Wow! What.a.day! Hope you guys had a great Tuesday! Thank you all for the sweet comments about my new header! And wow, you guys are pretty creative when it comes to topping that sweet tater! I’ll have to try some of those savory combos!
Well, I had the day off again today. Don’t look at me like that…this is day 2 of 3 of the “Get-Heather-Back-Together Staycation.” I’ve been so overwhelmed with the house and work lately, that I just needed some time to relax and refocus…reminds me of a post of Lindsay’s.
So the day started off pretty well! I found a whole bunch of organizing type bins and trays at Target/Wal-Mart/Lowe’s yesterday (yeah, I was on a mission) and set to work getting things together this morning. Is it just me, or does it feel like it’s easier to breathe when things are nice and neat?
Anyway…I’m working and fixin and organizing till my little heart’s content when I thought, “Oh, I think I’ll do a load of laundry in my new washing machine!” (I have no idea where that exuberance came from!)
So I did what any 26-year-old independent woman would do. I told myself it was ok that the detergent drawer didn’t open all the way, poured in my suds, started the washer, and called my Daddy! 😉
We both came to the conclusion that the laundry “room” doors would have to go. Hoooookay, not exactly ideal having to redneck engineer something already in my brand new home, but whatevs! He told me that he’d come up over the weekend and we’d figure it out.
Fast forward about 20 minutes when all of a sudden the washer starts making its way out of the laundry “room” like the Koolaid Man busting through a wall! After stopping the wash and then trying to battle with a half ton washer filled with water to get the door out of the way, there was only one thing left for this girl to do!
No, I didn’t stab my washer with a screwdriver…although it DID cross my mind!
I wish I could say it was easy, but in the process of
hacking away at the removing the doors, I 1.) bent my fingernail backwards 2.) broke part of the trim at the top of where the doors were and 3.) had about 873 breakdowns in the process!
If you follow me on Twitter (and if you don’t, you totally should!), then you may have seen this tweet:
Luckily, I just redeemed a coupon for a free 2 week trial at a small gym down the road, because it was JUST what I needed.
I went in with a mission: With my iPod set to the Korn station on Pandora (which I’ll have to do more often…incredible pump!), I jumped on the treadmill first and did 3 miles in 25 minutes, then about 30 minutes of functional training with free weights (basically moves I learned from working out with Jillian and Jackie, and finished up with 30 minutes on the stationary bike where I had finally cooled down enough to enjoy a little HGTV on the mini screen!
It’s been a long time since I was able to “workout” my aggressions in a gym. I know I’m kind of going against everything I said in this post, but today, I was in my own little world and it didn’t matter if Prince William was in there, I was getting my sweat on!
Post “think about all the different ways you could kill your washing machine” workout eats:
TJ’s whole wheat wrap with homemade hummus (simply 1/4 cup chickpeas blended with tahini, olive oil, TJ’s 21 salute, and a little lemon juice), baby greens, zucchini, and a little tomato that I snagged at the farmer’s market yesterday with apple slices and almond butter for dipping.
And as if I couldn’t come up with enough ideas for almond butter dippage, I had a little extra after I finished my apples so I dipped my wrap in it…so delicious!
There’s something to be said about a fresh clean lunch after a long sweaty workout, is there not?
Now, before this post gets any longer (don’t leave yet!), I have a little news for ya!
Kiss My Broccoli is now on FACEBOOK!
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I just battled it out half the day with my those doors! 😉
Go you! Home improvement win. Women are totally capable.
Bummer about the doors but you could probably use a spring rod and some pretty curtains as an alternative. 🙂
That’s exactly what I was thinking…one more thing added to the shopping list! 🙂
hahaha love that you took matters into your own hands I wish I could be more domestic!
I wasn’t always this way. You just gotta jump in there and do it sometimes (it helps if you Google it first)! And well, it doesn’t hurt that I have a father that can fix just about any [mistake] thing!
Of course I will like you. So sorry about all the washer drama. We’re still having dryer issues here. It’s not fun. I feel your pain, but I have no gym to go to, and so CD is the receiver of all my wrath. Poor boy, and to top it off, he has no more clean socks. 😉
Almond butter always makes everything better. 🙂
Oh no! Poor CD! He needs some almond butter! 😉
Oh no, well, sometimes ya gotta do what ya gotta do. I hope the workout helped! Sorry for all the frustrations. Your eats look delicious! Hopefully you can get some rest tonight and have a great day tomorrow!
I did actually! One of the best night’s rest I’ve had in a while (must’ve been the workout). I even slept through some pretty rough storms we had last night! I ran some errands earlier and saw several houses with fallen trees! :-/
We’re friends on faaaaaaaaaaacebook we’re friends on faaaaaaaaaaacebook! hehe! I just realized that after all that work today I forgot to LIKE ya! even though I obvs already love ya! see your broccoli butt at WIAW tomorrow! whoohoo!!!!
I love how whenev we have a conver I get to see it in photos at the end of the day =) its quite entertaining! <3 luff yew!
Jenn, you do know you just left this comment under MY login right? Bahahahaha!! You crack me up darlin!
And yes, think of it as a KMB recap for the day…complete with illustrations! 😉
bahahahahahahahaha!!! stupid wordpress is such a creeper! I had logged off right after that I guess? too many windows open!
ohmygosh this looks too funny!
For those of you reading: I do NOT have multiple personality disorder! 😉
You are such a badass!! Working out to vent aggression can just be so damn therapeutic too! 🙂
Yeah, though now I’m pretty sore…why don’t you come work on me? I’ll bake you a sweet potato? And I’ll top it with COCONUT yogurt! 😀
Ahhhhhhhh ! What a pain! U got it under control though now girl! U are hardcore!
Haha! Yep, pure beast right here! Anyone got tickets to the gun show? 😉
what a day girl!! I would totally need to run that out too. Refocus it is!
I like working out to Dashboard Confessional. Is that angry? Probably not. I liked your fb page!
Eh, so-so, but STILL good! For angry music, I really like Three Day’s Grace, Breaking Benjamin, and Chevelle. Those are my top three!
I feel like this would totally happen to me…but I would’ve just stopped at the defeat and given up. Good job on showin’ those doors who’s boss!
wow, i’m impressed that you removed those doors yourself! i’m sure i would have waited for someone else to come do it for me!
Oh wow this post was so entertaining. I hate to say it but I had a GOOD laugh 😉 But at the same time I totally feel ya girl. That SUCKS to discover something that is so minuscule but at the same time SUCH a big deal and fixing it is an even more daunting task. But you rocked it lady so be proud!
Love your new header, & love Jen @ Peas and Crayons!!
Sorry about the laundry problems – congrats on the DIY though? 🙂
Yikes – sorry about yours doors! :X I’ve gotta say, though – doesn’t have something to be angry about make workouts so much better? haha. I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing. I can just see it now…”Guys! I’ve got a race tomorrow, say something to really tick me off! Let me have it!”
I hear you on needing a couple of days to “reset” yourself. And I’m sure you’re loving and appreciating the time to make your new home feel like a home. Enjoy your last day today!
Hilarious! Haha! I’ll keep that in mind for the next time I need a hardcore workout!
Oh hey, I got your package shipped out today…so be prepared to camp out by your mailbox on Saturday! Bring a spoon! 😉
i’m always on a mission to organize something. first is was the laundry closet, then the spice cabinet, now it’s the mail. being organized makes life easier and the house prettier. sorry about your washing machine, just kick it the next time 🙂
Haha! Definitely thought of that! I totally agree…an organized house is SO much nicer looking! And it makes it easy to find everything that’s for sure!
I LOVE the new header! it looks great!
I just found your blog via HEAB. I’m moving to Nashville in a week so I’m excited to start following your blog. Love all your posts and kuddos on the handywork at your house.
Thank you and welcome to Nashville, Tess! Are you from Tennessee or are you moving here from out of state?
Oh girl, I’ve been there. Way to get those doors off no matter the pain involved, haha!
And I love the new header (sorry, I know I’m late with that, haha) 🙂
Thank you chickie! Late? Never too late…keep that in mind as I head on over to catch up with YOU! 😉
Get it done girl!! 21 salute I believe is the greatest seasoning ever. And I totally agree, a great fresh meal after a workout makes it all the more satisfying.
oh my! haha. I get SO frustrated with little projects like that. If the washer wouldn’t open…. oooooh that door would be in trouble! Angry music included. lol
Glad it worked out. And yay for blogs on FB! Going to Like you. (sounds so weird…)
I know, it sounds so weird to ask people to “like” me! Haha!
Do you have a FB page for WRL?
Phew! I’m exhausted just reading your post. Sure sounds like you had your work cut out for you but you showed those doors who is boss, haha. Way to go! And working out your frustrations is one of the healthiest ways to handle them!
I feel so bad for your troubles, but I was seriously sobbing with laughter when you compared your washer to the Kool Aid Man!! Haha, what a nightmare. Hopefully everything is resolved now!
That is a seriously intense workout! Maybe I should start doing home renovations so I can get frustrated and work out at that intensity 🙂
If you do, just remember to STRETCH afterward! I didn’t…and I can tell! 🙁 Haha!
So glad you liked the Kool Aid Man reference! I’m laughing now just thinking about it!
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youuuu are my hero 😉 haha go heather! 🙂
and i have actually seen tangled twice and it is possibly the cutest movie in the history of the world (okay, not quite, but it’s freaking adorable!). and i actually thought that salsa woulda tasted awesome in my oats but i didn’t have any!
<3 <3 <3
Ohhhhh no! I totally freak out if I’m out of salsa (among other things)! Haha!
Ok, I’m totally going out to pick up Tangled this weekend! Ohh, my first movie in my new house! Haha! I’m a dork!
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