Monday, April 25, 2016

Rain... Arctic Winds and maybe Snow? Winter outside, but Spring inside

Daily life.... trying to catch up while working.  And it's bloody freezing here ! For the past days we had rain , hail, ice cold winds and frosty nights. It's nearly May and I still have to wear winter coats and boots ...bah !

I'm way behind with challenges , but hey ... I just do what I can. I'm hoping to catch up next days off work and create a little freebie as well. 

Regarding the comments .... I still get all of the comments on the blog here. Not sure why blogger comes up with funny messages. Maybe because I have not used the g-mail account for so long? 
I will leave you a message with my main addie, but I'm definitely getting all the all comments on the blog here. 

My fitbit arrived and I'm loving it. I started off with 8000 steps daily and wanted to see how much I get together on average without doing anything extra. I have already noticed it has problems with the sleep stats during my night shifts and it told me off for not sleeping,lol.
I like the calorie counter showing how much I burn off by moving around. It's easy to keep track of not overeating and putting in more than your body needs. Most days I have more burned than I eat ,which is great :) 
I'm not getting all the goals done while working nights , but that's fine. I didn't expect to be able to with sleeping during the day.
For week 2 I have raised the step goal to 10 000 each day and it definitely makes you realize how much you have sat on your lazy ass before ;)
The Challenges and badges you can earn are kind of fun as well. I already have a little collection together ,lol.
Verdict : Worth the money , shows  Blood pressure and alerts when it gets too high or low , makes you more aware of food , drink and moving . A good thing which I'm sure my body and health will be grateful for :)  .

As for moving around-I did plenty of that renovating my hallway and putting furniture together.
From dark and small looking with darker colors to a light "shabby chic" kind of look.
I chose duck egg colored paint for the walls.

  This used to be offices before they were converted into flats , but they left a window in the wall , which I never liked. So I decided to make it look nicer by wallpapering over the glass.Plus it was time to build up those new white furniture for my hallway.
A few finishing touches and the end result looks like this. ( I had to put boxes and other things on the edges of the rug to stop the edges rolling in over night )

The curtain on the wall is there to cover an old ugly fire door and my step ladder hanging behind. With limited space you have to be imaginative and find storage solutions which look good but don't break the bank ;) I love how it turned out !

And as cold as it is out there, the plants by my window are doing well.
My mini cucumber and tomatoes are flowering. Also the Sage and Rosemary upstairs by the window.
I'm hoping for Spring to return soon and I'm ready for Summer weather, but it seems that will take a while yet. In the meantime .... let's be creative and stay fit ,lol.

Till next post
Hugs Snowy 


Edna B said...

Nice job Snowy! I used to love doing the paint and paper when I was younger. Not so much now. Your rooms are looking wonderful. I sooo love your plants. I'm hoping to get out this week and pick up some planting soil so that I can get some tomatoes and squash planted.

Enjoy your fitbit. I've heard nice things about them. Have a super day, hugs, Edna B.

smiekeltje said...

Your hallway looks ever so nice. Compliments are in place here!!!
I hate the weather at the moment. All looked so bright and going the good way and suddenly there is rain and cold wind(hard wind!) and much too low temperatures and all that misery, YAK!
Crossing gingers that at the end of the week it will be better(loooking at the forcast it should).
ou seem to have fun with your fibit. Well, as long as it works for you, go for it!!!

Have a wonderful day