Today was fantastic! Well, the greatness actually started last night—Matthew got here a little after 8pm, and we had a slumber party in the living room. He was a good sport and watched Little House on the Prairie with me, and then we chatted and went to sleep (well, he did…I was wide awake—since I haven’t been allowed to be active this week, I can’t sleep for beans. I got up and did some work at 11, and that eventually made me sleepy).
Today, my Mom and Matthew and I went to buy him new lacrosse cleats (which took quite a long time—he had to try on a billion pairs and test them out by running around the store. It was quite fun, actually). We swung by the mall so I could buy sunscreen for my upcoming trip and so I could tell the Easter Bunny what to bring Joe for Easter (or, so we could stop by Williams Sonoma and I could buy this to put in his Easter basket: Arabica Thermal French Press).
Side note: We have a Keurig, and he has always hated it. I liked it, but the novelty is wearing off. The coffee it makes is just not that good. Neither of us like the idea of drinking coffee that was brewed in a little plastic cup (is there BPA in those things?), so we got the reusable k-cup (which is still plastic but it’s sturdier). It works fine. But… I want great coffee everyday. It’s the same sentiment that I’m applying to my clothes and nice things I own. I don’t wanna save my nice things just for special occasions.
I’m trying motto on for size:
Since I work at home quite often, I sometimes forget this—and I’ve always saved my nicest most favorite things for when I’d really be making it “worth” using/wearing. I’m working on not doing that so much!
Another thing that made my day great was a visit with some of my favorite people under the guise of a playdate (which I’m sure was fun for the kids too, but really, it was secretly all about me. ha).
After my post last night, I also received an email from one of my sister’s childhood best friends (I’m not posting her name only because I didn’t ask her permission to share this–I don’t think she would mind though).
I can’t tell you how much this made me smile—My sister was a big wuss sometimes! She used to get homesick when we went on vacation and she was deathly afraid of dogs (which totally changed later). I would follow her lead since she was older, and when she was scared of something I would be too (like church choir). Reading this memory from Jen’s friend made me think of others—and I love that. It’s funny to think about how much her personality changed as she got older–she ended up being so driven and outgoing (and kinda bossy), really not afraid of anything. I’ll keep working on channeling the strong focused Jen and not the wimpy scared-of-a-friend’s-stitches Jen!
Today, I also read this comment on my blog post about fancy grilled cheese made with coconut flour, and it made me feel really good.
What made your day good?
Do you save your “fancy” stuff for a special occasion?
P.s. I’m horrible at keeping gifts a secret, and I gave Joe the french press tonight instead of waiting till Sunday. He doesn’t like to receive gifts (which is why he gave me his birthday…but I’ll tell you about that another time), so I figured giving him this gift early would just be the best solution. He loves it–and (I) he can’t wait to use it tomorrow!