Snowy days

Snow is my favorite weather. I know I’m in the minority on this one, but I really do love snow. This could be because I really love staying home and ignoring reality… which is what I’m doing today.

We got our first measureable snow here in Lexington on Friday night and I’m definitely taking advantage of it to excuse my laziness. Yesterday I did a lot of tea drinking and yoga and knitting and TV watching. Today, I plan to do just about the same thing… only I’m going to add some reading into the mix.



Good tea and a good book. 

Hope you’re enjoying your snow day just as much as I am!


Pregnancy Update: 36 weeks

Um. So. Yeah.

I don’t even have words to say how crazy it is that I’m only 4 weeks away from being full term. My due date is in 26 days. Twenty. Six. Days.

That’s not very long from now.

I was planning to post a cute picture of me, but I keep forgetting to get S. to take one. So, I took this one today instead.



The belly and a bear dog.


This is my view when I look down. Do you see my feet? Cause I can’t. I hope they’re okay down there…

Here’s the meat and bones of the update:

How far along| 36 weeks, 2 days

Baby’s Size|  At 34 weeks the ultrasound tech said 5 lbs, but who knows?

Weight Gain| Roughly 20 pounds. I not trying to avoid this question. I just don’t have scale.

Sleep| Really good… between the hours of 2 am and 9 am. Which isn’t the best time to sleep when you have a 9-5 job.

Clothes| Maternity all the way. Except for yoga pants and leggings.

Cravings| None really.

Food Aversions| Mainly just pickles and things I’ve never liked.

Symptoms| Stuffy nose.

Movement| Lots. I think she’s doing somersaults.

Belly Button| Still in.

Highlight of the Week| Getting furniture moved into permanent places in the nursery.

What I miss|  Alcohol.  There’s so much alcohol involved in holiday celebrations.

Look for another update in a couple of weeks!


Charitable Knitting

It’s that time of year again!  And I don’t just mean the holidays. Nope. It’s that time of year when the desire to get out and help others collides with the instinctive urge to find a warm, cozy spot and just stay there until spring. I don’t know why this has actually never occured to me before, but there is a way to do both!


That’s right. Knitting. This morning, while admittedly trying to psych myself up for legal research, I was browsing the interwebs and came across this post from knitty, which has tons of ways and places your knitting or your yarn buying dollars can help those less fortunate. I’ll probably be buying a skein or two of this lovely Knitters for Newtown yarn. Because I definitely don’t have a massive yarn stash or anything…

If you’re interested, click over to knitty and find a way to help out!