Item #1: I ran 5K in less than 30 minutes today! A personal best, if you don't count when I was running cross-country in high school. Because let's face it- anything pre-baby doesn't really count, especially when I was 16. I felt really good the whole time, and was able to keep my pace up without feeling like things were getting to crazy. And I just realized that the 'under 30 minutes' time includes a short break so the dog could take a shit. Go me!
Item #2: I met with an adviser for a master's degree program today. We talked, specifically, about me applying for said program. This is scary and cool and weird and exciting all at once. She was super chill, gave me a tour of the whole department and was generally supportive and encouraging. I don't know for sure if I'll apply but its something I've been thinking about for a long time and its nice to have a more 3-D image in my brain of how it would be. In the (ok, somewhat unlikely) event that I did apply and then did get accepted, I wouldn't begin attendance until a year from now, so there is plenty of time to soul-search and hash out the pros (furthering my career, feeding my need to LEARN, a better life for us as a family) and cons (no money, would have to keep full-time job plus go to school, would take a long time, I would be SO BUSY). But dudes. School.
Item #3: The in-laws are in town this weekend to help us paint our kitchen. When we moved into our rental 5 years ago, it had NOT been recently painted and we had the idea that a little fresh paint and sprucing up might take the sting out of not being able to buy a house for a few more years. And so, after agonizing over paint colors (with our landlady's blessing, of course), we're ready to begin the first room. We're going with a nice sage-y green color in the kitchen- "like a sushi restaurant" was the husband's request. While we're at it, I'll either sew or purchase some new cafe curtains and Oila! A little face-lift on the room in which we probably spend the most time.
Once the kitchen's done, I plan to move on to the upstairs (main) bathroom (which is currently this weird pink-white color- gross.) and then the basement. Its fun to have a summer project. I'm looking forward to a weekend spent wearing old clothes, working with people I love, ordering take out and just generally not thinking about much other than the task at hand.
Item #4: Otto and I started some seeds indoors a while back and it looks like we might finally be able to begin thinking about getting them in the actual ground. We have sunflowers, daisies, cherry tomatoes, peppers, and lettuce. I also started some herbs in my kitchen window that are coming a long nicely. Bring on the mojitos!