I conquered the 2-mile mark on Leslie’s torture workout DVD.
What is this you say?
Well, the workout I am currently doing is the equivalent of power walking for two miles but for the first two weeks, I could only get to 1 mile. And that was with gasping, panting, sweating, and wheezing, all usually fun activities under different circumstances but when working out, sucks. Last week, I made it to 1.5 miles and just this morning I finally made it to 2 Woohoohoo!! I still want to do harm to Leslie and we are not there yet in our relationship but now that I see the light at the end of the tunnel, things are looking up for our friendship.
My three thankful things-
1- revisiting some old friends
2- an impromptu visit from mom and dad/ re-haul of Annie’s room for her birthday
So as I mentioned in Friday’s post Little Girl, Little Girl…..I decided to re-haul her room in celebration of her 11th birthday. She had such a cute room before:
Doesn’t it make you wanna curl up and take a nap?? I loved this room but she was making subtle hints that it might be just a little too, well, little girlyish for her. What? Aren’t you still a little girl?????? Again, big heaving sigh…
So I had this plan: I was going to makeover her room for her while she was away this weekend. And I won’t use any decor that I would like because that would mean she would not like it. Get used to that mantra, mom’s o’ tweens. If you, the mom, like it…well then your daughter most likely won’t. Don’t worry, I hear it comes back when they are in their early twenties.
So here is the after picture:
She LOVES this. She actually carried the pink throw around with her the whole evening and just went on and on about her cool new room. Cool being the important word here.
One cool decor idea came from, who else, Goodwill! I bought these frames at Goodwill for 99 cents each:
And with a little purple spray paint and some zebra scrapbook paper, turned them into this:
LOVE THIS!!!! And I don’t even like zebra print….
Oh, and these were too cute:
As I mentioned above, we also got an impromptu visit from my parents who live about four hours away. I mentioned to my mom what I had planned for Annie’s room and said how I wished she lived closer as she was so good at doing room makeovers (hey- I learned from the master). So she called back and said that they were coming. That day. Wee! I love this kind of stuff. For as much as I love to plan and be organized, I love impromptu visits. If you just pop in to my house on any random day, I can guarantee you will be welcomed with open arms. And food.
If you have never seen it, please watch just one episode. It is just so funny and really entertaining. Why is someone else’s pain so much fun to watch?? So this weekend, there was nothing on the TV but we do have free on demand with ATT so we watched back episodes of this with my parents and we were all laughing. Or maybe it was the wine/beer. At any rate, if you get a chance to take a look I think you will love it. If you have ever had a baby, watch this. If you haven’t, you might want to skip it. Or at least have some wine/beer while watching it.