Apparently, I make plans and don’t follow through. It’s been a while since my last post and I don’t even remember making half those plans – a chart for the bathroom, really? Anyways, I’m doing pretty good. I’m managing to plan out my meals every day and I’ve already lost 7 lbs. I would like to exercise more often but I hate to exercise. Eventually I’ll start exercising again. My goal is to be down 10 lbs by Christmas. I should make it if I don’t eat all the cookies my mom baked the other day.
The main reason for this post is that I need to get some ideas out of my head and I figure that they would make more sense if I write them out.
I really want to start using my office again. I feel lazy and unmotivated working in the living room. Plus, there are way too many distractions in the living room. The reason I haven’t been using my office is because there is carpet on the floor in the office and my dog loves to chew on it. She gets into everything – steals mail, chews on cords, digs holes in furniture, etc. She also likes to sleep on my lap while I’m working. When I sit at my desk in my office, she doesn’t fit on my lap. I just find it easier to use my laptop while sitting in the recliner in the living room and then she can sleep on my lap.
In order to use my office again, I would need to get rid of the carpet, put away everything I don’t want my dog to destroy and get my dog a bed of some sort for her to sleep on. First of all, I would like to replace the carpet with vinyl tiles that look like hardwood. It would cost around $300. Unfortunately, I’m completely broke right now plus I haven’t done my X-mas shopping yet and my dog is almost out of food ($40/bag). I would like to get rid of the carpet and then wait on the vinyl tiles but my mom doesn’t want me to get rid of the carpet until I can afford the tiles – “Don’t destroy the house until you are ready to put it back together”, she says. Second of all, I would like to install clear sliding doors on my closet. Right now, there are no doors on the closet which I love because my desk chair is right next to the closet and I can easily see everything and just reach over and grab what I need. Plus, the room looks bigger and more open without closet doors. Clear doors would keep the dog out of my stuff but I’ll still be able to see what is in there and sliding doors would allow me to just slide the door open and grab what I need. However, I can’t find clear, sliding closet doors anywhere and I have no idea how much they would cost. Finally, as far as a dog bed goes, my dog has destroyed any and all dog beds I have gotten her. She loves to sleep in my recliner, even when I’m not sitting in it. There is already a recliner in my office but it is hard and uncomfortable. I could probably switch the two recliners – move my blue recliner to my office and move my leather recliner to the living room. That way, my dog could sleep in my recliner while I work and then I could use my leather recliner while watching TV upstairs (I think once the leather gets softer, it will get more comfortable to sit in).
So, those are my plans. I just need some money and hard work to get them into place. Once I get a new floor, get my closet closed off and get a comfortable place for my dog to sleep, then I can start working in my office again. Like I said before, I feel a lot more motivated to work when I’m in my office. When I work in the living room, all I want to do is play Candy Crush and comment on Facebook/Twitter posts.
I think I’m done rambling. Here are some of my goals for today:
- Get dressed
- Finish drying towels and put away
- Clean bathroom – Not sure how to get this and the task below done with the dog following me around everywhere
- Organize bathroom
- Make supper