To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.
-Steve Prefontaine
Make it simple, but significant.
- Don Draper

Saturday, February 22, 2014

RUNning A New HOME

I have recovered from R0nda Appreciation Day. I know you were all concerned. ;) Here is how I celebrated myself! I enjoyed a blueberry muffin and sailed through work. I came home to a near empty house. The parents-in-law were off tending to leukemia things and for a short time it was just Man Friend and I. I did housewife duties like cleaning the kitchen and putting away dishes. When you have 7 or more people at dinner every night you go through a lot of dishes!! Then I sent myself on a run. The weather was gorgeous and the run was great....until I hit the pond. It is normally a path for people but it is currently a pond. I tried to run around it and ended up in water up to the middle of my calf!  I further spoiled myself by going to Lowe's and buying myself a new vacuum cleaner, which I immediately used. When I came home the house was filled with the aroma of freshly baked peanut butter cookies. Delicious! I got to spend a lovely evening with a lot of my new family. They are pretty awesome, I got lucky!

Today I did another run, this time avoiding the "pond". I actually ran at my fastest pace in quite a while. I call this last minute slacker training for Ragnar. And see? I even dressed to show I am attempting to prep for it! 

Speaking of Ragnar, I think I am almost all set with my outfits. I just need to create my screen prints for my shirts and I'm set. and I had quality time to accessorize together!

In other news, I LOVE my new house!! I could stay here all day and not get twitchy or want to leave.  Since we have so much company we have paused on unpacking and decorating for a while, but we still feel settled and comfy. It's so lovely! With this house also came Davey Jones. That's what I've named the cat that spends a lot of time here.  Out by our pool we have "Davey Jones' Locker" for him to go if he wants a nice bed and food. But he still has his food, treats, water and bed up on our deck, too. I spoil him. He even got to spend a day at the cat spa getting his hair freshened up!

I will end with my latest addition to our home.  My grandpa was given this steamer trunk ages ago. I've seen it my entire life and always loved it. Well, it is now mine! It sits in my bedroom but may find its home in the living room to help tie in the nautical theme of our kitchen area and swimming pool.  Isn't it cool?

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