Hubs and I had a massive flood in our house in December. Just a few days shy of my 29th birthday, I came home from work to a waterfall coming out of the kitchen ceiling. And upon further investigation, one in my basement as well. Turn out, the toilet on our second floor had exploded sometime that day and gushed water for several hours. It flooded that bathroom then flooded the kitchen on the first floor, then the basement. Enter: several weeks of drying, dehumidifying, and construction on the house. For a while, our house looked like this:
The good news? We were able to get rid of our crappy wallpaper and ugly laminate floors in the kitchen and bathroom with the insurance money! So here it is, July 30, 2012, nearly EIGHT MONTHS after our flood in December, and we are putting the finishing touches on our construction this week. I'll show you before and after pictures when we're done!
I run every single day as part of a year-long commitment. On September 1, 2011, I challenged a group of about 25 students and staff at my campus to run at least one mile every single day for one year. I started this group because I wanted some kind of motivation after last summer, during which I was total lazy bum. I told myself (and everyone else who got on board): It's ten minutes. Who doesn't have at least ten minutes to spare every day?
There are four of us left (including zero college students).
It's been tough. Ten minutes is how long it takes me to run a mile (actually, my time has improved a LOT since last year, so I'm more at the 9 minute pace now), but it doesn't include the time to get clothes and shoes on or to cool down and shower afterwards. And EVERY DAY... includes EVERY DAY. I had to run a mile on the day of my sister's wedding. Christmas. New Years Day. The day after my marathon (that was not a pretty one). I've run kind of drunk. I've run in jeans. I've run barefoot. I've run through tropical storm Debby.
I CAN'T WAIT for September 1, 2012. Well, for September 2, 2012, cause I have a half-marathon on September 1. And September 2, my butt is not leaving the couch.
Hubs and I have recently become obsessed with Breaking Bad. We somehow only starting watching a few weeks ago and we are plowing through the first four seasons like champs. We're halfway through Season Four and we're DVR'ing Season Five so we can seamlessly start those eps as soon as we're finished.
We've actually been watching a lot of TV via Netflix these days. While mostly we watched critically acclaimed shows like Breaking Bad and Mad Men:
I am a hardcore follower of The Bachelor/ette & The Bachelor Pad. Consider it a guilty pleasure. I even joined Twitter last week just so I can follow my favorite bachelors and bachelorettes of the past. I realize this may have knocked me down a notch or two in the totem pole of your mind. Forgive me!
Okay, so those are only a few things but now you know a bit more about me / my life.
*Note. Okay, so two of the four on this very brief list have to do with TV... but this list is more of what my day-to-day looks like instead of meaningful stuff.