Day 105- some holiday shopping and decorating…


I came home from my trip to find my friend had started helping me paint!  How nice!  But she didn’t finish the walls because she realized the blue was definitely a lot…bluer…than we expected.  Hmmmmm….that’s not what the color swatch looked like, paint kid at Home Depot!  It was supposedly a nice faded ocean blue and this looks like a baby boy’s nursery!  So…in the spirit of how cold it is and the fact that I no longer want a cold color in my main room, I went back to the store….20121126-075306.jpg

And I bought some Apricot flower….I was going to go with Melon, but considering that last few times the paint I’ve bought has come out a lot darker than the swatch, I’m hoping going paler in theory pays off!  We’ll see…now I just need to get the motivation to get up and paint.  Once I finish all my homework for the semester and winter break rolls around I am hoping to finally finish painting everything in the house and start with the decorations and finishing touches I’ve had in mind in the YEAR since we’ve been here.


I have been in a funk with all this cold weather.  Every year I get depressed when it gets cold out.  And I just found out I have Cold Urticaria…meaning that my eczema that gets so bad every winter is LITERALLY an allergy to the cold!  WOW…who would’ve guessed that that person who cannot stand winter is actually allergic to it?  Haha…irony.  Oh well…we are stuck in the cold for at least another year or two so I need to find ways to be okay with it…starting with lots of yoga and some warmer clothes…as well as my newest Christmas gift to myself…

a home spin bike!!!!!!


I really really want an arc trainer for the house someday, but those are SO expensive, so I started researching the cheaper alternatives…this little gem was on overstock for just under $200 and free shipping!  The reviews were also great…it is supposedly very similar to a gym quality spin bike!  The one thing that keeps me sane are my cardio workouts in the winter…so not being able to run in the cold definitely threatens my sanity.  With my new toy, I will be able to fit in cardio anytime…watching TV, in the morning, late at night, in a blizzard…LOVE it.  I can’t wait to see if this brightens up my mood this winter…and if it kickstarts a new fitness routine for me!


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