Is This Blog Still Open?

Yes, all appearances to the contrary, this blog is still open.

What can I day? It’s been a busy week.

I’m still painting, but I’m hopeful to finish up tomorrow. Word to the wise: If you’re thinking about some DIY painting projects, invest in good paint brushes. It really does make all the difference in the world. What I thought was poor technique was mostly cheap paintbrushes.

Although the technique could probably use some work, too.

All week, I’ve teetered between getting a quote for someone else to complete all the other painting projects I need and tackling it myself, one area at a time (and none during holiday times.) I’ll probably choose something in the middle.

Besides painting, I’ve been battling an eye infection and haven’t really been able to use the computer much. But thanks to steroid/antibiotic drops, that’s much better now. I should be back to business as usual this week.

Just in time for everyone to go on holiday vacation. :)

As far as fitness goes, I finally made it to the gym on Friday (yaaay!) and had a great workout. I was running short on time (note the pattern), so I did 20 minutes cardio and and 15 minutes of strength training. I also made use of the scale and was pleased to see that I’m holding steady. Considering that we had our office Christmas lunch, at which I enjoyed a piece of fried catfish for the first time in almost 2 years, I’m counting my blessings.

After the catfish indulgence, I realized that there was another item I’ve avoided for the past 18 months: antacids. Honestly, I can’t recall needing Rolaids, Tums, Tagamet, or any related products since I started eating healthier. I probably won’t be needing them again for quite some time, because the one piece of catfish was enough to last awhile. It was great, but too much grease for me. (Even before the weight loss/fitness quest, I had cut waaaay back on fried food for this very reason.)

Also in fitness news, I met with Trainer Daniel on Friday for a photo session. He might be using yours truly in some advertising! That’s too big for me to think about right now.

But more on that this week (probably Tuesday).

I hope you’re all having a great holiday season. I’m the teensiest bit behind on my blog reading (320 posts), but I’m hopeful of catching up during the week.

For now, my paintbrush beckons!