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I’ll Wait and It Will Be Worth It!

Bright & Spacious, open floor plan, 9′ high ceilings. Beautiful & COMPLETELY renovated. Gorgeous NEW kitchen with new LG appliances! NEW master bathroom with frameless shower & gorgeous tile work, beautiful cabinetry with amble space and slow close features! New first floor bathroom with gorgeous subway tiles and Nantucket breadboard. ALL New Paint! New SUPER-Plush Carpet! New Light Fixtures. ALL recess! New Ceiling Fans! Vacant & ready to move in… Beautiful!

For the last few months I have been looking into buying a condo.

I haven’t really had the desire to own anything since I sold my last condo, which was my first home, at the end of 2009.

But I like the area where I live now and I would like to stay.

However, um, this area is expensive!

The first condo I saw a few months ago solidified…..I want something like this and I want to live in that particular community.

It was a 2 story condo with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. Holy wow, a 2 story condo!!

I have already owned a 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo in a high-rise building in an extremely desirable location in the Courthouse area of Arlington.

So for me to make a 30 year commitment, it is going to need to have a powerful *wow* factor about it and 2 stories will do it in my book!

I think that is the coolest thing ever.

I have some must tho….must not be on the ground floor, must be in a secured building and must have garage parking.

Security is important to me, but I also want a secured location should my cats ever get out.

If that did happen, they’d make it out into the hallway and not out into nature before I grabbed them.

The 2 story condo I saw a few months ago has long since sold.

But alas, there is another one on the market now!  I found it Friday.

Small problem. I met with a mortgage guy on Saturday and um, I can’t afford my dream home. Not anywhere even close. hahaha

Once I got over the disappointment, and boy it took a while (hahaha), I remembered all of the other things that I got to enjoy even though it didn’t look like I would be able to at different times in my life….my Jeep Wrangler, my 1st fancy spancy condo, my Alfa Romero Spider and my Honda S2000.

I am patient. I will wait.

Plus, I got all the other things I waited for, so this should be no different. hahaha

Need a visual?

Check this out!

1 2 story condo

1st floor bedroom

2 1st floor bathroom a

3 1st floor bathroom

4 fireplace

5 kitchen a

6 kitchen b

7 upstairs

8 2nd floor bedroom

9 0 2nd floor bathroom

9 1 2nd floor bathroom b

9 3 2nd floor bathroom a

Oh. So. Beautiful, huh?

One day I’ll own something just as beautiful.


Infuse Your Life With Play!

You don’t have to tell me twice.  I am all about the play.  Bring it on!!

“Nothing lights up the brain like play.”

“Humans as a species are designed to play throughout their lifetime.”

These thoughts and many, many more were presented by Dr. Stuart Brown on TED Talks in a 28 minute video.

Here’s the video – Play Is More Than Just Fun, It’s Vital

So. Worth. The. Watch!!

A blurb from the site – A pioneer in research on play, Dr. Stuart Brown says humor, games, roughhousing, flirtation and fantasy are more than just fun. Plenty of play in childhood makes for happy, smart adults — and keeping it up can make us smarter at any age.

Ya know, I wouldn’t mind work for him! hahaha






Wordless Wednesday: Seize the Day! I Mean, Stretch Today!







Summer Lovin’





Move it or lose it.

As the years add up, this becomes more and more true. hahaha

I have yet to pull off the making of a great summer body during the winter.

At least not in a long time.

But that doesn’t keep me from trying.

Wordless Wednesday: Move Your Body



Sweat is Sexy

Holy Mother of Squat!

I am two days (today and tomorrow) away from completing my first ever 30 day fitness challenge!

I have worked out for the last 28 days straight following a doable little bit here little bit there kinda program.

And I gotta be honest, if I didn’t have fellow peeps doing it with me and checking in via Facebook, well I am pretty sure I would have gotten bored with it doing it all by myself and let it fall to the wayside by about day 5.

But instead I have completed the following:

Push-ups: 513

Squats: 1580

Crunches: 1776

Lunges: 819

Cardio: 6 hours and 45 mins

I went from zero to hero in my world!

It has been such a success that we are doing another one, a different one, next month and we have had a couple of new people express interest in joining.

And that is what has been going on in my world.

That and I occasionally pat my body down and think…Holy Bleep….it’s working!!!





Wordless Wednesday: Peace of Mind


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