Monday, November 9, 2015

DIY: Remodeling Office Part 1

Recently, I was moved from the recreation center I was at for 9 years to another one that was a lot older and in need of some decorative touches. 
This was the last day at my old office and first day at the new:
The first item was to conquer my office which still is a work-in-progress, but getting there....but I wanted to clean up the front desk area and update the counters and appearance. 
So I got an IKEA shelf for storage and covered all the drawers and doors with fabric and new handles. My first idea was duct tape but that did not hold. 
Then the weekend was spent covering up the entire counter with chalkboard paint. I used a primer and then two coats of paint. 

Here are the before and after shots:

And since staff is leaving this week and new staff is coming on board, we decorated it with messages. 

Plus a little hoorah for the Panthers win...
And the result of someone betting against them. GO PANTHERS!!

Monday, November 2, 2015

My lil GECKO

Once upon a time there lived a gecko in a metal alligator....

Saturday, October 31, 2015

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!: 4 Mile "Run Tu Tu Holy Angels"

I have always wanted to wear a tutu as an adult...not sure why, but I have.
So this was a perfect opportunity to do so...(given more time, I would have come up with something more creative...and definitely less glittery)
Hence the reason why for the less glittery statement....IT...WAS...ALL...OVER!!
But the morning of the race, it was fun to get into "costume"...
a Panther.
I used watercolor crayons to paint on a nose and whiskers....and at the race, realized it wasn't the best choice....sweat/watery eyes/runny nose = water = runny makeup

This is me wondering if I can do this with no training or preparation...and not wanting to be last.
Getting ready to many fun costumes.
And after the finish ...
Finished at the bottom, but I don't care as I do this simply for fun and exercise.
4 miles = 49:02

Monday, October 26, 2015

WHAT A DAY!: October 23-25, 2015

The vacation has begun with a new do:

Then a car ride to Virginia to enjoy nature and get some R&R.

(per Tony...this was a "bear" that mysteriously turned into a cow the next morning.)

(I wonder if this sign was put up after my brother ran through the door when he was little...oops?!?!)


(Tony was having a bit of College Football withdrawals)

And then we said farewell, and grabbed burgers on the way back to Charlotte before Tony headed home.  SUCH A WONDERFUL TIME AWAY!!