Friday, January 6, 2012

7 Quick Takes [1.6.12]

1. My brother just called to ask if he and a girlfriend can babysit our kids on Tuesday.  I can barely contain my excitement.  Yay for people who love our kids!  And also yay for breastpumps and bottles!  What should we do?!  Where should we go?!  What movie should we see?!

2. My new favorite song is The Walk by Mayer Hawthorne.  The lyrics have absolutely nothing to do with my life and there's even a few naughty words in there.  But I can't help it.  I just love the sound of it.  I blare it in the car all the time.  It's now on the radio here and there but thanks to my music-loving husband I can say that I was listening to it way before it was popular.  He does that a lot.  Makes me listen to new artists, new songs and then a few months later, boom, I hear it on the radio.  He's cool like that.

My husband is also making me watch The Bachelor this season.  I know that sounds like a sarcastic statement, and I even kind of wish it were, but I'm really saying that with a straight face.  We didn't watch last season of The Bachelorette because neither of us were big fans of Ashley during Brad's season.  But my DVR went ahead and recorded the first episode of The Bachelor on Monday without my knowledge to which Brian replied, "YES!"  At first I thought he was kidding but he explained he loves watching the girls cry, fight and make fools of themselves.  He loves counting the number of times they say the word "amazing" or "for the right reasons."  Pure comedy.  If you remember, he was my guest blogger way back when Jake was the bachelor.  I remember it fondly because my readership went through the roof.  He's always stealing my thunder like that.  I have to agree though.  I think watching The Bachelor makes me feel like a better person.  Kind of like how watching Supernanny makes me feel like a better parent.

  I think I mentioned in a previous post that Brian gave me a Kindle Fire for Christmas.  At first I was unsure.  But now I think I kind of love it.  I had been going through a serious drought when it came to reading other blogs but I'm easing back into it thanks to the Fire. Now I can easily do all my reading on the couch while nursing, at the kitchen table while drinking my coffee, or comfortably in bed before I go to sleep.  I am also loving all the children's picture books.  The illustrations look so vibrant on the screen and I like that some of the stories are interactive.

5.  One of the things I read on my Fire last night before I fell asleep was this blog post on Why Skim Milk Will Make You Fat and Give You Heart Disease.  I was very intrigued by what the author had to say.  When I cook I always use real butter and cream but I only drink skim milk.  My kids, however, only drink whole milk.  I shared the article with Brian and we agreed we would give this theory a shot.  The only problem is that I find that I like the taste of skim milk better.  Does anyone else have this problem?  Tonight at dinner I mixed my glass half with skim milk and half with whole milk.  It was OK.  It'll definitely take some getting used to.

6.  I went to my first yoga class post pregnancy on Wednesday night and it was AH-MAZ-ING! (I say that and I'm not even a contestant on The Bachelor.)  Prior to getting pregnant with Katherine I was serious about my yoga practice.  I went at least once a week; usually two or three.  But then morning sickness hit and I just never got back into it.  Now that Katherine is here and my life is nothing short of a three-ring circus, it was the perfect time to dust off my mat.  I went to a new studio a mom friend of mine opened.  It was an hour and a half of yoga and meditation by candlelight.  I can hear you all sighing right now, right?  It was exactly what I needed to bring peace to my mind and body.  If you're in the area and available on Wednesday nights, give me a call and we'll go together.  You won't regret it!

7. OK, seriously, Tuesday night.  I have two babysitters!  What should we do?!  Brian says dinner followed by Mission: Impossible.  What do you think?

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