Together – For the first time in 3 years, my husband and I are taking vacation time together. Over the past 3 years we’ve each taken vacation time apart, but this is the first time we’ve had more than a long weekend together in that time. We’re not doing anything “special”, it’s a Staycation, but it’s not the where that’s important. Down time together, quality alone time, is just what the doctor ordered.
Expendable – For the first official Staycation event we went to see The Expendables. It was everything we expected to be – a non-stop action movie with little to no plot and lots of unbelievable stunts and explosions. Seriously, the explosives budget alone for this movie had to be several million dollars. It was a fun movie that just lets you turn your brain off and enjoy. Stallone is something else for being 64 years old!
BlogHer – I didn’t go to BlogHer, and I don’t know that I ever will, but each year after it’s over I get to reap the benefits in that I’m introduced via bloggers I already follow to new bloggers (new to me) I haven’t read before. I’ve stocked my Twitter stream and Google reader with more new people in the last two weeks than in the entire last year. I love finding new people to love, and I’m getting a lot more confident in putting myself out there to interact with them. Someday I might even work up the nerve to go to BlogHer myself, but honestly I’m not sure that I’d ever fit in. We shall see. Meanwhile, I’m enjoying the new reads and if I haven’t introduced myself to you yet I will soon.
Home Gym – Jason and I have been building quite a home gym, but we’re running out of room. We’ve reached the stage where we have to get rid of something to bring something new in, and wouldn’t you know it – we found something new we want. I’d link it, but I can’t find it anywhere online. It’s a smith machine with cables and junk sort of like this one only way better. The problem is that we have a 1,000 SF house. It’s small, but it’s good for us, at least until we try to fit this kind of stuff in here and not have the whole house look like a gym. So far we’ve been able to fit everything into the garage with the exception of my treadmill which is in the office, but now something must go. The other problem is that my husband is a bladesmith and still uses the garage as his shop, and all of this exercise equipment is slowly choking out the knifemaking equipment. That smith machine is hugantious, and it’s going to make knifemaking difficult. A 370 lb anvil doesn’t exactly scoot in and out of a corner very easily. It’s a puzzle that we’re working on, trying to decide if it’s worth it.
That’s all I’ve got! I guess I have 4 bullets left for when the madness comes, LeSombre style.