Recovering // From a really fun but really hectic weekend. Jose and I went on a date night to the Houston Symphony on Saturday — it was their “dollar concert” sponsored by the Houston Chronicle, so tickets were super duper cheap! (We actually spent a whopping $10/ticket, which got us seats in the 5th row!) Then went back to Jones Hall yesterday with Emma for the symphony’s annual “Day of Music.” Between that, there were all the other weekend activities and errands. I was totally exhausted by the time Sunday night rolled around! I have a tendency to forget that pregnancy really does mean I need to slow down — at least a little.
Choosing // The next book on my reading list. After listening to Gretchen Rubin on The Lively Show last week, I’m pretty sure I’m going to tackle her latest, “Better Than Before.” I’ve seen it mentioned in so many places, but have waffled because while everyone else also loved “The Happiness Project,” I found it only so-so. But her conversation with Jess Lively was so, so interesting that I think I’m sold. (I’ve actually been listening to Rubin’s own podcast lately and enjoying it, but still hadn’t been convinced to read her book. Ironic, no?)
Wondering // If I should consider getting a double stroller? They are so huge and expensive, and I do feel like Emma’s stroller days are basically over. The one big exception is walking/running. Before summer arrived and it got hot, we would walk the mile to the playground pretty regularly, with Emma riding in the Bob. Plus, walking/running after this baby arrives is important to me…enough that I wonder if a double stroller would be worth it just for that purpose.
You parents of 2+ kids out there — did you have a double stroller and if so, was it worth it?
Purging // Several various electronics, including my old (OLD) desktop computer, a couple external hard drives that no longer work, an old (OLD) iPod, and more. The one errand I absolutely wanted to do this past weekend was hit up the monthly e-recycling pickup at Ellington Field — and I did it! I added my stuff to the lovely pile you see above. Hooray for having that stuff out of the house and no longer wasting space.