Today, I Love You

Pretty much out of happy thoughts at this point. I sat in my kitchen and cried this morning because I didn’t have enough energy to do dishes. Super pleasant time to be around me. I’ll be officially “to term” when I hit 37 weeks in a few days, and I am green-lighting this fetus with everything I’ve got. 40 weeks seems forever away. 42 is something I am not even going to entertain the idea of right now. All I’m looking towards is the light at the end of the tunnel where I can put on a pair of underwear without being in pain.

So this is as good a time as any for a Today, I Love You post. Here’s some things that are bringing me joy this week.

Endless Alphabet

This app is so perfect. I break it out when I bring August to my appointments with the midwives, because he will sit quietly forever if it takes that long. But aside from the electronic babysitting aspect, it’s been gold as far as the educational bar goes. He’s been expanding his vocabulary, and is understanding how letters come together to make words. And these aren’t tiny words, either. August has been spelling cooperate and umbrella on his own and telling me he needs to decorate. He will bust out random new words and use them correctly in a sentence. I can’t recommend it enough.

e.l.f. Essential Lip Balm Tint


I’ve been using Grapefruit, and this has been a great tint/balm for spring. It makes me look like I’ve been eating popsicles. I’ve also seen a nude-ish color and a red, but this has been my favorite for everyday wear. Especially good if you don’t feel like wearing much makeup, which is frequently my case lately. It gives your lips a little bit of sheer color and adds a little life to your face.

Outshine Fruit Bars


Lemon forever. This is my pregnancy craving du jour. No HFCS and super delicious.

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up


Everyone has been flipping their balls over this book, and I can see why. I wish I read it a few months ago when I was still a functioning semi-human, because I want to get rid of so much stuff. It’s going to be several months until I can really get cracking on this project. Over the last few years, Adam and I have done some pretty big junk purges, and I’m always amazed when it’s a year later and we could do it all over again. Much of what we end up purging the following year are things we held onto for no good reason the previous year. The KonMarie Method is way more purposeful, eliminating the following year Why the Hell Do I Still Have This Shit‘s. If you want to really fall down a rabbit hole, just do a YouTube search for KonMarie.

Scentsy Urban Luster Warmer


I’m normally not a big MLM fan, but I’ve liked Scentsy stuff for a while now, if for no other reason than it eliminates my candle-anxiety with August running around. The wax doesn’t get hot enough to hurt anyone, so I can turn it on without fear. Plus I really like the smells for a lot of their bars. Some favorites right now are Beach, Forever Yours, and Welcome Home. When I first started using Scentsy, I just bought whatever warmers were on sale because frankly, they were all pretty Walmart-looking to me. But they came out with a bunch of cute ones recently so I’m upgrading a couple of ours. This one is my favorite. Looks cute as crap and I’m going to put it in our living room while my whole house smells like spring instead of cats.


8 thoughts on “Today, I Love You

  1. Item 2: “makes me look like I’ve been eating popsicles”
    Item 3: Popsicles

    Are you sure it’s the lip balm that’s doing that?

  2. I love e.l.f. products, I’m going to have to get that lip tint now. And even though my daughter is only 20 months, that app looks amazing. Downloading as I type.

    Hoping the rest of your pregnancy goes smoothly!


    1. I think August was around 20 months when I first downloaded it, and I deleted it pretty soon after because it was a little old for him. But he’s 31 months now and seriously in love with it. It will come in handy eventually!

  3. I’m 37 weeks and counting with #3 (aka. Last baby to come out of this body EVER) I feel your pain in every way…my baby is so low I’m pretty sure its head could pop out at any moment. Historically I’ve carried to full term and then some so pretty sure this isn’t going to happen. My midwives agree. Sigh. So here’s to us and all the other mamas counting down the days *holds up ice cream pint in lieu of much needed cocktail*.
    Best of luck to you!

    1. I am requiring a pint of ice cream in my hand at all moments between now and baby o’clock. Good luck to you, too!

  4. Endless Alphabet! Yes! We downloaded that for Landis when he was 2-ish, and he loved it. Now Leo has picked it up with just as much enthusiasm. And even when he does the same word over and over and over, I don’t get sick of hearing it. I wish all the kid apps were like that.

    I also wish I had a few weeks with nothing to do but clear out stuff. Even though I tossed lots of things during the move, after reading The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, I want to toss MORE. I want to go all KonMari on this place. I don’t even recognize myself.

    1. Let’s just have two tidying vacations. I will come down there and help you burn everything you own, and you can come up here and help me light a match to all my shit, too.

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