Without any big projects on tap right now, it was a weekend to do whatever we felt like whenever we felt like it!
I started off with a good workout at the gym:
|Plank||3 sets of holds for 60 seconds each
|Prone Cobra||3 sets of holds for 60 seconds each|
|Lateral raise with external rotation||3 sets of 10 with 8# DBs|
|Overhead Squat||3 sets of 10 with 20# bar|
|Single Leg/Single arm Romanian deadlift||3 sets of 10 with 25# DB (increased)|
|Single arm cable lat pulldown||3 sets of 10 at 30#|
|Bulgarian Split Squat (video)||3 sets of 10 with 10# DBs (increased)
|High Cable Row||3 sets of 10 at 60# (increased)
I have another week of these workouts before changing to the next group of exercises. I am definitely feeling stronger now, which rocks.
Of course, I have to put a breakfast shot in here and show off the counters! 😀
My orchid bloom stalk is still growing, too, BTW. I almost can’t stand the waiting. I don’t even know what color flowers this orchid has!
I am also having trouble standing the waiting to close on our house. Most times I am okay with it, but the last few days have been hard. It’s more the not knowing that is driving me nuts. Well, that and feeling unsettled. Can’t do much about it, though. Sigh…
So, we decided to go window shopping and get decor ideas. I have been taking pictures of things to get inspiration. We traveled to Home Goods. I used to like Home Goods, but it seems their prices got really high for things. Or maybe I just got cheaper, I don’t know.
A couple things I liked:
I like the chair, but not the color. Needs to be brighter:
We could also have our own Maltese Falcon (or parrot)
All that browsing and we were ready to have a snack. We headed to Schuylerville and Espresso Huis, which is usually a biking destination for us.
Latte and salted caramel cupcake. Oh yes, indeed!
I did use the hammered copper paint this weekend. I have been wanting to paint something with it and I decided on our old trivet. We have had this thing I think since we first got married? Anyway, it was looking worse for wear with a worn finish. We keep it on the counter to hold things like salt, pepper, cooking spray, etc.
A couple coats of hammered copper:
Much better. Although, because nothing can be done without ‘help’, Ms. Pixie decided to jump up on the work table and stomp her foot right in the wet paint after the first coat. Ugh! Because it is an epoxy paint, it would not wash off and I had to cut the hair on her feet to get rid of the paint. This is why we can’t have nice things.
This is Pixie playing with one of her favorite toys – a Q-tip. The world is her toy…