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.


19 Weeks Pregnant and Happy Valentine’s Day

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


Lemons

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 AWESOME – CSA, grass-fed beef, yummy dinner, and a surprise

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


18 Weeks

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


Hanford, CA CSA  – Week 1

Look at what I got yesterday! My very first CSA basket from Family Farm Fresh. It was very exciting to open it! They deliver to Hanford each Tuesday, and bring the basket full of produce from local farmers right to your front door. It comes like this, with a newsletter clipped to it. In the


Life is Good, and Kale Chips

Life is so good. I might be tired all the time still, and maybe I don’t have much of an appetite, but I’m not feeling so sick all the time anymore, and I have an amazing husband who takes such good care of me, our dog, and our house. Hopefully soon I’ll feel even better


Jan 07 2010
Food! I miss you!

Have any of you self-proclaimed Foodies experienced a prolonged loss of appetite? Either due to an illness or maybe as a side effect of a medication you were taking or… because of pregnancy? Let me tell you, this is weirding me out. Since May of 2007 I’ve been blogging, sharing my recipes and domestic endeavors


I’m back! With a little surprise.

I’ve been away from the blog for more than one reason. I guess I should air them out and let you in on my life, right? 1) First there was the move, and the unpacking and settling-in. That excused me for maybe a week and a half. 2) Then my husband was away at survival



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