I’ve been thinking more and more lately about going vegetarian again, at least for a little while. A trial period if you will. I did it for several years and don’t remember it being that hard. The only thing I really hated about it was feeling like a burden- when I went to someone’s house for dinner, or to a wedding, or on holidays. That type of thing. So we’ll see… I’m going to ruminate on this a little bit more.
Today I managed to get out of bed and eat breakfast before Jack woke up! Lately he’s been for at least 1-2 feedings during the night (growth spurt?), which stinks- but that does mean that he tends to sleep a lot later in the mornings.
We were in desperate need of groceries, but breakfast was taken care of thanks to my giant canister of oats and my endless supply of almost-empty nut butter jars:
Oats in a jar- this one is 1/2 c oats, 1/2 c skim milk, 1/2 c water, 1/2 sliced banana zapped in the microwave for 3 minutes and topped with vanilla, cinnamon and raisins.
I’ve been driving around with an expired inspection sticker for a couple of weeks, so Jack and I took care of that today. But first we stopped off at my parents’ house to visit with my mom and eat lunch.
Smoked turkey sandwich, rice crackers, spinach dip and some leftover chicken salad.
I finally figured out a meal plan for the week, so we hit up Newflower for groceries (blackberries are $0.88!) and then headed home so Jack could nap and I could make dinner. Tonight’s menu featured the Red Beans & Rice Jumble-Aya from Eat Drink and Be Vegan:
A fast, easy and CHEAP dish to make. I used brown basmati rice, which took a little longer to cook.
And a big salad with baby lettuces, tomatoes, hearts of palm, sliced almonds and Annie’s Woodstock.
As promised… my baby is 5 months old!!!!!! Look at how chubby he’s getting.
It’s all good…
Oh, and this is from tonight.
I have a feeling both pug and baby would love it if we let them share the crib at night. Jack worships Chloe, and she just wants a warm body to snuggle against. Win-win.
Alright, I’ve got over 100 pages of my book left to read before book club on Wednesday… aaaaand I still haven’t showered today. So I better get on both of those asap.
- SURVEY -
Do you let your pets sleep in your bed?
Unfortunately. Chloe cuddles and eventually pushes me to the very edge of the bed every single night, and the cat wanders into our room sometime during the night and sleeps at our feet. It’s very crowded.