1. I love eyeliner. My makeup isn’t complete unless I’ve applied it. For years I’ve been using a basic black eyeliner pencil, but the last couple of years, I’ve noticed that throughout the day it rubs off on my right eye. I don’t touch it, but I guess my eyes are getting…saggier, or something. Enter liquid eyeliner in pencil form! Basically an eyeliner pen. No more rubbing off by noon! So happy. It’s the little things.
2. Today is the first official day of Summer. I can’t wait to spend the next couple of months at the pool or splashing around in the backyard in D’s baby pool. Body image issues be damned, I’ll be getting out there in a swim suit occasionally too.
3. Instagram now has video! You can follow my Instagram adventures at instagram.com/missliz27. I’m sure I’ll use it more than my poor, neglected Vine account.
4. I just read a tragic local story about a parent leaving a 1 year old in a car, who later died from the heat. And upon reading the comments left by people, I’m not so sure I like that everything is “social” and open for people’s opinions. But on a somewhat related note, I thought I’d point out that when it’s hot outside, we always start the car and turn on the AC to cool it down before we put baby D in his car seat. We also always touch the little metal parts on his restraints to make sure they’re not too hot to touch should they graze his skin when we’re buckling him in. Maybe we’re over cautious but when I read about accidents like that, I’m so glad we are. I hope that neither of us would ever leave our child alone in the car, but at least if something like that were to happen – or say we accidentally locked him and the keys in the car, which we’ve witnessed happen to our cousin at Christmas a couple of years ago – I’d like to believe that the car would be running with the AC on until we could free him. Accidents happen all the time, but they’re so much more tragic when they’re preventable. So sad.
5. On a MUCH happier note, one of my best friends had her second baby (another boy!) on Wednesday and last night, we stopped by the hospital to bring her a little gift and get in on some baby snuggles. I’m amazed how relatively easy her labor and delivery went, and I swear she looked like she could’ve slipped on a pair of her pre-baby jeans and walked right out of there, no problem. (A little jealous about that!) We’re firmly in that stage of our lives where all of our friends are having babies (some for the second and third time) and it’s just so cool to see people we’ve known pre-kids become a real family. Ourselves included.