I still can't figure out if the Marblelympics are really dumb or pretty cool; maybe both? My husband is fairly obsessed with them, so we've been watching them quite a bit, and lots of other little things have been filling our days.
The other night, when I needed a break from watching marbles race down a track, I made some grain-free chocolate chip cookies. I have really been enjoying them. I figure that since they're made of almond flour (protein!!!) and coconut oil, they're not that unhealthy, and make a relatively good pregnancy snack.
Lent, one of my top-favorite liturgical seasons, begins on Wednesday. While lots of people are trying to figure out how to celebrate Valentine's Day and Ash Wednesday this year, I'm just really excited that my Baptism anniversary coincides with the beginning of Lent :) If any of you are still trying to figure out a "Lenten Plan," you could take a look at an article I recently wrote for some inspiration: Lenten Plans and Goals.
Season 10 of Doctor Who just hit Amazon Prime, so I have been squeezing in the occasional episode here and there. I'm almost halfway through, and I'm really enjoying it so far. Though, I have noticed that even though this is a sci-fi show, the episodes about astronauts in space usually aren't my favorite-I much prefer the creepy episodes and/or the ones with monsters, particularly if they have a cool historical setting.
There have been a couple times in the past few years where people have made comments to me which basically romanticize stay-at-home-motherhood. Apparently, they have visions of perpetual tranquility and fun cooking sessions and incredible leisure. Well, let me just shatter these illusions right here: Being a SAHM is mentally, physically, and emotionally exhausting (and I'm an extrovert). Add in first trimester pregnancy, and it can be pretty grueling-even though I'm not nearly as nauseous as some women I know. I love spending each day with my toddler, but caring for him completely wipes me out. He really likes jumping on my head and/or poking my eyes when I try to sit down to rest, but at least he's really cute ;)
|One of his recent favorite games: I make a "house," and then he tears it down. |
Repeat until I collapse ;)
Speaking of communication, there's a recent homeschooling success that I'm really delightedwith: Last week, I began to teach Peter the names of some of the characters in a comic book he was looking through. Well, I am proud to say that he now is able to identity-and differentiate-Dr. Doom and the Hulk. So yes, I believe our cultural enrichment lessons have been quite fruitful so far ;)
Oh, and I got a haircut! I hadn't been to a hair salon to get it cut for about 10 or so years, so I was excited to have a few hours of pampering (a lady from our church works at a salon, which made it even better, because we could have awesome conversations!) Here's what I was dealing with before...
...and after! (Though I've decided I really like a side part, so that's what I've been going with lately)
I hope that y'all have a great start to your Lenten season and your week! I'm going to get back to battling this nasty sore throat and cold that have been attacking me :)