Happy Friday! Okay, so I didn’t do a post last Friday but it’s not because I forgot; I just didn’t have 5 things to talk about so I thought I’d wait it out a week and see if anything else exciting happened. Spoiler alert: it didn’t. Work has been insane and when I’m at home I really just don’t want to do anything. I haven’t even touched up the front door yet and we installed that a few weeks ago. I need a vacation because I’m going through some serious burnout right now but then I feel silly saying that because there are so many other things going on right now and so many people who have it so much worse than I do. Anyway, I’m not going to get into that because I’m not sure that this is really the right platform for it but I just felt like I needed to say that even though I’m whining about wanting a vacation and being #omgsobusy, I know I’ve got a really great life right now comparatively.
Moving on. Let’s see if I can figure out five things for today…
1 – A couple of weekends ago, I ran my first half marathon. When I say I ran it, I don’t mean I ran the whole thing because uhhh nope but I finished (and beat my time goal by over 5 minutes) so that’s all I care about! Kyle also ran as did our friends Cha and Nick. The race was at Carowinds which is an amusement park that spans the SC/NC border (equivalent to Six Flags for my Georgia people) and park admission was included in the race fee so after we ran, we hung around the park for a few hours and rode a handful of rides. They do this thing called Scarowinds for Halloween and they already had some of it set up so that was neat to see.
2 – Since the race was near Charlotte and that just happens to be where my BFF Kathy lives, we decided to go up a day early and spend time with her and her husband Tom who I guess is also kind of cool and they graciously let us all crash at their house. We all met for lunch at Chili’s and then headed to IKEA for a few hours before heading to the house to make dinner and milkshakes and play a few rounds of Exploding Kittens. I’ve only been to Ikea twice but I freaking love it. It’s like a whole bunch of mini model homes which is basically heaven to me. We didn’t buy much but I did snatch this $4 cat pillow for the club chair in my office at work.
3 – Last Saturday we spent the day running errands and cleaning the house because we were hosting a baby shower for some of our good friends who are expecting their first child. It was a small shower but it was really nice to have people over to the house which is something we haven’t done in a long time. I think the last event we hosted was over a year ago, possibly even 2 years? We kept things pretty low-key with a taco bar for dinner and inappropriate conversations in lieu of shower games. Kyle was very excited about the “Happy Baby” banner he put together.
4 – Yesterday marked the first day of fall and I’ve already started decorating. I don’t even care that it’s supposed to be in the 90s this weekend because technically summer is over so bring on the pumpkins! We’ll probably pull out the rest of our fall decor this weekend but Kyle is making me wait until October 1 to decorate for Halloween which makes sense, I GUESS.
5 – We have so many half finished projects and they’re starting to make me anxious. Half of our windows still need to be caulked, the front door still has several finishing touches to take care of (scraping the glass, touch up painting, weather stripping, etc.), the backyard has a couple of large yard waste piles that need to be taken care of, we still don’t have any stairs leading to or from the deck which by the way, still needs to be stained, our fence needs to be stained, and I still need to change/fix some stuff in my new blog design. I was itching to tackle one more project for the year but we really need to finish these up first. The tricky thing is getting it all scheduled in because we really want to take advantage of our fall weekends this year and do things away from the house. Bleh. None of those things should take particularly long except maybe all of the staining we have to do but we’ve had some trouble buckling down and just doing it. Maybe I can at least take care of the windows tonight or tomorrow morning but I said that two weeks ago and it still isn’t done…whoops.
Any tips on how to be more self-motivated? Less lazy? Anything?
Fingers crossed for a productive weekend!