Here is a smattering of what life in our house has been like lately…
February was a tough month, and we bid it farewell quite happily. March has been warm and beautiful so far, all three days of it. I opened my window the morning, and heard the coo of a dove, which always makes my heart sigh. Snow is supposed to roll in tonight though, from what I hear. So I’ll be enjoying my open windows until the front blows in, and then pulling on my wool socks and warm sweater until warm weather decides to visit again.
I had lunch with my cousin a while ago, and she sent me home with a slew of things for Babybug, including a book called Goodnight Gorilla. She doesn’t know that I secretly enjoy reading children’s books myself, and that, if I had my way, Steven would read me a story before bed every night. Paying the bills always pulls me back into reality. Why do I have to be an adult anyway?
She also sent me home with a couple of cupcakes to share with Steven, to celebrate Sam’s birthday. Have I ever mentioned that I have the sweetest family?
Thank you, Hallie.
Baby continues to grow like a healthy little weed. At my most recent ultrasound, the tech mentioned that he’s in the 54th percentile for growth. He is kicking and rolling around like crazy, and likes to put on a show when his Daddy puts his hand on my belly. The other day, I was laying on the couch, talking on the phone, and I could see my belly jumping up and down. June is coming up so quickly. I have 16(ish) weeks left in this pregnancy.
I am having a blast with all my nesting projects–one of which is shampooing the carpets. I wanted to post this picture because 1) I have no shame and 2) it’s just like the steam vac commercials where the lady vacuums a stripe of white in her nasty, dingy carpet. And you think, Gah how could she have let it get that bad? Now I know how she let it get that bad. She probably had a husband, like mine, who works with his hands, comes home covered in marble and granite dust, and cannot (and, eventually I decided after just a few months of marriage, should not) be bothered to take off his boots after a long, grueling day at work.
Does this not make you want to own a steam vac?
Steven checks my bookmarked recipe blogs every morning before he goes to work, and leaves them up on the computer as a subtle hint that I should cook them. Don’t tell him, but I think it’s kind of cute. One recipe that he has opened and left up for me several times is on his favorite recipe site, the Pioneer Woman. The man is a big fan of mushrooms, and they seem to be PW’s specialty along with butter, beef, and all things cowboy food. I finally got around to making it for lunch today, and three times, it got a stuffed-mouth, “This is really good.” I had to agree. The recipe is for mushroom and spinach quesadillas. PW calls for fontina and goat cheese, but I kept it simple and used cheeses that are always stocked in my fridge: mozzarella and parmesan. What can I say? We’re Walmart people. I also used whole wheat tortillas, which were plenty scrumptious.
So that is March in our house, so far. I am going to try to blog more often because I think it’s fun and sort of therapeutic, but mostly about mundane things like cooking and pictures of nesting projects that only those who know me would find interesting. It’s just one of those seasons, I think. I do have a fun request for you though. I have acquired so many random readers over the few years I have blogged on WordPress. It’s fun to see in my site tracking how many readers visit, but I can’t tell who you are. I would love to have you say “hey” in the comments. Tell me who you are, what part of the country you are from, and any other fun tidbit you would like to add. Happy March everyone!