Friday, November 9, 2012

7 Quick Takes Friday (8)

This week has been completely crazy for us! We did however manage to get all the paperwork in for a house! We will officially be renting a house on December 1st, and I cannot wait :) It is much bigger than our cramped 800 ft apartment we have now, and there is a lot more light coming into it. I am particularly excited about the light aspect, because our apartment now can get really dim and gloomy without any overhead lights and few windows.

Of course elections happened this weekend. I found myself frustrated with just about every aspect of them, especially people's uncharitable remarks on both sides. I really enjoyed this pin that Caitlin posted. 

So I got in a mini wreck this week. The front metal part on my car is pretty messed up, but luckily no one got hurt and there was no damage to the other car. I'm still pretty bummed about the situation though.

I am about to start getting ready for the holidays! Although this year may be extra crazy because we will be moving right in the middle of them. I wrote a post about why I enjoy getting ready for Christmas early

This year I want to start a new tradition of the Jesse Tree. So I am working to get some ornaments made before December. Hopefully I will finish them all soon, so I can share them with all of you!

There is a 5k/half-marathon/marathon coming up in January near where we are moving to. I really want to participate, but have been on about a 5 year hiatus from any real exercise routine other than a few walks/bike rides here and there. I am not looking to lose any weight, I just want to have a little more energy. Anyone have any advice on how to get started? I just went for a "run" and ran for about 1 minute before I had to start walking because I felt like death!

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! 

Head back over to Jen's for more quick takes!


  1. Sorry about your minor accident, glad everyone is okay. It's always a bummer to ding up a car, though.

    All the uncharitable "neener-neener" comments are obnoxious. The downside of Facebook...

  2. What a week for you...and for all of us too : ( glad it was a minor accident but scary just the same... Hope your weekend shapes up better and so happy about your house! Yay!

  3. You could try Couch 2 5k. You might advance faster than normal if you are a former runner.

    So glad you are ok, and congrats on finding somewhere to live!

  4. You made it farther than I did when I tried to get back into running! I think I went about 50 steps before I remembered how much I loathe running. When I told that to my friend, she encouraged me to try making it to the next stoplight the next time I go for a run. Well, that would be fine and dandy if there was even a single stoplight within a 10 mile radius of my house! Hahaha! So I pray that you'll have a better go at it than I did! :)

    Also, glad to hear no one was hurt in the accident, but that's still a bummer about the car :(

  5. As for running, I just always tried to go for a 3 mile walk, but run part of it (as much as possible) and then run a teeny bit more each time until I could run the whole thing. It does take awhile for the lungs to get used to it, that's the hardest part (I think)!! Good luck!