Sunday, March 29, 2009

Sunshine Junkies

This weekend (well, really this entire past week) started off on the wrong foot. Both Casey and I were EXTREMELY busy at our jobs, we were really grumpy and to top it off, the weather has just flat out sucked for the past several days. It reminded me of one of my favorite childhood books The Phantom Tollbooth and the Doldrums (a colorless, bleak place).

Boring, rainy weather aside, we (meaning Casey) finally had an excuse to get started on the bathroom project. For those that don't know-- we've been without a master bathroom shower since October. What we thought would be a cheap $100 regrouting project turned into a >$1,000 shower demolition/remodel project. To save money, and because I married an engineer, we've decided to do this all ourselves. The picture is of this weekend's progress. Casey got the showerpan installed and the flooring reinstalled-- you'll notice that we've still got a way to go; but progress is progress--

Later that night, we had mini-date night at Pei Wei (PF Chang's little brother restaurant). Afterwards, we went to two places that really should have automatic drafts from our bank accounts-- REI (where I bought a rain jacket and then immediatly tried it out on the walk back to the car) and Pet Supplies Plus.

Finally, on Sunday, the sun re-emerged. We also realized that we have slowly become sunshine junkies. Meaning-- despite the glaring state of neglect of the outside of our house, or the fact that the inside needed a thorough deep-cleaning... the first thing we did when the sun peaked out was go for a run at a nearby lake and then take the dogs for a walk at NCSU's campus. Then we bought a tri-suit for me (a top and shorts that I can swim, bike and run in at the triathlon...which is only48 days away).

As the sun went back to bed Sunday night, we returned to reality and cleaned the house and attempted to put a small dent in our laundry pile(s). Also, we made a really awesome veggie lasagna tonight with broccolini, squash, zucchini and spinach. It was way better than the traditional meat version... this healthy living thing isn't too bad after all.

Also, ESPN just posted a video and a story about a race Casey was in last month: The Krispy Kreme Challenge. For those who don't know-- its run two miles, eat a dozen (not freshly baked) doughnuts and then run two miles back. Its a lot of sweat, a lot of calories (enough calories to burn a 60 watt bulb for 125 hours... no, not joking) and a lot of puke. Check it out here: ESPN Video.
This is Casey on doughnut number 2:

This week should be better. My boss is out of town (never a bad thing) and the sun is supposed to be out to feed our addicition the entire week long. We start a new swim class this week-- Triathlon swimming. This should be interesting.

1 comment:

  1. Hey - I'm a fan of the Pei Wei. My team ate at the one in Salt Lake City last week while we there working, but of course it was the only place open on Sunday....Mormans are a very strange breed!