...a stack of magazines waiting to be read — something I never splurge on! (Thank you, local Borders, for offering 40% off all magazines before you close your doors for good.)
...an extra day off. Even if I don't do much of anything aside from reading, resting, daydreaming, and grocery shopping.
...a Monday full of sunshine and fresh air.
...feeling much, much better. I think my second bit of morning sickness was short-lived and have been just fine for the past few days! (Even better? I've actually felt a little hungry lately. I am seriously looking forward to when the food cravings start because I hate this seemingly shrunken stomach of mine!) Although I'm still struggling with incredibly low energy levels, I hear that the second trimester should be much better. Cheers to that!
...encouraging friends who share wisdom, wit and words of comfort.
...fresh lemons in a tall glass of ice water.
...going shopping for baby items for the first time — with my dad. He flew out for a visit this weekend (to see his dad, as well) and although the rest of the family wasn't able to be here for this quick trip, it was completely and utterly refreshing to have some time with my dad. He's one of those people that just makes me so happy, cozy and loved.
...thinking ahead to all the wonderful traditions and moments I hope to share with the wee one someday. I truly had the best childhood and I can't wait for that to spill over into the life my son or daughter.
...realizing we're just a few days away from celebrating our fifth anniversary, and I love Jay more than ever. As cheesy as it sounds, it is still completely and utterly true. Our love has changed a lot, we've been through a lot, there are certainly ups and downs — but I still look forward to coming home to him every evening, giggle at the texts he sends me, and can't imagine life with anyone but him. Marriage is a pretty amazing thing. I know there are skeptics out there, but I'm here to say that it is what you make of it. What both of you make of it.
...catching up on life (slowly, but surely).
What are some of the simple pleasures making you melty these days?
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