Weekend Update

This weekend was beautiful, lots of gorgeous sunshine.  I pretty much slept through it.

I worked an extra shift this weekend, so that took pretty much all the extra energy I had left.  Saturday morning we went to my nephew Cayle’s 10th birthday party at my brother’s house.  We gave him a scooter-type thing called an Ezy Roller that he loved.  He and his brother Andon both managed to run it straight into the side of my dad’s car before they learned to control it.  It was pretty funny. 🙂

After that I took a nap, and woke up to a bizarre phenomenon where a tornado actually formed inside our house and twirled it upside down.  Actually, it was just a two-year-old with her father as “supervision.”  So … there was an inch of water over the patio, with the hose running, and my kid, cat and two dogs running freely in and out of the house, accompanied by a swarm of flies … mud all over the kitchen … laundry piled hip-high … dishes piled in the sink and glasses and sippy cups on every surface of the living room and kitchen … dolls and stuffed animals everywhere … and my kid was naked.  All we need are a few tires on the front lawn and we can go completely trailer park.

Still, everyone was super-happy and since they all pitched in to help clean up, how can you be too upset?  Happy is contagious. 🙂  We were making blackened chicken alfredo for dinner when my mom stopped by.  My dad ended up coming over for dinner, too.  (Mom actually came by to help me with a case of chicken and dad was at Barnes ‘N Nobles).  I love it that my folks live close enough to just “drop in” now.  So awesome!

A few months ago I placed an order with Zaycon, a farm that delivers meat to different areas on a schedule.  Because they have delivery “events” instead of selling to grocery stores, they pass the savings on to the buyers.  I bought 40 lbs of chicken breast (1 case) for $71, which breaks down to $1.79/lb.  And it’s fresh, just-butchered chicken breast, no bone or skin, organic, no hormones or chemicals and so fresh it’s never been frozen.  Even at the grocery store the best deal I can get is $1.99 on frozen chicken breasts on sale, and those are really small.  Mom and I cut up the breasts and trimmed off any fat, then sealed them three to a ziplock and froze what we weren’t using for dinner.  They were amazing, juicy and so fresh.  I’m getting two cases next time!  It’s a great deal to stock up on!  Now if only I could find a deal that good on beef.  Pot roasts, steaks and even ground beef are so crazy expensive right now.

Sunday we slept in, then spent the day just playing with Davie.  Neither of us could get her to lie down for a nap!  Of course, as soon as we headed over to my parents’ for dinner, she crashed out in the car.  We had chicken and rice and roasted vegetables in the oven.  I made mac ‘n cheese from scratch, and it turned out ok but a little dry, even though I added extra butter and milk.  I made it great once, I just can’t seem to duplicate it again!  The roasted veggies were the best – squash, zucchini, onions, tomatoes and turnips drizzled with garlic butter.  Yum.

Tomorrow is my next u/s.  It’s the first one I’m going to go to alone.  I’m so nervous.  I don’t know why, I just feel like I’ll feel more confident after 10 weeks.  Or maybe after 12.  I just know it’ll be a relief when we can finally tell everyone instead of pretending I’ve had some never-ending stomach bug.

After eating great this weekend, I feel like crap on a cracker today.  I can’t wait for some grilled cheese and soup tonight.  Right up my alley. 🙂


11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. pokahdotcircus
    Apr 29, 2013 @ 16:25:18

    Know exactly how you feel about feeling more confident after 10 or 12 weeks.. Im at week 7 now, in a mild state of paranoia and having to put a leash on my partner as all he wants to do is scream it out to the world! Positive thoughts, good luck for your u/s, you will be fine 🙂 xx


    • iamstacey
      May 01, 2013 @ 15:22:04

      oh my gosh, my husband is driving me nuts asking constantly how soon we can tell. Was he not there the last three miscarriages? *rolleyes* But I have to admit, I love how he can get so excited and full of hope and happiness. 🙂


  2. Another Dreamer
    Apr 29, 2013 @ 17:29:29

    I can understand waiting to feel more confident. Hoping everything goes well tomorrow!


  3. Ashley
    Apr 29, 2013 @ 22:58:41

    Good luck tomorrow, I’m rooting for you!


  4. JustMe
    Apr 30, 2013 @ 13:48:47

    Congrats on a such a great, productive weekend. I feel like I’ve only had one of those since getting pregnant. I hope you WILL feel more confident as the weeks tick off. I definitely do. Good luck at the ultrasound!


  5. Hope
    May 01, 2013 @ 14:40:01

    Everything OK? I know you had an ultrasound yesterday and I was thinking of you all day.


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