Thursday, May 5, 2016

Catching up, and air mattresses

Oh hey!  How are you guys?  I'm just over here, vegging out and being super lazy.  Extraordinarily lazy for me, in fact.  Like, at this point I've been so lazy that Ammon and I might be sleeping on an air mattress when my parents come to visit in a few weeks, because I haven't gotten around to picking out/buying our new mattress set yet.


In my defense, a lot has been going on lately, and it's taken my mind off of home stuff.  Which is good and bad.  Good, because the amount of money we spend when our minds are on house stuff is staggering, and we get a little obsessive over each detail.  Bad, because we can't live in our guest bedroom forever... Or can we?  No, Kristen, you can't sleep in the guest room forever, even though it's turned out to be stupidly adorable, and you have no idea how you are going to decorate your master bedroom.  That would be silly.

 Just a little sneak peak of that cute as heck guest room.  There's actually a bed, nightstands, and a rocking chair in there now, but I'm trying to hold off on taking any more pictures until it's 100% finished.  But it feels very antique and bed and breakfast-y.  Not the vintage look that is so cute and Joanna Gaines has single-handedly brought to the front of everyone's attention.  More of things that look like your grandparents or great grandparents might have had in their old farmhouse.  Comfortable.  Homey.

Anyway.  The stuff I've actually been doing.  Yes.  On to that stuff.

The term is finally over.  Finally.  That was a rough one.  Not because the class was hard.  In fact, the opposite was true.  I had Finance this term, which I had already taken as part of my Associate's degree.  I tried to petition to have it counted, but they refused.  Which was silly, really, because the class I just finished was leaps and bounds easier than the one I took for my Associate's degree.  Except for the final, that is.  For my first class, our final was an online multiple choice and short answer test.  For this class, it was a major Financial Analysis project.  Barf.

I spent 2 weeks straight doing very little other than working or working on that project.  It was my hill to die on, and boy, did I almost die on it multiple times.  But in the end, I pulled out a 10-page boring as all get out financial analysis that I am stupidly proud of, and my professor remarked was one of the best in the class.  I breathed a huge sigh of relief last night when I got my final grade.  Even though I was done on Saturday night, it never feels like you're 100% done until the final grades are posted.

And then right as I was finishing up the term, Ammon was sick for a few days, and I started a cleanse, which gave me the "detox flu" for a few days.  Guys, seriously pity Ammon.  I'm on a crazy-restricted diet right now, plus I'm not drinking coffee.  AND I was sick for the first 3 days of the cleanse, because my body was overwhelmed by the detox.  I've been trying to not complain and take it in stride, but it left me not feeling like myself, and unable to do much of anything.  I ended up sleeping on the couch one night, because I was in so much pain I couldn't get comfortable in bed and I was keeping Ammon up.  It was bad news bears, guys.  Bad news.  Short lived though, because I'm now on day 6, and feeling mostly normal.  I still get some crazy headaches a few times a day, but nothing nearly like those first three days.

Oh, and then last night, it was girl's night.  I met up with the girls I met at the winery a while back, plus 2 girls I hadn't met before.  We had a lot of fun.  If I' being honest, this was probably a good use of my time - getting out of the house and making new friends is becoming a bigger priority for me, as we're finally feeling settled into our lives here.

It was declared that I'm the Charlotte of the group, which I'm entirely all for.  Whenever I watch Sex and The City, she's the character I identify with and root for.  Like, when she went off on Big and it sent her into labor?  I was cheering for her all the way!

And then tonight, I decided that we needed to have burrito bowls, since it's Cinco de Mayo and all, and Ammon decided that he didn't want to eat gluten-free, soy-free, refined-sugar-free limited grain vegan with me at home (I told you it was ridiculously restrictive), we should go to Free Birds.  And oh man, that burrito bowl was like heaven in my mouth.  Obviously, this meant that I couldn't possibly work on the house, because once you've had dinner, the night is practically over, right?

So, yeah.  Maybe I'll work on house stuff tomorrow.  Or maybe I'll find another excuse to put it off.  Air mattresses aren't the end of the world, I guess...

What SATC character did you always identify with?

What's your favorite strategy for putting off housework?