#1: Today is our four year wedding anniversary. I can hardly believe it. We started to date in early 2004 and were married in 2009. We’ve gone from this…
To this… (Fun fact: this wedding photo was not taken on our wedding day… not even close… here’s why!)
To this in the blink of an eye.
I’m a lucky woman. I married an awesome guy.
#2: Our anniversary is always tricky when it comes to gifts because it’s so close to the holidays. We usually don’t give each other ‘real’ gifts. This morning, I gave Kristien a list of 64 reasons why I love him (four for every season for four years), and he gave me a surprise weekday morning off baby duty and breakfast in bed, which as you all know, is one of my favorite things ever. Score!
#3: For the past two days, I have gotten dressed in workout clothes and proceeded to do nothing but loaf around on the couch. Right now, I’m wearing the same outfit yet again, and this time, I really, really plan to go run. It’s just SO hard to get motivated in the cold, you know?
#4: Last night, I spent two miserable hours ‘undressing’ the house from Christmas. One of those hours involved playing referee as Henry tried to eat ornaments and tree parts. Lesson learned… water the tree. Or else it sheds pine needles EVERYWHERE. Also, no matter how hard I try to ‘get’ all the decorations on the first pass, Murphy’s Law says that once I box everything up and haul it into the attic, I will find one more Christmas item. This time, it was a Santa soap dish.
#5: SUPER exciting news! My new book, Operation Beautiful One Note at a Time, won the New York Book Show Award for Children’s Trade Paperback. Logistically speaking, I have no idea what that means (I simply got an email from my publisher with the news), but it’s very cool regardless. Buy a copy for a girl in your life today!
#6: I hate to admit this (I really, really hate to), but I really like Lana Del Rey. Her lyrics are ridiculous, but I feel like a old school gangsta when I listen.
#7: Speaking of music, this is Henry’s favorite song. I let him watch the video on my iPhone when I need a minute (or three), and he stares open-mouthed and transfixed. Now, I can’t stop saying things like, “Dogs! I like dogs! I like the way they sit on the windowsill and puuuuuurr!”
That’s my ‘brain dump’ of the morning. What’s on your mind?