Thursday, March 21, 2013

Spring! ... And a Meal Plan

It's spring! And my kindergarten students couldn't go outside today because it was just too dang cold out! Their little faces were so red upon arrival this morning... But the silly thing about this beautiful state of mine?

Last year, temperatures were in the 70s.

On another note, I'm 32 weeks along. And my feet disappeared a couple weeks ago. It's so funny to look down! And did I tell y'all that a coworker asked if I was fur "a couple days ago?" Still a highlight slash the funniest moment of my pregnancy.

On another "another" note, I have a bit of a meal plan for you. As far as meals go, my weeks now start on Thursdays, as that is when I can get my produce in the super cheap.

Thursday: Mushroom & Spinach Stuffed Chicken
Friday: Salmon & Broccoli
Saturday: Crockpot Chicken Tacos
Sunday: Beef Brisket
Monday: Italian Meatloaf
Tuesday: leftovers for the hubs, girls night for me!
Wednesday: dinner @ my parents'

The hubs informed me that the stuffed chicken is one of his new favorite meals. Made my day. Big time. Here is the recipe.

My modifications? No bacon. Hubby would probably love the addition of bacon. Me? Not so much.

So. That's my meal plan. That's my preggo update. That's the weather in Minnesota.

And, that's life. Don't ya just love it?

Sunday, March 17, 2013


I'm fairly certain I'm nesting.

I always thought nesting included vacuuming, dusting, and baking. I'm not there.

I'm reorganizing, recycling, donating, and throwing away. And it feels amazing. I'll be stopping at the local thrift store with 7 bags of stuff. Stuff that was taking up precious space in my house. Some stuff that hasn't been used in two years! Three of the bags are filled with clothing that didn't fit before I was pregnant. Why did I feel the need to hang on to it all?

With two months to go, I'd be okay if the reorganizing and de-crap-ifying continued...

Oh, and? We're in a blizzard warning. In Minnesota? Not that surprised...

Tuesday, March 5, 2013


I'm posting today because my 2 loves are amazing.

While the majority of school districts around me closed today, I had to make the journey in to work.

The hubs (who had a snow day) got up to snow blow the driveway.

And the other love of mine? He watched.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Updates & A Meal Plan

Truthfully, I don't have much in the form of updates. Except for the fact that I'll be 30 weeks on Wednesday and my toes are rapidly disappearing from view!

In the past week, I had 3 (yep, three) coworkers comment on my size and how I am bound to have a big baby. Luckily, I'm not one that is overly concerned with this. I am the size I am right now for a reason. Maybe I'll have a huge baby...his dad was 10.5 wouldn't be that surprising.

I think what shocked me most was that people actually said something. Way back in the day (ok, less than 30 weeks ago) I had read an article titled "10 Worst Things to Say to a Pregnant Woman." One of those ten worst things was any sort of comment on her size. I recall thinking to myself, "who on earth would comment on a pregnant woman's size!?"

Oh, it happens.

One woman even said, "Weren't you due a couple of days ago?"  Haha, nope. Not 'til May! Like I said, the comments didn't really bug me. I've become a home for this little guy and if he needs me to be the size I am, then so be it! It's the fact that these women (all women that have children of their own) made a comment about it.

Anywho...on to the more important stuff. I planned to show off the super cool bookshelf my husband and I painted.  Except it didn't turn out that cool. And, the hubs did all of the painting. Apparently, I picked up the wrong kind of primer and it stunk. The hubs even got a headache. A full 48 hours later, the primer is dry and the bookshelf still stinks. I'm a little hesitant about putting it in the babe's room. Needless to say, I don't plan on sharing that project epic fail with you all.

And, the meal plan. Quite frankly, this week is a cheapo meal plan because we will only be home for dinner a handful of times:

Monday: Southwest Meatloaf, Scalloped Potatoes, Mixed Greens
Tuesday: Girls' Night (I'm bringing bread)
Wednesday: Birthday Dinner @ my parents' house
Thursday: Mushroom Gravy Slow Cooked Rump Roast
Friday: Super-Secret-Hubs-Is-Cooking-For-My-Birthday
Saturday: Venison Fajitas, Mexican Rice
Sunday: Chicken Pad Thai

Easy-peasy meal plan, but I'm pretty excited about it. Especially Friday's plans. I have absolutely NO idea what they include. I asked the hubs if I could pick up any ingredients for him. He said he'll take care of it (he's pretty awesome, FYI).

Anyway, time to play one of my favorite games:

Have you ever played Mastermind!? It is amazing!!