Jul 26, 2016

Well, Hello!

And just like that, it's been a couple weeks.

Summertime computering is hard.  Especially when it's 100 degrees everyday, and I'm juggling a crib-crawling, no-napping 2.5 year old, and a 4 years who is apparently inexhaustible.

We went to the discovery center yesterday.  I asked DH what her favorite part was.  She replied with various activities, then said "What was your favorite part, Mama?  Hmmm, let me guess. . .SITTING DOWN IN A CHAIR!".  Such derision.  But damn straight!

 We went to a bowling party at Maple Hall, the new fancy bowling alley that just opened downtown.  It was fab!  If you are in the area, definitely check it out.  The food was great, in addition to the atmosphere.

In other positive reviews, we are really enjoying our Freshly meals.  This heat, combined with lack of napping, has really put a halt to my cooking.  It's so odd to not enjoy one of my normally favorite activities, but it happens from time to time.  Anyway, I'm glad that we are eating actual food, instead of scrambled eggs and toast for dinner.  That's my go-to, when I can't be bothered with anything else.

 Skirt steak, creamed spinach and roasted potatoes- delicious!  The perfect portion too- a  little too much for me, and just right for Morgan.

 Chicken Rustica was also a favorite.  The chicken and steak were both very tender, surprisingly so, considering they were reheated.
 The kiddos really liked the chicken parm.  I would have liked the Cajun Meatballs, but they were just too spicy for this tender-tummied pregnant lady.   I will do a full recap/review after trying another shipment.

 DH at her soccer evaluation.  Too cute!  Her precious baby workout clothes are from Wal-Mart.

I love doing church flower- this is from last week.  It's fun to do the asymmetrical "arty" arrangements, but I love a good old bunchy hydrangea arrangement too.

 There was a dead baby snake next to the kids new playset yesterday.  DH nailed it when she remarked that "Snakes are really cool, but kind of scary, too." It was a source of considerable excitement, as was the resurfacing of our street.  We watched trucks and ate Popsicles for about an hour.

I just finished The Hopefuls, by the wonderful Jennifer Close.  I could not put it down.  Great summer read- not too heavy, but smart.  Also, not depressing as Girls in White Dresses. I just can't handle a downer book when the heat index hits the triple digits (or when it's cold, but that's just me).

Finally, before my pregnancy/heat/exhaustion- induced cooking boycott began, I made the cobbler on this month's Southern Living cover.  It was divine.

Recipe linked here.  I made a couple changes- frozen mixed berries (blackberries, cherries, blueberries and strawberries, thawed), as blackberries weren't ripe yet, and pecans plus almond extract for the almonds in the crust, in order to avoid a grocery trip.

Did you make it through my drivel?  Congrats!  Let's hope I get my blogging act together once more, so each post isn't a marathon of inanity!

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