Friday, May 20, 2022

What I'm Reading This Week #20

Happy happy Friday everyone!  I hope you've had an awesome week and are ready for some tomfoolery to get into.  We slowly got back into formal exercise this week after taking vacation off and my body is none too pleased.  I originally intended to exercise while we were gone but honestly felt like my body just needed a break from it all; plus the 'walkable neighborhood' had no sidewalks and we did not feel safe walking the roadside.  We haven't weighed in (that comes tomorrow) but I have "vacation boobs" which means instead of looking like balloons 10 days after the party as usual, they only look two days after the party so I have to enjoy that while I can.  But definitely have some chub rub in places I didn't before so we need to get back on the horse full blast.  

Now let's blast into...

How Exercise Improves Your Gut Health—And the One Thing You Need To Know To Take Advantage  (Good info to know if you're trying to craft a routine to maximize results!)

How To Do Good Mornings Correctly, For A Stronger Core & Lower Body  (Honestly, I will take 100 of these over 20 squats any day!  I don't know that I would want to do them the way the chick in the picture is though, I'd probably use these instead.)

3 Ankle-Strengthening Exercises for Happy Hips  (These are so interconnected and it really does make a huge difference keeping up ankle mobility!)

Changes to Make in Your Marriage, According to Experts  (We can vouch for pretty much all of these now, though we certainly haven't perfected them.)

Dri-Pak Soda Crystals for Cleaning Coffee Stains on Mugs (I will save you money and time because it's something you probably already have...MAGIC ERASER!!  Swipe, swipe-done!  No need to let anything sit for any amount of time.  Or sprinkle some baking soda on a sponge and swipe it before putting it in the dishwasher!)

Renter-Friendly White Kitchen Redo for $180 - Before and After Photos  (I'm always looking for ideas for my mom who is in an apartment with limited funds.  I LOVE this look and for a great price too!  Personally, I would go with this more 3D version of peel and stick tile backsplash.)

‘That’s it? It’s over? I was 30. What a brutal business’: pop stars on life after the spotlight moves on  (This is a friggin' AMAZING article!  If you're into 70's-90's music and you read nothing else, read this one.  We got the audiobook to listen to on a future road trip.)

50 Heartwarming Posts From The 'Wholesome Meets The Internet' Account To Lift Your Spirits Up  (Your heart needs this right now.  Also, #5, so sweet as well as many others.)

Well, our arbor was supposed to arrive Thursday but since the label got ripped off of it at FedEx on Tuesday, it won't be delivered until Monday.  Sounds logical.  *hard eye roll*  It's going to be a hellscape weather wise so it wouldn't have been a particularly fun build out there anyway.  I suppose at some point we should make a flower run but it'll have to be during the week since the weekends are a madhouse at every nursery in a 30 mile radius.  Therefore I suppose our only plans are not melting.

Any plans for you this weekend?

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  1. I really wish the arbor would have arrived on time as it would be nice to get that part of the patio all done. It doesn't mean we can't do some other stuff I guess but I was looking forward to seeing the finished product. Oh well. Have a great weekend everybody!

  2. That answers my question on the arbor -- rats! Hopefully it'll be cooler next week and you can actually enjoy putting it up instead of getting burned by the metal with that dang heat! Here, it's grocery shopping today, swimming for the dogs tomorrow, and lots of cooking for the dogs. LOL I fell behind on my work in the basement so I may go down there this afternoon to keep making headway. Enjoy your weekend and try to stay cool!!


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