*These cookies (above), which my dear friend Josie brought me all the way from London. I love them almost as much as I love Josie. Work is so much more fun with these Hob Nobs at my side. I have been addicted to these things ever since my days studying abroad in London when I was in college.
*The song “Somebody That I Used to Know” by Gotye, which I have listened to all weekend long. My husband heard it on the radio, downloaded it onto my computer, and told me I would love it. He was right. He is a much better musician (guitar, singing, piano) than I am (no guitar, no singing, atrophied piano skills) but we do often enjoy the same things in a song: clever lyrics, beautiful voices, a melody that builds, and unexpected but still musical phrasing. I think we can consider it an official addition to the playlist for Book 3 (which I haven’t revealed in its entirety yet, but which also includes the song “Red” by Natalie Walker).
*The fact that my youngest little guy is now potty-trained (happy holidays to us!). For the first time in almost nine years, there are no diapers in my house. Which is a little sad, but mostly awesome for now.
*The world’s nicest babysitters, who for security reasons I shall not name here. But their names both begin with M and they are both amazing with my kids and they both are smiley and pretty and sweet and everything that is good about high school/college students today. See also: my cousins, who fall into all the same categories.
*Burt’s Bees shimmery lip gloss.
That is all for now. What do you love right this minute?