Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Favorite thing AM did this week
AM's imagination is running wild with the impending arrival of her little brother. She pretends to "play" with him all the time, and loves to put him in his bouncy seat. I think this is a good sign of what's to come, but we will see....
One more note, today AM told me she ate all her lunch at school (which she did), and that she "deserved a treat." Not sure if she really knows what "deserve" means, but at least she used it in the correct context.

Favorite thing I saw this week
I've been quite the ebay seller lately, and that has led to numerous trips to the post office. While there last week I saw these nifty new stamps that pay homage to the American Abstract Expressionists of the 1950s or so. Yahoo to the USPS for having some taste! https://shop.usps.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10001&storeId=10052&productId=10006680&langId=-1&parent_category_rn=10000003&top_category=10000003&categoryId=10000068&top=&currentPage=0&sort=&viewAll=N&rn=CategoriesDisplay&WT.ac=10006680

Favorite thing I read this week
The Bham News had a cute article about my friend Blair's family's annual Easter Egg Hunt last week. It focused on Mrs. Goodhew's fabulous cookies, which are as good as the article makes them sound!

Favorite thing I ate this week
I am obsessed with Nature Valley's Sweet & Salty Nut granola bars. Especially the pecan variety. I know as far as being a healthy snack, they really aren't all that great, but they sure taste good...and I'm at the point where taste is pretty important. After the baby is born we'll worry about health, right?


Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Favorite thing AM did this week
AM has suddenly become extremely attached to a very specific 8 of her dolls/stuffed animals. She refers to these 8 as "her babies," and carries them all around the house together (or has me or Matthew carry them together). Amazingly, 99% of the time, all 8 remain together; she rarely has a straggler. The 8 are a random assortment, including a Corduroy Bear, a Baby Huggums, a dollar-store doll with an unfortinate haircut (we refer to her as Baby Choppy), and a Victoria doll that was mine as a baby, among others. She sleeps with all 8 of them, sits them all at the dining room table for breakfast, and insists they all watch TV with her on our bed during her afternoon quiet time. I am dreading having to take all 8 "babies" with us when we go out of town...

Favorite thing I watched this week
1) The Hurt Locker beats up on Avatar at the Oscars. You go, Kathryn Bigelow!
2) Parenthood on NBC. Okay, the pilot was pretty predictable, but the characters were surprisingly likable, and it was pretty fast-paced, which is a must for me in an hour-long show (we all know how I prefer the 30 minute format).

Favorite thing I read this week
I have started Monuments Men by Robert Edsel. It's about the US and British forces during WWII who went in and recovered artworks looted by the Nazis (or as Brad Pitt would say in Inglorious Basterds, "Nat-Sies"), and worked to preserve tons of buildings damaged by wartime bombs. It's pretty interesting, though long. I expect this one to take me a while. http://www.monumentsmenfoundation.org/

Favorite thing I ate this week
Just like during my other pregnancy, all I want is PB & J. Could eat it 3 meals a day. Even now, though I have had dinner, I could eat a half of a PB & J sandwich. Last time I also craved Cheetos. This time it's Cool Ranch Doritos. Crazy, and a little gross.