Sunday, July 30, 2017

Weekly Wrap, July 30

I really do feel like I am "Wrapping things up" this week, not only for the week, but for the month.

I finally have the home improvement projects finished up. Although I paid professionals to paint the room, I personally painted the fireplace, the trim in adjoining rooms, the doors, the air vents and a shelf.  The only thing I have yet to do to make the room complete is to make my curtains. I've been looking long and hard for something that goes with my decor but in the end I felt it best to just make them myself.

So this week when everything in the house was taken care of, I felt I needed a little taken care of too. I finally did a mani, pedi, and got my hair cut. Funny story, I did not tell my hairdresser that I had been painting, but she asked. Apparently I had white paint caked in my hair! That could have been from this week or even last week! Oh gosh! Needless to say, the long locks came off!
Once I officially start training for something I will keep better documentation of my runs! 

In between the housework, I did find time to get some little runs in this week. I did sign up for two more races ( one in August and one in the fall), so my little runs must soon turn into longer runs!  Hopefully next month I'll concentrate more on that. This month was more about getting things done that I wouldn't have time to do during the school year. Now I can enjoy the rest of vacation!

What things do you concentrate on besides running or workouts? -M

We are linking up with Holly and Tricia and the guest Host.




38 comments:

  1. That's awesome that you were able to finish up all your home improvement projects!

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    1. Oh I always have something on my list...lol.

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  2. Impressed that you do so many of your home improvements yourself. I am so not good at that kind of stuff. Thanks for linking up today

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    1. I paid to have the big room painted but I figured I could do the other stuff myself and to tell ya the truth it doesn't look that bad!

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  3. running, cycling ... blogging? Not housework, that's for sure, although I make myself keep up with the basics. :-)

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    1. I actually enjoy doing the house work so it's not that bad.

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  4. Work? Family? We need to do some home improvements. I'm married to a carpenter, but you sure wouldn't know it! LOL

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    1. Haha, that's usually the way it goes. A carpenters house is the last to get worked on!

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  5. I'll be buried beneath boxes soon as we are set to close on our new house late August...so I will have a similar focus for a few weeks in August myself ...but first, HAWAII!

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    1. Ugg packing and unpacking does not sound like fun. Enjoy Hawaii!

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  6. My house needs a major de-cluttering intervention. I keep putting it off because I have no idea where to start....

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  7. I had a little home improvement jag lately myself. So far we've only decluttered (a ton!) but with the basement renovation coming it had to be done.

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    1. We had a basement remodel this year too and that's a huge job!

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  8. I had a list of all sorts of good things to get done-- then I broke my elbow-booooo!

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  9. Oh! We need a picture of the after look for the haircut!! I'm glad that you made time to take care of yourself now! mani and pedi sound like a great treat!

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    1. It's shorter than I expected so it's taken a while to get use to!

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  10. Are you a teacher? I am! I also see that you've got tons of Disney/RunDisney on your website! I'm doing my first RunDisney this year and I'm so excited. I'm going to be stalking your blog for a while and reading all the things!! ;)

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    1. Yes I am! What Disney race will you be running? Run Disney was my first race too! Enjoy!

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  11. Wow, it sounds like you had a really productive month! I'm impressed that you're going to be making the curtains yourself.

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  12. Ah, it must be such a nice feeling to finish all your home improvement projects! I have a long list that I keep adding to each year, but I guess the work won't get done by itself so need to plan for it at some point. Cool that you signed up for a few fall races!

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    1. Let's just say I'm done for now! There's always a list going

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  13. It always feels good when house projects are done. I have another one I'm planning, for decorating, and I need to buy hanging supplies.

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  14. So glad you were able to finish your house projects before school starts up again! Too funny about the paint in your hair! Enjoy the rest of your break!

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    1. I've been painting off and on for 2 weeks so who knows how long it was in there..haha.

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  15. I've been in my house a little over a year and it still doesn't feel "decorated" enough, lol! It's not an area where I excel, unfortunately! The self-care sounds nice, I wanted to do the same as you but never got around to it, lol!

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    1. I am so indecisive when it comes to decorating but helping someone else sounds fun!

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  16. My home to do list is quite long. It always feels like its never ending. Just last month I unpacked my box of crystal, and we moved into our house back in 2014. There's just not enough hours in the day to get everything done!

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  17. Home improvements tend to always be the last thing we want to do but know that we have to do it. I am on summer break and keep telling myself that I need to declutter NOW because during the school year I don't want to do it at all.

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  18. It feels so great to have home improvement projects done. We are getting a new roof this week! YIKES! Bye, bye all of our $$$$$ hahaha. Hey, but a roof is important, right? JUst a little.

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    1. Yes, know one wants a leaky roof! Hey are you still doing that solar panel thing? Do they go on your roof?

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  19. Such a good satisfied feeling to get stuff done :)
    I can't get past working and running, that is all I got for now lol

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  20. I remember the days of summer projects! Good for you and enjoy the rest of August!

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