I feel like I won the lottery because last night, Jon fell asleep at 9something and I got to catch up on Parenthood! Tonight, he fell asleep again at 9something, so I forced him into bed and have the house all to myself! I love him, but I also love my me time! I should be studying, but I need a break.
I woke up fairly early today and considered running, but decided against it. It was in the low 30s when I woke up anyway, so that’s not really enticing, although I actually don’t mind running in the cold weather as long as it isn’t cloudy and dreary (which it definitely was!). Besides, I had already kind of realized that this would be mostly an off week from the gym and running because of having family here. Oh well!
I got to spend time this afternoon with Annie and Tank!
That kid has no interest in pictures at all! My mom, Annie, and Tank all came over to my house. Annie hasn’t been in town since I bought it and it was nice to get their input on my floors! I’ve decided to go with a darker wood and paint the house a lighter gray color. I’m still a little nervous because of how dark it is in here and I don’t want it to seem super small! But I do love dark wood. Jon said he’s fine with whatever (glad the organization of the fridge is so important but he lacks input on the floors for the entire house!). We headed over to The Sugar Shack which is pretty much my new favorite little coffee place (along with The White Windmill). The Sugar Shack has such good pumpkin muffins! And since I’m eating whatever I want this week, I’m eating pumpkin muffins too. And sandwiches. And lots of coffee.
My family headed home and I started studying. Jon heated up some of my mom’s chili for me for dinner! I think I’m going to finally learn how to make it. My mom has been making the exact same recipe since we were little, so it’s our winter staple. It’s nice to throw something in the microwave to eat too.
My oldest sister and her fiance came in town tonight! I would love to go see them tomorrow, but I may be studying for my test. I haven’t really decided yet. I really can’t wait until the day when I no longer have to consider school. Even when I’m done with my bachelor’s in May, I’ll still have grad school looming overhead! Anyway, I work all day Wednesday and really am wishing I hadn’t picked up the shift since I want to spend time with the family. Ah well! Such is life!
Time to go enjoy some of my TV while I have it all to myself!
I love Parenthood! I don’t have cable so I usually wash it while doing my hair on hulu. Mmmm, I love any pumpkin baked goods, I can just inhale it all. As long as the colors on the wall and the furniture is light and preferably bright, the dark wood shouldn’t over power the rooms and make it look dark, dark wood is gorgeous. You can get cold weather compression clothing for the winter if you don’t have them already. I know Dick’s Sporting Goods can be expensive but they’ll have really good sales every once in awhile.
I don’t know many people who watch Parenthood but everybody who has seen it, loves it! So I’m really hoping that it’ll stick around for another season since they almost didn’t renew their contract this time around! I think that you’re right about the dark wood, I just worry about resale and not wanting it to be too dark for people looking at it! I doubt I’ll keep my condo for more than 3-4 years! I’ll probably stick to the pants I found for running! I’m super small so a lot of stuff just doesn’t fit right! And I am definitely one of those people that finds something I like for working out in and wear ONLY that style!