Here we go:
1) I purchased Luvs diapers for the first time in a long time. My Pampers were just a bit too much of an indulgent purchase (and by "my" I mean that I bought them, not that I am the wearer) and while Luvs were always a guaranteed leaky product when Cub was smaller, they have proven to be leak-proof this time around. And a Luvs pack of 108 was FIFTEEN DOLLARS CHEAPER than a pack of 98 Pampers. They were even cheaper than the Target brand (on sale). Score!
2) Pumpkin Spice Latte. Mmmm. Soon: Gingerbread Latte. Mmmm.
3) In an effort to help the environment (and, um, save money because our local grocery store rewards you for using them ...) I actually stopped in the produce section yesterday at the grocery store, turned around, and went back to my car to get my reusable bags after accidentally forgetting them. It was a blustery day and I struggled to open the car door and grab them. I stuffed them in my cart with Cub in tow, and a huge gust of wind came and started blowing them out. I frantically scrambled to collect them and once collected, I breathlessly secured Cub back in the cart, and hoisted my way back into the grocery store. I was going to save that dollar, dang it.
4) Happy fall! Today is the first day of fall, right?
5) Cub had instant oatmeal for the first time this morning. Survey says: YES.
6) My husband and I are debating what to purchase Cub for his first birthday, which is less than a month away oh my gosh. We are tossing around some ideas. Any ideas out there in Internet land? We have a pretty good idea of what we want to get him, but ideas are welcome, too. :)
7) Speaking of his first birthday, I finally got the invitations out! Yay!
8) I need to go to our local pumpkin patch and take his one year pics.
9) Ooo, our play group should go to the pumpkin patch together, soon!
10) (Mental note: Write "e-mail play group" on To-Do list for today.)
11) These rainy days that usher in fall always remind me of a passage from Robert Frost's My November Guest: "... these dark days of autumn rain are beautiful as days can be ..." Unfortunately, his "November Guest" is Sorrow and the poem is truly a bit sad, although one might assume that Frost secretly admires the change of season by the end of the poem.
12) I'm a nerd.
13) I am going to leave you with My November Guest. Even though it is only September.
My Sorrow, when she's here with me,
Thinks these dark days of autumn rain
Are beautiful as days can be;
She loves the bare, the withered tree;
She walks the sodden pasture lane.
Her pleasure will not let me stay.
She talks and I am fain to list:
She's glad the birds are gone away,
She's glad the simple worsted grey
Is silver now with clinging mist.
The desolate, deserted trees,
The faded earth, the heavy sky,
The beauties she so truly sees,
She thinks I have no eye for these,
And vexes me for reason why.
Not yesterday I learned to know
The love of bare November days
Before the coming of the snow,
But it were vain to tell her so,
And they are better for her praise.
14) Have a lovely day.