Happy Spring! (I think.) It snowed all day Friday where we are, even though the evidence of that had disappeared by yesterday! Crazy! The temps are warming up though, and I am so ready for that. These last uncomfortable weeks of my pregnancy have me dying to be able to walk around in my super-comfy maxi dresses and long skirts. Soon! :-)
For us, March has been quite a month. A better get the nursery ready--start buying local fresh meat and produce because yuck what are GMOs--Daddy's growing a beard--time to start fishing again--let's get the yard cleaned up--is it really the end of March already? kinda month.
Here's what I've learned:
The battle to keep stuff from taking over the house is never-ending. Why is this? I swear I feel like all I've done in the past several weeks is get rid of things...yet I look around and our home is still cluttered! I guess when you have kids you have to accept that they have a lot of stuff, I just feel like we've been so intentional about guarding what we allow to come into our home for this very reason. We're far from being minimalists, but we're also very particular about what we keep. Maybe it's the fact that we've cleaned out our office to create a nursery and now we have this entire room that's full of stuff for a tiny person who's not even using any of it yet. I don't know. But it can be a little overwhelming sometimes.
My husband is awesome. Okay, so I already knew this, but I just need to brag on him a little. He's been picking up the slack with so much lately. So far my third trimester has left me exhausted again, but there's not much I have to worry or feel guilty about with him around! Thank goodness for him, he's been a huge blessing to have at home with me these past couple months.
"You don't need to fast before your glucose test." doesn't mean "Go ahead, eat what you want." I learned this one the hard way. I, for some reason, thought it appropriate to eat pancakes for breakfast and then a personal pan pizza for lunch and then show up for my blood test. (Duh.) Obviously I failed, causing me to have to go in to have the three-hour glucose test done. That one I passed. And that, my friend, is a lesson I will only have to learn once, I promise you that! :-)
What about you? How was your month?
Now let's grab a cup of something delicious and get away for a little while! Enjoy some of my favorite wanderings from the past month...
Kalyn over at Creative Savings has some awesome Easter basket ideas in case you're like us and don't want to spend a ton on candy and junk.
There's still enough of a chill in the air to appreciate a good soup, and when it's one that's no-fuss, done in the slow cooker...even better! I'll definitely be trying this recipe from Tiffany at Creme de la Crumb!
There's such an abundance of info out there nowadays that it can quickly become overwhelming to learn about anything. I love how Crunchy Betty gives us the most essential stuff all in one shot.
If you're a mom, you'll appreciate this one. And probably come up with some ways you're the worst ever, too!
I laughed out loud while reading this, but the heart of this is absolutely awesome. Once again, Terri over at Letters to Lindsey speaks truth in love like only she can.
And, I'll leave you with this thought:
"Contentment is the equilibrium between the enjoyment of life now and the anticipation of what is to come."