Friday, May 15, 2009


Yes, I admit, I go to Jazzercise. Sometimes on a more regular basis than others...the story of my life. Not having been to a class since early March, I was a little intimidated when I went yesterday.
In my mind here is what I imagined. "It is summer, the class will be small. I will have a chance to catch up and go at my own pace. No big deal." I drive to the center and on the way I pass my new house. I have this great idea! I will now be able to walk to and from Jazzercise and that will give me a better workout! (right - I see that happening like once...)
OK - so I got to the center and there were like a million cars in the parking lot. I seriously put my car in reverse and said "the hell with this." But much to my dismay, there were 2 other cars pulling into the parking lot behind me. I could not escape. So then, I said "the hell with it." I went in. It was officially the largest class I have ever been to. There were 35 people Jazzercising along side me - there was even a Jazzerman (who had chicken legs!).
Much to my surprise I survived and managed to keep up with the routines. All the while I was thinking "how is Verna Howell always so happy - damn her!" I think I lost 5lbs in sweat, but I did it! I really enjoy the workout because I am so busy thinking about what I am supposed to be doing that I don't have time to think about anything else. Needless to say, when I got home I was in need of a bath and hungry. Those two things happened, but not much else. I was asleep by 8:30 :)

Thursday, May 14, 2009

WONDERful Hangers

Yes, we have all seen the infomercial - BUT do they really work?? YES!!! I have more clothes and any one person should be allowed to have and I have no where to put all of them. And buying an old house does not help. Closet space is at a minimum, so I bit the bullett and paid $8 for my very own set of wonder hangers at Bed, Bath & Beyond ($10 retail + BBB 20% coupon). I will definitely be going back for more.

5 Days to Homeownership

There are 5 days left before I close on the new house. Loan questions, shopping, packing, worry, and fear abound! I do find myself thinking "what have I gotten myself into?"

I am making progress, though. Here is an update:

Water - a
Power - a
Cable -
Internet -
Gas -
Met neighbors - a
Picked out kitchen paint - a
Ordered patio furniture - a
Bought homeowners insurance - a

Yes, there are more things to accomplish, but surely we will get there sooner than later. I can't wait to finally be able to stop by on my way home from work and just take it all in! Or maybe I should say - start all the work!

This weekend Mike and I are going to IKEA in Atlanta to look for rugs and lamps. I am really excited - especially about the breakfast complete with Lingonberry juice - delicious! I will have an update with items purchased next week!