Friday, March 8, 2013

A Body in Motion Stays in Motion

So, last year, Hubby and I were complete couch potatoes for the whole months of January and February.   We....did....nothing.    No work on the house.  We didn't have any (get that, ANY) snow at all.  We didn't even go out to hear any music or sing at open mics.  

And there was no good reason for it.  We were just slugs! Finally, we began our bedroom renovation around about the beginning of March.


 I felt, at the time, as if we were caterpillars coming out of a cocoon.  The warmer weather got our sap going and we finally got off our butts and did something.

This year could not be more different.   This year we (make that, I) decided we would renovate the living room.  I knew it was going to be an immense project, so I declared we would begin right after the holidays.  Sure enough, on the first Saturday after New Year's, the demolition began.

Since then, we've been working our hineys off every weekend.....tearing down plaster, fixing floors, building chimneys:

The funny part is, we've also been very busy in other areas of our lives.  We've had more snow this year than we've had in many years past.  (It's snowing right now....March 8th and it's probably at least 8 inches).   We've been busy dealing with that.  

We've been going out to hear music weekly.  This weekend, we plan to hear local music three nights in a row!

I've been getting up early every morning to go to the gym.   I've only missed two mornings since January 2nd.
(I guess we have to make today three mornings.  Can't get out since the roads weren't plowed yet).

There's been very little couch-potato-ing going on.  (Much to Hubby's chagrin....I am a harsh taskmaster)   It seems that once you get up off that couch and start moving, your body just doesn't want to stop!

There will be at least another month of renovation on the living room.  And that should bring us to just about the right time to start gardening and planting and working outdoors.

No rest for the couch potatoes!


elizasmom said...

Wow. Yay, momentum! I am looking forward to seeing the final product — bet it'll be amazing!

Me (aka Danielle) said...

I love it when I can get good momentum! The renovation looks like its coming together nicely! Good work!