My staycation started on Friday in my mind even if it officially started this morning. Normally I am off Fri, Sat and Sun which is why I guess it wasn’t part of my vacation period, but still it was a part of the 11 wonderful days of not going to work. Don’t get me wrong I LOVE my new job and it’s been a fantastic 8 months (seriously 8 months already), but it was time for a little break.
Originally Dave and I were gonna head out to Vegas and the Grand Canyon, but money and life, ya know? Then we were thinking of doing a 2-3 day thing in NYC, but again with the money and life. Currently the plan is to head to Columbus for 2 days, which is still such a blessing to spend uninterrupted time with him! We are going to go to COSI (Science Center), the fancy theater where you eat while watching a movie, and the zoo. I’ve never been to the C-Bus zoo so I’m super excited!
This past weekend we cleaned up around the house a little and worked in the garden. I finished a book and mourned the loss of our lil pumpkin plant.
Oh well. We don’t know what we did wrong, but hoping to get it right eventually. I even bought a watermelon plant (already sprouted) so here’s hoping for some yummy fruit in about 2 months. I also snagged some carrot seeds in hopes of growing some treats for the new kids (our guinea pigs).
I am also battling allergies. I keep forgetting to take my meds at night and when I wake up everything itches and my throat feels like razor blades. I take meds during the day too, but if I take too many then I feel like I can’t move and sleep my life away.
Today I started the grand project of taking down the wallpaper in our half bath and eventually will paint it a nice cream color or perhaps yellow. Taking wallpaper down is not fun what so ever and I really wanted it to be fun haha. Maybe if I didn’t feel like I was breathing fire and razors I would have had more fun.
On the fitness front I feel like I’m doing well. I ended last week’s “work week challenge” with about 46,000 steps of my 50,000 goal. Part of this included going to the “white party” for Zumba Friday night.
I also woke up the next morning and did another round of Zumba which helped land me a badge for Fitbit’s special “Goal Day Challenge”. I had all my steps in before noon! Then I didn’t move the rest of the day because I pinched something in my back. This carried into Sunday and Monday which is really irritating to me, but since I’m also dealing with allergies I don’t have the energy to complain. Luckily I also don’t have the energy to eat all the food. Still hoping for a full 10 pounds lost since I started this whole mission 2 months ago….we will know in about another week.
The only other awesome thing to share right now is I have been introduced to the wonderful thing which is LuLaRoe. I’ve been invited to a few “pop ups” but never paid much attention. When my friend Susan started her business I decided to give it a look and was amazed at all the colors and rave reviews. Sitting at about a size 18/20 pants I don’t have many comfy weekend pants and almost nothing fits me for leggings and tights anymore. When it does fit my waist, it doesn’t fit my height. Several of my plus sized friends swear by the tall and curvy leggings so I thought I’d give them a try. On the day I went to pick them up I also tried on a few other pieces to know my size and fell in love with a shirt which also came home with me.
I honestly have been wearing the shirt about 2 or 3 days in a row now. Haha. It is the perfect soft and comfy weekend shirt but also stylish enough for an event or work. Oh and I just tried the leggings on today (basic black) and who knows when they will come off. Worth every penny and worth every rave review for sure! I am now a member of about a million FB groups to start stalking all my “unicorns”, especially a few I’d like to give as gifts. Shhhh don’t ruin the surprise
So how about all of you? Do you have any cool vacations coming up? Do you hate allergies too? Have you tried LuLaRoe?