Poor Miss Stella and I were both struck down with a nasty cold, resulting in both of us ending up on antibiotics for one reason or another. Between the two of us the bug hung out in this house for 3 weeks. I don’t wish it on anyone (many, anyway)… it’s taken me forever to feel back to normal and to find any ounce of motivation to complete something. Anything.
Poor Stella is still rather clingy in miserable. Trying to find activities to keep us entertained has been… entertaining.
Woe is me aside, I’m wrapping a practically weeklong birthday celebration with my closest friends and family. I feel like I’m going to need another week to recover!
Last weekend my mother, sister and husband put together an amazing surprise party. I was so touched by the people who traveled to celebrate with me!
Monday my mother and I went up to the Museum of Play to meet Stella’s favorite character in the Whole Wide World- the Cat in the Hat. (Whom she affectionally calls Go-Go.)
From afar? Go-Go was the coolest.
Oh, wow, Mommy! Go-Go!
Up close? Not so much.
My husband took the day off to spend my birthday with me. We had an amazing day that started with my favorite breakfast ever with my two favorite people ever.
With zero plans for the day doing whatever Stella wanted to do became the primary plan.
Glow in the Dark Sand by Crayola.
We began our Saturday by building the coolest fort ever. Complete with guard dogs.
You haven’t lived until you’ve eaten breakfast in a fort.
Then we snuggled up and watched Shrek 2.
That evening my parents took Stella and we went out for an amazing dinner.
Sunday my family took us to brunch and then came over to hang out.
My sister made amazing conch fritters.
That disappeared too quickly for a picture.
And we wrapped up the weekend with a Stella Parade. (If you haven’t participated in one- you’re missing out!)
Now I promise to return to some at least semi regular posting.
These are absolutely fabulous. I’m always interested in adding a new meal to the rotation – and these are perfect brunch or dinner.
I highly suggest popping over to Pink Parsley and giving these a try!
This past week the husband and I spent a few days in Toronto.
It was glorious.
This week is also food. I’m already returning to the same trend I had in my 365 Project. Get used to it.
Do you ever see something on a blog and think – holy shit that looks good i’m totally going to make that! And then you write it down and go for groceries and a couple days later you go to make it only to realize you had your head in your ass when you read the recipe and don’t have most of the ingredients you need to make it?
Yeah – that’s what happened here.
I saw an awesome recipe for Skillet Lasagna. A lasagna, in one pot. Pure genius. Except, I only had sauce (not a 28oz of crushed tomatoes, or diced tomatoes), I only had sausage and meatballs (not ground beef), and I only had a handful of mozzarella.
Soooo I basically had to wing it. And it didn’t taste great. I should have just made a regular lasagna like I normally do.
Oh well. Here’s a picture anyway. At least it looks good!
Last year I did a 365 Project, which can be found here, and let me tell you. It was exhausting. Trying to come up with a new picture every single day can really start to wear on you.
I realize that is only something that first world people understand. I couldn’t possibly manage to do another 365 project this year, what will all my time being occupied with indoor plumbing, having enough food to feed my family, washing our two cars (one that is a gas guzzler), you know. I’m very busy.
However, I decided that taking one picture a week wouldn’t put me too out of my way – so last week it started.
And yes, i’m already a week behind in posting it.
These are the times we live in people.
I’m not always going to have a fun story to go along with the picture. But this first picture is a treat for you guys, so I figured I could write a little something.
This picture is of delicious, wood oven pizza. The husband and I really enjoy the pizza at Mia’s Pizza in Bethesda. The staff is wonderful and they have a decent wine and beer list. Most people from the DC area prefer 2Amys – however, parking is a bitch and I’ve never been in there when there weren’t less than 5 screaming children.
We had a late lunch here one day last week. This is my favorite of all pizzas. It’s the il forno and a steal at merely $13.