Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Painting --as exercise, plus What is my cat thinking?

Cool thing about the new management/housing. We can paint our walls if we'd like. Kim wants to put her interior design class to the test, so she wanted to paint her room. Two colors.... Purple Moon on three walls and Rich Amethyst on the fourth wall.

We just finished putting on the second coat of the Purple Moon. My arms are definitely feeling the burn! Which means, painting either burns more calories than I realized, or I am more out of shape than I realized!

My desk is currently free of debris. Typically, it's a bit cluttered with papers and information that I need to deal with. Moving gives me a chance to start fresh because I dealt with all my business before they packed up my computer. Smokey the cat is in the habit of sitting in my lap while I work on the computer. Today, she discovered that there is a whole desk top that she can explore while I work. HA! not for long. But for now she's found a cozy spot by the monitor.

Mac did not pass the driving test today. But I know he'll get it next time. He did a few "California stops" (rolling stops) and forgot to check his blind spot a few times. Surprising because he did fine in both those areas on the drive up. Guess he got a little flustered.

On the college front, my paperwork is finally done and I turned in the application to the nursing office. I should know in about 4 weeks if I made it into the Fall program.

4 comments:

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Glad you are liking the new digs :o)

Beth said...

Oh, painting is definitely hard work. It always gets me in my arms and back! Sorry to hear about Mac and his driving test--certainly not unusual for someone to have to take it more than once!

Lynne said...

Glad you are settling into the new place. I absolutely hate painting and probably for the reason you mentioned, I am so out of shape. Well that's true, but also even when I was in shape I just never had upper arm strength, lol.

I hope the driving test works out. I did the same thing (CA stop) and the tester said he could have failed me but was so impressed by my parallel parking that he just had to pass me. I did and still do parallel park very well, if I do say so myself, lol. I whipped that puppie in there in seconds. He was obviously shocked and got out and just shook his head in disbelief. Those Duke Boys or stunt men had nothing on ole Lynne back in the day, LOL.

madison said...

Glad you're all moved in.
I hate to paint, but I'm afraid that's on the list this year:(
So you're going back to school, cool! I'm done for the summer, but will be back at in the the Fall.