… to not scrimping on toilet paper. Don’t buy the cheap stuff!
… to shoe repair
… to sometimes choosing comfort over cost (in our case, setting the winter thermostat a few degrees higher, oil costs be damned!)
… to naps
… to reading the Travelzoo e-mails even though you know darn well you’re not taking any fabulous vacations in the near (or even not-so-near) future
… to stalking friends’ baby and wedding registries (live vicariously, I say!)
… to sometimes facing the 6am sleepies because you were up way too late reading a great book
… small, everyday kindnesses
… to air fresheners – this includes scented candles (I know, blasphemy!)
… to silk flowers (with rare exceptions)
… to fake sugars
… to Tom Brady – I’m supposed to like him, but I just don’t. And I think he looks like Lurch from The Addams Family:
… to fake butters
… to most commercials whose demographic is 25-34 year-old males
… to baby/kid books that are shorter than the blurbs on their back covers (and while I’m at it, I am also firmly against the terrible, stumbling rhymes found in way too many kiddo books – moth/move? flush/whoosh? Argh!)
… those weird cotton tops that look beaded, tie-dyed, and printed all at once. Overload.
… any color diamonds other than clear.