My beloved husband is off at a car dealership right now- he called about an hour ago to let me know that he bagged the prey- after much negotiating, he got the slightly used car that we've been test driving and looking at on the Internet. And he got a decent trade-in value for my car, which is great, since we only have one parking spot and neither of us has time right now to deal with trying to sell a car.
I'm really excited about our new car. It is big enough for the baby and its stuff, and it has some fun gadgets that will keep Daniel happy. I drove the car yesterday and really liked it. But I'm still sad today about the thought of not seeing my nice little car anymore. It's been such a wonderful, reliable car. I bought it in grad school, and it's faithfully transported me through many adventures since then. And it's weird to be replacing my poor grad student car with a family car. A family car that will soon be driving around a baby. My baby.
We have had a productive day overall- we hit a big consignment sale this morning and got a ton of stuff- some baby clothes, some maternity dresses, a bobby cover, safety latches, a sleep positioner, a diaper bag for Daniel to carry, a crib bedding set ($20!), and a few cute Classic Pooh things. Everything for $78. We were pretty proud of our accomplishments.
Now I have to go get ready for my birthday party tonight. I get to see my friends AND eat cake! What an evening!