Love Mary Gee's comment (inch by inch and it's a cinch, yard by yard it's very hard). How true.
Today I decided to simply address the dishwasher issue. I was actually able to get a repair person to come out during lunch time. He thinks the motor needs to be replaced (ouch. that's about $400 with labor), but possibly soaking it with vinegar water might remove some deposits that are keeping it from working properly. Decided to try the vinegar route before committing to a new motor.
Somewhat out of the blue, I decided to start painting the kids bathroom. I have the kitchen in somewhat of a half-painted state and should finish that before starting something else, but I felt like painting something and working in the kitchen seemed like a bad idea with the dishwasher issue.
Why am I telling you this? Well, yesterday morning I did my normal upper body strength workout, but I upped the weights on a few exercises. As a result, my arms, shoulders, back were a little sore while I was painting, but in a good way. And it made me smile. :)