Glad you all are liking my renovation posts! Sometimes I worry people will find them boring. Ladies – you can certainly do these things. It’s very empowering. And men that don’t do these things – same goes :D You just have to not be afraid of getting dirty – and the worst part is that things look really bad before they get better. Last night I was looking at the walls and the worst damage done on the other wall from removing tile and thought “Jiminy Christmas what did I do?” LOL
I actually am thinking of putting up some paintable wallpaper on the lower half where the tile was, which was pretty shocking to John considering my hate affair I have with wallpaper. By the way, I got an estimate today on what it would cost to have a refinisher come in and do the whole entire bathroom (walls, shower, tub, counter) and it was around $1800 to $2000. Well, of course it is too late for that now for the whole room as half the tile is gone, but I know I can do this bathroom for under that including a new vanity and storage and it will look better than leaving the existing tiles. Gauntlet laid down.
When I asked John this morning how it was to take a shower in a partially demoed bathroom and his answer was “Kind of rustic”
I pulled out my Firm DVDs. I kind of forgot about these. They definitely are a good workout and my muscles feel it. Beats the pants of WATP. Today was High Def Sculpt. Pixie decided she would try them, too.
Anyway, work started off with a bang this morning. It was great to have a Monday where there was a ton of work. All of the clinics were open today and work piled in. Some other transcriptionists must have taken the day off? Anyway, I finished up early in the afternoon, which was awesome!
I have been on a Greek yogurt kick lately, which is surprising because it’s so cold out. I had the yogurt with blueberry sauce and some Kashi Simply Maize.
That’s an interesting cereal. Mostly air, really. It’s actually a better choice to have in the house for me for cereal because if I go to Snack Town on it, the calorie damage is a lot less than with granola.
I added a bit of chocolate to my afternoon latte today.
John’s chocolate syrup and a dark chocolate hazelnut chunk. This chunk is 80 calories and delicious! I could eat the whole bar 😀
I tried a new salmon recipe for dinner. This is some sockeye salmon that we got. It was $7.99 a pound, I think. This is an 8 ounce piece for the 2 of us.
I mixed together 2 tablespoons of soy sauce, 2 tablespoons of brown sugar and 1 teaspoon of oil together. I put some pepper on the filet and covered it with the sauce.
Then I wrapped the foil around it and baked at 425 F for 20 minutes.
It came out pretty tasty. The salmon was meatier than the other kind we usually get. I think this sauce would be best for grilling as I wanted a bit of a glaze on it. Maybe I should have broiled it for a minute or two.
Now we are hunkering down for cold, cold weather.
Martin Luther King, Jr. quote that I love?
Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’
And with that I bid you good night. I have a date with some tile.