I had a busier-than-normal weekend (due in part to baking the world’s most labor intensive carrot cake and spending Easter down at my parents’ house) and wound up not having time to do my usual weekend cleaning, grocery shopping, prepping-for-the-week-ahead stuff. I hate starting a week already feeling behind. Every menial task becomes an insurmountable obstacle because not only do I have to attend to that specific thing, I have to do it while knowing that my floors are covered in cat hair and we have no groceries and all my sports bras are dirty because I DIDN’T HAVE TIME TO DO LAUNDRY. WE ARE ALL GOING TO DIE.
It’s not helping that I’ve felt like I’ve been coming down with something for the last week or so. I have zero energy, my glands are swollen, and I have a sore throat that comes and goes, but I never actually get sick. Which, to me, is almost worse than actually being sick, because at least then you can call off work and spend the day Netflixing serial killer documentaries in your pajamas. (Just me? Cool.) Dave said he’s been feeling the same way, so I figure it’s probably a weird bug that’s going around. I also figure that I can probably cure it by drinking rum, because alcohol is a disinfectant.
The good news is that today I actually have a tiny bit more energy (and a clean sports bra), which means that I may actually make it to the gym. I really need this to happen, as there is currently a bag of Cadbury Mini Eggs burning a hole in my desk drawer, and like two pounds of See’s waiting for me at home. Not to mention the leftover softball-sized hot cross buns I’ve been eating for breakfast.
(Editor’s Note: I wrote this post on my lunch break yesterday. I had every intention of going to the gym, until a friend stopped by my office late that afternoon and convinced me to go out for a Jack and Coke instead. And then I stopped into Rite Aid on my way home to buy stuff for rum and coke, and ran into Dave, who was buying stuff for rum and coke. We are the worst.)
I’ll wrap this up with some home improvement news: This weekend, we’re planning to do a bit of landscaping to try and change the fact that our front lawn is the ugliest on the block. I also just called Lowe’s to get a quote on backsplash installation for our kitchen, since we are still rocking exposed drywall where we had to rip the previous single-row tile backsplash out. (If you’re new, you can read that fun story here.)
I keep going back and forth on whether the backsplash is something we can DIY. Neither of us have ever laid tile, so right now we’re leaning toward just throwing money at somebody to make sure it’s done right, but that may change once they tell me how much it will cost. Also, I need to stop looking at tile options; I keep adding more and more to the list of potentials. So far, here are my top three picks:
As a refresher, here is what our kitchen currently looks like (I would also like to paint the cabinets either white or super dark, depending on which backsplash we choose):
Right now I’m leaning toward tile option 2 with white cabinets, kind of like this: