Wednesday, July 21, 2010

28 Clean Teeth, 3 Errands, 2 Sore Shins and 1 Signed Contract

Thanks you guys!! I'm still pretty pumped about the 30-minute run - woo! My shins are a little tight/sore though - any suggestions are welcome! Today has been pretty good, although, I skipped my 4-mile lunch workout opting to instead run errands and give my shinny shin shins a break! Today, in a nutshell:
  • Dentist + laughing gas + 7:40 a.m. appt = pretty good
  • bacon/egg/cheese muffing for breakfast + work = good
  • big pig in a blanket pre-lunch snack + Home Depot + Sports Authority + gas station during lunch = fab
  • 3 mini snickers = awesome but didn't need it - oopsie!
  • Quinoa + garlic chicken and a light babybel for lunch = great!
  • Marathon cooking - lots of new recipes to come = awesome!
Also, something exciting happened ... I signed a contract for our new house project! I'm still working on the date, but I have a remodeling company coming in to do the following:
  • remove 3 lights from our kitchen/seating area/pool table area (i.e. large rectangular room)
  • install 13 recessed lights and 3 pendant lights
  • patch/prime/paint the ceiling (currently tan- I want it WHITE)
  • paint our walk-in hall closet/mud room (currently white - I want it TAN)
  • Remove crown molding and install thicker crown in entire room.
That pool table light (and the track lighting in the kitchen and chandelier over the seating area are OUT!)
3 of these will be installed over the sink! (sink below!)
The curtain will be replaced with a bamboo roman shade and the three lights will hang above it. Note that dark ceiling and lack of crown - not for long!

I SO hope they can come and do it next week! I can't wait and think it's going to make a big impact!

Q: Dentist: love it or hate it? I'm a fan!

Q: Made any new recipes lately? I made 3 tonight and tried one, Spicy Spaghetti Pie! It was SO good - i'll post the recipe tomorrow. :)

17 comments:

Lisa @ I'm an Okie said...

your house is absolutely gorgeous!

and no, I'm not a fan of the dentist. Love the clean feeling afterwards though!

homecookedem said...

I went to the dentist yesterday morning! I love my dentist's office. And I love the feeling afterwards of having such clean teeth!!

You are always up to some kind of new project!! Your plans for the house sound great!!

~L~ from Decorated and Exhausted said...

Love the lighting ideas! I just took out the valance over our sink window too and put in a bamboo shade and l-o-v-e it! It looks so clean and just sharp. You have a beautiful home.

I really don't mind the dentist which is weird. Although my last filling I had to have was a crazy one. The novacaine injection they did on one side of my mouth didn't take after 3 injections! Finally they had to give one final doozy injection which did the trick, but it made me panic a little. Needless to say...I was not a happy camper.

I do love getting a good cleaning on my teeth though :)

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

I don't love going to the dentist, but I love the feeling of clean teeth afterward.

Your house is SOOOO beautiful. I still pretend I live there sometimes... :)

runsarah said...

Wow, your house is so beautiful - I need you to help me decorate mine! I am not a fan of the dentist but not afraid like I was as a kid. I tried a great curry recipe tonight - posted on my blog!

Tina said...

I HATE the dentist. I avoid the dentist at all costs. But I know I need to make an appt soon. I've been saying that for a month though. LOL

Can't wait to meet you on Friday!!!!

Anne Marie said...

Spicy spaghetti pie-I can't WAIT to see that recipe!

anotherannabanana said...

Dentist = hate! I haven't been in almost two years. I know, I just hate it though!

Two new recipes for me: mini meat loaves and banana soft serve. I have several on the list for this weekend since hubs will be writing a paper the entire time!

lee said...

I hate the dentist. I have TMJ (a jaw problem) so my jaw is always killing me after I leave the dentist. I do like my particular dentist though. They have little tvs above the seats.

Mica said...

Harrison gets tight shins a lot, so he always makes sure to stretch his calves really well.

I love those lights!

Holly @ couchpotatoathlete.wordpress.com said...

I hate going to the dentist, but I love the feeling of clean teeth AFTER the dentist.

Your house is beautiful!

Kacy said...

I hate the dentist, I always leave with a headache. I really hate all appointments though because they take time away from things I'd rather be doing, haha.

Pam said...

You have such a beautiful home... I love your kitchen! I don't mind going to the dentist - I love having clean teeth.

atastelife said...

i love love love going to the dentist. just love having clean teeth!

Lea said...

I've been running more consistent lately and what helps me is doing yoga afterwards. I really enjoy Polly's Yoga for runners on Youtube..it's quick and short. You stretch the muscles that needs it the most and I don't feel any aches or soreness the next day. Here's the link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUbMAJbaVXs

Samma said...

That is going to look fantaastic! The crown will really make your kitchen cabinets pop!

Lea said...

I've been running more consistent lately and what helps me is doing yoga afterwards. I really enjoy Polly's Yoga for runners on Youtube..it's quick and short. You stretch the muscles that needs it the most and I don't feel any aches or soreness the next day. Here's the link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUbMAJbaVXs