My bad! Forgive me! I could give you a million excuses but what it all boils down to is that I wasn’t prepared and didn’t take the time to get stuff ready ahead of time.
I don’t anticipate that to become a regular thing, just for your information.
SO, whats new with you? Are you still full from Thanksgiving? I’m still in post-holiday mode because Justin, David and I didn’t return home until Wednesday of this week. Yes, it was a glorious week up in Illinois and it was hard to leave.
For Christmas, we’ll be heading to my in-laws who live about 1.5 hours away, so this Thanksgiving trip was the last “flying” one for awhile.
I was happily surprised to hear from several of you that you enjoyed the last links and loves post. I’m going to get another one of those going today for you too.
Justin and I in Chicago for our day date!
These are the best leggings I’ve ever put on my body. They are not maternity, but they work with a pregnant belly just fine. They are thick, but not “hot”, and hold their shape nicely. I hate thin, worthless leggings, so if you do too I think you’ll really like these!
Giordanos > LouMalnati’s. Hands down without a single question. We went to Lou Malnati’s for my sisters’ birthday dinner and the whole time I was wishing I was over at Giordanos stuffing my face with a deep dish cheese pizza. I realize this view may alienate some readers, but the world had to know. I had to take a stand for the sake of pizza.
Justin and I ate at Banerda, downtown Chicago, on our day date the other day and while it was a cool atmosphere and great service, the food left much to be desired. My family, however, loves that place so maybe this is just the pregnancy talking.
David has become the pickiest eater in history. Feeding him is a real treat chore. That is an undertaking that I didn’t think was going to be quite as challenging as it’s turning out to be. I’m sort of resolving that he may simply have cheese crumbles for every meal. He does have Wisconsin in his blood line so I can’t really blame the child, can I?
I’m hugely pregnant. Like, I look like I did when I was 9 months pregnant with David. What will the next two months hold? Hopefully not doubling in size. I have, however, finally gotten pregnant enough where strangers are commenting on it. I’m usually out and about with David so the common question is “oh how far apart will they be?” with a gesture to my enormous belly. I answer, “about 14 months!” and I’m usually met with a smile and a story of how either they had kids that close, or had a sibling that close.
I have to say that I’ve been pleasantly surprised with how kind strangers are being about it. I thought I would get more, “what kind of moron are you” types of looks but everyone has been quite nice! Now, I’ve been told my tired face and my angry face look identical, so perhaps when I’m talking around tired at 9 months people are going to think I’m angry and then think that I’m crazy for getting myself into this situation. But the silver lining? I’ll probably never see the stranger who takes pity on me again so there is that.
I bought a Nest votive candle at Nordstrom the other day because I had to see what the big deal was about. I imagined tiny angels would emerge, sprinkling delicious scent all over my home given when I spent on it, but I’m sad to report it just a normal candle. Does it smell good? Sure. Yes, it does. Will I ever buy a full-size Nest candle? Not as long as Bath and Body Works is still in business. Bring on the 3-wick candles!