Saturday, June 13, 2015

suyb - may and june

So it turns out I was too lazy to write this post last month, so this month you get twice the fun! (P.S.- I know I'm 4 days late this month too. Get off my ass.)

Life According to Steph

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

the definition of need

Remember when you were a kid and you would beseech your parents for something? "But mooooooom!!!!! I neeeeeeeeed it!!!!" and your mother would answer, "You don't NEED it. You just want it." Well, pregnancy brings with it a whole new definition of the word. I never fully understood it until I got pregnant myself, but it's true.

Monday, April 27, 2015

feels like longer

Yesterday C and I went out to dinner to celebrate our third wedding anniversary (mmmm... The Melting Pot). I think we're both feeling a little extra reflective since this will be our last anniversary as a family of two (plus Grover), and it was a really nice dinner. Lots of talking and laughing and absolutely no drinking (sigh).
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As we were going to bed last night, I had an epiphany. I told C that I had finally figured out what people meant when they said "feels like longer" when you ask them how long they've been married. I always thought it was such a disparaging thing (C's response-- "Yeah, it's not sounding too good right now, so get to your point." :) ), but I get it now.

C and I have been married for 3 whole years now, and that's not really that long. I can't really remember what life was like before him. Oh sure, I clearly remember things from before we were together, but those memories are almost like stories... "in a previous life," as some would describe it. So yeah, when I say "three years" out loud, that doesn't seem like that long... feels like longer though.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

speculating is fun

My anatomy ultrasound is scheduled for May 7, which means that afternoon C and I will find out if Baby B is a boy or a girl!
In anticipation, I scoured the internet looking for all those hilarious old wives' tales about gender prediction. Some of them I've never even heard before, and I think, "Who comes up with this crap?!" Anyway, here's how Baby B shakes out--

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

week 16 bumpdate

It's a good thing this isn't a paying gig, because I would have been fired long ago!

SUYB - April

So I only read a few books this month... I always feel inadequate next to all the other SUYB participants. Oh well... onward!

Life According to Steph

Sunday, March 15, 2015

2015 Q1 book challenge -- the results

I absolutely loved participating in this book challenge! It's just what I needed to start reading again... man have I missed it. (You can read my original post here.)

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

life lately

Sigh. I really did mean it when I said I was going to post more. I'll get back into it-- I promise! Since it's been awhile since I've done a substantive post, I figured I'd do a "life lately" sort of post in bullet form. Baby steps, people :)

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

my tax dollars at work

I actually wasn't planning on writing a blog post today, but I saw this article and it about made me sick. I don't really have any words except to say that I'm really glad that I've significantly cut down the amount of meat in my diet... doing the only thing I can do-- speak with my dollars.

U.S. Research Lab Lets Livestock Suffer in Quest for Profit

What do you think about this? Am I the only one surprised/shocked/dismayed/grossed out?

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

things not to say to someone who's TTC

Sorry in advance for the rant. Just my mood for today. And because The West Wing has the answers for everything, that's what's happening here.

Some people might be surprised that #1 on the list isn't "I'm pregnant." Believe it or not, most people who are having trouble conceiving are not bitter old women who hate every pregnant woman and her joy. (Although I certainly have those days) Sometimes though... you just want to kill people.

Monday, January 5, 2015

a clarification

Because I've been asked by some, I'm going to provide a bit more clarity on what I mean when I say that C and I are adopting a vegan diet. Because anyone who knows us knows that no one eats more meat and cheese than we do.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

not sacrificing

The thought of never making a roux-cheese sauce again is enough to make me want to cry, so I wanted to make a list of ways in which our new vegan-vegetarian lifestyle is NOT a sacrifice. Here goes-- feel free to add any of your thoughts in the comments!

Friday, January 2, 2015

whole-foods, plant-based

As I alluded to the other day, C and I are in the process of adopting a "whole-foods, plant-based diet"-- Forks Over Knives's way of saying vegan. I know, I know. Veganism sounds a bit... out there? Extreme? What-the-hell-are-you-thinking? I'm not going to go into all the ways that animal products whack with your body. For that I recommend watching Forks Over Knives or reading The Kind Diet. I'm going to try to document this change-- the good, the bad, and the ugly. It's going to be a HUGE lifestyle change for me and C, so it's not going to come without its bumps.