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Mid-January

We had our former landlords over for lunch yesterday, Gabe made some Asian-inspired grilled chicken and pork wraps that were fantastic as always. I made a quick cranberry-orange scone with a vanilla orange glaze- there are none left, but I do have half a bag of cranberries so I could make one more batch for the week.

I’ve also been making an effort to do more meal planning, 1.) so my grocery shopping isn’t so disjointed, and 2.) it makes dinnertime with Piper so much simpler if we don’t have to play the “What should we eat” game. Gabe bought a copy of America’s Test Kitchen’s Slow Cooker Revolution, and I’ve been using it a lot. There is a great variety of recipes, and most of them are pretty easy to put together in the morning before I leave for work.

piper snow

Piper… she turned 8 months old 2 weeks ago and it seems like she changes almost daily lately. She feeds herself really well, and when she’s playing its evident that her hand eye coordination is really good. She’s such a busy girl! Her current favorite pastimes are stalking the cats, playing with Gabe’s bongos, and dancing any time she hears music.

We are also in the throes of garden planning, we know where its going and what’s going in it (seeds not ordered yet though) but didn’t do any work on it last fall, so we have a lot of work ahead of us this spring. I’m excited though, because there is an already established strawberry patch!

garden plan

Made my list of seeds to order,Β and added some annual flowers for some color! I put giant sunflowers on the list, and I’m excited to see how they turn out.

Happy Sunday!

Catching Up

The Holidays were a blur this year, as always.

As an aside, can I just say that the term “The Holidays” annoys me? Christmas. Christmas was a blur.

Then, when it was over, I took January 1st and 2nd off so that Gabe and I could have some time at home to decompress. It was a lovely 4 days, just the 3 of us. And the kitties of course.

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2014 In Review

A photographic review.

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This is what I’ve been up to!!Β 

Yearning?

Before you read too far, a warning: This post is a bit whiny and needy.

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The Nitty Gritty