So I intended on posting a recipe today, but life got in the way (not a bad thing!). Life is moving a mile a minute these days as I’m constantly go go go! For example, take yesterday. After working all day, I picked up William, came home, washed my pump parts, sanitized his bottles, and got him ready for a walk as the sun was shining, the air was crisp, and it was too nice not to go outside. Then he spit up. Like a lot. William very rarely spits up, so when he does, I kind of make a big deal out of it. After cleaning up William, taking a picture, and texting my mom out of worry, she assured me it wasn’t as much as I thought. I cleaned up the floor and began getting ready for a walk once more. He spit up again. At least we were in his room with hard wood floors which made it easy to clean, but man oh man! I’m not sure if he had an air bubble in his stomach or if he was overfed during the day, but a lot came up. Twice. Yuck.
Anyway, eventually we did make it outside for a lovely stroll. We came back in, I fed William oatmeal, gave him a bath, we played, we sang, we read, and he went to sleep around 7:15 pm. William must have been starving due to his empty stomach after our walk because I could not feed him his oatmeal fast enough. He actually got really angry when I stopped for two seconds to take a picture.
Sorry, baby. But you’re still ridiculously cute.
Right when William went to sleep, I got to work. I started a load of his laundry. I made some concoction that turned out to be my dinner and will be my lunches for the rest of the week. It was anything and everything I could find in my house. I browned some ground turkey. I sautéed an onion with garlic. I made farro which was a new-to-me grain that I found at Trader Joe’s. I made quinoa. I combined everything and added fire roasted tomatoes, corn, peas, carrots, mixed greens, kidney beans, and an assortment of spices. I chopped romaine to add to it for my lunches tomorrow and last night I made a bowl of it with plain Greek yogurt, avocado, and cheese. And since I was going a mile a minute, I never stopped to take a picture. It was good which is important since I’ll be eating it for my next eighteen meals. I really need to start making my big batches on Sunday.
That tongue. I don’t know why I bothered with a bib since clearly I didn’t take the time to fasten it all the way. Definitely defeated its purpose. Or maybe William is going for an off the shoulder bib look? Nah.
I’ve been in a baking mood lately. Last Saturday morning I made this pumpkin bread (so easy to make!), Reese’s Gooey Cake Bars (ridiculously rich and delicious), and healthy blueberry banana bread which was the recipe I wanted to post today. (Maybe tomorrow? We’ll see.) Then last night, I made Trader Joe’s blondie bars to bring to work today because I love my co-workers. And, not gonna lie, I wanted a couple bites of the dough…
Those eyes. He’s like, “I know I’m cute.” Gets me every time!
So yeah. I’ve been on a baking kick lately. I will get you that healthy blueberry banana bread because it’s really fantastic. I’ve made it a couple of times to tweak the recipe, and it’s finally ready to share. I figure after the decadent treats I’ve been making, it’s time for something on the healthier side. Though my dinner and my lunches have been healthy. It’s all about moderation, friends. Moderation and balance.
Check out those cheeks.
I know this post is pretty random and jumbled, but that’s how my mind is lately. Going a mile a minute, never stopping. There’s always something to do, and then I think of something else. Make William’s bottles for tomorrow. Finish his laundry at some point. Work is the same. Grade papers. Plan lesson. Respond to emails. The little free time I have is devoted to pumping at school. I suppose my “down time” is the time I take in the evening to blog. But even then I feel like I’m rushing and going a mile a minute. Taking walks or doing quick workouts counts as my “down time,” too. It’s all good. I do like being busy, and I feel productive and accomplished when I get a lot done.
So far, I’ve taken a picture every time William has eaten oatmeal. I wonder how long I’ll continue that. Maybe I’ll make a book of all his faces. And for those of you asking, yes I will soon try a vegetable since I’ve been doing oatmeal for a week now; I just have to make it first. That’ll be my goal this weekend.
Alright, the timer for the blondie bars just went off. Time to take them out, clean up the million pots and pans I used in the kitchen tonight, pump for the fifth (!) and final time today, and head to bed. Then, right when I fall asleep, William is sure to wake up since that’s how he rolls. Little stinker.
Oh, and I showered tonight. I told you I was productive. Now I even smell good, too.
What are you busy with these days?