Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Tuesday! Random Updates!

Please note that the days where I choose to highlight random updates are, in themselves, random. This week: Tuesday!

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.


  1. $15 cheaper? Wow. Back in the day, Luvs were the diaper of choice. They made one style for boys and one for girls. I loved them. They weren't as bulky either. Glad they work for Caleb now (I remember those gigantic blow outs he used to have).

    Oh, I'm happy Starbucks has the latte you love. They no longer carry the iced berry chai that is like crack cocaine to me. Rats.

  2. Yes! I love that Luvs are thinner, too! I noticed that I can stash more of them in my purse!

    Bummer with the berry chai. I know that was your Kryptonite. I will mourn for you as I drink my latte ... :)

  3. I tried to do Luvs, but they just don't hold the pee smell in at all. I have a very sensitive nose...I couldn't do it. I found I was changing her diaper twice as often, which in the end, is costing the same amount of money. Hope you don't have that problem!

    Sophia's favorite toy from her 1st birthday is this ride on car with a push behind bar that has all sorts of talking buttons on it. Something like this http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2930936

  4. That's funny you mention the pee smell--I have that issue with Huggies!! I have several friends who use them and have no issue with it at all, but I can't stand it! That was my reasoning for going back to Pampers--you don't save if you have to change them twice as much! So far I haven't noticed it with the Luvs, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

    And that car is SO CUTE. Cub would love the steering wheel and the buttons. Thank you for the suggestion!!

  5. He is not old enough to be one year old! Tell him to stop!!! ;) And I so wish I could have driven by to watch your bags go blowing into the wind, and the see you scurrying about, baby on hip, to retrieve them! ;)

  6. I love Luvs. They smell fantastic! And they are soooo thin. Wonderful. Oh, and they're cheap! Fabulous! (and you can buy them at the Dollar Store! Score!) I'm with you on Huggies smelling like pee. To me, they smell like pee and cardboard. Not a good combo. BUT, I have found a new diaper of choice and it's my FAVE! I am blogging about it in the next few days. :)

    Get excited!!