So….writing. Yeah. Not a whole lot of it going on these days, still, because a small person likes to nap on me. Still.
I’m sure there are all sorts of reasons why it’s a bad idea to let her sleep on me — many of which I could list myself if I wanted to try — but I’m looking past them. With Teddy, I realize now, I wished too many of these lazy snoozy hours away, and I know now just how fleeting they are. She has many more weeks and months (and years, I hope!) to nap in her crib. For now, I’m taking the baby snuggles where and when I can get them.
Here’s what else has been going on, with and without a babe in my arms:
[pinning] lots of new dairy-free recipes. We even managed to have a nearly dairy-free football party this weekend (but for the stromboli that *I* made). But…the fact that there’s lots of good non-dairy recipes on Pinterest doesn’t totally ease the sting of seeing all the mouth-wateringly butter-laden recipes that taunt me each time I open the site.
[listening] to the Sesame Street Pandora station. “Ernie, mama, Ernie. More Ernie, mama, more Ernie.” So much for those vows that my kids would listen to my music in the car.
[also listening] to too much Taylor Swift. Ugh. I am ashamed of myself. But Blank Space? Total earworm.
[watching] the new Pop network, the former TVGN. It has sucked me in with such quality programming as “90210: Where Are They Now?” and the backstory of Everybody Loves Raymond (and, of course, the continued 90210 marathons on Tuesdays). It may even give HGTV a run for its money as my default station, and that’s saying a lot.
[visiting] potential preschools for Teddy. Is it really possible that my kid is going to walk in a line, sit in a circle and be able to tell me that potatoes grow under ground (as one kid said on a visit last week, “you have to dig really deep to find them!”) in 8 short months?
[gearing up] to host a Super Bowl party in 12 days. My favorite way to spend the first weekend of February, baking up a whoopie pie cake (in the shape of a Patriots helmet, no less) and rocking my Vince Wilfork jersey. Bring it on.
What’s happening in your world?