Woke up a little bit before 8am and got some cleaning done that I haven't gotten to in awhile. That included the tupperware shelf, fridge, and freezer. Tupperware gets so crazy!
Husband quick like finished mowing the other half of the back yard and then dropped me off for my wax appointment. From there I walked over to the grocery store and shopped alone. He felt that I would buy less junk if he didn't go (this turned out to be true). I felt like I was able to focus more without him there (this turned out to be very true). He can be so distracting and asks too many questions. I did have an oatmeal talk with a random old guy. Steel cut oats with raspberries is the best in case you were wondering, ha. He told me he had that for breakfast every morning, but he had time (you know, since he's retired). I did not go for steel cut, I do not have that kind of time in my life. Neil finds it amusing that if he leaves me alone, people will talk to me about the most random things.
I was able to get my waxing and grocery shopping done in an hour! Go me. I wasn't even rushing. But having Neil not there meant the cashier wanted to make small talk with me. All the ughs. He asked what my plans were I say my husband's playing poker so who knows what I'm going to be doing then he asks me, well, what are your hobbies. My brain gets stuck on blogging, because that's what I was planning to spend the evening doing, but I don't want to mention my blog cause that feels weird, so I end up sounding like the stereotypical girl with no hobbies because I can't think of anything to say.I HAVE HOBBIES. I DO THINGS. I HAVE INTERESTS THAT DO NOT INVOLVE MY HUSBAND.
My husband picked me up and we got Baja Fresh for lunch. Neil had picked up the new game Street Fighters from Best Buy the night before so was playing that while I tried to start some blog posts. I'm glad this blog isn't my source of income because dang if I can stay focused.
We then painted some samples of paint to see how it would look with the door, and after the first two samples, I think I want to go darker...
Why the paint? Remember a few months back and the leak that was coming from the upstairs computer room to the garage and we were thinking it was the window? Well, the window people came and it wasn't the window. They think it might be from when we had all those holes put in the walls for insulation. Or when the solar panels were installed. Either way, the best solution to prevent any future leaks is to paint the house. But lucky us there is also a huge gaping hole in the drywall upstairs (that they had to do to see where the water was leaking in from). So you know, two fun projects to throw money at.
Samples of paint were on sale for 99 cents so we went back to Lowes to get some darker hues. We either never go to Lowes, or go there ALL THE TIME.
More general tidying up for Poker night, then I introverted upstairs. Woot, my favorite kind of evening. Well, after I played with Owen, my friends baby :) (not sure why my hand is glowing, I swear I'm not wearing gloves)
Woke up even earlier than I do for the work week, 7am! Not sure why. Made some coffee and relaxed on the couch in the silence. I love morning silence, it just feels different than evening silence...
I painted more patches of the darker colors* we picked up (okay, not liking the super dark one) and the new contractor that we are going to try out came to look at the various projects we need done.
Tried out some new shows: the Full House (Fuller House) re-boot and the James Franco one (11.23.63). Holy fuck, so intense! The 11.23.63 one, not the Fuller House obvi. They've only released two episodes, which sucks cause I totally want to binge, but good because I need a brain break.
I'm trying to take my husbands weight loss goals more seriously so I did some meal planning for breakfasts, lunches, and snacks for the week. I used an app to make it a bit easier. I was making him a different kind of lunch every day, but I was getting a little burnt out from trying to keep coming up with new things so often, so I'm trying out only two different meals, twice a week (he gets his own lunch on Fridays, so he can hang out with coworkers). Hopefully the meals are decent enough to eat twice!
French Cut Green Beans
Rice with Mushrooms
Peanuts, Apples, Oranges
Oatmeal with raisins, freeze dried bananas and apples, brown sugar, cinnamon (not all together, I tried to mix it up to make it more interesting)
ProTip: Clean the kitchen counters completely before starting prep. Duh.
ProTip: Don't get sucked into watching TV and start prep too late in the afternoon that you are in your roommates way of making her dinner.
ProTip: Three cups is OBVIOUSLY too much rice. What were you thinking.