It’s amazing how incredible I felt yesterday after only 4-5 hours of not having to talk to anyone except for Kevin. Or perhaps more importantly, no one else talking to me. I feel like I am talking constantly on the weekdays between school and teaching piano. Our plan was to be super lazy, but who are we kidding? We get up at 5AM now for CrossFit. So getting going by 8AM was a cinch.
First stop: Starbucks! We were out of eggs (again!) at our house so we ordered some breakfast wraps.
Next, we stopped by a few neighborhood garage sales. These vintage National Geographic books caught my eye. We had them as a kid. They were hilarious to look at and in mint condition! Sold!! I need some more books for my piano students to look at in the waiting area anyways!
When I got home, I organized them on a little shelf Kevin build a few weeks ago (he used this DIY).
And if you get a girl in her piano studio on Saturday, she’s probably going to want to play!
I fooled around with some fun piano riffs – Party Rock Anthem is one of my K-5 students’ favorites. Even the kindergarteners. Seriously!! I also played Thrift Shop and some Mumford and Sons. Cracked myself up.
Lunch was this beautiful brunch bowl with Tessemae’s hot/wing sauce — I’m loving that stuff. Plus the usual suspects: eggs, turkey bacon, sweet potato, and arugula.
Meanwhile, Kevin James was painting away.
He painted the whole room a fresh coat of Cottontail a few weeks ago, and this weekend he added the Sweet Orange layer. Love it!
Still some ugly stuff going on in there though — I’m posting a “before” picture because I can never find them when I just leave them in iPhoto.
We’re getting a new bed today (Craigslist, of course), but the ceiling, carpet, and light fixtures really need to go!! The puppy can stay.
In the course of events, Kevin felt the need to turn off my electricity (and internet!!!!!!!!!!!!) so I decided to take Pippa out for a run.
Home girl has gotten a little bit out of shape!! She was huffing & puffing on the last hill before home. We’re both adjusting to the weather — snowy days last week. Oppressive sun and seventies this week. Love it.
I’m off to menu plan for the week. I did a terrible job last week which resulted in lots of bread and waffles!!! Ooops!!
Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Do you need to spend time alone or with others to recharge? I never thought I was an introvert until I was in college and after — I can be extremely outgoing with people I know well and I grew up in a very small town. It has since become clear, especially after choosing teaching as my career and moving around a lot. I’m loving this book.
What’s the brightest color you have in your home? Razzle dazzle. Followed by sweet orange. And I’m seeing some greens in our future. We have three major rooms left to paint — third bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom.