Anyone who shares my sentiments about the marketing of essential oils may really appreciate this humorous video.
Some friends showed it to me at a party over the weekend, and watching it was so cathartic! It takes so many of my feelings and just expresses them perfectly in such a fantastic and hilarious way :)
I keep re-discovering just how cool Jane Austen is.
After years of being terrified of it, I finally picked up and read Mansfield Park, and totally fell in love with the story and the character of Fanny Price. After reading the book, I binge-watched the entire Youtube series From Mansfield with Love in the span of just a couple days. I then also read another Austen-related book which was pretty good (a literature post is coming to the blog soon, no worries!). Jane Austen is wonderful. And for any of y'all who are fans of the BBC Pride and Prejudice miniseries, I highly recommend that you read this article about Mr. Darcy's Shirt, which is completely hilarious :)
On Tuesday, I talked about how other people whom I don't really know have shared joy and excitement about the little boy who is swimming in my belly-and then things got even more epic.
Just a few hours after posting this blog, my doorbell rang. Lo and behold, another woman at my apartment complex-who I met just a few weeks ago-stood there with a bag of brand-new baby clothes which she had purchased! Not only that, but this woman is moving out of the apartment complex this week. So, she has plenty going on in her life. Still, she made the time to buy an adorable gift for our baby-and then she took the time to hunt around the complex to find our apartment. Seriously, I am so overwhelmed at the beauty, thoughtfulness, and goodness of other people!
Whenever the warm months of summer draw near, if my hair is long at all, it starts to drive me crazy.
But, my husband is awesome and a lifesaver, and at my request he hacked off my long locks! I have been so much happier with my long hair gone, especially as life with a newborn child draws near-because I will not have time or motivation to swirl and braid my hair in fancy updos! My husband had never cut my hair before, so it was a very exciting adventure. I think it's pretty funny that, ever since I got my haircut, the following conversation has happened multiple times:
Other Person: You got a haircut?!?! It looks great!
Me: Thanks! Yes, my husband cut it for me.
Other Person: Really???? Oh my goodness, you are so brave and have a lot of trust. I wouldn't dare let my husband/boyfriend cut my hair ever!!!!
Personally, though, I wasn't terrified to let Jacob cut my hair. He's a meticulous, detail-oriented person, and I knew that it would turn out at least decently well. Plus, how am I supposed to trust my husband with the Very Important Job of getting me to Heaven if I can't trust him to put a pair of scissors to my hair?
Do you want to feel like royalty while watching a movie?
Check out the Balcony at the Warren (this is not a sponsored post, I just have to rave about the experience for a minute). My husband was out of town for Mother's Day weekend, and he wanted to take me out on a date to see Captain America: Civil War when he got back. So, on Saturday evening we drove down to Moore (the land of tornadoes). My husband had been told about the Balcony experience, and on this very special date, he wanted to pamper me.
|Sitting on my soft throne, looking down on the "peasants" below. |
As they consumed their buckets of popcorn and pop from paper cups,
I was enjoying my restaurant-quality dinner, and others
by me were daintily sipping alcohol out of wine glasses.
I got a new bottle in the mail!!!!!!
It's the small things in life, people ;) Last summer, I got obsessed with drinking water, and this enthusiasm only continued to grow once I got pregnant. But refilling my pathetic little 20 oz. bottle at least 6 times a day was starting to get old. Ever since I obtained a new bottle, I've only had to refill it a handful of times each day. So much time and physical effort of frolicking off to the faucet is being saved!
|Old Bottle is on the right, New Bottle is on the left.|
A couple of nights ago, I went into the library because I had some books that were due. I also remembered that I had requested (through inter-library loan) a book or two, which should have been waiting on the "Holds" shelf for me. But, before I sauntered over to the Holds shelf, I decided to grab "just a couple" other books. After all, I'm re-reading the Anne of Green Gables books and needed to grab a copy of book 5, and then there was also this other book that I heard about recently which I might as well pick up while I was thinking about it, right? And finally, after my hands are full of books, I walk to pick up my one or two inter-library loans...and there were four books waiting for me! I guess I lost track of how many I requested. Jenny (who just had a baby!) recently wrote about "Signs that your kids read way too much," and it's kind of scary how many of those still apply to me long after my childhood. I guess I'll just use the excuse that all of this is "comfort reading" to help me keep calm as I prepare for childbirth ;)
Well, everyone, there you have it! Seven completely random bits and pieces of my life. I hope that you all have a stellar weekend!