I have not written since Tuesday. Let’s be honest. I haven’t exercised either and I’ve been stress eating like it’s going outta style. So we’re talking 360 degree fail on ROW80 goals and Operation GIT (that would be Goddess In Training, for you new peeps–it’s my motivation to continue to pursue fitness and a healthy lifestyle). My body and brain are totally in revolt and about to set up a protest until they gets healthy food. I just feel LOUSY.
For those of you who missed it, the buyer backed out of buying our house. We’ve now had our hissy fit, and we’re moving on. While the house was under contract we kind of just stopped cleaning. Because keeping it in showing shape all the time for 3 and a half months is exhausting. So in the two weeks while things were moving along, we just kind a let it pile up and, let’s face it, it was NASTY. So yesterday was about cleaning house, moving the boxes I’d already packed, rearranging furniture to repurpose a couple of rooms, pulling down some more of the decorative shelves (I have a lot of them), and unpacking some of the boxes because naked bookcases are unnatural and don’t show well, in addition to the fact that they make me a neurotic crazy person.
Today we’re headed to my mother’s to pick up some of the nice furniture and some boxes of stuff from her house to throw into storage. By the end of the day, my office will be a formal library and hubby’s will be a functional guest room. And we will probably have sweated through our clothes several times over because it’s supposed to be a high of 99 with a heat index in the hundred and teens. Did I mention I’m okay with the fact that we are NOT moving in August now?
As a reward for a long day’s work, last night we went to see Super 8.Hubs was telling me that this was the story J. J. Abrahms wanted to tell with his Super 8 camera when he was a kid in the 70s. How cool is that for him to be able to see it executed as an adult with all the funding to make it exactly how he wanted it? I have to say, I was really impressed with this movie. It was shot to resemble an older movie, which was a little off-putting at first being used to all this high definition stuff, but then it really sort of pulled me in. It’s nostalgic in the best possible way. I could really see Spielberg’s influence in the music and the overall look. It was very shades o’ E.T. and Jaws and other movies of that era. The casting was superb. Win win all around I think. I might have to pick this one up on DVD when it comes out.
This week is all about getting back on the bandwagon for all fronts. Back to healthy eating and calorie counting. Back to my normal exercise routine (I need to do my yoga in a really bad way). The house back to showing condition. And we’ll continue to address the small things that came up on the home inspection (for example, apparently the last time I painted interior doors, I put one of the doorknobs on backward). We want to get this place in the best possible condition so that with the next buyer, there’s no room for argument or negotiation or backing out because there’s no reason to.
Since I no longer have an August 2 deadline to finish Red I am returning to my comfort zone of 750 words a day as my daily goal. This should put me finished somewhere around the 15th (as I have some work trips I have to take that will suck up writing time) and maintain my sanity.