Monday, June 24, 2013

Few Updates and FMM

It's getting late but I really wanted to get on and write a bit. 
Per usual, my thoughts are all over the place right now. Today though, it's not  because I have a million and one things I need to get done but more that I'm thinking about my progress {or lack thereof as of late}.  I need to compile my thoughts into something cohesive before I can sit here and talk about them though. May take me a few days, but I'll get there. 
Back update: I went to the New Balance outlet today and purchased a new pair of sneaks. I wore sneakers most of the day today. Had to break out the flip flops (which, BTW, are specifically designed for people with plantar faciitis and flat feet...these aren't the cheap-o Dollar Store ones - just sayin') while I was on the pool deck with the kidlets. My back is thanking me today for being better about wearing sneakers over the last two days.  I'm taking care not to sit in the same position or chair for too long as well as not being on my feet for too long.  I know that hardly makes any sense but I think it's working.  I was much more comfortable today so I promise that I will only wear my flip flops while around the pool. Sigh. 
Bath update:  The plumber came yesterday and did a lot of work.  Hubs and my father were then able to fix any pieces of the subfloor that needed to be fixed and then they installed the next layer of the flooring. Today they worked on the shower walls and the bench for the shower. Tomorrow, the plumber should be here to finish up some of his major stuff and then we'll be able to order the tiles.  Should be able to start tiling this weekend or early next week.  I am getting very excited! I'm sure you are too...I bet you are sick of hearing about it. Sorry. Can't help myself. 
Alright, I'll get to FMM:

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Ten Simple Questions
1. When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was the first thing you thought? Hi! (Seriously, I usually say hello to myself) 
2. Do you prefer to pay for things with cash or plastic?  I use my debit card. I always say I'm going to start carrying cash more often, but never do. 
3. What is one word that you use too often? Probably "Just sayin'"
4. Who is the last person outside of your family who said “I love you” to you?  I think my trainer. But I didn't say it in "that way" it was more of a slap-stick "I love you and all but..." 
5. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone and mailed it? I can't recall the last time I actually wrote a letter. Sad.
6. Have you ever been called upon for jury duty?  Once. I liked it. Probably in the minority with that one though. 
7.  How many keys are on your key ring?  Four. I only know for sure what one of them is for though. Yikes! 
8.  List two characteristics that you want to change about yourself.  I tend to talk too much. That's not entirely accurate. It's more that I tend to say too much. For instance, this woman that I "work with" (I don't really work with her, she works on a different day than I do), came in while I was working one day and said something about how she was diagnosed with osteoporosis   She was all doom and gloom about it so I said something about how my grandmother had that and she was fine up until she passed when she was 85.  After the woman left, my boss turned to tell me that the woman was almost 80!  YIKES! Insert foot. 
I can't think of a second one right now because I really need to work on #1 first. 
9.  Do you bring your own shampoo and conditioner when you travel, or do you use what the hotel provides?  Seeing as I am allergic to most shampoos, I will bring my own. If it's just one night though, I tend to risk it and use the hotel's. 
10. What is your birthstone?  Do you like it?  It’s a diamond.  And it's not my best friend.  Don't get me wrong, I have a beautiful engagement and wedding ring that is full of diamonds but that's all I need. My husband was going to get me a sapphire ring (per my request) but the jeweler talked him out of it because sapphires are very soft and aren't good to wear for everyday use.   That all being said, I am loving the chocolate diamonds though...probably because the word "chocolate" is in their name! HAHA!


  1. Hi Jenn! You crack me up with you apologizing about he bathroom update! If I was you, I would be pretty happy to have it over with too. Screw saying sorry about it!! :D

    I am glad to hear your back is feeling better. It sounds like you did some smart things to help it heal. I have a bad habit of wearing those flat type ballet shoes and I know that they are bad.

    I can't copy stuff into my blog from work, but I will answer one question # 8 here - I thought I was the chatterbox here? I have not enough fingers to count the amounts of times I stuck my foot in my mouth (but secretly with some people was glad I did - lol) :)

    1. Hey Linda! You certainly made me chuckle! I've certainly put my foot in my mouth a few times where the person really "deserved" it but then I felt guilty about it. The guilt doesn't usually last too long though. ;-)

  2. I can't say I liked jury duty, but I found it interesting.

    And there's nothing wrong with being chatty! ~guilty!~

  3. Glad the remodel is going well, I have always dreamed about having a shower with a built in bench. That will be nice. I like people who are talkers, it takes the awkward silence out of the equation.