Audiobook Week last week was fun but I’m glad to get back to regular posts. Hopefully this does not also mean no posts this week. I have ideas! I do! But sometimes I feel like writing a post takes so long. Seriously–why does it take me so long (I know this has nothing to do with how verbose I am…..)
Listening To: Sometimes I go on audio kicks, sometimes music kicks. I just finished listening to the very lengthy Under the Dome. I’m not entirely sure what I’ll listen to next–have you listened to any great audiobooks lately?
Eating: One of my “2013 Things” is to cook from a different cookbook each month. If you guessed that I’ve done this exactly zero months, you’d be correct. Haven’t been very adventrous in the kitchen lately–I think a lot of this is related to Elle’s picky eating–it’s just easier to make something I know she’ll eat. She loves rice so this tends to be a common dish lately. Luckily she doesn’t gripe if things are carefully hidden in the rice…
I did make this gorgeous cheesecake from scratch. The recipe called for sour cream, which I’ve never used in a cheesecake before, but it was delicious. Crust is made from gingersnaps. Yes my countertop is white. My dad and stepmom were over so I felt funny trying to take a bunch of pictures for my “food blog.” (Did I ever tell you about the time when Scott told me to take a picture of something he made so I could post it to my food blog?)
Watching: I finished my queue of Grey’s Anatomy, Smash, and Law and Order SVU so I haven’t been watching a whole lot of TV lately. I’m hoping to stockpile episodes of Under the Dome, though. Does anyone else stockpile shows to watch back to back?
Reading: I’ve finished 25 books so far this year! I know this might not sound like a lot but my goal for the entire year was 24 books. My reading and listening has been pretty evenly split this year. This month I’ve finished The Omnivore’s Dilemma, A Walk in the Woods, Under the Dome, and I’m working on Naked. Next week I’ll dive into A Prayer for Owen Meany for the Estella Society readalong and in July my friend Paxton and I will offer up a readalong for The Talisman. Dates pending.
Making: Christmas quilt!!! I have almost half the top sewn together and hope to have the rest of the top finished this week. I won’t quilt it until after I’ve finished the baby quilt (haven’t even started that one) and quilted Scott’s quilt. I’m still working on hexes but since I haven’t been watching TV in the evenings I haven’t been working on them as much. Everything is give and take…
Planning: I’ll tell you what I haven’t been planning. Anything to do with poor Baby Billie Jean. She doesn’t have a name yet. Her nursery is still our spare bedroom. I haven’t picked up the few odds and ends that we would like to have when she arrives. We haven’t moved Elle to her new toddler bed so that we can get her used to that. We basically haven’t done anything. Oddly I’m not worried about it.
Feeling: Worn out. I feel really good–somedays I feel like I might have more energy now that I had in some of my second trimester weeks. But I’m slow and I feel heavy (swollen feet at the end of the day doesn’t help this). But literally feeling? This baby is a crazy mover. I think possibly even more than Elle! Heaven help me.
|My view looking straight down|
Loving: Elle has started singing in bed before she falls asleep. And while part of me wants to holler at her to go to bed, I can’t help but just eavesdrop and laugh. Her favorites are row row, twinkle twinkle, and if I’m lucky I’ll catch her singing the ABCs (though I might be the only person in the world who could actually tell this).
Wanting: Ice cream. All the time. And it’s so hot. I’m trying to be good–I really don’t want to gain more weight than I did with Elle. But goodness gracious give me some damn ice cream!!!
Thinking: That the next 10-11 weeks are going to fly by, huh?
Looking Forward To: I know this sounds silly but I’ve been craving a really good run. We’ll see how that craving is when October rolls around…
|Favorite mug. Thanks Karen Beth!|
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Would love to hear what YOU are listening to, eating, watching, reading, making, planning, feeling, loving, wanting, thinking, and looking forward to.