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I'm working out!What’s going on and where I’ve been.

My focus has shifted to-  ME.

I’m just finishing my 5th week of big CHANGE.

I’m hard at it-

WORKING

OUT!

With the help of a personal trainer to do it the right way.
I have always been very physically active, so I thought I could jump into the deep end and really get some fast results.  Uh~ W R O N G.
ME!Those are OTHER muscles.  The trainer has me working on the ones long UNused. Oooooph.  But I’m totally in it and fully committed.  And even though I did have to back off some in the 2nd week (doing front planks felt like I broke a rib kind-of-pain), I was still there every day–just doing OTHER stuff.  Weight training 3 days and cardio 3 days a week.
ME and my Mini-ME in our playful tee shirts!  And me with an extra 25lbs -ugh.
I find I actually look forward to the (now) 35 minute fat burning cardio I use as a warm up to begin every morning!  Really!  The “hills” are getting a LOT steeper and I’m a puddle of sweat by the end,

but I’m already feeling stronger &

SO much better after just these 5 weeks!

My goal is to get back HERE—and STAY!

getting back to a thinner ME!

Now~ I promise to get back to sharing
THE regular PROJECTS I’VE BEEN WORKING ON!

Catherine

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W e l l-  this is either going to give you a good laugh or

make you roll your eyes

with certainty I’ve lost it for sure!
some UNconventional cleaningWhile the compressor is still in the house, uh, well–
you know the furniture that doesn’t get moved to clean behind-above-under??
Well I was thinking~ 

“Why can’t I use the air gun to blow [anything] out?”

Y’ know??

I know—c’RAzy.  But you should see the stuff that blew out!  AND I blew off the tops of all the books on multiple bookshelves, and the vents, and . . .    ; D

Catherine

yep~ call me crazy!

yep~ call me crazy!

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*Sorry for the long story*

found on a fb shopping page--Saw this ad on one of the fb shopping pages.

A very cool dresser but ~almost an hour’s drive.

B U T~

the price—makes. it. w o r t h while?

$60

You just know it’s gonna need work.

 

So I messaged her to ask about it.

And this is how it went.

How long would YOU have stuck with this?

idk~ is it worth the trouble?

idk~ is it worth the trouble?

All I did was click on the pic-icon from my phone to see a bigger picture of the dresser—and it changed her ad…???

Take notice of the silence~gaps in time just to arrange this whole thing…

(this was all while I was working on the 3rd looooong table)
idk~ is it worth the trouble?

When I STILL hadn’t heard anything around 6:30 I was reluctant to start out in her direction.  What if I get to her small town and still haven’t heard from her?….  Is this a new “Craigslist killer” on the loose??

All of this “communication” was through fb message.  Which I hate.

Now almost 8:30 (original appointment SET BY HER was for 6pm)  Oh yeah!  She gave me a phone number to text her on—so I called it.

Of course- got voicemail.  I left a –frustrated– message.

DID YOU SEE THAT?  10:44  Can you come tomorrow?

Seriously lady?

Are you REALLY trying to sell something?

I stewed on it for a while.  Looked at the picture a few more times—do I really want this?  IS IT REALLY WORTH THIS MUCH TROUBLE?  I toyed with setting another appointment and NEVER SHOWING UP to get even…

…and then -foolishly- text back I could come at 10am. . . F O O L.

She responded with it WOULD HAVE TO BE 9.

O.  M.  G.

I returned to ideas of NEVER SHOWING UP again.

idk~ is it worth the trouble?

…how generous.  Did you notice how many times I had to ask for the address?

Just to finish~  when I got to the address at 9:45, there were 5 or 6 cars on the long driveway — but I had to keep knocking to get anyone to answer the door.  Then, another 15 minutes to get her kids up to move cars just to get to the dresser in the garage.

Is this a joke?

Figuring I might be on my own to load it—I made her help me before I would pay.  No ‘thank you‘s were exchanged—I sure wasn’t feeling very -kindly.

was it worth this much trouble?

Here’s my before –treasure–.

Airing out ’cause -omg- it stinks.  Can I report her to fb?

I’ve lost my mind~haven’t I?

-ugh, stay tuned

Catherine

can anything be worth all this trouble?

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Hope all of you have a

wonderful day!

Catherine

Happy GALentine's Day!

HaPPy GALentine's DaY!

HaPPy GALentine's DaY!

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My last thoughts before closing my eyes Monday night~

a lazy birthday~“I can’t believe I’ll be another year older tomorrow~WoW!”

There’s such a disconnect between the calendar and how I ACTUALLY FEEL.
You too?  Weird, huh?
Yesterday, my birthday, as I changed to painting clothes—I stopped halfway. . .
“I don’t  FEEL  like it—painting today.”   Y’know?
So I put back on my jammies and just “crashed” all day.  Movies, chocolate, wine, a really good book!

A very relaxing birthday present to myself!

Catherine

Now— go finish that  -4 day-  painting project!

happy birthday to me!

happy birthday to me!

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taking down the Christmas treeI’ve always wondered about this, so I went online to see if there are any actual “guidelines” on this subject.

“Every family moves at their own pace when it comes to taking down Christmas trees and decorations, but there are certain popular dates to remember that are approaching when people will start taking them down. Those specific dates follow either religious or even just superstitious guidelines.”     SOURCE

when do you take down the tree?New Year’s Eve.

Superstitions would have you take the tree down and UNdecorate before midnight on the last day of the year so not to drag old baggage and bad luck into the New Year.

January 5th.

Tradition considers THIS to be the 12th day of Christmas—the last day of all the Christmas celebrations and merriment.

January 6th.

Taking down the tree on this day is usually in observance of the Epiphany, or Three Kings Day (a Christian holiday).

Now, at the other end of this query lie the folks that take it down and to the curb –Christmas nightyikes!

 

when do you take down the tree?

I admit that -for me- it can be the end of January

before I start UNdecorating!

Catherine

 

 

 

 

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Happy New Years!

Happy New Years!

h   huh. . . but seriously~

these are my wishes for

ME, and YOU

in the New Year!

Let’s get this party started!

Catherine

my New Year's wishes for us all!

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