Good morning Monday !
How was your weekend ? I am linking up with Tara at Running n Reading for the weekend update. Be sure to check out the bloggers participating!
We had another long weekend because of the Ascension (France is a very Catholic country) and since my husband had a couple things planned, and the weather wasn’t supposed to be great, we stayed around the house. Well, I am not one to sit still, so I decided to do some household projects.
1. Teenager’s bedrooms
Both of my girls have beds off the ground, extremely practical when they are young because it is a great space saver and in small Parisian apartments, it gives them more room to play.
Well now that they are teenagers, these beds are less practical. I promised them we would change them over the next couple months so we went to Ikea to look at options. Ikea is CRAZY when it is a holiday, I have no idea how I took a picture with no people in it.
We didn’t buy a bed, just yet, but I did decide to paint the wall in one of the rooms with an accent color and get new bedding. Out with the baby blue, in with grey / brown.
2. My bathroom
Our apartment building is 13 years old and the bathrooms have not been done since. The woman who we bought the place from had about 200 frames up and so there are
were markings on a lot of the walls. Including the bathrooms.
While I didn’t want to remodel them, freshening them up can be done at a relatively minor cost. I had someone come to give me an estimate to put new tile on the floor, and I completely painted mine, covering the frame marks ! I will paint my daughters’ bathroom once I have decided on tile for them.
I chose a nice taupe / brown (” golden gray”) for an accent wall (here on left… kind of hard to see but it wraps around to the left to where the toilet is) and the rest was ” chalk”. I am really pleased with the outcome.
I got a lot of exercise in these past few days :
- Wednesday : one hour of laps at the pool
- Thursday : 10 km run
- Friday : does going up and down a ladder 50 times and painting overhead count ?
- Saturday : I confirm ladder + paint does count. I was sore ! I still went for a long, slow run. 90 minutes, 12,5 km.
- Sunday : 50 minutes of weights / abs + stretching at the gym. It was so nice out that I went for a 5 km walk on the way home. Then went out again with my husband and friends for a 7 km walk in the afternoon. The weather was so nice !
4. I visited the running store…. but not necessarily by choice. When I got back from my 10 km on Thursday, I saw this :
A hole in my sneaker ? Again ?! This keeps happening and I can not figure out why but it is starting to get a bit expensive having to replace running shoes every three months. I didn’t buy anything, they didn’t have the make or model I wanted. So I will make do for a bit longer.
We had friends over for lunch on Sunday. Rose champagne, paté…. typical French aperitif.
Overall, a really fabulous four day weekend that was extremely productive.
How was your weekend ? Do you like to paint ?