For example: I've started taking B-Complex, as an experiment. We'll see if it improves mood/energy/metabolism. I'm guessing I should take it in the morning, instead of in the evening with the rest of my vitamins.
Also: Paul purchased and installed a new toilet seat. The old one was worn down to the wood in places from the potty-training seat we've had installed since 2001. It is so nice to have a brand-new shiny white seat. I think the screws need to be loosened, though, because when I put down the toilet seat the lid came slamming down with it.
And: I gave Henry his first haircut. (My left hand is curled oddly because I'm collecting hair for the baby book.)
We put TV on to distract him, can you tell? I think I cut his hair too short, but Paul likes it.
I also gave haircuts to all the other boys, including Paul. I don't like to cut hair but I CAN, and it saved us $60 plus tip, not to mention the tremendous hassle of bringing everyone in carefully-planned shifts to the barber shop. I plan to siphon that $60 out of the budget without mentioning it to anyone, so let me know if you think of any good little luxury products to spend it on.
Now who is going to cut MY hair? It needs it badly. You know how some cuts grow out into a series of different styles, and other cuts grow out into something that looks like you haven't had a haircut since high school? My last cut was the latter.
I bought some Tide with Febreze. It cost more than any laundry detergent I've ever bought, so all I can say is it better be GREAT. I'm still not happy with the way our laundry smells, even though Paul cleaned the drain pipe on the washer and said in a nauseated tone of voice that that did appear to be the source of the problem. I suspect there's lingering scent residue on the clothes.
And I bought a refill for the long-empty Glade Plug-in, because our house is really smelling like Cat, and that's not a situation likely to change in, er, natural ways for a few more years. I know some of you are all ANTI-TOXINS and so forth, but it sure smells nicer now. Like
I found Elizabeth some dinosaur sheets. They're really cute. I bought them at the same place where I didn't buy the $300 dollhouse headboard, and at $11 they were an easier decision to make. I've looked at dinosaur sheets for her before, but they always look kind of....um, ugly. These sheets are nicer: an antiquey/vintage look, and the dinosaurs are more like pastel watercolor sketches. I wish I could find a photo online, because that doesn't sound very pretty. Oh! I know! They're like "classic Pooh" as opposed to "Disney Pooh."
I tried Newman's Ginger-Os, which are like Oreos made out of ginger snaps. Report: pretty good, but not causing cravings for more.
I replaced our old white-vinyl-coated shower caddy: the white vinyl had cracked and the metal underneath had rusted. It's been like that for, um....several years. I love it so much. I feel like it single-handedly remodeled our bathroom. It's just like this one, except brushed metal instead of shiny:
And Paul purchased and installed two new windowshades to replace the ones in the nursery we've been planning to replace for SEVEN YEARS. I hope it doesn't lower us in your esteem to find out what terrible, terrible procrastinators we are. This isn't some kind of isolated incident: we're like this about EVERYTHING. For example, right now I have a rear windshield wiper replacement blade sitting in the car, and I feel like I am doing really well to have already bought it, even though the rear windshield wiper blade broke only last winter when I was scraping ice. I'll get around to installing it, I WILL.