1. Today I walked into a conversation between my manager and one of the sales guys re: dads. Good dads, bad dads, any dads at all. And I lost interest immediately. As I stood there, I could feel my happy-o-meter quickly plummeting. Then the conversation turned to diabetes; Manager's husband and Sales Guy's daughter have both recently been diagnosed with diabetes. I heard about pumps, blood sugar monitors, options for this, options for that, and [omg] the costs involved. And I said a silent prayer, thanking God that my daughter hasn't had any serious health problems. We've been so lucky. She gets a runny nose here and there, and has an incessant cough (that doesn't really seem to signify much, by the way), but she's pretty healthy. Good thing: my little family is healthy.
2. I got my hair cut this week. (I know, right? the things that get me excited these days...) My stylist Kristin is awesome. Last summer I found this amazing little hippie-chic salon called Honore, and it's right downtown in a totally fabulous old-school Kzoo building on the Mall. And Kristin has sort of a special connection to Sol. Aside from Sol's ridonkulous father, Kristin was the first one to know I was pregnant. It's funny what you tell your hairdresser, isn't it? So Kristin has been there from the very beginning, and she was crazy supportive. And I don't mind raving about my daughter to her, especially while I'm getting a haircut (or the 10-min scalp/neck massage that Kristen throws in, complete with delish-smelling Aveda oil). Oh, and Kristin uses Number 4 hair products. Which are TO DIE FOR. And during the haircut we discussed setting up an appointment to color my hair. Something fun. Like peek-a-boo blue highlights. Your thoughts?
3. On Tuesday I got to patronize one of my fave establishments: the Kalamazoo Beer Exchange. (are you sick of hearing about it yet?) I met my friends Jonathan and Drew for dinner, and we made tentative plans for wine tasting in November. They promised to wear ascots and speak with a British accent. Um, sign me up. (I think I'll be a young filly from old Southern money... my friends Jess and Steph can vouch for my talent in Southern accents.)
4. Fridays are $0.49 bagels at the Big Apple Bagels just down the street. Nuff said.
6. My friend Joleen moved out of Kalamazoo for about 5-6 weeks. She's coming back in about a month. I have a paper-chain countdown in my office to help me keep track of just how close we are to her return. Annnnd the best part is: I get to explain that to everyone who stops in my office and asks about my "Christmas chain."
|Joleen's paper chain.|
Yes, those are photos of my daughter.
And colored pushpins.
And the one good song for today:
"House by the Sea" by Iron & Wine. Enjoy :)