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how's the apocalpyse workin' for ya?

December 22nd, 2012 at 03:53 am

Well it is the great Mayan reset day, the end of Bak'tun 13. Yippee. Decided to not bother with the diet today. Big Grin. Nothing like being caught on a diet on the last day of the end of the world! And if the world goes on tomorrow, well, then I can get back on the wagon.

I haven't weighed myself and I think that I'm gaining, but I put on a blouse known to be 'tight' on me and voila, a bit of space. So perhaps the routine of nearly every night spending 1-2 hrs painting a wall or an hour setting up to paint said wall perhaps counts as exercise after all. Or if, as it was tonight, clearish skies with no rain .... the golden rule of the carless person: "buy something heavy and awkward that you don't want to be lugging when it rains". Such as tonight, when I laid in two more cases of canned cat food. Lugging that on the bus and walking it home counts as weight bearing exercise, probably about 20 minutes of kettlebell swinging.

I'm still settling in, but I'm going to try to cheap out in surprising ways. For instance, I'm going to hold out on buying household Internet and wireless as long as I can. Several coffeeshops and the library maintain wireless within a three block radius of my condo. Clearly I'm not going to be doing sensitive work in a public network, but it should be fine for blogging and I think I can do my banking at work. I'm finding value in that a non-wired home forces me to be in the present and really relax. Pet the cat. Actually watch and enjoy the DVD. Paint the wall. Carpet the floor.

Carpeting is done. I showed off my pictures to them and they were thrilled. The carpet tile people (Flor) called me an asked if I would like a couple of boxes of samples. Totally free, and they paid for shipping. Smile I said yes - I can make many bath mats, kitchen mats, entryway mats, and I have several friends who would be interested in what I come up with. So an opportunity presented itself.

Tomorrow will be the start of another big project - moving my stuff out of the old place. The ex is back with his family, and he flew out. He told me that I could use the car and that he would gas it up. I have a lot of stuff, but what I think I will do is just intensively get a slice of stuff every day for the next few days. for instance, tomorrow will be clothes and mosaic hobby stuff. Tomorrow cookbooks and a cooler of beef, etc. Then when ex comes back we take it room by room.

5 Responses to “how's the apocalpyse workin' for ya?”

  1. Firstofmanysteps Says:

    I'm disappointed. Thought I could get out of work since it's the end of the world, but no.

    You're not bothered by the paint fume? I have several several closets and the stair to paint and I keep delaying it because I don't want to sleep in paint fume.

  2. PauletteGoddard Says:

    I can make many bath mats, kitchen mats, entryway mats I predict the name of your next paramour will be... Matt.
    I think you're in decent walking distance of Cafe Loti: have you tried it?

  3. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Ah, good. I have another 144,000 days to finish my pre-Bak'tun shopping. But I was kind of counting on the nuclear-solar-meteoric super-duper blast to take care of the dishes in the sink. Had to wash them this morning instead.

  4. Homebody Says:

    I think anything other than sitting on your butt watching TV after work counts as exercise! PS I sit on my butt way too much!

  5. baselle Says:

    @Firstofmanysteps - I painted the bedrooms already, shut off the rooms as I finish, used the low VOC paint, and I have a cold. So far, all of that is keeping the fumes manageable.

    @Paulette - Smile. Maybe Art instead.

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