Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Oh Dear

I have been really slacking on the whole posting part of blogging! And I have no excuse because I have so much free time.  I find a lot of my problem is simply coming up with things to post about.  A lot of the time I just forget but I am making a goal to be better at it. So with that in mind.....

Our bathroom has been giving us problems.  The shower and toilet are set apart from the sink and mirror, which is great! I love it! Except they are squeezed into such a small space that it is almost impossible to vent without leaving the door open.  I don't have a problem doing this but even so we have water damage on our walls.  The paint is peeling all above the shower and when I talked to our builder about it he made it clear that it was my problem but they would give me new paint to fix it with : (.  Not so fun! I just painted it 5 or 6 months ago! So Doug and I have come to a conclusion.  We are going to tile it (well we will depends on expenses).  But if we do we plan to do it ourselves.  We decided it would be a great summer project : ).  So I will have to take pictures and keep ya updated on how it goes.
Some other projects I have decided to do have to do with Christmas : )!  So I won't really tell you all what they are exactly otherwise all of my sister-in-laws would have no surprise.  But they have been taking up time (one of my many excuses for not posting).  
I also have been making pillow covers that match a christmas rag quilt I made last fall.  What better time to do it than during the summer! Its fun and I'll post pictures when I have them finished.  
I have been scrapbooking like mad! I figured if I don't get things done now whats going to happen when I have kids!?! I'll never do their pictures because I still haven't done trips and christmas and parties from before they were born.  So I have about 20 pages done and 20 pages to go of pictures and I'm sure our summer trips will give me that many more.   
Also my sister-in-law Richelle has made some of these, which are so cute I cant even believe it!  I have found some very cute fabric (which by the way was a $1 a yard YAY!) and plan to make some in my spare time.  Thanks Richelle for being so crafty! You inspire me : ).
My biggest summer goal however is to exercise! Not that I feel I need to loose weight because if I don't really.  But because I feel like I can't do much anymore.  Doug and I went rock climbing with Brad and Traci and I should have climbed but I didn't have the desire because 1) it was so stinking cold and 2) it just looked so hard and I wouldn't have got very far : ).  I know they are sad excuses but I plan on going climbing anyways next time because hey thats what helps get ya in shape right? So Doug and I have set a goal to run a 5k in June sometime (not much time I know) and I am gettin ready.  I plan to run everyday, no excuses.  If I mess up I am going to post it on here and all of you have to seriously scold me! : ) hey I need all the support I can get. 
So for now that is what I've been doing and I plan to keep up on posting so you dont have to worry about stopping by and being disappointed with the same old thing every time : )  


Leslie said...

I can't believe you are doing Christmas now...holy cow...I can't even get past Mother's Day! Way to go. Sorry about the bathroom problems, but I think you should talk to a lawyer about it...this is really something the builder should be fixing. You could just consult or ask a lawyer what he thinks. Talk to some of the guys in your ward who are builders too...they can give you lots of good info. If you don't know who to to Jean Erickson...she will know. And...yes...if you don't get your scrapbooks for now will take forever (take if from someone who isn't good at scrapbooking and who knows how hard it is to get that stuff done once you have kids). Can't to hear about the exercise challenge! Dallin and I have been walking, doing weight training (basic stuff) and we are loving doing it together!

Richelle said...

That's too bad about your bathroom. They really should do something about that.
Can't wait to see some of your projects. I'm glad I inspired you. :) I second (or third, I guess) the scrapbooking thing. I am more that 2 years behind with my scrapbooking, which means I haven't even scrapped any pictures of James yet. Once I start with his pictures it will take me even longer because we took so many. :)
We have been trying to exercise better lately since we joined the YMCA. Bryce's work is also going to start charging people more for health insurance next year if they have not improved health-wise. That has motivated him, and that he gets to play racquetball with some friends.
Can't wait to hear your updates!

THans said...

Yay a new post! I'm with you all on the excercise thing. I'm determined to get my pre-pregnancy body back. (I have to if I'm going to keep up with Brad, Doug, and you this summer!) So good luck with all your projects! I'm excited to see the progress first-hand.

Doug & Jessica said...

Thanks guys! I'm glad you all still read my posts : ). I'll really try to keep it updated. But right now I'm going running (or probably more like walking) : )

Brittany & Gary said...

I guess you're the one who inherited Mom's 'Christmas in July' genes. Remember how a couple of years mom even had some gifts wrapped before the end of summer? Anyways I agree with the above comments. You shouldn't just roll over & take this water damage! The builders didn't put a vent in the bathroom? Isn't that against some building code some where? Well, if you can't get results, the tile idea sounds pretty good.
Yeah, you just need to go running at the same time every day for 2 weeks & then it'll be habit. Like brushing your teeth before bed or going to work, it's just what you do. If you're consistent when you start it'll be way easier to keep going.
Oh & by the way, I'm not mad anymore. Gary went & bought the suit without me knowing until like the day before his interview. We had a good long talk & we understand each other better. So yeah, it's all better!

Richelle said...

PS-- You won the Pay it Forward Giveaway on my blog!! :)

Traci said...

Hey Jess, I need your email address so I can add you to our private blog. Send me an email at and I'll make sure you are added! Hope you got the rest you needed after your long weekend!