oh where, oh where

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 0 comments
Where have I been for the past two and a half months? Right here. At home. Not here on the blog, obviously. Living life.

Sewing diapers.

Growing a baby.

Parenting my now 6-year-old. Eating, sleeping, working. I'm not really sure why I stopped posting. I think I just ran out of things to say and the motivation to write.

Belly Bean is due in the last half of May, so I was 22 weeks along yesterday. There is so much to do. I want to  almost exclusively cloth diaper him/her (we don't know the gender and won't be finding out in advance) except for possibly a trip to the east coast early this summer so, while the newborn stash is mostly done, I do need to make a few newborn woolies and beef up the small stash. I'd also like to work a bit on a stash of medium diapers so I don't have as many to do after Bean arrives. We'll also be moving house in the next few weeks or so and there are all the things that go along with that. Plus my regular full-time shiftwork gig. I have four weeks of holidays (two 2-week blocks) between now and Bean's due date and I'm very much looking forward to those as well as then entire year off after Bean arrives.

In the meantime, I'll be sewing and knitting and packing and unpacking and settling in. Hopefully the time until the next blog post won't be nearly as long.

menu plan monday: 17|01 to 23|01

Monday, January 17, 2011 0 comments
Menu Plan Monday post first, Where Have I Been for Two-and-a-half Months post second.

Despite my knowledge that everything runs much smoother when I know what my supper meals are going to be for the week, I've again fallen off the wagon. Here's hopping back on! This is a no-spend, make-it-instead month so most of the necessary ingredients are from my freezer and pantry.

Monday: supper at my parents'
Tuesday: Lasagna Soup, garlic bread
Wednesday: Honey-glazed Chicken Breast, acorn squash, green beans
Thursday: leftover lasagna soup
Friday: big ol' salad
Saturday: Crispy Oven-roasted Chicken, potatoes, broccoli
Sunday: turkey meatballs with pineapple sweet and sour sauce, brown rice, corn

I usually find, when I'm planning my meals out for any given week, that I end up using at least two of the recipes that Laura has posted in her menu plan. I find when I don't meal plan, we get into a rut of making whatever's quick and easy with no real thought given to the nutritional value or variety. If you're in a rut too, take a look through the blogs of the participants (linked at the bottom of this post) and you'll find all the ideas and inspiration you could ever want.