I feel like I blinked and October is here. It's been over a month since I've put a new blog post up. In 11 years of blogging, this has never happened. This pandemic time warp we're in has thrown me for a loop. It feels like we've been at this forever, but every week slips by in the blink of an eye. I wrote about this in August, and it just seems to be getting worse!
I told Steve today that I didn't get a damn thing done, but he called me out on that. So what was I up to in September?
Dining room refresh
I hope to share this soon as I'm nearly done! Every weekend in September was spent working on refreshing our dining room. It was a super low priority room when we moved in. We bought the dining room table and chairs from the previous owner so we didn't have to worry about furnishing it. Fast forward 3 years and I should have it wrapped up in a week.
The inspiration started with this repurposed china cabinet:
After renting a U-haul to go pick it up, the rest of the work began. It involved:
- Moving an old buffet and chest to other parts of the house
- Removing wallpaper
- Replacing a chandelier
- Sewing curtains
- Installing new curtain rod and hanging curtains
- Sourcing decor like place settings and centerpieces
- Repairing part of the dining table top
- Ordering new chairs
- Framing and hanging art
- Repurposing an old console table
Visit to Bowling Green, KY and Ft. Campbell
September's Leadership Kentucky visit was to the Bowling Green, KY area. Highlights included a visit to Ft. Campbell and the National Corvette Museum.
I have a lot of doctor anxiety – to the point of nearing panic even making an appointment – so it felt good to knock out my annual endocrinologist blood draws and visit, as well as my annual GYN exam. Steve and I also got COVID-19 tests early in the month. We didn't have symptoms, but our governor was encouraging testing. Both negative.
Along the health front, I also started incorporating more movement into my routine with my new friend here:
I always enjoyed spin classes at a gym, so after 8 months of going back and forth about it, we got a Peloton bike. This is the first time I've started a new activity without weighing or measuring. I'm moving my body because I want to, not because I have a goal. It's a strange feeling, but I'm already very happy to not be obsessively checking my size every 5 minutes!