7 Mar 2014
The truth is, there are an awful lot of happy things going on right now. To wit:
-Blogging every day and being back in this routine feels so good. I love thinking about posts during the day, and I look forward to writing them at night.
-Last weekend Eric came with me to the craft store to buy more canvases–they were Buy 1, Get 3 Free! That is a crazy good deal, so we got four 30x40s with a really nice gallery wrap. Huzzah! That should keep me busy for the next year or so.
-I’ve been getting a handful of things at Trader Joe’s in the past few months: cottage cheese, trail mix for Eric, one of the only types of bagel that my stomach will tolerate (hallelujah!). I also started buying cheese and bread there, since that’s been a craving of mine. It’s hard to find good bread around here, and that’s why I was so ecstatic to find their Pain Pascale. It’s so huge (like…larger than my entire torso) that you just buy a half of it, and it has a great wheaty depth and a tangy hint of fermentation. It is making me so happy these days, just toasted and topped with a fat slice of Manchego.
-These shoes! They are Bare Traps, and my mom bought them for me almost ten years ago for a trip to Berlin and Paris (thanks, Mom!). Quality shoes hold up so well, and these are a delight in that regard. They have a big chunky sole and lots of comfy support, which I really appreciate, since I’m carrying some extra weight.
-In other news of great comfort, I got a Snoogle body pillow a month or so ago, and it rocks my world. It’s basically a huge C-shaped support pillow that helps with side sleeping (obligatory for pregnancy). I was already a side sleeper, but this is taking it to another level. I don’t think I’ll be giving this up after the baby comes.
-Today was a really stellar day. I went over to Hillary’s fairly early to watch the girls for a bit, and when I got there, she had a fire going for me, and a pillow and blanket on the couch so I could rest while the girls were sleeping in. She is the sweetest person ever, and I had a blast playing with the girls too.
-And to top it all off, I got to have lunch with Steve! For those who don’t know, Steve is one of my dearest friends and also my honorary third brother. We’ve been friends since college, when he was just starting to get into cooking (he is now a seriously seriously talented and accomplished chef). Steve is spending a year in Korea, so you can imagine my glee when I got a text from last weekend saying he was in town for a week for a surprise visit to family! It was so great to catch up with him, and EVEN BETTER STILL, he is going to come back on Monday and make asparagus and spring pea pie and strawberry cream cheese pie with me and…
-My mom and my aunt! That’s right, the Three Musketeers will be reunited next week!
-And, in the background of all of these happy things, there are the little routines that fill my life with color, joy, and peace: morning walks, afternoon naps, and tiny little kicks all day long. Basically, I am endlessly grateful.