I know my blogging has been sporadic at best! So this is for my friend, Heather, who assures me that I really do have thoughts worth sharing with the world. My day-to-day life as a SAHM is pretty quiet and routine, and nothing super exciting has happened around here lately, but my little boy really is worth talking about so I will use him as a catalyst for other random musings.
2. I went to a couponing workshop in August and have since re-entered the magical and frustrating world of couponing. I feel like my goal is to attack and conquer CVS every Sunday. It is so strategic for me that when I approach the register and get $1347 worth of merchandise for $.07 (slight exaggeration), I feel like I am cheating the system and might get in trouble! Grocery store coupons are more tedious and have become the bane of my existence. I am still working on conquering that arena. Jay is happy that I'm at least attempting this!
3. Today is the first day in Greenwood that I've had to wear close-toed shoes in about 5 months. Everyone's facebook statuses talk about jumping for joy over boots, pumpkin spice anything, apples, and leaves. I LOVE SUMMER and I always will. I get so sad just thinking about the warm weather ending. I even love the stifling heat. Summer clothes are so much easier for me than winter. I had to give myself a pep talk just to get dressed this morning in three-quarter length sleeves and boots. I'M NOT READY. And for the record, I don't like pumpkin or spiced anything. Am I the only one in this boat???
4. My parents are coming here in 2 weeks. I CAN'T WAIT. Even after five years of living away far, far away, I am not used to it. Having Jonah really has made it more difficult to be away from them. A friend of mine once said that she thought that my family was "obsessed with each other," which she meant as a compliment and I chose to see it that way as well. We love each other and they are all pretty nuts (Do you like how I switched from "we" to "they" in that statement? I am definitely the most "normal" and they would all agree.) so I think "obsessed" is a pretty good description. Plus, my mom in particular is more than obsessed with Jonah.
5. My sweet boy has started to love two of my favorite things: cuddling and reading. He's always been cuddly to a certain point, but now he buries his face in my neck several times a day and just stays for a little while. And now we read together in his room a couple of times a day. He will hold both sides of the book just like he's reading it himself and smiles at the pages (and licks them, of course). He definitely has favorite books, which is fun for me to see.
P.S. Our little giant still won't crawl and shows no interest in moving anywhere. We have bribed him with toys/food/Mommy/Daddy out of his reach, but he does not care in the least. Any tips for us? We sometimes stand him up and let him hold on to the couch/coffee table/chair by himself and he'll stand there as long as we let him with no problem, but no crawling to be seen!