If I were to write ten things that were on my mind this beautiful Tuesday morning, they would include:
1. Birthday Flowers. My amazing friend Erika brought them to me over a week ago on my birthday and they are still going strong. They are a beautiful bit of Spring during a week where we still got snow and bitter cold temperatures.
2. Pets. Christian got a Betta fish about a month ago and it’s name is Maverick. It’s happy and feisty and it likes to eat. It’s fit in nicely with our Herr Family Pet Policy. It’s low maintenance and it hasn’t died and it makes our son happy.
3. Rite Aid. So, this past week, I learned that Rite Aid was no longer doing its +Up Rewards program. And I was super sad. Because how else am I going to get my favorite things for nearly free? Supposedly they are coming out with a new program next month. But I’m seriously considering switching over to CVS. Unfortunately, we don’t have one of those a mile up the road. Oh, first world couponing problems…
4. Aquabot. Occasionally I like to check out Kickstarter and occasionally I’ll fund a new and upcoming product. Last summer, I did that, by funding Aquabot. It’s an attachment that you pump and it turns your ordinary water bottle into a 25 foot spraying machine. I finally got mine in the mail and it’s pretty cool. I shot it out the back door and after a few tries got it going. Granted, I have no idea what I’m actually going to use it for. But it’s cool and I’m sure the kids will have fun spraying it around this summer.
5. Ephesians 1. I have three more days to get the first twelve verses memorized as a part of the requirements for our upcoming missions trip back to Costa Rica. I found a recording app for the iPad and am getting pretty close.
6. Europe. Rome. I want to go back. Jeremy put up a bunch of his photos in our living room, from our last two trips and every time I look at them it makes me realize how much I love traveling to Europe and seeing beautiful things.
7. Ramona. I remember reading and loving these books when I was growing up. So I’ve been reading them to Ellee at night and it’s been fun to see her enjoy them as well.
8. Creepy. I suppose that every generation of kids has their own creepy toy that everyone loves. In my generation, it was Furbies and trolls with colorful hair. Ellee’s is clearly her Beanie Boos. They are cute, but their huge eyes are a little intimidating if you look at them for too long.
9. Huge Pocketbook. First off, Jeremy thinks it’s funny that they call purses “pocketbooks” in New York. Because clearly this thing isn’t going to be fitting in my pocket. Moving on. After our kids were no longer babies and I didn’t have to carry a diaper bag with me, I switched over to the freedom of carrying only a small clutch that held my money, cards and phone. Over the years, I’ve slowly grown my pocketbook size from a clutch, to a small cross body purse, to a small shoulder bag to finally, this glorious and huge bag that I just got last week. It’s enormous, and I love it. The only problem is I can’t think quite what I should put into it, but I know that when I figure it out, it will fit and I will be happy to now be able to carry it with me. I think.
10. And finally. A little encouragement for the day. I love this Ann Voskamp quote and have it happily hanging on my fridge, right next to my sweet nephew Simeon. Thanks for stopping by and hope that you have a wonderful Tuesday!