#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. Weâ€™ve gone from thisâ€¦
To thisâ€¦ (Fun fact: this wedding photo was not taken on our wedding dayâ€¦ not even closeâ€¦ hereâ€™s why!)
To this in the blink of an eye.
Iâ€™m a lucky woman. I married an awesome guy.
#2: Our anniversary is always tricky when it comes to gifts because itâ€™s so close to the holidays. We usually donâ€™t give each other â€˜realâ€™ 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, Iâ€™m wearing the same outfit yet again, and this time, I really, really plan to go run. Itâ€™s just SO hard to get motivated in the cold, you know?
#4: Last night, I spent two miserable hours â€˜undressingâ€™ the house from Christmas. One of those hours involved playing referee as Henry tried to eat ornaments and tree parts. Lesson learnedâ€¦ water the tree. Or else it sheds pine needles EVERYWHERE. Also, no matter how hard I try to â€˜getâ€™ all the decorations on the first pass, Murphyâ€™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 Childrenâ€™s Trade Paperback. Logistically speaking, I have no idea what that means (I simply got an email from my publisher with the news), but itâ€™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 Henryâ€™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 canâ€™t stop saying things like, â€œDogs! I like dogs! I like the way they sit on the windowsill and puuuuuurr!â€
Thatâ€™s my â€˜brain dumpâ€™ of the morning. Whatâ€™s on your mind?