Well it was yet another crazy productive Sunday. I’m hoping maybe next week I’ll get a lazy one. ;) Because, quite frankly, I prefer them!
I got a dog walk in before all the rain hit, but I did not get out on the road before hand… so sitting in traffic was quite reminiscent of my commute to work- blah! I got to my apartment shortly before noon and peeked in to say hello and that I missed it! Even though I’m still staying somewhat close with my dogsitting duties- it seems like I’ve been gone from home for so long!
Last week they came in and painted my bathroom finally- after having to wait and then having it rescheduled (seriously- does everything having to do with decorating have to take FOREVER?). The paint job was part of my negotiating a new lease for next year, and I’m pretty satisfied. Very much so, actually- who knew how giddy I’d get over painting a bathroom?The color is just beige, but it really softened it up. I’m not a huge fan of stark white walls and try to stay away from them if at all possible. Yea!
Then I hit the furniture store. Again. And looked at the sectional. Again. And looked at another one we had discussed. Again. And then got a little anxious. Mon ended up not being able to make it to give a second opinion, but my lovely friend Annie stepped in and I’m so happy she did! I ended up getting the couch I figured I’d end up with, but it’s nice to have reassurance.
And I was able to negotiate a little without too much of a problem. After the delivery disaster, we worked it out to I wouldn’t have to pay any delivery charges of any sort for when they brought my table or for when this couch comes (on Saturday!). Since this one comes in pieces, there shouldn’t be too much of a problem… relief! Also, we worked out a deal on the fabric care as well. So I saved about $150 all together. That’s a solid win in my book.
After the furniture shenanigans, Annie mentioned seeing a movie. I hadn’t planned on it, but it sounded like a GREAT idea. We went and saw Date Night. It was good. Not as fantastic as I had hoped- but I have somewhat high standards for anything with Steve Carrell and Tina Fey.
The eats were a little out of the ordinary for me today. I had planned to hit the grocery store and return the Red Box movies from last night, but by the time I got back to the dogs, I really had no desire to leave them or the apartment. Even with an empty refrigerator (I didn’t plan well enough for a two-week stay away from home obviously). I love Pockets, and started to customize a salad online, but then the estimated delivery time was an hour. It was already getting pretty late, and the stomach was not having it. So what did I do? I repeated my breakfast. I think that makes me a bad food blogger… oops!See all those carry out menus to choose from? The cornucopia of food options? And yeah, that’s an oatmeal/peanut butter/Kashi mess in a bowl. Which is what I eat most days of the week. I’m a creature of habit… Did I have the most balanced eats today? Hell no. Carbs all the way. But was it good? Very much so. Sometimes that just has to happen. I miss my veggies, but you gotta just roll with the punches. Even if it means paying an extra $2 for unreturned Red Box movies.
Anyone ever have those days where you just eat the same thing all day? I think I sort of got a little guilty pleasure out of it…
Have a good Monday everyone! I’m a little sleep deprived again. I think Hazel is missing her mom and dad and taking out her passive aggressive behavior on me. It was another night of her trying to sit right on top of my head and almost smothering me. No worries Haze- they’ll be back this weekend and you’ll be rid of me as your temporary legal guardian. :p
Wish me luck- today is the first day I’ll be driving back to Wrigleyville with a Cubs game going on. A test of patience for sure… If you’ve never been to Wrigleyville to see where the baseball field is located, just imagine a professional baseball team’s field being randomly placed a few streets down in your neighborhood. And then imagine all the inconveniences of what kind of a mess that would cause… and that’s what I’m dealing with today. :) I love the area, but this is gonna suck.
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