Five for Friday

1. Clayton has been gone all week. Bye, I’m going to take a nap.

No, it hasn’t been that terrible…or so I said all cocky to myself on Monday afternoon. I wanted to seem brave and independent about the whole thing. That lasted a solid 24 hours. By Tuesday night I was sobbing during my nightly call with Clayton. Pregnant with a toddler is werk, guys! Middle class suburban werk, sure, but still tough.

However, I didn’t buy ONE SINGLE MEAL this entire week. You’d have to be me, my husband or our bank account to understand how monumental this is, but woa. On an average week with Clayton in town, I’m sending him last ditch texts to pick up dinner at least twice. I’m working on it.

mac n cheese

Only the finest for my family. At least the mac ‘n cheese was organic and the sausage was chicken.

2. I even made some food for friends that recently had a baby. They didn’t get mac ‘n cheese. I tried a new recipe and have no idea how it turned out because I didn’t taste test. Always a safe bet as a terrible cook making a brand new dish for other people. Close up, it looked pretty good.

IMG_7733IMG_7737

But cropping can be deceptive.

messy kitchen

As is the case with most of my kitchen adventures, there was a casualty. I left our skillet on the oven too long with oil in it, and there was no salvaging that charred disaster. I’m still smelling smoke at random times.

3. I attempted to sprinkle in some fun outings for our Girls Week. All of them went terribly awry at some point, but whaddyagonnado. More on that later.

For a few minutes, we had fun getting some free froyo after school.

froyo collageAnd then the froyo ran out and a 40-pound hellfire and brimstone storm rained down from the skies on Mama. AKA, she threw a shoe at me. Good times.

4. Finally. Be gone, devil.

buhbye fb 5. This superstar on Instagram. (Ignore my text alert.)

IMG_7740Does she remind you of anyone???

maya collage

From now on, I’m sticking to Maya’s breed as “scruffy.”

Now it’s off to a weekend full of shirking my household responsibilities and lots and lots of take out!

4 thoughts on “Five for Friday

  1. Welcome to life without facebook! It’s wonderful! I’m glad to see you blogging regularly again, Natalie. I love your perspective on everything, but especially motherhood. :)

    1. Thanks so much for reading! It’s been over a week without the ‘book and I am seriously loving it. Plus, if I just really need to snoop on someone specific, I can con my hubs into doing it.

      1. I’ve been off of it for a little more than a year, and Mike has been off even longer than that. I still can get my “fix” through the occasional friend, but that usually ends up with me throwing the phone down in frustration, remembering why I deleted mine in the first place. I can honestly say, going into baby #2 is a great time to make the break. Your mind won’t be so distracted with ridiculous comparisons, and you’ll have more free time for your babies. And, the occasional 1am binge watching Netflix/breastfeeding session. I’m excited for your growing family. If you need anything, please don’t hesitate to contact me. :)

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