This week I wore open toe shoes and walked around without a jacket — with bare arms, even! — so life is pretty good. I got so much sunshine earlier this week, I feel like my serotonin levels are sky-high. I don’t even mind that today is a rainy Friday. I didn’t even mind yesterday when Jackson’s babysitter had a doctor’s appointment and Drew had to work late and I was Jackson’s sole caregiver for 12 hours straight. It was exhausting though and I was ready for bed at 8 PM. Seriously, if I didn’t feel like such a lame-o, I would have crawled into bed and gone straight to sleep, but Drew had just gotten home and I wanted to spend at least a little time with him before I passed out, so we watched some of “Project Runway” (is anyone else watching this season? Who do you pick to win?) and I fell asleep halfway through.
As I said, it’s a rainy Friday, and I’m actually sort of happy about that. After I write a couple columns for next week, I’m going to start cleaning out my closet, which I know doesn’t sound exciting in the least, but I LOVE cleaning out closets. Especially when it’s rainy/kinda gross out and I don’t feel like I’m missing out by being indoors. The big challenge will be to get Drew to help me over the weekend since half of the closet (we have a big, walk-in closet) is his crap and he needs to be the one to go through it. I’ve already found a few items of clothing that I never wore, that still have tags on them, that I’m gonna post on eBay next week. Maybe I’ll make enough cash to pay for a meal or two on our weekend getaway in a few weeks.
Yes, we decided on a place! We’re going to this beautiful area in the Hudson Valley, just an hour and a half north of the city (we’ll take the train straight there), surrounded by lush gardens and a farm and one of those fancy farm-to-table restaurants where a pile of roasted brussels sprouts cost 12 bucks and the cocktails are all “infused with herbs.” Jackson’s babysitter will stay at our place for the weekend and watch him and Drew and I will have two whole days to ourselves. I’m so excited I can’t even stand it. We’re going to sleep til, I don’t know, like maybe 10. Or 11! And eat whenever we want and not pick up food off the floor after every single meal. We’re going to day drink and walk leisurely through gardens and leave our room without spending 15 minutes making sure the diaper bag is fully stocked and listening to a toddler whine and whine and whine because we aren’t moving quickly enough.
What else? I rode my bike three times this week and found that the third time, after I pumped some more air in the tires, was much more fun than the first two rides around the park when I thought I was going to pass out and die. I’m thinking about taking a pilates mat class — there’s one offered in my neighborhood on Thursday nights and it’s one of those pay-what-you-want deals, which is right in my budget, so I’m kind of excited about that. Also, I found a great tinted moisturizer I started using this week with lovely results. I’m going to tell you all about it in a couple weeks when I do up a list on my Spring Faves. I know you’re all on the edge of your seats. In the mean time, happy spring, and enjoy your weekend.