Things for Thursday

Three Things for Thursday: Attics, Winter Fitness, and Books

One: Attic Bedrooms

I have talked about attics on this blog before and I can pretty much say at this point that you’re going to hear a lot more about them in the future. If that’s not clear enough for you, I’ll just say it straight: we are returning to an idea hatched, like, a year ago, that involves a very simple attic conversion from wasted and badly-insulated space into a cozy master bedroom.
There’s lots of awesome-ness about this idea, but the biggest reason we’re moving forward with it is to make our tiny home more liveable and buy us time (in the form of years) as we figure our real estate shit out. But, more on all that next week.

Two: The Winter and My Health

I have been feeling dowdy lately. I’m sure at least some of you can understand my sentiments. I’m usually pretty active, taking the dogs for long walks, running when I have the time, and eating as healthily as I can in between. But something about January to March changes that. All I want to eat is pasta and breads and cookies and cheese, and cup after cup of hot coffee. Now, don’t get me wrong: I don’t believe any of those things are bad for you, and you will never find me permanently cutting carbs, dairy, or coffee out of my diet. I believe in balance, moderation, and not denying yourself the foods you enjoy, but rather learning to control your consumption.  
Unfortunately, I lose my control in the winter months, when everything is so grey, so cold. Even worse, I stop moving. 
But! Now it’s March. It’s time to change that, kick myself back into gear, back to cooking healthy dinners, and taking the dogs for runs when I can. And, I’m trying out the Insanity thing. You know – Shaun T? The new thing since P90X? The Husband used the videos last year with good results and my reluctance to go outside in the cold has finally caused my resolve against it to crumble. 
So… we’ll see how it goes. ‘Cause I need to get moving again.

Three: Books

I am still reading as much as I can. And I am still glaring at our book setup, our inadequate bookshelves, and dreaming of a proper library. Like this one! It’s gorgeous. Though there better be at least one more bookshelf if I want to display a few tchotckes on them along with the books…
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