I thought that once the holidays were through I would magically feel less busy. Not true. It still feels a little crazy over here. This past weekend we mostly stayed in and tried our best to organize/get rid of things a little bit more. Didn't really happen. Clementine has had a crazy schedule lately. No naps, partyin' until 11pm, etc. At least she is cheerful while doing these things. I had the whim to change my hair this week. It is still a work in process. I started out dark brown/red and have progressed slowly to a pale pink. The goal is pale lavender. I think I can get there with a few more tries. First I bleached my hair on Saturday night. It lightened to a gold and orange combo. I gave it a rest for a few days and bleached again on Monday. This made it mainly gold all over. Then I applied Splat Lusty Lavender (who comes up with these names?). Now my hair has turned a light pink/magenta. I like it enough, but it isn't the color I was shooting for yet.
I've kept up with my Martha's Month tips. Here is what Martha has recommended to be done:
What Martha did:
Cross country skiing in Vermont.
What I did:
Vermont is on the opposite side of the country and the one time I went cross country skiing when I was little we got lost and I had to pee in my snowsuit. I just haven't been into skiing since then. I briefly entertained the thought of walking on SW Vermont Street here in Portland, but I don't really care for that part of town. Instead, I made some sparkly snow playdough. I had to cook the playdough for a lot longer than the recipe called for and I had to add a lot of extra flour to make it less sticky. But, Clementine, Jeremy, and I had fun playing together with it.
Clean and wax floors
Okay, I didn't really get around to doing this until yesterday, but I did it. Minus the waxing. They are already a mess again. :(
Download February issue of Living on iPad.
I don't have an iPad. I have a Kindle. Living on the Kindle isn't free with your print subscription and from the reviews on Amazon, it sucks. Apparently it doesn't have the lovely interactive qualities that the iPad edition has and is more like a PDF. You need to work on that Martha.
Schedule doctor and veterinary appointments for the year.
Okay, I got around to working on this today. I cancelled my dental cleaning earlier last year (like in March!) and I finally rescheduled it today. It felt good to finally do it. But I'm a little scared to find out what is happening in my mouth. We'll see....
Prune apple trees; save branches for kindling.
We have two apple trees in our backyard. One is a baby and doesn't need any pruning yet. The other is a mess and I honestly don't know where to start. Jeremy's dad usually does our pruning anyways since he is a retired landscaper and does such a nice job.
Blank. Nothing. Martha has no tips or recommendations for readers today. But, it is a "trainer" day on the calendar today.
I ran on my new treadmill tonight that came on Wednesday! It was fantastic! I haven't worked out since the beginning of December when I had a membership at L.A. Fitness. My workout buddy moved across town and riding my bike on SE 82nd is way too crazy of a thing to do in the dark. I like living. I was able to order a treadmill that was on sale at Amazon for the New Year. Jeremy helped me set it up last night and tonight I was able to watch some Netflix on my Kindle while doing a 35 minute run. YEAH!
Overall, this month is off to a great start. I feel like I'm getting things done that I wouldn't have if it weren't for Martha telling me to do it and I'm having fun with it too.