Why do weekends seem to go so fast??

This one was a good one, though, starting with ham-spinach-cheese omelets on Friday night. Thanks to the dozen eggs we get in our CSA share every other week, I have been working on my omelet technique. There is much room for improvement, but I’m making (delicious) progress.

Saturday I joined the ten miler training program for a six mile run. I got there a bit late and felt pretty scattered when the run started, but I eventually figured out the right route (!) and felt good the whole distance. I was running with a group of about four or five other people, but even so it was a pretty lonely run — they all seemed to know each other, and I found myself really wishing I had a friend to run with. I run alone almost all the time, so it was kind of a bummer that despite being surrounded by other runners, I still didn’t really have anyone to talk to until I met up with Karen* afterwards. She brought me coffee!

Other weekend activities have included:

  • helping my dad pick out a Christmas tree
  • baked Brie for a Christmas party with some good friends
  • chicken stock
  • knitting, knitting, knitting


(look, I don’t have a problem, okay? I can stop knitting striped hats whenever I want.)

Also …

  • skipping church (shh)
  • broccoli cheese soup at Leah’s house
  • hauling all the bins of Christmas decorations out of the attic (well, this was Steve’s activity). This is as far as we have gotten in our holiday decorating.
  • discovering we have a baby who can scoot! Time to babyproof.

Will’s naps have become so much more predictable in the last few weeks, and he slept really, really well when we were in Pennsylvania for Thanksgiving. However he has been going through some sort of personal strife that causes him to wake up at 10 or 11 p.m. crying — he has been doing this for a while now and I think he is just … hungrier. The only thing that helps him go back to sleep and stay asleep is to feed him, so that’s what we have been doing. What happened to my little babe who only woke up once at night? Oh well. He is much bigger and a lot more active, so it makes sense that he needs more fuel. We have also been stepping up the solids:



And by the way, thanks for the advice re: yoga work-study. I think I am going to go for it! I am really excited to have an opportunity to advance my practice. My arms were sore for two days after Wednesday’s class. Heh.

And now it is almost Monday. I am hoping to be a little more productive this week than I was last week — homemade bread?, more knitting, hopefully some pear jam of some sort, and some Christmas shopping — oh yeah, and some cleaning — so I better go feed my baby and head to bed myself. Whew.

*Ten miler training is a family affair!