Posted in February 2013

The Grocery Store Chronicles

Greetings, friends!  I’m getting a jump on my March resolutions this week and dealing with my budget. Let me tell you this: my husband pays me once a month.  It’s a negotiated rate, and certainly not final; but as a one-income family, I find it highly comforting to work from the context of a budget.  … Continue reading

Recipe Round-Up

Since I was feeling under the weather, last week was one of those have J pick up a prepared roasted chicken on the way home from work and let’s see what happens kinda week.  But I rallied, in some respects.  Here are some things I threw together last week.  Simple was key. Marilyn’s Rice and … Continue reading

Weekly Round-Up: Where Do We Go Now?

Welp, it’s February 18th, and I’ve yet to share with you my February resolutions. Spoiler Alert: I have not done ANY of my February resolutions. And why, you may ask?  In no particular order: my birthday; out-of-town guests; teething; growth spurts; no sleep; finance class; cramming in moments to study; workouts; cooking; Valentine’s Day prep … Continue reading

Ailie Eden

Happy six months to our lovely, loveable, joy-filled baby A. (For video, see here.) I still have moments when I look at you and can’t quite believe you are ours. You’re so poised and graceful after precious few months on earth.  You are radiant, baby girl.  Thank you for blessing us everyday with your smile. … Continue reading

Methylparabens and Other Yummy Stuff

Lately, it’s easy for me to fall off the healthy living bandwagon.  I find when you make many changes in your life, it’s extremely easy to rationalize a few unhealthy options. I was in the shower the other day and picked up the bottle of rose witch hazel I bought before our nuptials, when I … Continue reading

Weekly Round-Up: Onward.

It’s hard for me to begin this week’s round-up without mentioning how busy we’ve been over here at the Orlando Ranch.  My MIL and SIL and nephew left last Thursday, after a fun-filled week that unfortunately ended with a bout of a stomach bug.  (H, A, and I remain the only men left standing.)  With … Continue reading

On Love.

This morning I gave my phone to Hendrik so he could watch a video. H: What is this? M: A guy is going to ask his girlfriend to marry him. H: Why? M: Because he loves her.  He wants to spend the rest of the his life with her.  And make babies! H.  And play. Precisely, buddy. … Continue reading

Weekly-Round Up: DietBet Fin

I just reread the post I started yesterday. Y’all, I am kind of in a bad way. Here’s the gist: No time. There’s never any time. I don’t have time to study!  I’ll never get into Stamford!  I’ll let everyone down!  I’m so CONFUSED! That’s right, friends.  My life has taken a Jessie Spano shame … Continue reading

Hey Shorty, It’s Your Birthday.

Yesterday was my birthday. I’m 33. YOWZA. My mother-in-law, sister-in-law, and nephew are in town from PA.  J took the day off yesterday, and so I got to sleep in; attend a Mom’s League meeting sans kids; go for a solo run in the gorgeous Texas weather; eat my beloved ice cream cake; and even … Continue reading