The GYAIG Plan is in full effect. That's the "Get Your Ass In Gear" Plan for those who may not remember my new year resolution. I've checked off a few more projects from the "To Do" list.
First, I installed a new light fixture in the kitchen to replace that gawd awful wooden fluorescent box light that used to be there. Okay... I didn't actually install it myself. But I asked a friend to. Either way....it's up now. Why did I live with that ugly fluorescent thing for 11 years? I'm really a creature of habit... or maybe just a skilled procrastinator. Unfortunately, I'm both. LOL!
I love love love my new light fixture! It adds so much character to the kitchen. It really fits in with the kinda Tuscan feel of it. And the lighting...oh the lighting! It's so warm and cozy. Not cold and stark like that damn fluorescent. And I love being able to direct the task lights to specific parts of the room. My kitchen has never looked better. But now I've added another job to my list. Cuz I gotta re-paint the ceiling. But that's okay.... it's worth it. Who knew a person could take so much pleasure in a light fixture?!
Next job off the list was to re-cover my dining room chairs. The cushions used to be white and were terribly stained. Let's just say I learned a valuable lesson about combining children, white fabric and colored icing. It doesn't all end up on the cookie. That's all I'm gonna say.
I did these myself. It was no easy feat either. But I love them! My mom is making me new curtains and this is one of the fabrics we're using. It's gonna look so cool when those curtains are finally finished. I'll be all coordinated....
And my last February project was to bead my new lampshades. This is the before look.
This is the finished deal. My mom helped me with the beading. It was definitely a two person job. One to glue and one to spin the shade and apply the trim. Let me just tell you.... hot glue is a miracle invention.My fabulous new curtains will also have this same beaded trim. It's going to tie in together beautifully. The curtains will hopefully be finished for next month's review. But mom has been having some difficulty with her sewing machine. Well, the truth is she killed it about mid-project and had to get a replacement. Plus she's only home a few days a month. And since I can't sew, they won't be finished until she can get it done.
Next on the agenda, the get healthy-diet plan. It took a little hit this month. I had two bad eating weekends with my girl's trip and my nephew's sleepover. I gained weight and re-lost both times. But all in all, still not doing bad.
At the end of the second month I'm down 19.5 lbs total!
My very optimistic goal was to average about 10 lbs a month. So I'm still pretty much on target. And I'm giving myself the whole year to get to my goal weight. That way I can take it slow and still have moments when I splurge. After all, a girl's gotta enjoy some pizza and a margarita every now and then. Or she'll go crazy.... okay, crazy-er. LOL!
I feel incredibly productive so far. I can't believe all the things I've gotten done already. For a skilled procrastinator, this is quite an accomplishment. I'm feeling like this time spent waiting in 2008 is being put to good use.
I'm actually enjoying my zen place again. Let's go March!