I had talked with Kevin earlier in the morning and had shared how I felt pulled in so many directions lately, and how I am mourning the loss of "quiet private" time that I had loved this past spring. I decided to spend the day doing low key things.
I started off by drinking coffee and enjoying my grapefruit and egg breakfast on the porch and reading my new MF hers. I left by 7:30 to drop off my laundry as I have it done (my tiny studio obviously does not have a washer...it does not even have a stove or range!) by this great laundromat in Ashland. Since I was already heading that way I decided to hit the Ashland Golds for an ass kicking back, bi and tri workout....I am in love with the Navy Seal pull up push up pyramid to warm up whenever I do any upper body training so started off with that and felt great. I noticed how cut I looked and my stomach well lets just say this morning it was not causing me any physical or mental distress. I had a shake after and headed to DD to grab an iced Turbo. I have no idea why..but I felt the need to do some DIY projects in my apartment so I hit Home Depot and proceeded to spend over 150 on paint, tools, and shelves. The plan was to take down all the crap that was on the walls of my "under eves office nook" and paint and rearrange bringing the space clarity and clean lines so I can actually sit there and do work. The apartment is TINY but I do love it....it is just right for me. After I gave away most of my possessions this past winter I felt really light...and I realized today that I wanted to simplify my place and my life even more. So I removed everything off the office walls and the kitchen walls. I painted the office nook and tried to put my shelves up in my kitchen. The painting was a great success but I needed to call on Trooper D. for help with the shelves. So after D. dropped off his son he came my way with an iced coffee and extra tools in hand. 4 hours later we had a gorgeous kitchen (minus the paint as I ran out of time) and a perfect office nook to start back at school.
It is amazing how a bit of DIY work can clear your mind and help to lift your spirits...now I need to focus on the inside DIY