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


Broccolini and my New! Pan!

This week in our CSA basket, we got a couple bunches of adorable broccolini. Sometimes it’s called “baby broccoli” but it’s really not. It’s a cross between broccoli and kai-lan, which is Chinese broccoli (so says Wikipedia). It’s very delicate and not something you want to overcook, so light steaming or sauteing/stir-frying it are good


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


Gorgeous Weather for Gardening! And VFF Update

It seems that here in Hanford, we’re getting out of the rainy/foggy season finally. The sun is shining, the skies are blue, my husband is flying more and more, and I’m shedding my jackets and hoodies and getting out in the garden. It’s still cool enough that Zora is enjoying basking in the sun, rather


23 Weeks Pregnant

Not my favorite photos of the series, and not my favorite shirt in the world – I just had had several dark shirts in a row and wanted something brighter in the picture. haha. I feel like I’m getting huge, but I know this is only the beginning! …and I’ve been sitting here with this


Progress on the Baby’s Room

So we have this great room that gets TONS of sunlight during the day, and when we moved here we had planned to use it as the playroom for my in-home childcare. But then I got my job as a nanny (outside of my home) and decided not to pursue getting my childcare license, because


22 Weeks, a little late

This weekend I went to San Francisco with girlfriends, and got back late last night, so didn’t take my 22-week pictures until today. But here they are, along with my note to Baby Girl. Does anyone have a pregnant-yoga DVD to recommend? I feel like I want to stretch and stuff, but the stretches I’m


21 Weeks Pregnant and She’s a Girl!

I don’t’ need a lot of words for this one! I’m 21 weeks “along” now and our sweet baby is doing just fine. We got to see her on Thursday, and she is measuring perfectly and all of her organs are developing well and in working order. She wiggled around a LOT during the anatomy


20 Weeks Pregnant, Tommy Emmanuel, and Primal Chicken Fingers!

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


Husband Brisket and CSA Goodies

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.



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