5 (Things I Currently Have No Time For) on Friday

Thank you all SO much for your comments on my post on Wednesday! That was the first time I've really posted anything that deep or personal before, and I admit that my heart raced a little when I clicked "Publish". I didn't know what people would think, but so many of you had so many kind things to say. Whether you shared your thoughts or just read along silently, thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart!

This week FLEW by but not in a "Wow, that was quick!" way but more of a, "I feel like I am in a whirlwind of stress" kind of way (which is why it's 3PM and I'm just finally getting this post up!). The spring semester is winding down, which is good, but I'll be busy finishing up and tying up loose ends for the next few weeks.

With that said, I have started to think about what I'm looking forward to for my break, when school isn't taking over my days anymore!

1. DIYing some artwork. I love motivational/inspirational quotes probably more than a normal amount. We have some wall space in our spare room (which is where I work out), and I'm thinking about filling it with all kinds of dorky but awesome sayings. Some of my favorites:
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2. Painting our bathroom.


The white spots are where I spackled some holes from a shelf that used to be there. The lighter color gray in the top right is not weird lighting - that's actually what all of the corners and edges look like. We ran out of paint for those parts and when we got new paint mixed, apparently it didn't come out exactly the same color that the first batch had. The green is from when I found some extra paint from another project and thought, "Oh, maybe I'll finally paint the bathroom but do it this color instead!" I slapped some on to see what it would look like, and it looked like doodo. I'm probably not as embarrassed as I should be to admit that the light gray and white spackle spots have been there almost 2 years, and the green has been there at least 6-8 months.

3. Getting a proper medal/race bib hanger.



I ran out of room on the shelf several races ago and the bibs are overflowing as well. These aren't even in the same part of the house. FAIL. Looking forward to reuniting them all and giving them some more space!

4. Replacing the carpet in our spare bedroom with wood/laminate. We have wood throughout the rest of the house but the spare room is our gym room, animal room, etc. sooo laminate it is

5. Selling our crap on eBay/Craigslist. I LOVE to get rid of stuff, like it is seriously one of my most favorite hobbies. I especially love when I get money for getting rid of stuff! I have a whole pile just waiting to find a new home, I just haven't actually gotten around to finding one yet.

I hope everyone has a GREAT weekend! Ben surprised me earlier this week with a fancy date night tomorrow night that I can't wait for (even if we might be the only people under age 50 in attendance). Looking forward to sharing it next week!And Monday is the next installment of the Runners Tell All Link-up with Amanda at The Lady Okie! The topic this month is "Share a Bad Race/Training Experience and What You Learned From It". I know, runners are like, I have to pick just one?! I'm sure we all have several to choose from so, if you run, pick one to talk about and link up!

10 comments :

  1. All your medals are amazing! I need to look into trying to sell some things on craigslist and ebay! For some reason I never think to get rid of things that way but other people seem to have really good luck with that! I hope you have a great weekend!

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  2. I, too, LOVE to get rid of stuff...there is something SO rewarding about it :) also, look at all those medals and bibs!!! You go girl!!

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  3. My friend just got a hanger for her running medals. I definitely want one. I hadn't seen the bib holder before; that's awesome!

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  4. My friend's MIL displays her medals on a cafe curtain rod! Here's the post: http://debruns.com/?p=2890

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  5. awesome that you have so many medals!!! and i love selling shizz on kijiji/CL too. i just sold my old phone for $300 :)

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  6. We have that same IKEA picture in our bathroom!! And all of your medals.. seriously impressive! I've started to love getting rid of stuff, too - for so long I held on to everything "just in case" but this year I just got rid of it all and it felt SO GOOD. Hope you guys are having a fun date night tonight! :)

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  7. "I slapped some on to see what it would look like, and it looked like doodo." Bahahahaha! That wall has a very interesting history! :P

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  8. Getting rid of stuff is one of my favorite things to do.

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  9. Haha I actually love getting rid of stuff too!!!! I constantly take clothes to Goodwill so that I can get them off my hands!

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  10. I love to decorate with quotes and words, but I just got married and my husband doesn't like art with words!! He thinks it's too "college!" He is crazy!! I'm trying to convert him because I'm dying to get some quotes on these walls! :)

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