Here’s last spring’s edition…
*Chipotle. I am seriously in love with their burritos and more than that, their chips and guac. If you’ve never eaten there, find one now. Our local (closest to the new house) one is staffed by particularly friendly people, which makes me want to go there even more.
*Songs that make me think of summer. Particularly Matt Wertz’s “Everything’s Right” and Matt White’s “Best Days” (please note that this song is rated PG for mentioning nudity, drinking red wine and chain-smoking; thus you might need earmuffs for young ears). Oh, and Sugarland’s “County Line.” That song reminds me of Effingham/Ttown :).
*Fresh haircuts on the boys. Especially when they take self-portraits afterward. (Sidenote: there was MANIACAL laughter when Bennett was taking a picture of me cutting Luke’s hair, and I said something like, “Do NOT take a picture of my butt.” Which of course, made him come around behind me and literally take a picture of just that. Boys.)
*That the big boys finally have a functional bedroom, complete with 2 big chests of drawers and bunk beds. And that Bennett was not seriously injured on Saturday afternoon when he pulled one of the chests down on himself. Seriously, the fact that I had not finished unpacking in their room probably saved him from major damage being done…he landed on a large box with the dresser on top of him, but at least he wasn’t pinned to the floor. Scary. And the dressers are now mounted to the wall.
*The thought of our impending vacation. Oh! And I got a dress that I love and that didn’t totally break the bank. Score.
*Selling stuff on ebay, half.com, and craigslist. It’s so nice to unload stuff we don’t need! Fingers crossed, it won’t rain next weekend when I have a garage sale with Matt’s mom at her house.
*Big flower rings. Can’t find a link I totally love, but something like this.
*Credit cards that pay you back.
*Taco Bell. And a glass of wine. Yes, they go together just fine, thank you.
*That my bedroom is all unpacked. There are no more boxes in the entire master suite! Huge accomplishment. I even cleaned our bathroom. There is a lot left to do in there, including curtains, hanging a mirror, painting the frame of a huge mirror orange (yay!), hanging pictures/artwork on the walls and painting a bathroom wall. Oh, and there’s that closet remodel I’d love to do someday. But that’s long-term. Take a look at the bed!
*Two new books I’ve just started! More on those soon. I’m reading [brace yourselves] non-fiction for a change. It’s nice to see that my brain still works.
*Children waking in the middle of the night for various reasons: coughing, falling out of their beds, an arm that hurts (?)…
*The feeling that things will never totally be unpacked. Like our kids are going to someday be moving us to a retirement home, and they’re going to be opening up boxes that we never opened. Gah.
*People thinking my life is incomplete because I don’t have a daughter. For approximately the one jillionth time this morning, I told someone no, we aren’t trying for a girl. I said that while I had a wonderful relationship with my mom and that I would have been fine if one of my three children had been a girl, I haven’t ever really pined for a daughter. Her response was something to the effect of “yes, but girls will just stick with you longer.” Thank you for pointing out how meaningless and empty my life will be when my boys are grown.
*Swimsuit season. Well, I don’t hate summer. I guess I just hate swimsuits.
What are you liking/disliking right now??