I am 20 pounds overweight. Awesome right? This is nothing to be proud of, nor is it anything new. I decided the other night (Tuesday) that I was going to get my gym clothes out and work out downstairs....in.....the..... basement.
Picture me in the closet. I am picking out some adorable gym clothes wondering why it matters what I wear...."Whose gonna see you in the basement anyway?" I'm not the only one that doesn't like to look frumpy while exercising though, right? I start to get this uneasy feeling as I lace up. Why? Why I am freaking out?
Well, let me take you back to Monday night. It is dark out. We still do not have blinds (heaven help us! I need them!). So when I am watching tv, cooking, walking around.....etc...everyone in the neighborhood can see me. We have 3 big windows on the main floor and I feel like I am on display. Always. Anyway....
Monday night I was watching tv. And the remote somehow turned it to Dateline. Dang it. It just so happened to be about a lady in her 30's. A handyman dropped by out of the blue and said that he was concerned about something he saw with her furnace the other day and he wanted to ask her some questions about it. She leads him to the furnace (in the basement) and there he proceeds to choke her to unconciousness and then bludgeons her to death....or so he thought. She was found a day later. Why do I watch this crap?
This episode was what I had in mind as I tried to will myself downstairs. Images of the poor lady flashed through my head and all I wanted to do was lock myself in my bedroom until Anth got home. "BE BRAVE SISTA!" I turned the knob to the basement and.......quickly called Anth. "Can I talk to you while I walk downstairs?" Anthony isn't surprised...he knows I am basically a 12 year old in a 26 year olds body.
I lasted 40 minutes and the whole time I kept looking over my shoulder and looking at the dark windows. Besides spiders, snakes, sharks and having my mouth duct taped (thus prohibiting me from breathing) my biggest fear is seeing someone watching me in a window. Needless to say, it was freaking scary!
Top right photo is me sitting on the stairs after the run....it was me trying to combat my fears. Because running up stairs and quickly slamming the door besides me (thus locking the monsters out) is pathetic. Basically I just hate that you can't see the whole basement. When you open the door all you see is stairs and who knows what is around the corner. I'm a wuss. But...I have decided to be healthier. So I will have to grow up.
I am trying to eat more greens. I am leaving my shoes out in plain sight so I remember to exercise daily and I am trying to stay under 1540 calories a day. (Please disregard the brownie recipe hung on my magnet board above my calorie tracking...counterproductive? Yes!)
Last Saturday before he went into work I found him on his computer in his office. He has a pretty sweet desk that is shapped like a "T", on one of the corners is a little seat that I love to sit in. I have the perfect view of him and I love to pester him from this seat. As I sat my bum down I looked directly across from me and there sitting on his bookshelf were two little plants...."WHAT ARE THOSE!?!"
What proceeded was an argument. He was upset at me for snooping around his office..."Um snooping?! You left them out in plain sight!" Apparently he was adorable and planned ahead and got me some plants for Valentines day....2 weeks before! Who does that? He's amazing! And dumb! Why would you leave it in the office where I come and visit often?
I scooped them up and watered them and placed them in their new location on the counter and kitchen table. He still isn't' too happy about it...but that isn't my fault. Everyone sees that, right?
Introducing, my succulents. I hate roses. I do love flowers but I feel like they are such a burden lol. They are beautiful for 4 days and then you have to decide, "Do I toss them now? Or do I keep them until they are all over the counter and then all over the floor while I shove them in a garbage bag?" Goodbye $40+ dollars! See you next Valentines!"
He knows me so well. Instead of this dilemma he got me some succulents that we (because I can't handle the responsibility entirely on my own) only need to water twice a month. Easy peasy! They are little and cute and even have non perishable(hopefully) flowers on them.
That's about all the news I have for now. We are loving our new home. I love our ward. The members have been very kind and welcoming and I feel like we are in the right place.
I hope to get back into a more consistent blogging routine. Have a wonderful weekend everyone!