You know what is surprisingly similar to going through the Dunkin' Donuts drive-through and getting a flavored coffee and two doughnuts? Having coffee with flavored creamer and two slices of bread with Nutella. It SOUNDS like a sad sorry substitute, but it doesn't FEEL that way, and I can't believe how similar Nutella-bread is to doughnuts (Elizabeth, sniffing my breakfast: "I know that smell! It's DOUGHNUTS!!").
The initial investment is larger (I paid $6 for a bag of Dunkin' Donuts coffee grounds, $3 for a jar of Nutella, and $3.50 for a thing of flavored coffee creamer, all at Target), but the ingredients last for many servings and it's easier to go back for second helpings without the drive-through girl saying "Back again so soon?" in a tone that's hard to put a finger on but isn't quite nice. Plus: no children in the back seats begging for doughnuts, no trying to figure out how to order the amount of cream and sugar I like ("Last time I said regular? and that was a little too much. So could I have, like, 75% of regular?"), and no using up a paper bag, a paper doughnut-grabber, several paper napkins, and a paper cup (I am practically NURSING BABY SEALS BACK TO HEALTH AND HAPPINESS by staying home).
I think I'll start doing some of the cleaning updates on Twitter. I get so excited to tell you all the latest, but when I went down to the pantry for a new thing of coffee creamer this morning, and I threw away the fat-free kind I bought 2-3 years ago and rarely use and the huge tub of unflavored kind Paul got me by mistake that I kept thinking I might mix with Nesquik or something but never did, I wasn't sure my excitement over those two little pitch-outs was worth, like, a POST. Though I see that didn't stop me from posting two paragraphs about my breakfast.
Gift ideas for an 8-year-old, part 2 of 2 - Last week I talked about the gifts we were getting/considering for Edward, who is turning 8 next month. This week it’s Elizabeth’s turn: not “girl gifts,” ...