This past weekend we painted our bedroom. Since we wanted to get an early start, I did my normal neighborhood walks in lieu of the longer walks I have been doing on the weekends.
Saturday I was out the door a little after 5 a.m. so I could get back home and pick up our veggies and fruit from Bountiful Baskets. This week I added the Italian vegetable basket for an additional $8.50. The fresh herbs alone would have cost a lot more than that.
I came home with all of this from our normal fruit and vegetable basket and the Italian veggies for a total of $25. Definitely not a bad deal at all, and it definitely tastes fresher than what we get at the store.
Saturday we started out with our bedroom looking like this:
We moved the furniture, prepped the room and painted for about 8-9 hours Saturday. I do all the cutting in and with 10 foot ceilings it is a lot of climbing up and down the ladder. The brown color is hard to cover and takes a coat of really good high hiding primer and 2 coats of high hiding paint to get it looking right. Saturday we primed and got a little over half of the room painted with the first coat. It poured rain in the afternoon, making the paint take longer to dry.
The alarm went off way too soon on Sunday morning after a night sleeping on the couch to avoid the paint smell. I was tired and sore from all the ladder climbing and furniture moving (we didn’t realize how heavy our bedroom furniture really was!)
As much as I didn’t want to, I dragged myself out of bed and headed out for a walk. The whole time telling myself I only had to do the short 30 minute walk. I was moving slower, and it was really sticky out from the rain on Saturday, but about 10 minutes in I decided to do the longer neighborhood walk. Although it was sticky, the sky and clouds were was beautiful and the neighborhood was blissfully quiet at 6:00 a.m.
We continued painting on Sunday and got the room put back together for another 7 hour marathon, finally finishing up around 5:00. I am sure I earned some activity points from all the work this weekend, but I didn’t track any of them.
After we were done our room was looking a lot closer to what I have envisioned. We still need to hang stuff back up and I have curtains to sew, but this will room will be one of the easier ones to finish.
We ordered take-out for dinner both Saturday and Sunday nights. I splurged on Saturday with Carrabba’s takeout having a Caesar salad and enjoying a little bread and olive oil along with the whole wheat seafood pasta with spicy marinara and some wine. I was glad I had saved my weekly points for this and that gave me room to splurge.
Sunday we ordered Jason’s Deli and they have a lot of lighter options so it was easy to stay within my points with a Mediterranean wrap and a cup of chicken noodle soup.
In the past I would not have made much of an effort to watch what I ordered on a weekend like this. Both nights when I was ordering I spent time looking over the menu and calculating points before I ordered. I was able to enjoy what I ordered guilt free, knowing I was staying on plan.
Now that’s a small victory worth smiling about!