Tuesday Open Thread

May 22, 2012

What’s up?

We are officially in summer countdown mode! Do you have any big summer plans? Projects, travel, goals to achieve?

We have two big family weddings this summer, so I have been working hard to lose 10 pounds (why do I feel the need to look thin at other people’s weddings? Because I’m a vain idiot, LOL). I do feel great and am slowly getting back into running after my back injury. I hope to run a 5K on July 4th.

Yesterday we registered DS for preschool! He will start after Labor Day, just two days a week, but we are going to try and get him potty trained before he starts. Any tried and true tips? He is 2 years 4 months, BTW.

I must sign DD up for a few day camps. Dance, soccer and art are on the agenda.

As far as travel, our big trip happened over spring break (DD still whines about how she misses Mexico, and DS likes to reminisce about the plane ride and the beach). So I think a weekend in San Diego will be in order this summer, as well as a few day trips to the beach. Looking for ideas? Here’s a piece on 5 affordable ocean vacations.

And lastly, we took our house off the market and opted to build a new room! Bye bye vaulted ceilings, hello 4th bedroom/office for DH. The goal is to have it all done by August, when family members will visit from back east. I would also like to replace our carpeting and remodel the master bath, but those projects aren’t as pressing. An architect is drawing up the plans as I type this, then they will be submitted to the city for permits. We are nervous but excited.

What about you? What’s on your mind these days?

Chat away!