1. I have no summer clothes I like. I usually wear dresses all summer, but they are not conducive to playing on the floor. I will have to rethink my summer wardrobe. I’m sick of wearing leggings or exercise capris.
2. When we decided to stay in the city we knew we’d most likely decide to send Raffi to private school one day. I had no idea it was so expensive. How do people afford it?
3. Trying to put a clown nose on a 10 month old for a fun photo is impossible. Every time I snuck it on he ripped it off immediately to try and eat it. We decided to just use a regular happy photo for his 1st birthday circus party invitations.
4. I’m obsessed with planning Raffi’s party. I’m baking his cake. If you know me you know I can cook but I can’t bake. I am SO excited. I sent a friend a really long, rambling email asking for help. I’m so clueless with cakes and frosting, but you bet his cake will be amazing. I’m doing a test drive in 2 weeks if anyone is looking for cake samples.
5. Can you believe that I’ve already lived in Philadelphia for 3 years? I love visiting Rhode Island, but the more time passes the less it feels like home. I wish I could bring my home and neighborhood with me when I visit so I could feel great while I’m there. I feel like a different person when I’m living out of a suitcase in someone else’s home while trying not to leave my footprint. It’s hard not to leave footprints when it seems that Raffi’s toys explode in any room we are in.
6. Raffi and I leave for RI in 6 days. It is going to be like a big family reunion. Several family members from overseas are visiting at the same time. We have big plans for the beach, clam chowder, and hopefully a cooking adventure or two.
7. I really miss peanut butter. I know it’s selfish to say that because Raffi has an allergy, but I miss it every day. I wake up lost and unsure what to eat for breakfast. Most days I’m eating two huge bowls of cereal (which leaves me hungry 2 hours later) or 2 eggs with cheese (which keeps me too full for too long). Hopefully we’ll be able to try almond butter soon, and if it’s a success I’ll start having toast with almond butter.
8. My train for BlogHer leaves tomorrow afternoon, and while I’m looking forward to learning a lot and connecting with others, I’m equally excited for 2 nights without my human alarm clock. I’ll miss him but not the 5:45 AM wakeups.
9. I am really excited for fall – sweatpants and hot tea and apple picking and leaves crunching under my feet.
10. This post was inspired by Tuesday Things.