Last month I said I wanted to spend more time moving my bod and eating healthier. I'm happy to say I've been doing pretty well.
(Superbowl Sunday and Valentine's Day don't count, of course.)
Tucker and I have been walking a lot. We love the snow, and it never slows us down. This photo was taken earlier this winter at our favorite park on a sunny day after it snowed.
Here's how it looked in the same park yesterday. You can just barely see the snow on the mountains.
I've been cooking a lot of healthy food, too. I like to freeze individual servings of soup for my lunches, and one day I decided to make double batches of three different kinds of soup. Check out all these veggies I diced!
I've also been enjoying the calm and serenity of our remodeled home. I have loved strolling from room to room, luxuriating in the contentment that everything is done for now.
But then, you know what they say: "Ignorance is bliss."
Little did I know the chaos would all be starting again so soon.
We thought we wouldn't be tearing up the house again until this summer, but we just found out that our favorite contractor (who did our kitchen) has a small window open between his big remodel jobs when he can install our new floors. Of course, we had to grab the opportunity to get him.
So, this weekend my peace and quiet and serenity ends again for a bit. I'll be packing up the living room with its huge armoire full of baskets, vases, books, faux flowers, vase filler, nick knacks, trays, frames...
...and the hutch full of dishes and pottery...
...and the dresser full of linens...
...and this cupboard full of crystal, serving bowls, platters, silver, candles, and candle holders...
...and let's not forget the corner cabinet full of stoneware and wine glasses.
Did you hear that little sob? Yup, it was me.
But packing everything up again for the third time and lugging all the furniture to the other side of the house will be worth it to have new floors. Our poor old maple floors are on their last legs.
Squeaking loudly, full of gaps and cracks and scratches, nails popping up, and too thin to refinish again, it's time to say adios to our old floors. They'll be torn up, the subfloor will be screwed down tighter to stop the squeaking, and new 3 1/2" rift and quarter sawn white oak boards will be installed then sanded, stained, and sealed.
As we did with the kitchen and master suite remodels, we'll be living in the back of the house while the front is done, then we'll pack up the back of the house and move back into the front while it's done. Whew!
So don't be alarmed if you don't hear from me for a bit while we tackle the packing and lugging. But when the floor demo gets going, I'll be sure to share some photos.
Check out the fun new party on the block!