Making : Slow but steady progress on the first chapter of my dissertation. (30 pages! Only a million more to go!)
Cooking : Tomato soup and grilled cheese, as its become a weekend tradition that I look forward to.
Drinking : Frothy iced coffee drinks that I should be ashamed of… but once I passed that glucose test, I was all “BOTTOMS UP!”
Reading: Books about shifting perceptions of gender in nineteenth century French novels and Emily Oster’s Expecting Better. Still trying to at least read ONE book before this baby comes.
Wanting: To just read this month’s Real Simple that sits alone and neglected on the counter.
Looking: Through photos from the wedding I photographed Saturday – my last wedding for the foreseeable future!
Playing: A shamefully good dystopian teen fiction audiobook about fairy tales, cyborgs, and true love amongst high schoolers – who are also trying to save the world from the plague.
Wasting: Money, as I caved and turned the heat back on this morning because it just got too cold over the weekend.
Sewing: The tiny tear in James’ pants… from 4 months ago.
Wishing: That Ben had picked JoJo, because I just love her so much. Then I remind myself that now we get her as the Bachelorette, so I guess this is still a win.
Enjoying: The fact that Capitol Hill has spring recess this week, so I might actually get to eat dinner with my husband a couple nights.
Waiting: For some divine moment of inspiration where I suddenly have decision skills about anything that should go in our nursery. Kid, you might just have to content yourself with a dresser, because that’s all we got.
Liking: These sandals. Pretty sure footwear will be the only realm where I can get excited about clothing this summer, so I might break my long hatred of sandals and give these a try.
Wondering: If I am hardy of heart enough to brave the Tidal Basin to see the cherry blossoms that are blooming crazy early this year.
Loving: Avocado toast – all day, erry day. Topped with a pathetically poached egg (PLEASE TEACH ME YOUR WAYS, YE PEOPLE WHO SUCCESSFULLY POACH EGGS!).
Hoping: That the dentist doesn’t notice on Thursday that I gave up flossing
months weeks ago.
Marveling: At the crazy kicks that rock my insides over and over throughout the day.
Needing: Reese’s Easter Eggs. Ok fine – maybe not needing. But at least craving.
Wearing: All the amazing maternity hand-me-downs that have poured in from awesome women in my life. Between those and some amazing gift card purchases, I am loving my elastic-waisted, flowy-shirted wardrobe and spent nary a penny.
Following: The two strands of March Madness filling the nation- basketball, and presidential primaries.
Noticing: That every year I can’t help but get giddy for spring, even if winter was good, short, and mild.
Knowing: That this spring will fly by and before we know it- summer will be here with this baby and all sorts of big changes.
Thinking: That we aren’t ready at all.
Feeling: That no one ever is.
Bookmarking: Things to do/eat in New York when James and I go next month for a little mini babymoon. The original plan was somewhere far south and warm, but I got scared off by Zika, so we are just going to go chill in the city and eat all the things.
I’ve been really apathetic about blogging lately, but I always love the exercise of stopping to think through the little things filling our lives.
Happy first week of spring!
I have made many a poached egg using this tutorial from Smitten Kitchen: http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2008/08/how-to-poach-an-egg-smitten-kitchen-style/
That Deb- she just has answers for everything.
Your daddy will show you how to poach an egg next time we are in the same kitchen. Not so hard, really. A secret: a tiny dash of vinegar in the water will help the white hold together.
Maybe your job when the baby comes this summer can be “official egg poacher for the sleep deprived new mother.” Yes… I like the sound of that…
Would the shamefully good dystopian teen fiction be Cinder by Marissa Meyer?! I LOVE that series!
IT SO WOULD. A friend and I did the first one on audiobook on a long car trip, kind of as a joke… and then got sucked in.
Kegan has been poaching all the eggs lately. He said he learned from an Alton Brown recipe.
This is SUCH a good husband skill! All the brunch!!!!
You need one of these! http://goo.gl/K5k7tQ Reasons… 1) cutest little egg pan your kitchen will ever see 2) less water to boil 3) less pan to clean up 4) so easy! just boil a little water, melt a dab of butter, crack the egg, top with the lid, wait a few minutes, POACHED PERFECTION 🙂
So cute!!!! I am such a sucker for kitchen swag.
Love this post.