Monday, November 17, 2014

Thoughts for November...


Hi everybody!
Turns out,going back to work really has made it difficoult for me to update this blog. And from time to time, I have even thought of shutting it down. But I have realized that we (the blog and I) have walked such a long way together, so many things have changed since I started writing it, that I don't really want to abandon it. Sometimes I write posts in my mind, but I don't have time to open my computer and actually write...

It has been a struggle for me adapting to this new phase of my life: working and taking care of a baby. I do love her. My heart melts when she's about to fall asleep and she smiles at me and grabs my hand. She is a social butterfly, she loves being at social events - we had a family dinner and a friend's birthday last week, and she was so happy.
I love doing things with her: we go to music classes for babies, and to the swimming pool.
But I really miss doing things I love.
I haven't been able to read a book. Or even paint my nails. I would like to play my guitar a little, but she starts crying when I do.I sometimes just want to relax and be quiet. Silence is the thing I miss the most.
But I know it's a phase, eventually I'll be able to do the stuff I want to. I can't even complain, she sleeps pretty much through the night, so I don't have to go to work tired or sleepy.

Anyway, th picture above shows the stuffing I decided to prepare for Thanksgiving. Even if I am complaining, I can only be grateful for my beautiful daughter and my family, so we will have a small gathering - and a quick one too, since unfortunately husband has to go to work after dinner. It will be five adults, and my little one.

I have been saving recipes for a while, and I really hope the dinner will come out nice. I am hoping my sister in law will askme if she can bring her cheesecake, so that I won't have to prepare dessert, but if she doesn't I'll make some quick apple turnovers.

That's all for now. Now back to baby feeding, and hopefully, a shower before husband comes home!


Friday, September 12, 2014

It's here!


This was the view from my balcony yesterday. And today it's only slightly better. Looks like fall has come, at last. Yesterday I wore jeans for the first time since... like... May, I guess. There is a cool edge in the air that is new.
And yesterday we had our first cereal soup for lunch since a long time. And it was very comforting.
As I am letting summer go, I am thinking all the great things I can do this fall. At the market I have seen the first squashes, and will buy them to make risotto for sure. Then, in a while, I'll start cooking my delicious minestrone again. And apple cakes, muffins, and galettes.

On another note, I started giving some of the sweet pears easily found at this time of the year to my little girl. She can't have enough of them! She simply adores them. I'll introduce apples to her pretty soon, I am curious if she'll appreciate their fresher, less sweet taste. But it's a pleasure to see her eat. I really hope she'll enjoy eating produce, since it's such a nature's gift to us!

I am also getting organized for my return to work next Monday. Mother in law will watch my little girl when we both are at work, and she seems pretty good with her (well, she has 2 sons, a daughter, a grandson and two granddaughters, so she should be good!).

I am done editing my closet and drawers. The idea to start wearing fall items is growing on me. Let's see if this is it, or if the heat will return...

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Little outfits: gift edition.

The following are three outfits that were given to us from family friends. All are very cute, and the long pants will be very useful very soon, since evenings are becoming cooler already...




I love the Flinstones one...
All outfits from Original Marines.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Before summer ends,,,

There are exactly two weeks of summer left, and before it ends I want to...

 

Wear my long gipsy skirt...


...with my ethnic necklaces (this one is a present from my cousin).

 Paint my toenails in a fun color once more...

Wear my pretty sandals.

Make more sourdough bread.

 Eat my weight in summer produce.

Thanks to Elle for the inspiration!

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