Sunday, June 25, 2017

Menu Plan: June 25 - July 1

Looking for dinner inspiration? Here's what I've planned for dinner at our house this week!

So I'm only now realizing that I published last week's menu plan with the wrong dates. Oops. I guess I'll blame that slip on the fact that I've been a little distracted lately.

Some of you may be wondering why I'm bothering with the menu plan posts at all. Especially given my current situation. I thought about putting a hold on them for a while but decided to keep going as a way of pitching in at home.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Weekend Reading


I had a dream about the beach last night. Stephen and I were walking along the water's edge watching Caroline running ahead of us. She'd run to the water and giggle as it washed over her toes. Somehow, the rest of the beach was empty except for the occasional curious seagull. It was such a peaceful scene.

Then I heard someone shouting, "It's the twins!" When I turned around to see who was yelling, I noticed a group of doctors and nurses speeding toward us... And I woke up.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Back in the Blogging Groove {or What Landed Me Back in the Hospital}

You may have noticed that I was on a bit of a roll last weekend on the blogging front. For the first time in a long time, I published three new posts over three days. (Here and here and here.) My motivation has returned and I even have some more time on my hands to write more often.

Unfortunately, my schedule has lightened for less than ideal reasons. Most of you know that I endured a pregnancy-related scare last month that landed me in the hospital. After a period of monitoring, the doctors discharged me. But they gave me explicit instructions to come back to the hospital if I started bleeding again.

Well, guess what happened last week.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Menu Plan: June 18 - June 25

Looking for dinner inspiration? Here's what I've planned for dinner at our house this week!

I'm sure every parent of a toddler has uttered the following at least once -- "He/she is very good at being two." I can recall single conversations during which I've said that very thing more than once. And, while I love watching Caroline during this stage of her life... There are days when it's impossible to keep up with her.

One minute she's sweet and helpful and inquisitive and too adorable for words. The next, she's a terror and combative and inconsolable. When it seems as if she's reached the point of no return, someone flips an invisible switch. Then, as if by miracle, our angel reappears... usually with no inkling about what made her so upset in the first place.

Exhausting, to say the least.