Saturday, January 30, 2010

You would think...

that being snowed in and having our trip to Lubbock canceled that I would have been more productive. It's not to say that I was totally lazy, but I was mostly lazy. I did get started on cleaning my bedroom. You can actually get to my closet now without impaling your feet on hangers. You can actually walk around the bed as well. Laundry is sorted (but not done) and I have clean sheets and a laundered comforter on my bed. I still have to clear the dresser and clean the bathroom, but my room may just get to some semblance of normalcy soon.
Having a roommate has actually forced me to stay on my toes in terms of keeping the house somewhat clean. The garage is still mess (as always) but I'm keeping up with the dishes and learning to clean up after myself as I go. My desk is a disaster right now, but I just paid bills and did my taxes. I'm waiting to see if I get 1098 forms for Josh's college expenses before I send it off - but I am going to get almost double this year from what I got last year.
What to do with that money?? Well, I would really like to go on a trip to Italy that my priest is planning for November, but not sure if I'll be able to take the days off of work, especially since I'll have to miss the first week of school. Josh is going to Germany this summer and I'd love to go there some day as well. Of course there is the coaster con in the summer, but that is right in the middle of grad school so I don't think I'd be able to manage. Then again, I could be relatively responsible and pay off some bills or use it for the house. But then again, I am of the mind that you should enjoy yourself and travel when you can because you never know when you might not be able to do so. I don't want to regret not seeing things I've always wanted to see.
Yesterday I walked down to the hardware store in search of a snow shovel. Of course they were sold out. I was able to get a basis square nose shovel that will have to do. There is so much snow in my driveway that I know I couldn't get my car out. I'm not looking forward to shoveling it today. The walk yesterday was difficult. I tried walking in the street as much as I could where the snow was packed down, but when a car came, I had to move over to the side where I had to walk in 8 inch drifts. I have to say that was my exercise for yesterday.
I think I'm still losing weight, just not very fast - which is really how one is supposed to lose weight, but I still want to be in the running for winning the biggest loser contest. It's been difficult being home all day and tempted to snack. I'm trying to be good by eating a 100 calorie bag of popcorn or something but I gotta watch it.
Well, I guess I'll go think about being more productive. And then maybe I'll actually get up out the the chair and clean my room or shovel the snow.


Leann said...

I agree, it's best to do what you want when you can. There are no guarantees your health will hold.

My room...oh my lord...there is a walkway from the bed to the closet and out the door. Part of it is moving, part of it is laundry truly needs to be done.

Enjoy your weekend!

Anonymous said...

Traveling Europe? What would you be able to see in Italy? Rome surely, but there are a lot of other interesting places.
Shoveling snow is tough excercise. Don't overdo, there will be enough snow left tomorrow.