Friday, April 28, 2023

What I'm Reading This Week #17

Tis Friday all!  We made it!!  I say it every month and this will be no different...say it with me now:

"How is it the last Friday in April!?"

See, in our world, it's still the beginning of March which is when we both mentally shut down due to thievin' contractors pilfering our goods and pooping on what seemed like a good idea at the time.  When each day melts into the next, it just feels like one long, arduous day for 6+ weeks and before you know it, almost two months have passed and you feel like you were pistol whipped.  

That's what renos are.  A mental pistol whip.


You are the boss, reno.  Clearly, you are since I have no concept of time anymore.

Now let's whip into:

10 Surprising Ways to Burn More Fat (We know #3 works yet we still scarf like a puppy just discovering solids.)

How to Debloat After Enjoying a Big Meal  (We're always amazed how much better we feel after a walk to help move things along.)

What Is Pelvic Floor Therapy?  (I definitely want to do this at some point.  I cannot get my pelvic floor muscles to relax for the life of me.)

Your Ability to Focus Has Probably Peaked: Here’s How to Stay Sharp  (This is why I kind of hate the internet age because my attention span is that of a gnat now.  The Mr laughs when I fast forward through beginning credits, long cinematic build up where you know they're just walking to get to a door, etc.)

12 things you don’t realize you’re doing because you’re a naturally kind person  (I actually do many of these.  I guess I'm not a complete a-hole despite some people's opinions!  HA!)

The Best Ways to Keep Squirrels Out of Your Potted Plants  (We've found tight chicken wire held with garden staples just under mulch does the trick.)

How to Keep Lilacs in Vases from Wilting Right Away  (Better hurry!  The season is short and I tried this and it does work!)

I think we've reached our limit dealing with house crap so we've agreed to take a break for a bit.  (I know my body has.  I'm on day five of severe SI joint pain and can barely sit or sleep much less stand or walk.  I'm in constant pain and trying all of the exercises and such but basically just silently crying most days.  Anyhoo.) 

Basically, when you have a table to eat at and a couch to sit on, it feels like nothing else really needs done (even if it does.)  But continuing to push means more resentment and mental poopery and we've reached our limit on that front.  So I guess that means our weekend is *looks both directions* free????


Next week begins the exciting journey into our version of "this should've been an easy reno."  You know you'll want to see that tomfoolery.

What are YOU doing with your free time this weekend?

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  1. I am ready for a break that's for sure. I agree on just how crazy time has flown by especially for April. Renovation really sucks time into a vortex! Have a great weekend everyone!

  2. Enjoy some free time away from the grind of renovations! Get out in some sunshine if you can. Weekend will be a good one for us to get things done. The hubs was going to have to work tomorrow because the company has computer issues but he got a call yesterday that he doesn't have to come in Sat OR Sun, so we are very excited to actually have a weekend together. He's going to go to church with me on Sunday and we'll spend a lot of time with the pooch of course.
    Have a super weekend!!


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