1. Christmas gifts that are purchased based on a knowledge of the person rather than asking the person what they want, are 10 million times better. It’s true – it’s the thought that counts so actually think about the gift you’re giving.
2. I want to lose 15 pounds. The amount of weight I’ve gained since moving to New York. But I also love my new found “joie de vivre” that goes with eating what I want and enjoying it without guilt along with drinking a couple of nights a week. I’m settling for 4 pounds (what will put me in a lower “10′s bracket”) by the time I move back to Ohio. The truth is that Josh is completely my enabler and I know that losing 10 lbs once I only live with him three days a week will be a piece of cake. Plus I’ll start running again. Which I really miss.
3. It’s starting to sink in that I won’t be living with my husband throughout half of the week and it makes me sad.
4. Josh and I, while settled on the idea that we’re done with the Coast Guard, still have moments of wanderlust where we feel like we’re not ready to settle down just yet. I guess buying a house is the perfect way to test the waters.
5. I deleted the blog’s Facebook page because I want to keep it more private again. I never really wanted this to become “something” and the more followers I got, the more creepy I felt about the whole thing. I do miss the interaction that I had from the Facebook page but I’m glad I can better control who reads what I share.
6. Josh – this is a reminder that I want you to surprise me with a date night before we move. Dinner at Balthazar followed by a visit to the Met. Your time is dwindling. Secretly check my phone for the babysitter’s number. Don’t forget
7. I’m blogging right now because Josh is getting caught up on Banshee and I’m not a fan. Up until last Sunday we had been logging into HBO to go via a friend’s kindly given username and password. Yes we were cheating the system. The problem was that we couldn’t watch anything in real time so even though our favorite tv show ever in the history of television (True Detective) aired on Sunday night, we couldn’t watch it until Monday. Last Sunday I couldn’t handle it anymore and even though there were only two episodes left, I made Josh call Time Warner and order HBO. He got Cinemax as a package deal which brings us to how he is getting caught up on a show that we started in Texas.
8. Every damn person I ever spoke to prior to having a daughter told me that girls are so much easier to potty train! Yeah. Right. Ruby is officially the oldest of our three children to have never used the potty even once.
9. I failed at my “read a book a month” goal and it’s only the beginning of March. In my defense, my February book just plain sucks. I’m not quitting yet.
10. Theo’s teacher told me today that he tested into the first grade reading level. I know Theo’s a smart kid but it’s a relief that he’s doing well in school because he has absolutely zero ambition and no desire to do homework or read. Actually, his mid year assessment showed that he is above average on everything except “interest in reading.” I may or may not have told him that Josh failed 1st grade because he wasn’t a good reader which was due to his lack of interest in reading. I think it made an impact.