Friday, March 9, 2012

This week's shower thoughts...

Man, what a busy week it’s been! When I am uber busy, I usually have lots and lots of thoughts that run through my head…not just during my shower, but also while I’m trying to sleep, eat, drive, work, etc. Anyone else like that?

I really need a vacation. Like badly. I have been dreaming about the beach – all of this nice, warm weather is like a tease to me. It makes me long for the sand and the surf. I wish I could just pack up my stuff and head straight for Destin. However, one must have vacation time to do something like that. And that’s something I’m lacking right now.

Speaking of vacations, I have started thinking and planning for a Disney World trip for Spring Break 2013. AL will be 2.5 years old, and from what I have heard, this is a great age to go. Not to mention, when they are under 3, it’s all FREE. No, she probably won’t remember it. But I will – and let’s face it, she’s totally into the princesses right now at 18 months, I can’t imagine what she’ll be like next year. So, we are going to set up a savings account, and we are researching away. I know we want to stay in a Disney resort – it’s so much more convenient, plus they have some great package deals! Any helpful tips/advice you have, PLEASE send them my way! I have a whole list of questions going, so if you’re a Disney World expert, let me know!

I was way into re-decorating and re-modeling our house there for a bit, and I took a break once I started working full-time again. Well, the bug is back. And I’m ready to make some changes. I’ve been thinking about some summer projects I would like to work on, and I’ve been debating on moving AL out of her nursery (a very small room, used to be our office) and moving her into our playroom/office. It’s a much bigger room. The only thing holding me back is I LOVE having a playroom. I’m not big on having a ton of toys in one’s bedroom (won’t they want to play with them all the time?), but I would love for AL to have a bigger room (for a bigger toddler bed). I could keep most of the pieces that are in the nursery (minus the crib and changing table) and turn it into a cute, shabby chic office to use for my Stella & Dot business. Mamas with toddlers – do your little ones have a bedroom full of toys, or do you have a separate room JUST for their toys? Oh, if I only had a bonus room, all of my problems would be solved!

Potty training is on my mind. We recently bought a little potty to put in the bathroom, so AL would get used to see one around. She’s definitely interested in it. When mama goes potty, here comes little AL…and she sits on her own potty. I am thinking once she’s out of Wee School for the summer, we will start training. I’ve heard it’s way easier in the summer because they don’t have a ton of clothes on, which can get difficult. Girl mamas – when did your little ones start potty training?

B is already on the new car hunt. He currently has a 2001 Explorer Sport – it’s 2-door, which is not fun with a car seat. He has over 200,000 miles on it, and we’ve already invested about $3,000 in it in the past year. He wants to get another 50,000 out of it. We’re hoping to save up enough to pay cash money for our next vehicle – car payments scare me. Wish us luck on trying to decide on a car that we both like, is safe, a reasonable price, in good condition, etc. etc. etc.

I feel so out of shape. Yes, I run up the stairs (4 flights) about 8 or so times a day, but that’s the extent of my work outs. I don’t have time in the mornings to work out (um, hello – I get up at 5 a.m. every morning), and I’m too beat at the end of the day to do anything physical. I can’t wait until the days are longer, I’m thinking that will give me the extra push to get outside and do something active! Speaking of active, B starts CrossFit this week…wish him luck!

My birthday is in a couple of weeks – I am one of those people that LOVE birthdays.  I hope my extra sweet hubby will get me something awesome!  Hint, hint…

Thanks for going through my “shower thoughts” with me – are you posting your own?  

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  1. Yes. You absolutely must come to Destin. You have a free place to stay!! :) When is your birthday?

  2. Also- I've always driven Nissans. I love them! I can't attest to their SUVs, but the sedans are wonderful- reliable, safe, fuel-friendly. I'm sure the SUVs are just as great (maybe not in the fuel department). Good luck with the car hunt!