Thursday, March 24, 2011
Another day, another week, another Friday to look back and be reminded of how blessed I am. This is a good week for personal reminders as it has had its rough moments. Here goes....
#1 - A very fun SPRING celebration with some good friends/family in which we ate yummy foods and enjoyed the changing of the season.
#2 -An overnight date night! The boys enjoyed a wonderful evening away from home with their friends and daddy and mommy enjoyed a quiet evening in. (Take-out dinner and then over to some friends' house for dessert and conversation .) It was a very fun break for all concerned and - I keep saying this because I believe it to be very true - the last "break" will have for awhile once Bookworm3 makes her arrival.
#3 - Another week down! Just a few more weeks to go! We made a daisy chain to count down the days until baby sister arrives and it is with some sense of excitement that we pluck those days away. (Mommy still being the most excited of ALL, of course! Please do not speak to me of patience. Just nod and smile, whether you understand or not.)
#4 - Key lime pie sugar free gum. (It almost sounds disgusting, doesn't it?!)
I'm on a tight diet right now with baby on the way. Hoping to keep her small (!), strong and healthy, I'm avoiding sugars (and salt) for the most part. (Excepting special spring celebrations, of course . . . and certain small moments when I just need a treat and don't really care anymore - which is the point I'm getting to!) One thing that has helped is Extra sugar-free gum's new dessert line. Key lime pie is my favorite. The taste of lime is STRONG and so it actually tastes like the pie. And it stays with you for awhile. That's a positive and a negative point right there, by the way!
#5 - Girl Scout Samoas!!!
I have a box packed away in my hospital bag which I have dutifully not opened up yet, least the temptation to eat the entire box overwhelm me. Shortly after baby makes her exit, these cookies are making their entrance. I have them stashed aside and ready to go! (Pathetic? Perhaps. But after a long sugarless stint, I have to confess I am very much looking forward to them! And you can't NOT eat Girl Scout cookies at least once a year, right!?)
I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!