5 for Friday.

Five ramblings of life right now, punctuated with random pictures from my phone, in lieu of a coherent blog post addressing things of actual significance:

screen-shot-2016-09-30-at-12-45-42-pm1. This picture popped up in my Facebook memories recently. Y’ALL. THAT IS NOT ME. But someone tagged me in it because it basically looks like me when I had bangs, holding a baby. Somewhere out there I have a chambray loving, baby holding doppleganger.

2. Henry is going to be an elephant for Hilloween, which is the yuppie Capitol Hill version of Halloween, aka, Parents Pushing Nice Strollers And Socializing While Kids That Cannot Even Chew Receive Candy That Their Parents Will Eat. His bestie is going as a lion and it is going to be awesome. Obviously you will be treated to more photos than you knew you wanted. And speaking of yuppie parents, I am now on the MOTH (Mothers of The Hill) listserve, and I’m pretty sure that these ladies are secretly running this city like a strangely powerful lobbying group devoted to strong opinions about protruding tree roots in parks. I love it. I also love that I was able to score Henry’s elephant suit for mere dollars and a jogging stroller for FREE thanks to these ladies.

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Yes, fall and all, but my toesies are still loving the open air and these sunflowers still make my summer loving heart happy.

3. After asking about it forever ago, trying Mint and not loving it, we are on the YNAB train. Still figuring out exactly how it works, but I love it, and just the act of having to enter our purchases whacked mucho money off our spending last month.

4. As Henry can now roll and loves to move to on his side and press his face into the walls of the RocknPlay, at least, when he is not trying to sit up or flail his legs in such a way as to lunch his swaddled body out of the thing, a change was needed. We moved him to the crib and a Zippadee zip on Wednesday night, with great fear and trembling. All in all it has not been as traumatic as I thought, though there have certainly been DARK MOMENTS AND TEARS, not just his.

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I promise, I do actually own other pants and shoes… but if you have a uniform you like, why change it up?

5. I never thought much about showering until having a baby. I mean, I did it when needed, but not every day, and didn’t care for lots of products. Now the shower is my refuge, and I anticipate it like a private spa, demand it every day. Because my standards for spas these days are : no one is touching me, I am not covered in spit-up, and I have no decisions to make beyond what sweet smelling product to use. My SIL gave me a bag of treat yo’ self goodies for my birthday and I have been LOVING this eye cream (so long dark circles!) and this scrub. She also gave me soap that makes me smell like an almond croissant and I consider taking a bite out of the bar every time. What are your favorite pampering products?

Happy weekend!

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Secondary triad represent!

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12 Responses to 5 for Friday.

  1. berlinola says:

    I am so glad I’m not alone on the showering thing. I also shower a lot more post kids than I ever did before. Also good luck with the transition from the Rock n Play. I know from very personal experience how challenging that is.

    • Hannah says:

      SHOWER IS LIFE. And the transition hasn’t actually been as bad as I thought. At the advice of some friends who have done it, we waited until four months, when he was actively trying to lunge out of it. He almost seemed relieved to have the big crib to stretch out in. Still working on napping as long without the soothing rocking… But he has actually been falling asleep better!

    • berlinola says:

      I am so glad it’s going well! I swear my 2.5 year old would still sleep in the darned thing if we’d let him. When we had it out for our daughter he often lounged in it and it was pretty funny.

  2. Samantha Lee says:

    That eye cream works for dark circles not just fine lines? I have horrendous hereditary under eye circles and am always dreaming of something that’ll fix them.

    • Hannah says:

      I feel like it does both!! I have noticed myself looking noticeably less haggard since using it. And unlike most similar creams, it is not made out of unicorn saliva and Beyoncé’s tears, thereby costing millions of dollars.

  3. I’d like to be on that listserve. Free jogging stroller? Score.

    Going to check out the YNAB and eye cream links NOW.

    • Hannah says:

      It’s kind of magical. It is an old one, a little ghetto, but perfect for deciding if I want to invest in one!

      And GO. They are both so wonderful.

  4. Caroline says:

    I have been meaning to get eye cream for awhile now so I decided to try yours. It is amazing!!! Thank you so much for recommending it in the blog!! It smells so good and I can really tell a difference the next morning. Plus I love that it doesn’t cost as much as my weekly grocery bill 😉

    • Hannah says:

      Isn’t it great??? And yes- so many eye creams are basically ground diamonds and I might as well just save the money and pay for reconstructive surgery because that is how much it costs.

  5. Katy says:

    Those sunflowers are beautiful – I’m never ready for the Autumn to begin!

    I’ve been meaning to try YNAB for ages – we’ve got two big flights next year (Toronto and Chicago – live in the UK) to save for and I think it might snap me out of my eating out and buying chocolate habit. Just got to wait for the husband to get his PhD acceptance letter through in the post – because I really want to pay the reduced student rate…yes I’m a stingy Scot 😉

  6. Nikki says:

    #5 YES! And the quiet house is an even better treat! Also, that eye cream is in my shopping cart. My dark circles aren’t grateful, but I am!

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