I know I’ve said it before, like a full year ago, but seriously
I’m getting my shit together to get back to blogging AT LEAST weekly.
I want to. I need to. I miss it, I need to work on my grammar, I want/need to work on my fitness, I want to set goals and work towards them. I just have a lot of wants and needs right now and blogging use to help me with getting my thoughts in order and getting shit done.
Again I could list a billion excuses as to why I didn’t keep up with my blog. BUT instead I’ll take some responsibility. I was lazy and didn’t make time for it. Not gonna lie I could easily get lazy again, but this time there is a bit of a competition. Almost a bribe if you will. I am competitive and I find this very enticing.
I don’t know the exact details yet, they will be discussed and finalized this weekend. I will need to set some goals, which will be about weight loss, running and food. Maybe even a money goal this time around.
I need to give myself deadlines right now in order to get posting again. I will post on Monday, so check back to see just what this bribe/competition is all about and what my new goals so that I can be held accountable to reach them.
First off I’d like to say sorry I’ve been so shit at blogging as of lately. I have started blogging for Jillandnikkidowork again, not that I’ve been putting out great number of blogs on that site weekly but it’s been my main, blog, focus for the last few weeks. Ryan and I have also jumped into home renovations on a property we were renting out that was completely trashed. Thank god for his Mom and Stepdad who have put in more hours repairing that hell hole (as I call it) than even I have. So I haven’t really been home and when I have been (after working at my full-time job, part-time job and full work days doing renos) I hardly have the energy to take my contacts out and high jump into my bed… I have a bed that is higher than my waist, I’m 5’4 so it takes some effort getting in there.
I guess I’ve also been finding it hard to write. I’m not sure what I want to write about. I’m focusing on my health on the other blog, so i don’t want to double up cause I do have a few readers that follow both blogs.
Who the F lives like this? no, I’m not really looking for an answer, because I know who would.. my old renter.. plus many other people. Sadly I work with youth, who grew up in this messy, dirty, unhealthy environment.
These pictures don’t even begin to show you how bad it was in there. The smell was overwhelming. I felt bad for the renter when I saw her place like this. Ryan was horrified. He thought the home should be condemned, not just because of the mess but because of the smell of the animal fecal mater in EVERY room of the house.
She did move her belongings out but left us with a lot of work to do. We’ve ripped up the carpets, cleaned the stains, ripped the walls apart and drywalled, CLEANED everything, painted and so much more. We’ve spent at least 80 hours between the 4 of us that I mentioned before, and were lucky enough to have a few friends stop over to help assist with whatever we were doing that day. It’s been a really interesting learning curve. Ryan never wants to own a place and rent it again so we are hoping to sell this place asap, but I have learnt many things about what not to do with a renter, which could turn into another post. I have also learnt a lot about home renos and found that I actually really enjoy doing these things, just not all at once.
Anyhow I’ll update you with the finished photos once we’re done and try a bit harder to get some really great recipes I’ve made in the last few weeks out!