Thursday, April 28, 2016



THINKING ABOUT: Max and I will be flying solo this weekend because Flyboy has to work. I need to figure out what the two of us are going to do to make Saturday and Sunday feel "different" than our typical weekdays spent together. It could be anything, really. 

FEELING: Max has been incredibly clingy lately and I think it has something to do with teething, or at least that's what I blame everything on these days. One might assume that lifting a 30-pound child at the most inopportune times would be a hefty nuisance, but I don't hate it one bit. Since our independent and spirited tot entered the picture, he's often refused cuddling of any sort. There were times when Flyboy and I would take it personally (we still do sometimes) because our paternal and maternal instincts would kick in, but that's just how our little guy operates best. It's for this very reason that I've been tickled and slightly flattered by the fact that he wants to be held. It might be a whole different story in a few days or weeks, but for now I'm savoring the neediness.

THANKFUL FOR: Am I the last person in the world to learn about Fels-Naptha? Apparently I'm not the cleaning guru I thought I was because this old-school bar laundry soap and stain remover has been around for over 100 years. What the?! Because I ride a weird high when it comes to tackling stains, I ponied over 97 cents, bought a bar at Walmart, and decided to give the soap a whirl. Life with a toddler and two dogs can get pretty messy, so treating stains is imminent around here. Since I purchased Fels-Naptha three weeks ago, I've conquered over a dozen stains with this magic bar. Whenever Max and I come home from the park, I can't help but get a bit giddy about the idea of tackling another mess. I realize this sounds sick and twisted, but victory is mine!

EATING: We've been going through an obscene amount of Justin's Honey Peanut Butter lately. I don't even want to begin to think about how quickly we (more like I) can finish a jar. I guess there's just something about the texture that makes me obsessed. It's so grainy and good! A heaping tablespoon paired with crisp Pink Lady slices and I'm in a state of buttery bliss. Dare I say I wish they stopped carrying it at HEB so I didn't have access to the stuff?? Well now, let's not get carried away...

WATCHING: Is anyone else underwhelmed by The Real Housewives of Dallas? I was expecting something more than charity events and plastic dog poop as story lines. Don't get me wrong, I continue to watch because it's too hard to look away. I guess I just wanted some hair teasing and bold personalities from the Big D. Giddy up, Andy! You guys must have been drunk when you cast this crew.

READING: I just started reading Big Magic last week and I'm hooked. It may be awhile until I finish (because who has time to read with a toddler?) and I can share some of my thoughts with you. Meanwhile, how about some link love?

LOVING: Fellow stationery aficionados, Lori of Carde Blanche has come up with a brilliant snail-mail subscription service called One-Per-Week. The idea behind it is simple. For each monthly subscription, you receive four cards (one birthday, thank you, blank, and monthly seasonal holiday—all from various designers) along with a colored LePen. These days I'm honestly more of a slug when it comes to snail mail, but I'd really like to get back in the routine of writing notes. Sending one letter a week sounds like a great place to start. With all of the right tools at your fingertips, all you need is a few stamps and your address book to get started. Sign me up!

Enough about me. How are you feeling today? What are you up to? Thanks for stopping by!!

P.S. I promise the part about Fels-Naptha, Justin's Peanut Butter, and One-Per-Week aren't sponsored. That's not exactly how things operate around here. Thursday's Thoughts tends to be a post about nothing and you know I get easily excited.

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