Long Weekend Ahead

>> Friday, May 22, 2015

Stephen and I kicked off the long weekend with a date night at our favorite restaurant downtown. My in-laws are visiting, so we take advantage of any and all babysitting. I had this awesome quinoa burger with gouda and sweet potato fries and a vegan peanut butter pie for dessert. I’ve been into wine lately, so I had a glass of Cupcake. Stephen enjoyed his tuna and a local IPA with some of their famous mac and cheese on the side.

I got a $15 haircut yesterday, too:

This morning we did a track workout. My first in eons. We jogged 1 mile together to the track. He did 4 x 1,000 at 5K pace. I did 3 x 1 mile as fast as I could comfortably manage. I didn’t time myself, but Stephen ran the last half mile with me at 7:27/mile pace. Not too shabby. Pretty sure the rest were around 7:50 or less. Then we cooled down with another 2 miles, so 6 total for me. I’m feeling more and more like myself physically, which is great.

Speaking of physical stuff, enough time has passed that my body is returning to normal in more ways than just running. In fact, this morning I was able to go in and get my CD3 blood work for my fertility testing. Though we still have another cycle to wait until we can try again, it feels good to be making some motion in the direction we want to head. One day at a time. I’m really hoping the blood work reveals something.

In the meantime, this girl. She’s SO big. She’s currently running around the house with a magnifying glass looking at all the ants. (Most of them are gone -- score!)

Oh, this weekend always gets me looking forward to summer.

I have a lot of projects and pieces I’m working on right now, but we’re definitely daydreaming about some down time in the next several months. We just booked a vacation house in Cape May for July (I’ve been pinning like crazy). We planned it so that trip will hit the week before we spend time with Stephen’s whole family down at the Jersey shore in Wildwood Crest. Two weeks at the ocean sounds absolutely wild right now. I’m pinching myself -- we rarely travel, so this is much-needed.

Otherwise, we’re still working away at our upstairs bathroom project. We replaced the flooring with some vinyl plank wood. We’re painting the dark green a soft white. I have spray painted all the fixtures oil-rubbed bronze, and I have some plans for other finishing touches. We’ve decided after we finish this project to cool it on the house work for a while and just enjoy all the work we’ve already done. I can’t wait to share an updated house tour.

Random question: Do any of you guys shop through Ebates?

I just signed up today, and I can’t figure out how it works. I guess you just shop through the site and earn a small percentage of purchase price back. I’m kicking myself because today you can get, for example, 8 percent back on purchases at Overstock.com. I have spent SO much money there in the last couple months getting a few rugs, a new bed, etc. Sigh!

Stephen’s off with his dad in Cooperstown today to see the Pixies at Ommegang Brewery. His mom and I are hanging out with Ada in this nice spring weather. I think we’ll hit up a new playground, do a little shopping, and then grab some dinner tonight. Low-key Friday -- just how I like ‘em. Otherwise, we are going to my good friend’s baby shower tomorrow, a cookout on Sunday, and planning a nice day in on Monday (definitely grilling!).

Happy Memorial Day weekend, friends.

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