-1-I got a hair cut this week. It was mostly just a trim of the split ends. I like my hair long, and Tom has made his disgust towards the idea of a "mom haircut" (defined by him as anything shoulder-length or above) very adamantly and abundantly clear. But the stylist showed me a neat little trick for helping my constantly-falling-in-my-eyes swoopy bangs to stay to the side a little better. You pull them over to the side you want them on, and then backcomb them underneath. It does seems to help. Give it a try!
This one is self-explanatory
-4-I've started running again! For years, during college, I was a daily runner. But basically from the moment I found out I was pregnant with Sly, I dropped the habit. I've only run a handful of times since then. But because there's an annual 10K race coming up very soon that I have participated in for seventeen years straight and CANNOT miss, I decided that I want to at least get the worst of the pain and cramping out of the way now so that I'm not completely incapacitated next weekend. So I've been shlepping around with the cumbersome double-jogging-stroller, and experiencing the fun of having to prepare three people to go on a run - getting everyone properly fed, clothed, changed, and timing the whole thing just right to minimize crying - several times a week.
I must add that on days that I run in the morning, I feel much happier throughout the day. I remember I always used to say running made me happier, but I forgot that it really does.
-5-Sly was working on Legos silently for a long time, then turned to me and said "choo-choo!". He actually did make a choo-choo. I love the enormous smokestack! It makes me kinda proud, because this is the first time he's ever made something that looked like....something.
-6-Maybe I'm sheltered or something, but this incident surprised me...
So my husband often tells me incredulously about how many people from his office - even the ones who make just slightly over minimum wage - go out to lunch every day, spending about an hour's wages each time. The other day, he was talking to some of them, trying to convince them of how much cheaper it would be for them to pack a lunch. I guess the responses were pretty noncommittal, with people saying they don't have time, etc. So Tom said, "well what kinds of things do you usually eat for dinner?" and after receiving their answers, said, "it's easy. Just throw the leftovers in a tupperware, and take it to work the next day." The response he got? "Ewww! That's disgusting! I do NOT eat leftovers!!"
Are you kidding me? I asked Tom what his co-workers did with leftovers, and Tom says with a look of shock, "they throw them away." Is this normal?
-7-Ummm....Ok, I can't think of one more right now, and Stella is screaming at me, and I have an apple with caramel apple dip (a seasonal item at Aldi right now!) waiting for me...Sorry.
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