After more than two weeks of trying, I finally managed to drag myself out of bed for weightlifting, in the form of Body Pump. Getting up for weight lifting is so hard, because I really hate weight lifting or any sort of strength training, it's one of those stupid "good for you" things I try to force myself to do.
|That's me in the middle, obviously.|
I knew I didn't really have anything to say this morning, so I was going to have to do some sort of confessions post or something, then I remembered the Friday Favorites thing, so I am writing about some things I thought I wouldn't like, but I kind of love.
1. Renting vs. Owning
I can't wait to be a homeowner, but since we don't actually know where we will end up living when we grow up, right now renting is pretty awesome. Something breaks? Spend about 2 minutes filling out an online form, and it's fixed. I never have to worry about the heat breaking in a snowstorm or suddenly dealing with the expense of a new roof. I refuse to even buy drano, because the maintenance man even unclogs drains. They say they'll be there within 24 hours, I can't remember a time when they weren't there within like 6. Lawn mowing? Nope. Snow shoveling/plowing? Don't have to worry about it.
I was one of those who scoffed at smartphones for the longest time, saying "Why would I pay for 24/7 access to Facebook and Twitter?". Then this came into my life, when Kara gifted it to me by placing it under my tire after we ran 32 miles together. My life has never been the same. Crackberry, indeed.
I dropped it and broke it on Tuesday, and didn't get it fixed until Thursday night, and those were the longest three days of my life. Turns out, I DO need 24/7 access to Facebook and Twitter (FYI, my job blocks like every site on earth, including gmail).
3. Other people's Christmas cards
I may not have it together enough to send out my own, I may not having anywhere to put them other than propped on a bookshelf in front of our wedding guestbook, but every time one arrives in the mail, I have a mini party.
|Can you spot Emily's adorable card?|
I used to just want to come home and completely zone out on the couch, so I was skeptical about signing up for all sorts of social commitments during the week. Main examples: Broomball and Book Club.
|This is quite the opposite of laying on the couch.|
|Can you find Eric? Hint: Only black guy on the ice.|
What did you think would be lame but you ended up not being able to live without?