The Presidential Primaries
75% of my free time has been taken up by following the presidential primary race. I’ve watched every debate, listened to every podcast I can get my hands on, and have read many articles analyzing the race, the candidates, the voters, and the issues. I’m really excited to follow the Iowa caucuses on Monday. I’m also planning to get my absentee ballot from Ohio (shhh, don’t tell, I’m still registered there).
Finding the Perfect Neighborhood
We are pretty set on moving out of our condo this summer, but don’t have an idea of where we can live instead. There are two great communities with walkable downtowns that we really like – but they are about a 40 minute commute for Mike and one of them has pretty limited, expensive housing. Adding 1.5 hours to his work days isn’t ideal, but neither is living somewhere we can’t easily walk to things. (I’m obsessed with walkability, yes.)
Our Latex Mattress
I mentioned that we got a new mattress for Gabe from SleepOnLatex and told you I’d update you on how it feels. I’m kind of a cheapskate when it comes to most things, but I’m a total convert to this mattress (It’s the 9″ medium). It’s INCREDIBLE. Mike and I both sneak into their room when we want to take a nap because the mattress is by far the best mattress in our house now. I only wish we hadn’t just bought our king sized mattress last fall, because I want to sleep on this every night! As for the price, it’s more than I’ve ever spent on a mattress, but for something we spend a third of our days in, it’s totally worth it to make this a splurge item for me. (Plus, a good nights’ sleep can affect the rest of our day.) I never really felt a difference between mattresses, to be honest. Until this one. (Talking about it makes me want to go crawl in his bed for a nap right now.)
My Electric Toothbrush
I get a generous gift card from my in-laws every year (thanks, guys!) and I spent some of it on this toothbrush, these brush heads, and this toothpaste (SLS free – important to avoid canker sores). It makes brushing my teeth more enjoyable and easier. I also think it might be making them whiter? (I can’t use Crest white strips anymore because sensitive teeth, so I’m trying this!)