This article about an 18th-century doodle. If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I’m really into old stuff, especially old books and such. And for me, marginalia in old texts is almost the equivalent of winning Ellen’s Twelve Days of Giveaways. Almost. The specific doodle discussed in this article is of a trouser-wearing-chicken, and it’s amazing. I hope the boy that doodled this over two hundred years ago had a long, happy, and creative life.
This book. My best friends sent Sandra Boynton's Are You a Cow? for Raymond’s first Birthday, and what makes it even sweeter is that it’s customized with Raymond’s name and photo! And what an adorable photo it is, if I do say so myself.
This goal. I love to tell a good joke about how much I love chocolate, Half Baked ice cream, etc., but for the last few months I’ve been trying—and overall, succeeding—in eating less sweets. What’s happened as a result: I feel healthier; we’re all eating less sweets because I’m not bringing them into the house as much; we’re saving money (Ben & Jerry’s isn’t cheap, you all); and I’m wearing cuter underwear (insert woman-shrugging emoji here). I’m already looking forward to over-indulging in desserts at Christmas, but for now, I’m enjoying making less sweets on a daily basis a dietary priority.
Other Things I’m Loving: the adults only vacation Dan and I just booked for early next year; wrapping presents; wearing regular bras again because Raymond is weaned (*knocks back three sips of a margarita in celebration.*)