I was super stoked to get some excellent feedback on the breastfeeding post. Thanks so much for your stories--some that made me cry, and some that made me laugh...(something about how the best post-nursing bra is a plastic surgeon!). I was secretly afraid I'd jinx Story's nursing since she's so hard to wrangle, but, she still seems okay.
Exciting baby news (no, not mine!). This morning on my 3 mile run (I had to take a 3 day break because Sunday's 6-miler did a number on my ankles) I received a text from my friend M, for whom I made the Dora cake, that her daughter was born. Everyone's healthy and I can't wait to go visit. Special thanks to Cheryl, Julie, Michelle, Jill and friends, Amy, Kristen, and Jessica for blessing M with a diaper cake, bottles, warm sleepers, outfits, formula, bib/burpie, taggie blanket...etc etc. We had a miniature shower at her apartment, admiring it all. This is a situation in which I am thankful for the connectedness text messaging provides (M and I text a lot).
On another note, I've been trying to cook more. As in, just this week. Here's my meal plan:
Thursday-chicken and biscuits
Friday-philly steak baked potatoes
Saturday-hot dogs/mac and cheese
Sunday-chicken and salsa skillet
I'm not a show-off nor do I pretend to have it all together, so, you get to see the TRUTH about our food: sometimes we eat mac-n-cheese and most nights we don't eat healthy (although we have spinach salad, cottage cheese, fruit or carrots as sides most of the time).
Here's the tortellini alfredo recipe. I've even got pictures.
Aldi had all the ingredients (bacon, frozen peas, italian cheese blend, chicken broth, tortellini, cream cheese).
There was enough for leftovers. Here it is microwaved the next day:
Now that's lip smackin' and hip huggin'.