Outside my Window... The crabapple we planted this summer is wrapped in blue painters tape. Very chic. The bucks have been sharpening their antlers on its tender trunk to mark their territory, so now my pretty little tree is wrapped in blue and surrounded by an ugly fence to avoid this travesty from happening again.
I am thinking... About writing a post on how short men are treated in this world...but feeling a little too lazy, hence this post.
I am thankful for... My job. I went back to work last week, and I was actually looking forward to it! It was nice to have something to focus on outside of diapers and milk and laundry. I'm working at home with the baby, a situation that I'm so incredibly thankful for.
From the kitchen... Mike had Carnation instant breakfast for dinner and I had peanut butter toast. We are the height of health around here. Don't worry, last night I had Carnation instant breakfast and popcorn for dinner, so I got my vitamins too. Popcorn is whole grain, you know. I was all ambitious last week and made some homemade meals, and then we fell back into the depths of laziness and self neglect in the past several days.
I am wearing... Workout pants...not because I'm working out, but because they're stretchy and fit over my postpartum belly. I'm still a good 10 pounds from my pre-pregnancy weight, so I'm still wearing maternity pants. Which isn't that fun after the fact. I'm not sure when I'll break down and either lose weight or buy pants that fit.
I am reading... Nothing. I haven't felt like reading a bit since I had the baby, so I'll I've read has been baby/parenting books. I'm starting a study on verses on the Bible about God's love, so leave me a comment about what your favorite verse on God's love is!
I am hoping... Alex sleeps a longer stretch tonight. Every night is different, so we never know what to expect. Some nights she'll sleep 6 hours in a row, then the next night it will be 4, then 7, then 5. Let's go for the Big Eight, Allie!
I am hearing... Legend of Zelda music. I told Mike I didn't want to do anything today, but I needed to do something while doing nothing, so he told me video games were perfect for that. I'm pretty sure I'm going to be hearing this music in my sleep, along with my ever persistent dreams of nursing. I still dream all night long that I'm nursing the baby. I think she's in my arms, and then I put my hand out and realize it's just a pillow. Then when I'm actually supposed to nurse her, I can't remember whether I have or not. Now at least I'll have a soundtrack for it.
Around the house... Mike has finished the bathroom countertop project and now we just need to find tile do to the floors, and then we can move back into our bathroom! But with the holidays and indecision, that might be several months away.
One of my favorite things... My husband. I have noticed that with the baby, it's easy to focus so much energy on her that our affection for one another is an afterthought. So I'm trying to be intentional in not only pointing out how cute Allie is.
A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week... Tomorrow night we're having a Thanksgiving dinner with our small group, potluck style at our house. I'll be working, so Mike gets to clean the house, watch the baby and cook turkey and pumpkin pie. He's so skilled in huswifery. Then later this week we'll go to Aurora for Thanksgiving and Alex will get to meet her great grandma from Texas who is flying in!
Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you... Surprise, surprise! It's a baby photo! Look at those chubby little arms; I want to eat them up.