Monday, April 14, 2014

Miscellany Monday

+ I am still waiting for the Lego Movie to come out. I'm stoked. And not ashamed.

+ The new Nickel Creek album is AMAZING. Seriously. These two songs are my favorite so far, but really, the entire album is awesome.

+ Clogged milk ducts are as annoying as they sound. I thought I'd make it through breastfeeding without any, but it caught me. Breasts are annoying sometimes...

+ I have been wanting to go on a hike for quite some time and we finally did! Actually, it was our first hike as a family.  Crazy, I know.  I don't know how it happened, but most of the time we just went on walks.  No actual hikes.  This time we hiked up Oyster Dome and it was beautiful!  Upper 60's, sunshine, and blue skies.  Couldn't have asked for anything more.   Well, except for the screaming baby through part of the hike, but we're experts at getting through those times now.

+ The lack of hikes is partially due to the fact that my husband is a bread-making, beer-brewing machine.  Making bread every weekend.  Making beer almost once a month.  It's quite the process!  Not that I blame him or anything...

+ I've also been in a serious blogging rut.  Yes, I said that last time.  But, I keep writing all of these drafts and end up not finishing them.  I have no idea why.  This is probably why I have not blogged in forever.  Trying to fix that...

Monday, March 31, 2014

Miscellany Monday

+ This always happens.  I get in a blogging rut and it hurts.  I miss the blog world!  I miss connecting with people.  I think I have written about 20 drafts since my last blog post and each one has never been finished.  Can I blame my daughter?  Is that selfish of me?

+ It is spring break!  I have been waiting for this since I first started in January.  This job is keeping me crazy busy, and I only work part time!  Within the next month I have to plan an entire K-8 music concert and not pull my hair out.  I'm just hoping that Ellie doesn't decide to start teething during that time.

+ Speaking of Ellie, she doesn't sleep through the night yet.  I don't think I've had more than 4-5 hours straight of sleep since I was about 3-4 months pregnant.  That's more than a year ago.  Yikes...

+ My best friend is getting married this summer.  In Japan.  We had originally decided that we just couldn't afford it with trying to massively save up/pay off our debts, but we had some things come up that have allowed me to go!  I'm BEYOND excited to go to Japan.  Tokyo, of all places!  The only downside?  I have to go alone.  A 16+ hour plane ride... to a huge foreign city... alone.  Is it okay if I'm incredibly nervous?

+ While in Japan, Ellie is going to stay home with Nick.  I wanted to bring her along, but I think with the crazy time change and me being on my own, it's probably not a good idea.  Plus, it'll be great daddy-daughter bonding time!  And really great mommy-alone time.

+ Nick is becoming quite the brewer and bread-maker around here.  He started his own sourdough starter, has made many loaves of bread, and we even made a yummy pizza crust with it.

Ellie doesn't mind it all either.  Even the beer.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Miscellany Monday

We are stuck here with a snow day and I couldn't be happier.  Well, I could be if my husband were to be stuck at home too, but he doesn't get snow days.  It's my first snow day as a teacher and it's quite nice.

I've been wanting a snow day ever since December.  And did we get snow?  No. Not until now.

And I'm sure it'll be gone by tomorrow when the rain comes.

+ I took a nice long bubble bath the other day and I listened to the newest Sarah Jarosz album.  She has become my new favorite artist.  You should really go check her out.  It's folk-y, bluegrass-y-ish, and just... nice.  I love it.

Plus, her Pandora station is super relaxing and awesome.

+ On that note, Nickel Creek is back!!  No, not Nickelback.  Yuck.  Nickel Creek!!  They broke up YEARS ago and are now back with a new album (coming out in April) and a tour.  It's incredibly exciting and my mother-in-law, who is extremely wonderful, bought us tickets for our birthdays! 

Check out this song from their new album:

+ It's still frustrating and mind-boggling how I can get all caught up on my schoolwork one day and then suddenly feel overwhelmed the next.  I can't wait until summer.  I need to rewrite my whole curriculum plan.  It probably doesn't help that the classroom I'm in is not really mine.  We use a church for our school and my classroom is used by them on the weekends.  So no desk, decorations, etc.  It makes for a dull class time.

+ Nick and I have restarted Game of Thrones.  We tried to watch it a couple years ago, but we didn't really get into it, nor did we have the same time to watch it.  Now that Nick and I have similar hours (or at least we're home at the same time), we can spend time watching it together.  And, we've become addicted.  To a terribly gruesome show.  

+ We had this AMAZING chocolate and coconut dessert.  It was in a magazine and I seriously could not get enough.  The best thing about it?  It's contains very little calories and is to die for.  Funny enough, it's not on the internet.  I'll share it with you later this week.  After I make it again...

+ I'm amazed with how fast my daughter is growing.  She went from not rolling over to constantly wanting to be on her side while sleeping (thus, making her roll over ALL the time in her crib).  And, she makes the funniest sounds and has the cutest laugh.  I can't get enough.  She'll probably be driving by next week, too.