Working on my weekend

Today is my day off (I have every Friday off; it’s my favorite part about my job). However, after taking all of last week off PLUS having Monday as a holiday, today is more of a working day off. I am still at home, but did an hour or so of work this morning & will do another hour of work this afternoon.

It was, fortunately, broken up by PANCAKES! with my neighbor Alisha. (YAY! Pancakes!)

I know that I left you all hanging in regards to my glucose tolerance test yesterday, but no need to wait with bated breath anymore! I passed! WOO! No gestational diabetes for me! (Also, everything else looks good. Everything is just exactly as it should be! YAY Alvie!)

However, now that I am firmly in the very beginning of my third trimester, I’ve noticed a few…odd…things.

I have an overwhelming urge to organize things. Like the office. And the kitchen. And the pantry. THINGS NEED TO BE ORGANIZED! Unfortunately, I am currently operating under a restriction of how much activity I can currently do and how much I am allowed to lift. I tend to err on the side of too much, and am trying to NOT get too ambitious and completely destroy my pelvic joint (which I have apparently unwittingly damaged).

So – I am making lists, instead, and resisting giving them to the architect.

I have a list for all the stuff we need to own by March 1.

I have a list for all the stuff that needs to be packed in my hospital bag (also by March 1)

I have a list of all the things that need to be done around the house (again – March 1!), including the pantry, kitchen, office, goodwill trips, etc.

I am starting a list of all the foodstuffs I want in the freezer by April 1 so that I don’t have to worry about dinner prep for a month (any suggestions of good, healthy food that freezes well WELCOME).

I also have work related lists.

Fortunately, I will not have to worry about school! YAY! 6 weeks left of grad school! In fact, I just filled out my application for an advanced degree. My commencement ceremony will be ~August 11 (not set in stone! Don’t book your tickets just yet!) of 2012, and I’m thinking of having a little celebratory reception at my home the next day, so that I can eat graduation cake, and drink graduation punch, and walk around in my robe feeling masterful. You are all invited.  It will be beautiful, so we’ll have it on the deck, and then maybe a fire in the firepit that evening.

 

Yeah – a lot of crazy here….

5 responses to “Working on my weekend

  1. Yayyyyyy on all of this (besides working today). I love that you are nesting! Cute! I would like to bring you freezer food- we can discuss later. The whole gang can contribute to your freezer stash! You know we are all great cooks. Keep up the awesomeness Amy! See you in the morning. 🙂

  2. Crap. I’m already an over-organzier. I’m scared of what will become of me if this happens in my third trimester.

    Soups are really the only thing I freeze. There must be a blog dedicated to freezable meals…..and looking at above comment it sounds like you have an awesome team of support willing to bring you goodies. Lucky girl. I bet it would make their day if you let them do that for you!

  3. I love having Smitten Kitchen’s empanadas in the freezer, though I don’t know if they count as healthy. But they are easy to cook up and if you use parchment paper on your cookie sheet you don’t even have to wash the pan!

  4. I love the nesting instinct. It makes you feel more prepared for anything.

  5. ahhhhh nesting. Love it.

    spaetzle freezes well and can be made whole grain. chicken soup does too. My FAVE frozen food isn’t at all healthy, though. XO sauce. It’s all fat, but alllllll goooooood.