32 and a half weeks cooked

All right, I keep getting behind on these… haven’t gone later than Wednesday of a week yet, but by then I’m 4 days into the next week! So… I need to try to do Tuesday next week, then Monday, etc… Saturday is really the “changeover” day for the weeks. haha. This week has been pretty


Sweet Zora – Loving this Weather

Lately it’s been sunny, not too hot and not too cool. Basically, this is the gorgeous California weather we were so excited about when we moved here. And since Zora’s black fur, though trimmed, generally makes her uncomfortable quickly in the heat, it seems as if she knows she needs to take advantage of this


30 Weeks Pregnant – 3/4 of the way there!

75%… 3/4… 30/40 weeks… so crazy! I took these pictures yesterday but because of the lighting and the dog and stuff, the editing took longer than usual. Anyway, here’s the note! Like I said before… as I get closer to the finish line, I am feeling more like a “Mom” than a “Mommy.” So I


Week 29 – Letter to Baby

Once again, allergies have hit me HARD this week and it’s hard to feel photogenic and smiley when you can hardly breathe!!! This took a LOT of makeup to cover up my under-eye circles from hardly getting any sleep and red nose from all the congestion & nose-blowing. ha. I think I managed to look


Week 28 – starting the Final Stretch!

I just finished my “baby note” but have to run to the post office and then to work, so I’m not writing much here… like the way this one turned out though! I might have to edit it a tiny bit later, because the d in “and” is almost touching my nose which bugs me


Week 27 – Crazy Pregnancy Dreams

Seems like not much happened with the pregnancy this week, but when I looked back to write my note, I realized the baby is getting bigger, more active, and more intrusive. haha. I’ve been having to get out of bed to pee, which I don’t appreciate, and sometimes she pushes so hard into my ribs


Snip and wash. And my Velvet Dog

Our dog gets really puffy … well, maybe not puffy, but kind of… shaggy. And thick-furred. And if it’s warm out, she gets HOT. And then little bits of dirt get trapped in her fur. So eventually… We bust out the clippers and give her an all-over haircut. Nothing fancy.. No fading or different lengths


Week 26 – and Happy Easter!

We did our pictures today after coming home from a friend’s Easter dinner party, which was very nice. I love just getting together with friends and relaxing with some good food and great conversation. After writing this note, my husband and I settled onto the couch for a little bit of “Heroes” via Netflix instant.


25 Weeks and Counting…

I just gotta say, it’s hard to take decent photos when you’re congested and sniffly and your eyes are watering and you’re sneezing and… Yeah, when you’ve obviously spent a lovely chunk of time outside in the gorgeous weather over the weekend, and “caught” allergy symptoms out there. Stinking pollen! Also? I win the prize


The Melon

I went grocery shopping on Tuesday and bought a great-looking ripe, heavy (so theoretically juicy) cantaloupe. Wednesday I cut it in half and ate half of it. Thursday I cut up the other half and put it in my lunchbox to take to work with me. Me to husband, “I’m sorry I ate the whole


24 Weeks Pregnant

I can’t believe there’s only 16ish weeks left. Less than 4 months. Time’s a-ticking! This coming Friday I have an appointment at the hospital, and then that evening we’re having our first Bradley childbirth class with a local instructor. Still haven’t scheduled a massage though! Everything is going smoothly.


Yard sale tomorrow!

So you know all the decluttering and organizing I’ve been doing? Tomorrow we’re going to try to get rid of some of the clutter by having a yard sale. Some of it has already sold because I listed it early on Craigslist, but now we’re just hoping to get rid of the rest and make



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