Wednesday, May 26, 2010

food obsessed - moi?

well ok, just a little bit at the moment. It's quite sad, but i'm hoping it'll all return to normal once baby arrives (which is not looking like any time soon - hopefully i can tempt fate with that i really don't mind!!)

I managed to make a couple of different batches of brownies for DH's birthday, and he took them to work. The ones from The Pioneer Woman cookbook turned out best, and were the best recieved. But then I guess the healthier Date and choc Brownies couldn't really compete (they are best served warm with a little icecream)
I'm loving the cookbook, which I got for my birthday such brilliant recipies and loads of photos to show step by step what to do. It's tricky as sometimes the items are American based, so it's difficult to get an exact match, but googling normally helps with that.

I've also just made a batch of standard Banana Muffins, uses up all those bananas that are going brown at the bottom of the fruit bowl, and I don't mind how much DH scoffs!

Food cravings continue on apace, this time it's olives - now, I've had olives in things like pasta before and I like them, but i've never really wanted to eat them on their own. Until now. So last week I had a mozzarella and tomato salad from Franky and Benny's which had olives and a few other things in - really yummy, and then we stopped in Lidl and I bought a whole jar of chilli and herb marinated green olives, and have been chucking them in salads and sandwiches all week:)

Today i've got a real hankering for new potatoes. Such a nice spring/early summer treat, and I can't wait to get to the shop and buy some:)

In other news, i've been playing with digital stamps for the first time - a few people have told me how good they are, and i've finally relented and bought some here. So along with a few new promarkers that I bought i've been happily colouring in (and seeing as i can't sit at the desk to craft anymore, colouring in on the sofa is fab!)
I've even prepared birthday cards for a few people so that i don't forget in the madness to come! Today I made up some really simple cards from some tags that were in a craft kit I bought a few years ago, so again I might at least have something prepared ready for the next couple of months.

right, enough waffle, off to read a bit of my new book (found the Blossom St series by Debbie Macomber, which is easy to read, fun stories, and knitting based, just what i need at the moment, nothing too taxing, but fun.) and then prepare dinner (yes more food!)

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Licence to..

My spanking new full driving licence arrived yesterday. whoop whoop!
I finally passed my driving test 2 weeks ago.. yes i am insane - taking a test at 8 months pregnant, but it paid off:)
It all seems a little unreal still as i've only actually been out in the car twice since, one of those was with DH to Shrewsbury. Where we discovered the coils on the shocks had broken! and then a couple of days later to take the knackered car to Kwik Fit to have said coils replaced.

At the moment I still don't have that automatic - "hey i can go drive somewhere" thinking yet. A combination of being enormous, uncomfortable and tired, and DH using the car during the week to get to work means i still don't really feel like a driver. But hopefully once baby arrives and things settle down it will become normal, and very handy.

It's DH's birthday tomorrow, so I a) need to make a card, and b) need to get a couple of supplies in to make brownies and cakes for him to take to work. Then hopefully i can pop and get some grow bags to plant up my french bean plants. Exciting stuff huh? :)

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Crafty Stuff

yes, i actually managed to make a few cards recently, and even more suprisingly, i remembered to take some pics.
I'm particularly pleased with the Star ones, even better using up paper i've had for years!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Things i'm looking forward to

once this baby arrives... (and yes it is a totally shallow and self indulgent list, possibly involving a lot of food!)

  • fried eggs with runny egg
  • Soft whip ice cream
  • crusty french bread with a huge slab of pate
  • beer (i've no idea why, but right now alcohol free beer is yummy)
  • parmesan cheese with my salad
  • being able to get in and out of the bath easily, and possibly having water actually cover me again!
  • being able to get out of bed without needing a degree in engineering
  • being able to walk further than the end of the road without being out of breath
  • seeing my toes again
  • being able to balance a tray on my lap
  • not being itchy!
so now it's just a waiting game. Another scan today revealed that baby b is just playing games with all the midwives and masquerading as breech, when in fact she's happily head down towards the exit! (must admit if i'm honest the idea of a sooner rather than later resolution to my current situation was fairly appealing. even if the recovery from a c section isn't!)

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Well well well

it's been flippin' ages since i've been on here and the longer i leave it, the harder it gets to come back to posting on here. So much for last year's good intentions!!

I really wanted to start updating on here at the beginning of the year, to keep track of things that were going on.. you see, something big is coming in this household. I'm pregnant!

i know, big stuff see, so whilst i know i've had stuff to keep me away from blogging i really wish i'd just got on with it, so when my (already) addled brain fails me totally, i'll have somewhere to come back to, to see what actually happened!

So, baby is due in 4 weeks(eeek!) on 31st May, everything is fine at the moment (other than being hot, itchy, uncomfortable and unable to sleep for more than 2 hours at a time!) and i'm keeping my fingers crossed that i remember to come and update here a little more regularly than once a year LOL