Raymond, the temporary victor, holding a Thermos Funtainer.
A wedding pic from 05/30/2009.
This bottle. It’s possible that you could go 34 years of your life and never understand how important a water bottle is. Then your almost 4 year old and 1.5 year old show you by waging vicious battles over the one in question, a Thermos FUNtainer (the name in question the vilest of ironies, since very little has been FUN for you since you bought one). Why are these so FUN for children? I guess maybe because you push a button to open the top and can immediately drink through the straw. Then you get to close the lid with a satisfying lack of fuss. But what do I know? I’m the dumb dumb who thought it would be okay to buy only one water bottle (and then had to buy a second one from Amazon).
This summer fruit. We’ve been on a delicious fruit streak and I’m feeling pretty good about it. Somehow the peaches we bought from the store were in the ripe range from the get-go and only got better after sitting on our counter for a couple of days. The strawberries, watermelon, and cantaloupe have also been delicious. I can’t wait until our garden tomatoes are done and then I’ll be eating one of those—sliced and salted—every day.
This article with enemies-to-lovers recommendations. One day I had an epiphany: I can trace my love of enemies-to-lovers romances back to L. M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables. Gilbert and Anne. *slaps myself to bring me back to the present. Check this article out for enemies-to-lovers recs.
This restaurant. My husband and I celebrated 10 years of marriage last week (!) by having a not-so-very-fun dinner at one of our favorite restaurants, Cinco Amigos. The food and service were amazing; the 1.5 year old who went temporarily crazy (or as some of you more charitable readers might say, went temporarily toddler) was not quite as enjoyable. But it was still lovely to (ignore how I was holding a queso-splattered napkin against my irritable toddler’s belly and shoving his ravenous mouth full of rice and beans and) look over the table at my wonderful husband—whom I love more every day.
Other Things I’m Loving: how much Sam loves hearing mine and Dan’s stories of life before kids and then repeats details to us. Going to the park for long walks and then playing soccer. Taking care of our plants at night. Hearing Raymond say “move, Hagrid,” when the dog is in his way.