I’ve been going to the gym with Jeremy the past week. Running, biking, some lifting. All inside with light which is awesome for me in the dead of winter.
We went today and Jeremy played basketball with his brother. I began on the track, finished a walk/run 5k. I then went to the cardio room and completed a half marathon on the bike. Still with lots of time to kill I did some lifting focusing on my legs.
Now I am tired. My legs feel like jell-o and I’m pretty sure they will be worse tomorrow. Still felt good.
Went grocery shopping and made chicken noodle soup today also.
I spent 10 hours outside the house today. That is not typical for me, especially when I woke up and didn’t have plans for the day. After doing some dishes, Jeremy and I headed out East. First we enjoyed some soup salad and bread sticks at Olive Garden.
We went to Trader Joe’s and stocked up on wine. I have come to really enjoy a glass at night. You know, it is a good source of antioxidants, and Dr.s say you should drink a glass a day, and…. Ok, I really just like the taste. Trader Joe’s sells 3 buck Chuck (previously known as 2 buck Chuck) which is a clearly inexpensive, but rather good tasting wine.
After that we wondered around Sports Authority which turned out to be a larger version of the sports store that is less than a quarter-mile from my house. We found nothing we were looking for, but found a way to burn some time.
Then it was off to Best Buy where we picked up a gift card for Jeremy’s brother.
We then drove an hour or so north-west to Golden Corral to celebrate Jeremy’s brother’s birthday. Happy Birthday Dave! Then headed to another Best Buy with Dave so he could pick up an X-box Kinect (You ARE the remote!).
Ten hours later, HOME! Tired and ready for bed.
…I ate way too much today…
So, I think I said I would post pictures of the kitten I got at the beginning of January. Here they are! Meet Echo: the 3rd black animal of the house:
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday I take Jeremy to his 8 o’clock class. It leaves me with an hour to kill before work. My in-laws gave me a gift card to starbucks for Christmas so that is where I have been spending the hour. I take my knitting bag (I am currently working on a project I call “ugly blanket”) and sit down in a comfy chair.
I love seeing the different people that come in. At one table I saw 2 male law students: white and blue striped button up shirts, yellow legal pads, computer and noses in textbooks coming up for air only to discuss a case related to whatever they were studying.
Right next to them were chemistry 101 students. Two recent sorority pledges who dress in uniform: long straight brown hair, overdone eye makeup, black pea coats that they never took off, white undershirts poking out below their coats, too-tight yoga pants carefully tucked into brown uggs. Both had lavender 3-ring binders and no textbooks but rather some form of cliffnotes for chemistry. Their drawings of elements looked more like coloring projects than chemistry. Evening plans came up along with other social discussions.
Law students, sorority girls, and my knitting hands all within 10 feet of one another. I love codffee.
Bears played the Packers in the playoffs on Sunday. Quite frankly, I couldn’t care less about this game. Nonetheless, we decided to use this game as an excuse to have friends over. We scheduled people to come over at 2:30. When everyone arrived we realized the game started at 2:00 (I told you we didn’t actually care about the game). We watched the game, ate wings and meatballs, and chatted. It was nice to have people over. Turns out the Packers are going to the Superbowl.
*insert 30-second blank stare here*
It was nice to have friends over!!!
After painting my parent’s kitchen, Jeremy and I left for Winter Jam 2011.
Here were some of the artists
The concert was quite entertaining and supports Holt International: a sponsorship and adoption program for orphans.
My favorite parts included Red’s use of pyrotechnics (who doesn’t love pyrotechnics?), Kutless’ worship, and Newsboys’ stage stunts.
Newsboys, who is now led by DC Talk’s Michael Tait (which, sorry, Breakfast and Shine are just not the same coming from him, finished their show with DC Talk’s Jesus Freak. This wasn’t from the show I was at, but this IS what happened:
It was a good concert!
Jeremy and I went up to my parent’s house this weekend and helped them paint their kitchen.
My mom stood on that stool for nearly three hours scraping away the border that went around the kitchen cabinets.
While mom scraped, Jeremy and I taped and painted. This is the finished accent wall with the bright yellow.
This is more of the lovely border and pink/blue feathering that we worked to get rid of.
The kitchen: border-less and yellow. The top area will be more of that bright yellow from the accent wall.
On my way to a concert. Not sure when I’ll be home. More tomorrow.