First I wanted to thank you for your suggestions yesterday. I will surely be preparing a few vegan meals in advance of the arrival of our baby. It feels weird to call her the baby...we've actually decided on a name we just aren't announcing it on the Internet at the moment. Hmmm, maybe I should come up with a temporary baby nickname. Any suggestions? The poor girl will be saddled with about a million nicknames in her life (my family hands out nicknames like they're going out of style), why not give her one before she even leaves the womb?
In addition to the preparation of food I am planning several weeks of menus and grocery lists. I don't know about you, but I can spend an hour planning a menu for the week. I assume that having a few of those handy will free up some time as I get my feet wet with this whole parenting thing.
I have also been ramping up my thesis writing efforts and have really been making progress, but a girl can't spend all of her time (or at least more than a 2 hour stretch) focused on French Baroque. The days have been too lovely to sit in front of the computer for very long.
So, I spent part of the afternoon making Bumblebee a new dog bed. Her old dog bed was looking a little bit nasty. OK it was a lot nasty. I just threw this together really quickly and assumed that she would love it. So far she has completely rejected it. I am sure she will come to love the new bed, but for now she is giving me the evil eye as she lays on the couch.
After yesterday's successful completion of the dog bed I laid back on the couch and had some peanuts and an orange drink. Lovely. What have you been up to?