Wednesday, September 1, 2010

I'm Giving Myself The Worst Blogger Of The Summer Award....

Yes, it's true. I'm giving myself the Worst Blogger of The Summer Award. I've been caught up in so many activities, projects, our children, getting the house ready to put on the market, landscaping, waiting for repairmen to arrive to fix every appliance in the house, trying my hand at redecorating, exercising, still running my online antiques & collectibles shop, practicing my Italian, dealing with my friends dramas, and planning trips and things, I have totally neglected my blog buddies and for that, I apologize from the depths of my heart.

Unfortunately, this is the chaos that is my life these days.

At this point, my old sofa and love seat are still crowded into the living room with my new sofa, which is getting fairly suffocating. It is *so many* days until I leave for Italy and I haven't even begun to think about what I'm taking. I need to sell the old living room set but I'm still using some of the pieces from that set, so I can't really sell it yet. Therein lies my dilemma. It's almost like a Catch-22. The set consists of the sofa w/ pillows, the love seat w/ pillows, the side chair w/ pillows, the matching ottoman to side chair, the cocktail table, the lamp table, and the 4 shelf etagere. So, should I try to sell it with the promise that the other pieces will come later? Or do I go ahead and sell the entire set and live with nothing until I find what I want? Argh! I thought this would be so fun, but it's really only adding unwanted stress to my little world. 

I still have a long way to go getting the house ready to put on the market. Twenty five years in the same house is never good, trust me.

The best part about my entire summer has been swimming. I've lost 7 pounds, an inch in each upper arm, each thigh, and 2 inches off my waist and my bust. However, I still have a long way to go to being in good shape, which is the price you pay for totally blowing off exercise for 10 years. I've been swimming for 3 months and have only missed 4 days total. Yes, it takes that long.

And I swear that as soon as I return from Italy (if I return), I'll be the best blogger ever. I promise....

12 comments:

Sjn said...

I wish I been swimming while I had the chance. The pools here will close at the end of the month and I haven't been once! I'll just have to resort to tennis and maybe a bit of FIT TV to get back in shape. Tennis on Monday kicked my butt! Golf is fun but it's no aerobic exercise.

I say sell! You'll have fun finding the replacements, I'm sure of it.

Italy will be fabulous, wish I were going along ;-)
Take lots of pics to blog about!

Heather Jones said...

The are more important things than being a booger, I mean blogger.

Congrats on getting in shape and enjoy every precious minute in Italy!

Mental P Mama said...

If you decide to stay, shoot me an email and I'll come over;) I leave tomorrow!!! And maybe you should store the stuff to put the house on the market and decide what you want for the new place!

scargosun said...

Ah, the balance game. Don't we all play it in one form or another? I am working on it but is seems like working on balance needs to be balanced too, that would be my Catch 22. ;)

Diane said...

Go to Italy. Enjoy.
Sell the old set knowing that everything will come together eventually.

The Incredible Woody said...

Do you need a companion to go to Italy???

BJ Roan said...

No worries! Take time for YOU, and enjoy your trip!

Bodaciousboomer said...

And I thought you were one of us. You exercising traitor! How dare you get into good shape. You'd better put that flab back on before you get back from Italy or we might be forced to hold you down and force feed you Krispy Kremes when next we meet.

Blarney said...

Oh I can totally relate to the crazy schedule. Then again maybe I'm just being scatter brained lately ... oh look it's raining ...

Miz Dinah said...

Meh heh heh heh. I like the booger cartoon, thus impressing the importance of spelling in the real world. :)

Don't sweat it. If you don't live a life you won't have good fodder for blogging, right?

Congrats on your slimming swimming!

Beth Dunn said...

I was a bad blogger this summer too, mostly cause I looked awful all summer and didn't want to take any pictures. Good luck with all of your projects
xoxo
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Suburban Princess said...

I wondered where you were! Glad you are back and cant wait to hear all about Italy!

 

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