1) Cheap cherries!
I get so ridiculously excited for cherry season and I don't even know if this is, in fact, the technical season but they were significantly cheaper yesterday than they have been as of late so I snatched them up.
I was out on one of those desperate "I need to get out of the house because the girls are making me desirous of a lobotomy and I would rather wrangle them in a store than be stuck in this house for one more second" store trips (we've all had those, right?). It was seriously the worst day of bat-shit craziness Mike and I have ever seen since rearing these girls and while this post is not dedicated to that (I'm coming for you tomorrow, Blythe), it is worth mentioning that the cherries were a major bright spot in a rough, rough day.
2) Cherry Pitter!
While it takes an insanely long time to pit an entire batch, I think it is worth being able to down a handful of the delicious fruit without a) breaking your teeth apart or b) doing the awkward spitting of the pit which always makes me feel way too much like my old neighbor "Cabbage" who spent his days chewing tobacco and filling a can with his nasty tobacco spit. Enter the cherry pitter, also snagged during above mentioned store trip and used to therapeutically lobotomize each and every cherry after the girls were hastily thrown into their sleep cages pre-7 p.m. yesterday. It was bad, I tell you.
3) 32 weeks!
Glad to be clipping along with the pregnancy, glad that the babe is a mover and a shaker and always letting me know that he is doing just fine and glad that I am nearing the end of this pregnancy. However, as Grace pointed out and as the girls ever-so-helpfully reminded me yesterday, children are 10,000 times easier in-utero than ex. Ten thousand.
The only mistake that my pregnant brain made and did not notice until quite a bit had been sewn was that I used a lighter thread that you can see when you're up close, which just makes the dress scream "homemade dress!", but I HATE seam ripping and Lucy is 1 so I don't think she minds and so neither do I.
I wish that I were better at downing 15 different kinds of supplements a day, but mostly due to an extremely overly sensitive stomach, I am not. I have been trying to stay faithful to the blood builder, because I definitely notice a difference when I do, but it always brings with it the same nausea that all vitamins do when I take them during the day, BUT, if I take them at night that usually guarantees an extra trip to el banyo and I love me my shut eye. Anyways, my current solution is Prenatal Gummies and I love them. Don't tell me if you know they are the worst, just let me live in my land of thinking I am being awesome by taking them daily. Also, I just bribed Bernadette to take a nap with children's gummy vitamins, they are the best ever.