As I write this tonight I am sitting on a patio furniture-style ottoman in front of a roaring fire pit. Why is there a fire going in the middle of August in 95+ degree weather, you ask? Because apparently, news to me, my boyfriend and my roommate are pyromaniacs. They like-a the fiya.
I’ve got one in every color you can imagine. My mom picked them out 🙂 and they’re going all over the patio. I’m trying to create a very relaxed place to hide out after a long day at work… the tiki torches are a good start.
Guess who’s home! For the better part of the last month, Seven has been at Jeremy’s apartment hiding out under the bed and sneaking up in the window sill watching the stray cats strut the complex. He just hasn’t been himself – really skittish and a true scaredy cat. On Sunday I just couldn’t wait to bring him here any longer! I felt like a new mommy bringing home the baby. And now guess who’s having the time of his life!
He chases me up the stairs and I turn around and run back after him. I think he likes hearing the sound of his paws on the wood floors as much as I do. It’s really funny and he’s not doing any more harm than the dog before him did. Tack! Tack! Tack! Tack! It’s the best when he’s rounding the corner between the hall and the living room. He loves it here!
Apparently remodeling a house in flip flops isn’t the best decision I’ve ever made. So now that my feet are totally shot, I purchased some pretty pink sneaks to nurse my feet back to health. Let me preface this by saying that I’m a Florida girl down to my core. I love my flip flops! But, these are the BEST tennis shoes I’ve ever bought! They’re Asics and WOW. It took about an hour of sneaker shopping (which is like, Chinese water torture for me) to select these bad boys.
They’re called White Berry Lightning, Gel-Enhanced. I also bought some arch-support insoles with the hopes of making these shooting foot pains go away. I’ve had them for 2 days now and I’ve power-walked for a minimum of 30 minutes both days (around the neighborhood). I’m super susceptible to shin splints and charley horses and so far, so good. I’ll keep you posted.
In closing, check out the dining room. John made a delicious ground-turkey (*grumble) version of stuffed peppers tonight for dinner, which we all ate for the first time in the new room.