I wrote earlier about life giving me lemons, and how that’s a GOOD thing. I love lemons! They are beautiful, taste great in and on so many things, and smell amazing. But sometimes, life  (or your boss/friend/neighbor/tree) might give you something closer to 5 dozen lemons at a time. And there’s only so much lemonade


I wrote earlier about life giving me lemons, and how that’s a GOOD thing. I love lemons! They are beautiful, taste great in and on so many things, and smell amazing. But sometimes, life  (or your boss/friend/neighbor/tree) might give you something closer to 5 dozen lemons at a time. And there’s only so much lemonade


This is SUCH a simple meal to make that it is one of our standards. If we don’t have anything else planned, heck, there are probably some chicken thighs in the freezer we can thaw, and we always have some sort of veggie lying around that we can throw in the oven to roast, right?


Yesterday I hit 20 weeks in this pregnancy. A lot of people will say, “Wow, 20 weeks! You’re halfway through! But that’s only part true… while a pregnancy may last 40 weeks on average, for some reason (as I mentioned before) it’s measured from the first day of the last menstrual period, so for the


Feb 20 2010

Zora has always chewed up her toys and destroyed them if she could. Tennis balls don’t last long in this house, because she will use her front teeth to pick off all the fuzz and EAT it. If we don’t catch her in time she might even use her back teeth to chomp the ball


So a while ago, I bought a brisket in the grocery store, all excited because they are YUMMY. But I couldn’t find a recipe I liked the sound of enough to thaw the meat and do it… and then, well, you know… I was a bit uninspired for a while too due to pregnancy exhaustion/nausea/aversions.


I guess I should’ve done something cute like dress in pink and hold a giant heart or something, but today it’s blue and just me. This is a fun project so far and it’s really making me reflect on THIS WEEK versus letting the whole “journey” blur together – I like that. About the banana


You know how people say, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade” to mean, “take something not-great and turn it into something awesome”? Why is that? Lemons are wonderful! They look gorgeous on the trees, and sunny in a bowl on the counter. They are amazing for squeezing over chicken or fish, or using to


Yesterday was just a great day overall. I went to work in the morning and had a nice time with the kiddos, and when I came home this was waiting for me on my doorstep: Notice I couldn’t even wait to dig in. Those green onions went into the savory vegetable pancakes I posted about


These vegetable pancakes are not only grain free and made of completely real food, but they’re also amazing. I’m not sure what it is about them, but the flavor really reminds me of potato pancakes/latkes, which is why I decided to top them with sour cream (full fat of course). Very good choice of condiment.


Yesterday I “turned” 18 weeks “old” in my pregnancy – with the weird way that pregnancies are measured at least in the US (from the last menstrual period), that means my baby is 16 weeks along. I’m definitely out of the first trimester, though still have some lingering “effects”… sleepiness, exhaustion, food aversions… but not



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