I sometimes find myself asking out loud, ‘Where’ve you been all my life?

Kinda like a new friend you bond with who GETS that sometimes you just want to order dessert all for yourself and NOT split it, I’ve discovered an appreciation for some new favorites. Some aren’t necessarily new things, but for whatever reason, I just caught on.

Now I can’t get enough.

It’s like finding jeans in your size, and wanting to buy 8 pair in the possible chance that you’ll never again have dressing room success. So in no particular order, here are my new faves:

Baseball. America’s favorite pasttime, so it’s not like I just discovered that the sport exists, however I’ve grown to love it. I played softball when I was younger, so I’ve liked it enough. But, now I love it. We’ve had a summer of baseball, family baseball games in the backyard, many trips to the Indians games, and even a daytrip to the Cincinnati Reds. Fun times.

Cake Boss. The TLC show that follows a bakery dealing with stressful moments, dropped cakes, and mishaps. I love to bake but this takes it to a whole new level. I no longer dread Mondays. Even Greg is hooked.

The bread pudding at Kelties restaurant, in Westfield. Went there with a girlfriend recently, and went back with my mother…just for the dessert. It’s that good.

My husband’s visors. If he wears a hat, it’s usually a baseball hat. But it was a summer of visors, and I think he looks super cute.

Watching Greg and Hayden give each other a kiss. My four-year-old came up with this a couple of months ago, starting with a big pucker, and backing way up for a running start. Usually by the time they reach each other, they’re both giggling and have to start over. And over. And over again.

And that’s five.