It’s been a while since I’ve given a random update on what’s going on in my life. Thank goodness there is more to living than weighing. So, today’s post contains a little of this and a little of that; in other words, some Information Stew.
1. Today is the day, folks. My first yoga class begins in a few hours. I am beyond nervous, and I know how silly that sounds. If any of you happen to be daydreaming in a random thought pattern today around 12:00 EST, do me a favor and send some good vibes my way, will you? Full update later this week.
2. This isn’t really news, per-se, but I had to give an update on our 4 month anniversary with Emmie. First, tell me – could these dogs look any happier?
Emmie is doing beautifully since joining our family. For a dog who never saw the outside of a cage in her four years of life, she has made up for it in the last four months. She still runs into people (and other dogs) when at the dog park, but we are wondering if it’s possible that dogs who didn’t grow up seeing more than a few inches in front of them have a difficult time with depth perception. She doesn’t realize that she should stop until it’s too late. (If anyone out there is a vet and has a theory for this, I’d love to know what your thoughts are.) She’s improving, though. And old-man Brulee is finally warming up to Emmie; he’s finally accepted that she isn’t going anywhere. lol
3. In other news…a few weeks ago I found an ant in the house. Then, several ants. After some careful inspection, it appeared that we had carpenter ants invading the front part of our house, setting up home around the chimney. Shortly thereafter, I noticed water in our basement; a crack in a major pipe was the culprit. Ah, the beauty of home ownership.
The good news in all of this was that since we were going to have repair work done anyway, we decided that we should also set into motion our plan of remodeling our bathroom, which means I will finally have my bathtub! Yay!! For those of you who are new to this blog, you’ll probably consider yourself lucky to have missed this post, where I discussed in great detail my longing for a tub to call my very own. We’ve never had a working one in the 7 years we’ve lived in our home. Also, who designs a bathroom with NO storage space? But no more! No more shoe rack full of beauty supplies hanging on the back of my bathroom door, because I’m also getting a new vanity and cabinet – Double Yay!!
Needless to say, we’ve had roofers, bricklayers, fumigators, contractors, plumbers and construction workers coming and going for almost two weeks, working on both the outside and the inside of our home. Here’s a sample of what we’re living with at the moment:
4. And finally, as you know, I’ve gained 7 pounds since beginning this latest round of anti-anxiety medication. I decided to deal with this issue by taking my scale and hiding it in the basement. I haven’t weighed myself since the day I shared my gain with you on this post. I am using my clothes to gauge how I’m feeling. Shorts are still uncomfortable to wear, so I don’t think the weight has budged any. I haven’t gained any more though either, so I’m trying to look at the bright side. Still feeling confident that I will shed what I need to, when I need to. Until then, I’m forging ahead with my plan to continue working on my mental health by reducing anxiety and stress from my life. And really, the meds MUST be working. I’m not flipping out from having my house torn apart!
Have a great Wednesday, everyone. I’ll be back here tomorrow with a full yoga experience for you – the good, the bad, and the bendy.