Window A/C Unit
I seriously, seriously do not remember life before this thing. And I don't want to.
Also I like to pronounce it like 50 Cent would: a-C! u-NIT!
Free Baby Clothes
When I found out I was having a girl, I swore I would not dress her in pink all the time. I've just never been a huge fan of the color pink* or anything super frilly.
Then I realized I was broke and suddenly frilly pink stuff didn't seem so bad. ESPECIALLY WHEN IT'S FREE. Like seriously...we haven't bought a single item of clothing and we don't plan to. Our friends and family have been so generous that Carolina already has more clothes than Gary and me combined.
All I want to do is eat hamburgers. I might be willing to make an exception...for a patty melt. Which is essentially a grilled cheese hamburger. Like this one Gary made me last night along with the spicy fry sauce from this recipe. I'm actually surprised I've been able to talk about anything else today IT WAS SO GOOD.
Let's be honest, I should have just titled this one Not Wearing Pants in Public.
Tazo Chai Latte Concentrate
Okay. I don't know why it has taken me so long to realize this - but yes I do, it's because I'm an idiot who loves wasting money. You can buy a carton of Tazo Chai Latte Concentrate at the grocery store for about the same price you would pay for a grande chai latte at Starbucks...AND IT IS **LITERALLY** THE EXACT SAME THING. You just mix equal parts concentrate and milk and put it over ice and then laugh to yourself smugly all the day long for being such a frugal smarty pants.
Gary is so excited about being a dad it kills me. Sometimes he just puts his hand on my belly and says, "Leeeeeeettle bayyyybeeeeeeeeee," and then I die of happiness.
An alternate version of this story is that he sometimes puts his face right up against the bump and says in his best James Earl Jones impression, "I AMM YOOUUUR FAAAATHEEERRRRRR," which is just about the greatest thing I can think of right now.
Watching the Belly Move
Every so often (usually after I eat) I can see kicks from the outside and it is FASCINATING. If I'm this easily entertained by her in utero, I can't imagine how useless I'm going to be when she actually gets here.
This isn't consistently making my life awesome yet because I just started trying. But I DID use coupons at the grocery store for the first time in my life last night, which made me feel like a real adult. Pay no attention to the fact that I only saved a whopping $2.25 on my $50 grocery trip.
Classic Rock on Pandora
Queen, AC/DC, Rolling Stones, Boston, Journey, Foreigner...it is kind of impossible to be in a bad mood when you're listening to this stuff.
I don't know if you know this...but my family is the ish. I just love them so much. Sometimes all this being an adult stuff is hard and it's nice to know there are still people there to take care of you...and gently tell you you're overreacting to the fact that you found a tick on your dog. Even though you touched it with your hand before you realized what it was because you'd never seen one before in real life.
*Not to be confused with the artist Pink...of whom I have ALWAYS been a big fan. Especially back in the day when she used to do stuff like this on the regular.