Thursday, March 8, 2012

Changes...

It's been a time of changes here! (And a long time since I last posted!) 

Matt and I recently invested in some new desks, which we quite desperately needed. His was his old college desk he got when he first went to OSU-a rickety thing, with black desktops that were damaged and nasty looking. It came from Walmart and shook like a leaf if you nudged it, making it very annoying to sit at and use! 

Behold! Aren't they sad looking...

Mine was just... old. It was my parents first computer desk, which I subsequently inherited when they got a new one. It was big, and had a hutch, but so poorly designed that you couldn't use half the desk top! The plasticky fake wood grain stuff that was glued to it was coming off in patches, leaving a tacky particle board surface underneath, and the front facing had been ripped off the front in the move, leaving a sharp grainy edge all along the front. 

Needless to say, they sucked!

While browsing through Office Depot a few weeks ago, we spotted a lovely desk and hutch, both pieces on sale for a hundred each! Seeing as both pieces were usually twice that, and we fell in love the spacious design, we snapped them up immediately!


Our computer room layout is now changed, with both the desks resting against the longest wall, side by side. We used one of the shelves that was supposed to go in the computer tower cubby (Our towers were too tall, so we couldn't put them in- no big loss really!) and lay it across the middle to put the laptop and third monitor on for our 'tv'. They worked out perfectly! Couldn't be happier with the purchase, though they were hell to put together! While we've still got some clutter in them, the hitch space is beautifully laid out for me- I have all my drawing books and a few of my favored and artistically inspiring comics sitting right above my head! It's just... perfect!

If anyone's wondering about the painted black, brown, and white box, that was a project I made in college for one of my scenics classes. We had to make a wooden box of a specific size that was capable to being stood on from all sides, easily picked up, and able to be tossed across the floor with no damage. I hand designed and cut the stencils for the lettering, and the other 3 sides have a griffon, bear, and a dragon on them.

In other news, Matt and I are now both on the Atkins diet for the last week. We've decided it was about time we lost some weight and got our health back in hand. it's been going well so far, and my constant (And I mean CONSTANT) hunger has subsided. For Matt the struggle is with deserts. He's always craving something sweet, be it cookies, ice cream, cakes.... Thankfully I have never been subject to craving sweets. I just don't like them that much, I guess? Like I'll eat them, but I don't usually go out of my way for them except in special occasions (Pumpkin pie, anyone??).  For me, he biggest struggle is-


SOUP!!!!!

That's right. It's not the fact that I can't have sugary drinks, or ice cream, or that I have to eat salads and eggs on a daily basis. It's the fact that I can't have SOUP! I live on soup, live on it! It's absolutely my favorite food type, and I usually eat it on a daily basis. Any kind of soup, veggie soup, beefy soup, chicken, noodle, chili, stews.... Ooooooh, I crave the stuff. It's just so wholesome and good, cooked all in one pot, warm and snuggly. If I could eat only soups for the rest of my life, I'd die happy. Unfortunately, I'd also die fat for how much of it I eat!

You'd be surprised how many carbs are in all the most popular soup veggies. It seems so healthy, and in moderation soup is one of the healthiest things you can eat! But when your ravenously hungry like I was.... Eating too much of a healthy is much the same as eating unhealthy things- they have the same effect. My two bowls of soup at a time are just as bad as Matt's bowl of ice cream. 

I've actually got a pot of stew on the stove now though, lots of beef, some mushrooms, one stalk of celery, and but a smidgen of onion and 3 baby carrots. Seeing as I'm just not hungry enough to bother eating until late in the day anyway, I'll leave it simmer a long time. With luck it'll be what I need to stave off my soup cravings, while still being low enough in carbs!

Anyway, it's a gorgeous day today- cold, cloudy and rainy which is just the way I like it! Rain, a pot of stew.... what more could a bear-goat ask for? I'll leave you with a shot of Taco, sitting in her bed gazing out the window. She's enjoying the recent comings of Spring as much as I am!



~~Brunn~~

1 comment:

Daffycat said...

I do like your desks! I think that's my favorite spot in the house ~ my work-desk.

I'm very pleased you two are working towards getting your weight under control. It is hard work but I know you can do it!

Taco sure looks happy =)