again, various updates

September 22, 2015

1.  I vow that the next post I write will be more focused.

2.  A needs new shoes.  I am considering getting her some Mini Melissas, especially if I can find them on sale.   Anyone know if they wear well and how sizing runs?

3.  I decided that I miss getting magazines in the mail, and subscribed to:

Real Simple
Runner’s World
Women’s Running
Cooking Light

Am I crazy?  Does anyone else still get actual magazines?  I fear that the issues will just pile up, but nothing makes me happier than getting mail that isn’t just bills and the cost-per-jolt of happiness is actually quite low when you buy yearly subscriptions.

4.  I discovered that there are apps that compile all of the TV shows you follow and let you know when episodes air!  (This makes me immeasurably happy for some reason, even though I watch about 5 shows total.)

5.  Apparently now there are “light phones” that you can use to avoid using your smartphone.  Say, for weekends.  I find this somewhat intriguing, somewhat sad, and somewhat funny.  And I sort of want one.

6.  I have now been “un-paleo” for about a month.  I am pretty sure I will remain this way.

More tomorrow.  I really (REALLY) do want to post more regularly, and I have many things I’d like to write about.  However, I will leave you with one more find: new fave pens!  These are amazing because they are sort of a hybrid between highlighters and felt-tip pens.  They are great for color coding things in planners (because OF COURSE) and really do come in pleasing, non-eye-straining hues.


  • Reply Josh March 10, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    Get Harpers, Nat Geo, and The Atlantic. All very good monthly magazines.

  • Reply keyalus March 10, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    I’ve been reading your blog for a few years and never commented. And the thing to bring me out of lurkdom would be Mini Melissas. 🙂 I’m only slightly obsessed. They generally run a size larger than my daughter’s normal size. She is a 7 now and our 8s fit great with socks. Our 7s fit well but not for much longer and not with socks/tights. I don’t have any "Zigs" the style pictured, but our animal ones have held up pretty well. And she loves them. And they are cute and they really smell good!

  • Reply Laura Vanderkam March 10, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    I subscribe to a ton of print magazines. I like getting them in the mail, they’re cheap, and they’re a low-energy way to spend evening downtime. I subscribe to some I don’t read, but the ones I do read include The Economist, Runner’s World, Oxygen (you might like that one), Shape, Women’s Health, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Redbook, Cooking Light, O, Real Simple, and probably others but I can’t remember. Sometimes I accidentally let subscriptions lapse and then it takes me a while to notice.

  • Reply Tyra March 10, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    That phone is such an awesome idea! I used to leave my phone home a bit more often (like when I went for a run) but now that I have a son I feel like I need to be contacted quickly (if I’m away from him) or be able to make calls etc in case of emergency. Having a second phone like this would be amazing, I would keep it separate from my iPhone and only give the number to my family.

    I used to subscribe to a few running magazines, but they end up just repeating the same articles over and over again so I cancelled them.

    My absolute favourite pens are Sakura Pigma Micron – not for highlighting but for writing in different colours. They’re very pretty!

  • Reply Erica S March 10, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    I love magazines. We used to subscribe to many (Runners World, Self, Cooking Light, Men’s Health, Reason, and Martha Stewart) but I let our subscriptions go a few years ago. I was actually telling Dan I’m going to start asking for magazine subscriptions for my birthday – I really want to start getting Runners World, Time or The Atlantic, and Southern Living regularly. I also want a good fashion/women’s magazine that is not brainless. I often get Marie claire at the airport but not sure if I want to commit.

    Those Mini Melissa shoes are cute! I’ve never heard of them, this must be one of the joys of being a mom to a girl! I’ve been looking at them on Zappo’s this morning while I drink coffee before my run – they look both adorable and durable!

    Nice pens! I’ve been meaning to ask – don’t you have a favorite kind of pen that has multiple inks in it? Like a 4 color pen? I actually searched your blog for it a few months ago because I want some for work, but I couldn’t find it even though I remember you talking about it once, haha

  • Reply Linda March 10, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    My daughter loves her mini melissa shoes. She has the kitty ones and she wears a 10 in these and 10.5 – 11 in most other shoes. You don’t want to leave "room to grow" in these or they flop around too much. The only issue is because they are all plastic my daughter’s feet get super sweaty. I consider these just a fun cute pair of shoes, but we don’t wear them for trips to the park, etc.

  • Reply Caryn March 10, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    How about Highlights High Five for A.

  • Reply Young March 10, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    Those shoes look amazing. I have never heard of mini melissas but definitely need to check them out now for my lil one.
    Since you are not strict Paleo anymore, I’d love to see a what-I-ate in a day type post to see how your meals/snacks have changed. And what you are carrying in your diaper bag nowadays (if you’re even still carrying a diaper bag, that is)!
    I had a subscription to TIME for a while but I couldn’t keep up with all the mailings. I do prefer reading a real magazine or book lately to a digital one. Feels much more satisfying and less draining somehow.

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