Today has been a bit of a lazy day for me. I've been running again, and due to the new bit of snow that we got last night, I wasn't able to go out this morning. I usually run soon after I get home from taking Tessa to school. But today, it was too slick to go out at that time.... and then I just got too lazy to go. I actually miss running when I don't go, but probably not for the reason you are thinking. I miss it because on my runs, I listen to the Harry Potter books. People, it's the best. I love those books, but reading time is at a premium so this is a happy option! I get to "read" Harry Potter, while I get in my five mile run. It's seriously the best.
Here's another thing; People. I'm seriously done with Dish Network. They just raised my rate again! This is the third time in around six months time! WHAT?!? I guess it's time to get rid of Dish but I will really miss my local stations. I like watching GMA and my local news in the morning. It's making me really sad, but man, I'm done paying so much for TV. Anyone else have this problem? What are you all doing for TV at your house? Is anyone else getting the biz from Dish?
And what is with this snow? Isn't it time for spring? Remember the groundhog.... he said an early spring! Done with winter. DONE!!
I recently signed up for something called Stitch Fix. Stitch Fix is an online clothes shopping service. You go to their website, and then go through a huge survey about the kind of clothes you like, your body style, your sizes, preference in clothing style as well, such as arms covered or uncovered, long or short skirts, tight fitting or loose fitting shirt. It took me around 15 minutes to go through the whole thing! It's pretty thorough! It can also link to any pinterest style board that you might have so they can see what you like there as well. They also ask what kind of price range you want. Okay, so the price range was a little hard for me.... It didn't go as low as I would have normally gone, that was not an option, so that made me a little nervous. And then my first "fix" finally came. They send you five pieces. I must say, I really liked most of the pieces they sent me! I got two shirts, a sweater, a pair of pants, and a necklace. I loved everything except one shirt! I never would have picked these pieces if I had seen them in the store; not one!! But when I put them on, I really loved all of them. I've gotten myself in a bit of a rut with clothes, and I'm hoping this will pull me out of it. Now, I kept all five pieces because if you do, you get a 25% discount, so it ended up being cheaper to keep all the pieces then just pay for the four pieces I loved. The other option you get is how often you get your "fix". I'm signed up for a quarterly fix. I'm easing myself into this thing. ;)
During my blog hiatus, I remodeled a couple of rooms in our house; my craft room, Tessa's room, and Terry's office area. The office area used to have all my craft stuff, the kid's computer area, and one lonely bookshelf for kids books. That bookshelf was literally overflowing with books. As I kept moving stuff out of the office and into the other remodeled rooms, we just kept thinking how great it would be if we could put all of our books out, and really open up that room. And so we did. I have found the joy of Ikea and we got a bunch of bookshelves! Oh.... It makes my heart just go pitter patter to see all our (my) books on the shelves. It's just a beautiful sight! Everytime I look in there, my heart is happy all over again.
Speaking of books, I recently read a middle schooler book that I loved. I'll do a review soon.
At Christmas time, we had a couple of puzzles to put together. There were a few of us that loved that, but one of the puzzles was a 1000 piece puzzle of which most of the picture was of the same look. Hard to do puzzles like that. But I do love a good puzzle!! So once I got my craft room back into shape, I set that puzzle up on my countertop in there, and away I went. I've been working on it now for a couple of weeks and I'm almost done! I'm down to around 50 pieces left. Sometimes I feel like it's such a time waster, but I also know that doing puzzles make me calm. I need that.
But now it's time to go do work.