Friday, March 26, 2010

Friday Five: Redo, Refresh, Restore

Over at RevGalBlogPals, Songbird writes: Please share with us five ways you redo or refresh or restore your body, your space, your blog, anything in your life that needs perking up this week.

Here we go:

1) A massage does wonders to refresh me. I have a membership at a nearby massage place, and that base fee includes one massage per month. I have three unused ones stacked up. Time to make another appointment and do a better job of giving myself that time that I've already bought.

2) The Alpha got me started on working with 10-pound hand weights this week, in preparation for this and this, which are coming up in OH HOLY CRAP, LESS THAN TWO MONTHS. I'm such a leg-oriented person, though, that in working my upper body, I've actually made myself sore in the quad and hamstring areas because of the way I compensate for the motions I'm not used to doing. Time to restore my body to a previous level of fitness. It's been a while.

3) Last year we decided to finally redo the kitchen, and we are still enjoying the results very much. This year, at a minimum, we plan to use the remaining tile from that project to re-floor our smaller bathrooms.

4) Another way I need to refresh my living space is to get these foster dogs placed in their forever homes! I have a lead on a potential home for Pooh Bear; still waiting for someone to fall in love with sweet Crystal.

5) Something that's refreshing for my mind is to do some reading that has absolutely nothing to do with church or faith! Recently, the latest issue of The Oxford American has been satisfying that need.

11 comments:

revhipchick said...

absolutely nothing to do with church or faith? what could that be? ;)

may i reccomend some Cypress Hill for your ears when you need something not related to faith or church? that's all i can think of! it seems everything turns me back to thinking about faith or the church! even South Park!

revhipchick said...

wow! i just looked at your upcoming plans! wow! i can hardly wait to read and hopefully see some of your pictures! go adventure girl!

RevAnne said...

Mmmm...massage. Me too, although there's nowhere locally to establish a membership.

altar ego said...

I detect a theme among RevGalBloggers: massage! I'm thinking that it's time to make an appointment.

And oh! weights? My arms need serious attention. The styles are all sleeveless and I've got a big wedding coming up in four weeks. Even to look a little more (did I say more?) toned would be a good thing!

Songbird said...

I love the idea of a massage club! I went almost a year without a massage and feel a lot better now that I'm back in the habit.

Sue said...

Mmmm...massages. Love 'em. I was hoping to catch one while I'm visiting!

DogBlogger said...

@revhipchick: 30 Rock episodes work, too... And, re: your second comment, yes, I'm hoping we get some amazing pictures on his trip!

@altar ego: I'm one of those who wants Michelle Obama arms, but not bad enough to actually work to get them...

@Songbird, there's a South Portland location of the place where I have my membership....

@Sue, we should see who all would want one and book them early, together!

Sally said...

your plans look great, sound like an amazing trip!

Purple said...

I love to look at kitchen plans...and well...house plans in general. I rent...I wait. Great play.

Jan said...

I love massages, too, but didn't think to add it to my list.

Muthah+ said...

The Oxford American---like it! Thanks