Dara Duff-Bergeron: Sweaty Mummy


Do This & Skip Your Workout

You've Got Permission to Let Yourself Off the Hook

This weekend, because apparently we have nothing better to do with our time, Sweaty Hubby and I decided to re-paint our living room.  It's been a cozy, warm shade of red for about 5 years.  We decided to brighten it up and modernize it with a smoky blue.  Okay, maybe you might "brighten" your home up with something cheery like yellow or white.  I like intense colours in my home.  To me, blue = bright.

By the way, it was Sarah Gunn's photo blog of blue Christmas decor that made me jump into the world of blue with both feet.  I had been thinking about it and her blog sealed the deal.  Thanks, Sarah!

Whenever we paint anything, I am stuck on edging.  I have to do the overhead I-want-to-stick-this-paintbrush-in-my-own-eye work around the moldings.  Sweaty Hubby gets to roll paint.  Not sure what past deed I am still making up for, but this is the division of labour we've sorted out.  I spent the better part of Saturday evening and night with my arms overhead.  And aching.  I didn't work out on Saturday, so I enjoyed that bit of self-punishment in a way. 

So - go ahead.  Hire painters.

If you've done any of the following activites, you can officially skip your workout for the day.  I authorize it.

Shoveled a really long driveway.

Raked a really big lawn.

Walked around a giant craft show all day with your preschooler (This was my workout on Sunday... thanks, One of a Kind Show, for the dehydration and ringing in my ears.)

Helped your friends move. (Who are these friends & why do they not grow up and hire movers, by the way?)

Went to the beach, the park, the woods or any other natural attraction for the day.

Hosted a children's birthday party, holiday dinner or any other marathon of entertaining and food preparation.

Spent the better part of a day traipsing around your local mega-mall hunting for Christmas presents (Bonus points if at least one child is physically on you - in a sling, carrier, on your  hip or throwing a tantrum while you drag them.)

Undertook a full-on spring (or fall, winter, summer) cleaning of your entire home.

Painted a really big room (obviously...)