Monday, February 28, 2011

Wontons, Spiders, Cameras and Showers

(Quite a title, huh?)

In recovering from our first trip, the jet lag has been quite noteworthy--I can not believe how long it has taken us to get back on schedule!  Most definitely making plans to get more sleep on the second trip--plans including blankets and pillows from home and possibly practicing sleeping with my arms and legs in my chest for good airplane sleeping. ;)

Needless to say, in our sleep-deprived and busy-getting-ready-for-a-baby-to-come-home state of minds, cooking has fallen by the wayside.  It's been a bit pathetic.  But, this week I am determined to do a much better job!  I went to the local "market" and bought lots of fresh blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, cantaloupe and watermelon.  M and T actually screamed in delight and thanked us profusely at the sight of all of that fruit.

I also made a weekly menu--including a meal or 2 to freeze (imagine that!). :)  And tonight we had a first in our house--Chinese Steamed Dumplings!  I even bought a steamer just to make them--another first!  They were actually quite tasty, if I do say so myself. :)

Also on my agenda for the week--eliminate spiders.  So, I kind-of feel like I talk about spiders a bit too much.  I'm not sure if I really just see more spiders than the average person or if I'm just more aware of them.  Needless to say, I take their assault on my house personally. I respect what they do, but I want them to do their job out of my space.  For example, this past week I got out all of Little Girl's clothes (can't wait to be able to type her name.).  They are all stored neatly in clear, nicely stacked bins in the basement.  I had been wrestling with one of the bins and set it aside.  I slid it just an inch and do you know what came scurrying out?  Yep, a big, juicy spider!  Why?!  It's February!  In my clean basement!  On a random, top clean bin!  NO!  (Insert shiver.)

I've been doing some research because I would prefer to do this naturally.  I am supposed to keep brush trimmed away from the outside of our house-DONE!  Vacuum regularly, especially cleaning up webs-DONE!  Spray essential oils--like lemon oil--around the perimeter of the spaces that I don't want spiders--That's my project for the week.  My house is going to smell like one big lemon! :)

And I would love to post pictures of both the yummy dumplings and the bins (minus any spiders), but it seems that our one and only half-way operating camera is quite lost.  I hear that perhaps tomorrow I might find a new one on my doorstep. :)

And if I did have a camera, I would most definitely have to post pictures from my morning.  Because...This morning my sweet friends had a surprise baby shower for us--how cool is that?  Thank you, friends, for all of the gifts and for being there--it means more than you know...  Can't wait to start using everything! ;)  Love you guys! :)

(Also, I've been working on a short "video" of this part of the journey--It will be posted tomorrow. :)

1 comment:

  1. What fun!! I mean the surprise shower not the spiders. lol Can't wait to see the video.