EFFORT) to see loveliness in the everyday, I am compiling this list of 'little things' that have brought me joy lately.~in an effort (and believe me when I say it's an
~i occasionally stop @ ChikFila in the morning for a Diet Dr. Pepper. They cost $1.69 (or so). On a fluke the other day, I stopped @ Sonic. I didn't remember that they also had Diet Dr. Pepper...AND they add cherry (or other) flavor FOR FREE. The best part: before 10am, they are only .99 so that is $1.08 with tax. LOVE IT!!!
~Slacker radio on my iTouch. I love the BAN ARTIST feature. I don't want to hear CCR on my Jimmy Buffett station. thank.you.very.much.
~watching E play with his Sand & Sea table. getting the sand in his hair. learning to drink water from the hose while I try to rinse the sand from every orifice (sp?) of his body.
~iced chai at the local on-campus coffee shop - cheaper & SO MUCH tastier than SBUX.
~the possibility of being able to extend my patio by another 10 feet for FREE. the one (and so far, only) benefit to having a husband who pours a lot of concrete during the week. this will give E alot more space to play. our front yard is a major incline and not very "play-friendly" so the back yard is best for playing and riding his toys etc.
~pretty new pink running shoes. hooray!!
~new running gadget - the nike+ which will allow me to track my runs and help keep me accountable. not to mention the cute little Nike+Mini over there --->
~actually looking forward to running tonight. so strange. i used to dread it. :)
~i'm so glad i'm not one of those parents who is annoyed by all the music & various noises that kids toys make these days. this is particularly important since ALOT of E's toys play music or make noise. I usually end up singing along with all of them.
~going for a 2.5 mile walk in the scorching heat with my neighbor even though it was my "off" day from running/working out. So glad I did something active.
~putting on a pair of pre-baby pants this morning and discovering that they FIT. Wow!!! It's not that I've lost mega lbs or inches though, they just must have been very loose fitting pre-baby, but I'll take it. I needed another pair of pants for work. Hooray!
~getting a pedicure on Saturday. it will be soooo awesome as it will be after 3 days of running and just in time for my off-day (Sunday).
~taking next week off and planning an all-day pajama day for E and I on Monday.
~my mom telling me that she and her husband are going to Orlando in November. OK, this is in the wrong post because I am so NOT happy about it. I'm the one who IS DYING TO GO TO ORLANDO...she's already been to FL once this year. WTH? Not fair.
*side note* I just changed my blog user name from "remember moments" to my *gasp* real name -XXXXXX. don't be confused. this is your PSA.
*side note update* had 2nd thoughts about revealing my name. gone back to semi-incognito username.