Friday, January 11, 2008

ARGH...this is almost as bad as TaeBo

Happy Friday everyone.

As most of you may have noticed, I haven't posted much about my taking on Mr. Billy Blanks and his TaeBo lately. Well, he and I are not on speaking terms right now...We kinda stopped seeing eachother.

But it's not HIM...uh, it's ME. I mean, a girl has to have her space. Not to mention, I kinda want to see other people, lol. You know, other people that may be at JoAnns, Michaels, Hobby Lobby, CHICK FIL A...places like that. Also, I was finding it hard to give 100% to TWO men. Sheesh, what am I...a machine? LOL

Anyway, I've kinda started working out in another way. I mentioned in a previous post that I'm about to start decorating/designing my new scrapbook/craft studio. Yes, it has now been dubbed the "Studio". That sounds so much more official. Shoot, who knows, I may even have the whole ribbon cutting, grand opening ceremony thing. Hmmm, I wonder what Oprah has going on in a few weeks? I'm SURE she'd like to be here for that grand event. I'll have to give her a call.

I haven't posted since Monday, as that's when I started working in "the Studio". I've promised myself that I wasn't gonna rush it though. Since I'm having to do this room by myself...I'm gonna pace myself.

Good plan, huh?

Well, I started by spackling, caulking and sanding on Monday. On Tuesday, I did some more sanding, cleaned the walls and taped off all the molding & trim.

Yesterday, I started priming the walls (this is where the reference to TaeBo comes in). I was convinced that my arms and shoulders were gonna be sore today. I was feeling it after priming just one wall!

Those two areas were fine this morning, much to my surprise. But my hynie muscles...OH MY GOSH!!! Talking about feeling the BURN! I had no idea I was doing so much squatting yesterday. UGH!

Now going back to the whole pacing myself thing; I told myself I was just gonna prime one wall a day. I'm in no hurry, right? Well that brilliant idea lasted a whopping 24 hours! I primed the other 3 walls today, lol. I even had a little help...

My PLAN is to take the weekend off from working in "the Studio" (I love saying that). And I'll start painting the walls on Monday. The above photo will probably be the last one that I'll share until the room is complete. But at the rate I'm going, it may be sooner than you think :-)...after all, I'm on a mission!

By the way, you guys know those long folding tables? I think they're called banquet tables. You know, they have the wood grain look on the top? Do any of you know if you can paint those? And if so, what type of paint should be used? I'll be using 2 of them as my work tables, and the brown wood grain just WILL NOT go with the rooms new decor :-). I'm planning on making a skirt for the tables. So I'd like to paint them first if I can. So if any of you have any suggestions for me about that, I'd love to hear them.

You've all been so patient with me lately. I've been such a slacker when it comes to the Friday Flower Fix. But you'll have to forgive me. Half the time, I don't even realize that it's Friday until late in the afternoon, lol.

So, here ya's your flower fix. Hope I've chosen something to your liking.

Alrighty my fine friends, I guess I'd better go get dinner going. So strange how these people think they're supposed to eat EVERY day...more than once even! I hope you guys have a great weekend. I'll probably be soaking the ole buns in a hot tub of water...gotta be 100% for Monday, right?


Cheryl Wray said...

I am SO SO SO jealous of your studio!!! I have one side of a room and right now it's in pretty much Disaster Zone shape.

Maybe we could have a Grand Opening Studio and Scrap Time.

You are TOO funny!!! I love the way you describe things!!

Have a GREAT weekend, my friend!!

blessedme said...

I can't wait to see the unveiling of your new studio!!! Love ya, chickie poo!

Gretchen said...

Can't wait to see the new digs! Also, I hope your MIL is doing better. Love the fushias. They are some of my favorite flowers. However, I usually kill them by the end of the summer. I think that's called, "plantocide". I should be in prison. :)

DMB said...

Who needs Tae-Bo when you managed to achieve that lovely arse-burn on your own?? Good for you!

I do believe you have inspired me once again, Dawn. I might do a squat or ten tonight.

Lynilu said...

I'm lazy. I settled for simply moving furniture and "stuff" from room to room without the makeover. This is bad enough! I'm not about to do all you are!!

I'm gonna sit back and laugh!! LOL!!

Lynilu said...

LOL again! As I did the word verification for the last message I had to laugh. It was "eoeow"!! I think it heard you whining about the tender hynie muscles!!

Patti said...

Hmmm I am not sure if you can paint those tables but i'm sure you can. Heck they have special paint for stone, plastic etc. right?