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I declare next weekend to be flop on the couch and do nothing weekend.

Last weekend, the weather was perfect for finally planting the grass seed in the back yard. Dave and I were also feeling rather motivated, so we decided to see just how hard it might be to remove the gawd-awful yellow wallpaper from his downstairs bathroom. Some of you have seen this dreadful paper. Hopefully, more of you just saw the giant Hilary Duff poster we had hung there in order to distract you from noticing the yellow wallpaper. For those who missed the sheer joy of it, it looked similar (although not an exact match) to this:




It turns out that the people that originally hung the paper took a few shortcuts and as a result the paper wasn't all that securely attached to the wall (except in the one spot where they started to properly prep the walls, then apparently decided that would be too much work). So last weekend, we got a good start on de-uglifying the bathroom, and got much of the paper off.

This weekend, we finished getting the paper off, and we painted, and replaced the ugly light fixture, and the "country classic" wood light switch plate. We also have a new towel ring and toilet paper holder that still need to be installed.

I only had my camera phone, so I couldn't get any great pictures, but... this should give some idea of the new look: )

And on Sunday, we saw the first tiny little shoots of grass poking up in the backyard! Yay! It's really going to be a lawn soon!!

We talked about taking on installing the ceiling fan next weekend, but I think we decided that next weekend should be project-free. The fan can wait until November. When party season starts and free weekends are few and far between. Hmm. January maybe?
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Today is day 5 of me being back on a diet (Pirated Weight Watchers). I'm back on the diet because when [livejournal.com profile] bractune and I stepped on the scale on Sunday, there was not nearly enough of a difference between my weight at 5'6" and that of my 6'2" boyfriend. That was enough to kick my oversized ass into gear. So I've been to the gym three times this week, and I've been counting my points like a madwoman. On the plus side, the amped up physical activity has me waking up easier in the morning. On the minus side, I could eat an entire pizza right now. And I fear next week because my weight this week was close enough to the range border that I know I'm going to lose 2 of my daily points after Sunday. So, I'll be hungrier. Possibly crankier.

On the other hand, if all goes according to plan, we'll be planting the grass seed in Dave's backyard tomorrow. (If all doesn't go according to plan, we'll be doing it next weekend.) Possibly finishing up the painting in the dining room, and stripping the wallpaper from the bathroom too. It all depends on how motivated we are, I guess.

I suppose I should get back to work. It's build Friday, so things are actually pretty calm, just a lot of administrative clean up and prep for the upcoming new build on Monday.

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