Now, over the past 23 weeks I have basically stayed out of the kitchen. I suppose when you have an aversion to food in general that is what happens. So Sunday night I decided that I was going all Suzie Homemaker and was going to make this awesome great dinner for Tim and our friend. On the menu (besides the chicken Tim was going to grill) was mashed potatoes with gravy, mac n cheese, bread, and some cookies!!
Well let me tell you something. Cooking isn't like just getting back on a bike after you haven't done it in a while. I almost had a nervous break down right there in front of my stove. I cooked the mac n cheese in a too small pot so all the noodles were sticking together. The mashed potatoes were too lumpy. The gravy, also being cooked in a too small pot, exploded all over my stove top. The bread didn't go into the oven until after everything else was cooked, so it wasn't ready to eat until the meal was halfway over. Tim and friend were so nice and ate what they could handle (I'm pretty sure just to make me feel better).
Now. The COOKIESSSS. Okay. These turned out SO AWESOME!!!!!! I mean, just take a look at these babies!!
These wonderful gifts to the universe are from a wonderful blogger over at The Bru Crew. I came upon this recipe by chance on pinterest (because so many wonderful things come from pinterest!!) while I was browsing around one night. I pinned a long time ago, but haven't made them because I've been so sick! Well, let me tell you. If you want a super simple cookie recipe that will THRILL everyone, this is totally it. Go check out these Peanut Butter Pudding Cookies and I promise you will not be disappointed.
Well, so Monday morning came way to quickly and before I knew it I was taking Tim back to the fire station so he could carpool down to rookie school. This is week four, and he is almost done with the EMT portion. I am SO ready for October to be here so that he can be home for good. I'm really proud of him though with how hard he is working. I dropped him off and came back and boohoo'd in bed until about 11.
I got up and played with the pups for a while and then decided that I was going to head to Little Rock to my favorite place, The Yarn Mart, to pick up some new yarn for a fun fall sweater. As I was leaving I checked my mail, and I had the BEST surprise waiting for me!!!!!
Okay, if you are every as lucky as I am, and you get a package in the mail that has the label Leslie's Art and Sew on it, you will be in for a seriously awesome treat! I met Leslie through the blog world and craftster.org and actually got to meet her twice at a blogger meet up in Little Rock (even though she lives far away!!). Well, she had read my last (complaining) blog post and decided to send Baby G a gift!!! With great anticipation I opened the pretty red packaging with the red heart on it which I have come to associate with something great. Here is what I found!
Leslie got Baby G his FIRST book, which is a taggie book, and made the softest cutest taggie blanket to go with it!!! I absolutely love it and I can't wait to let him play with it!! One thing I want to get a lot of is books for baby, and this is the perfect one to start my collection.
Thank you SOOOO much Leslie, this is the best gift ever and it made me feel so wonderful!!
After I got some new yarn and hung out with the pups for a while, I headed to my parents house for some dinner. There is just something about eating one of your favorite childhood meals with your parents that just makes you feel better as a person.
I am going to skip my actual journal questions this week, because I'm just not feeling it. No baby bump picture either. Just know that Baby G is doing great and is very active. He is also closer and closer to having a name, we just have to narrow it down further! I'm so very glad that baby is still healthy even though I have been so sick this whole time. Working at the children's hospital, especially in the neonatal ICU, really gets me freaked out sometimes. I just know everything is going to happen they way it has always been planned, and I will handle it as it comes. It is weird to know, though, that if I delivered Baby G this week he would be able to live outside the womb. Granted it would not be an easy journey and he and a lot of people would have to work very hard. But lets not think about that. I vote he stays in a while longer!
Mom is coming over on Wednesday to help me work on the nursery, so hopefully this week I can show you what I have planned! I'm very excited about it, and I know you will all love it!