It's the first official week of summer holidays. Woohoo!
Behind us are the last day of school, Friday's Canada Day holiday, and my son's 9th birthday and my daughter's 7th birthday complete with dinners and presents -- and a couple of hours petting (and narrowly avoiding adopting several varieties of) animals at Petland.
And ahead of us are 2 months of sleeping in... staying up late... hanging at the zoo... day camp... being mallrats... splashing around at the beach... and doing what we damn well feel like, whenever we damn well feel like. Dammit.
Okay, here are just a few things I damn well
want to feel like doing...
Kickstart my healthy eating once and for all. Starting this week, I'll be doing a 30 Day Primal Challenge cum moderate CRON.
Watch every episode of the new season of Torchwood. Because it's the only thing keeping me from screaming naked through the neighbourhood like the Incredible Hulk (I may even paint myself green) due to Doctor Who withdrawal.
Drink Sangria on a patio with Roomie and friends. I haven't done this in years!
Finish reading Andrew Davidson's Gargoyle, then pass it on to a friend. I scored a copy of this book from my friend Alex. She and her husband are both friends of the author who recently launched 500 Gargoyles, a FB page that tracks the movement of 500 copies of the book from reader to reader across the globe.
Watch as many summer movies as I can. Alone and with my family. Without popcorn or cotton candy.
Get professional pedicures with Mini.
Paint the diningroom. Pretty white.
Have a garage sale.
Rearrange the master bedroom furniture. The conversation went like this...
Me: "Honey, why have we never put the bed against this wall?"
Roomie: "You know, I don't know."
Me: "Maybe we should."
Wear more dresses. Like this new favourite of mine from Old Navy. My bff has been dragging me out shopping lately, much to Roomie's joy -- he wants to see me in sundresses this summer.
Go to our regular family summer haunts. Lower Fort Garry, Tinkertown, Skinners at Lockport, etc.
What are your plans for the summer?