Thursday, March 28, 2013

Things I would have missed

Here are just a few of the things I would have missed today if I wasn’t home with my kids. I’m thankful for the opportunity to see and be a part of even the littlest things happening in their live every day.

  • Troy doing a great (left-handed!) job using a spoon with his yogurt.
  • Ella marrying two of her sock monkeys.
  • Troy climbing on a stack of boxes (to turn on a light), smiling, and saying “I’m up high!”
  • Ella singing to the UmiZoomi theme song and doing the “crazy shake” at the end of the show.
  • The kids excitement to spend just a few minutes learning memory verses.
  • The kids fighting over the opportunity to do a “special” task (letting Reeses in and out of the house).

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Drafting Dinner: Weekly Menu Planning

In some ways, I feel like planning a weekly menu is a joke, because I’ve felt so terrible with my hyperemesis that I haven’t been able to look at much food not to mention actually cook food.  In fact, I’ve hardly been able to look at Pinterest lately because my stomach just can’t handle seeing the pictures of food (and, yes, that makes me feel totally weak, but it is the truth). BUT, here’s to hoping I’ll be able to cook at least a few nights this week.

  • Steaks with roasted asparagus and mashed potatoes
  • Taco salad
  • Baked chicken with squash and cornflake potato casserole
  • Pasta with meat sauce and asparagus (there was a good price on asparagus this week, and I’m testing out this storage method I saw on Pinterest)

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

When I Disappear Off the Blog . . .

. . .I just might be pregnant!



I’m not going into hiding because I’m pregnant (although it might seem that way). Rather, it is simply a result of not feeling well at all. I’m not here to complain; in fact, I’m thrilled to be expecting again. Life has just been particularly hard these past few weeks as I’ve been dealing with hyperemesis gravidarum (a severe form of morning sickness). It isn’t anything new to me: I had this condition with both Ella and Troy, but it doesn’t make it any easier to deal with nonetheless. Hyperemesis can make it difficult to get even the simplest things done around the house, and it can be extremely disheartening to not be able to keep up with life passing all around me. Hopefully, though, the worst will be behind me soon and I’ll be back to being able to doing all the things I want and need to do.