Seven Quick Takes

1. One thing I thought was interesting when we told our family we were having a girl is how our generation the ‘gender reveal via balloons in a box’ thing is. As I mentioned, we didn’t tell anyone it was a gender reveal. When we’d had the 20-week ultrasound, three weeks earlier, we told everyone the baby looked great and we were waiting until birth … [Read more...]

Seven things I’m loving

Trader Joe's S'mores Ice Cream Sandwiches I don't even like marshmallows (and, by extension, most s'mores) but marshmallow gelato? YES. Italian Sodas I started adding Torani syrup to my La Croix water, because it tastes like nothing. I'm mystified as to why everyone loves it so much. I was calling them Italian sodas, but discovered you're … [Read more...]

7 Quick Takes: New TV, No Meal Planning, Bible school

1. My de facto "new (or not so new) show" has become Friends. I started Weeds, since I loved Mary Louise Parker on The West Wing and I like it (I think). I've watched the entire first season and want to continue, but by the time 10:00 hits each night all I want to do is dive into the ice cream and Friends. 2. I also started the Korean drama … [Read more...]

Seven Quick Takes: clothes, iPods, and trips

I have a hard time paying much for Halloween costumes (as I said last week), because I've been spoiled by the consignment shop down the street. This year, though, I went twice and found nothing. I tried one more time after writing about it and the store was stuffed with costumes. I got two for $18 and I'm very, very happy with them.  They also had … [Read more...]

Seven Quick Takes, mostly about food

It seems I’m the only person on Twitter who doesn’t like the texture of fluffy eggs. WHY must people insist on fluffifying the eggs? Don’t add milk! Don’t cook in butter! (That doesn’t have anything to do with texture, I just don’t like it.)  I found a jar of Trader Joe’s peanut butter that needed using up and am eating it this week. Living on the … [Read more...]

Seven Quick Takes, new niece edition

I’m an aunt! My sister had a baby:) When we visited them in the hospital, I kind of wanted to just grab the baby and settle in for the night. I was the first of my siblings/in-law siblings and all our friends to have babies, so it feels weird to not be the one taking care of her. (However, it did not give Thomas or I baby fever. We’re good for … [Read more...]