Everyone is already talking about Christmas in blog land. Im not mentally there yet. I have been pinning a few things here and there Christmas related, but only so I can really start brainstorming after Thanksgiving.
(ONE) On my long list of things I need to have completed around the house before we host Christmas this year, one thing was my mom and I were going to build a dining room table for me. I am madly in love with the look of a farm house table, but not madly in love with the $1000+ price tag. We found the plans, just needed the weekend. But then my sister decided she was going to move back home and my mom used that as the perfect opportunity to refinish the basement. Table project = no more.
This was totally fine with me because finishing the basement will help my mom increase the value of her house. So instead, we took the lazy way out and bought a table….for a fraction of the cost. Let’s be real….we would have spent the amount we paid after all was said and done. Don’t worry, $1000 was NOT spent on this table
Isn’t it pretty? It is a little big and I am still getting used to it, but I like it tons and tons. I am going to cover the black parson chairs, find a bench and refinish it, and find two new chairs for the side. Oh, and the light will be changed out to fit the house more.
(TWO) I have running on my mind pretty hard core. I have a month until I go back to the doctor for my follow up on my feet, but I am pretty freaking determined to run 26.2 next fall. My pain level has been a steady 2-3 on the pain scale, which is much better than a constant 9-10. I am looking at doing a fall 2014 race and I am going to follow a 30 week training plan. I need to rebuild some muscles and endurance and that will take time. So far I have been looking at: MCM, Chicago marathon, and Rock n Roll Savannah. The point is to keep it as flat as I can. I am also considering any fall race in Florida or really anywhere flat.
(THREE) Puppy finally has a name. He shall call him Rigsby. He is the most loving dog and thinks he is a lap dog. We are having issues with him going to the bathroom in the office while we are gone, so we will probably have to start crate training him.
(FOUR) Remember my trip to New Orleans? I got a lovely letter in the mail from the city not thanking me to visiting, but a traffic ticket because my friend driving my car did not treat the red light as a stop sign. $135!! And let’s not mention the crazy bill my dentist is sending me for having fillings done. #beinganadultsuckssometimes