Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Winding Down

It's already August 8th!  or, it's only August 8th!  I'm vacillating between the two sentiments.  On one hand, where did this summer go?  The season is winding down, there is only a small window to get in our summertime activities.  It feels like we didn't go to the lake enough, to the pool enough, even just outside enough (of course, a rapidly expanding belly, and temperatures regularly in the mid 90's contributed to that). I don't think I've made a single fruit pie, and I can count on one hand the number of pitchers of sweet tea I've brewed.  A voice inside me is scolding me for letting this season pass me by.  "Hurry, there's still time!  Lets eat breakfast on the porch, bake a peach pie, have a waterballoon fight in the yard.  We still have summer left!"

Then there is the other hand.  It's hot, this baby is getting bigger. I'm at that point where the pregnancy glow has almost completely disappeared, it's hard to breathe deeply, and you just embrace the waddle.  I sleep with four pillows supporting various parts of my body, and need to change sides every six minutes.  It's only August 8th, which means I have ten more weeks to go.  Plus, I'm thinking more and more of September and October.  I'm excited and nervous about Max starting preschool.  He's going to start to have his own schedule, and I'm realizing there are going to be a whole new set of dates and appointments I'm going to have to keep track of (time to get on that family calendar).  I've even already started planning out Halloween costumes.  Thinking about things so early is very unlike me, but I know that in October, I will be grateful to have it done.

I actually wrote this yesterday, stopped to take care of what-I'm-not-sure-anymore, and have come back to it today.  I'm not sure how I planned to finish these thoughts.  I know that I have some regrets that I am not able to share any pictures of the delicious Plum Clafoutis I made last week.  I made it at 9:00 pm, and my sister and I devoured most of it that night.  Today I made some zucchini bread.  It passes the taste test, but I baked it 18 minutes longer than suggested, and it still didn't bake through.  I also made a delicious cinnamon roll cake, but for the life of me, cannot find/remember the recipe I used.  It was rich (made with three sticks of butter) and sweet and nutty, and would have been the perfect breakfast for company.  If anyone has made something like this before, please let me know what recipe you used.

While I indulge in a small lamentation over my current feeble-mindedness, I should also state that my posts (and my reading of others' posts) are going to become more and more sporadic, with a decent hiatus planned in the next few months.  It's time to get my ducks in a row, my house in order.  I will try to stop by and "see" you all, and I hope everyone enjoys the rest of their summer.


  1. I know, where did the summer go? I still have plenty left on my to-do list, both fun things and not-so-fun things.

    I have zucchini to make into bread, but I can't bear to turn the oven on when it's so hot outside! Maybe this evening....

  2. I can't believe it's almost time for school to start. My son will be in kindergarten, and I wanted the summer to just drag by. Instead, here we are with less than a month to go. Crazy!

    Enjoy what's left of the summer. :)

  3. Enjoy your nesting time! Anything will 3 sticks of butter is sure to be delightful. Wishing you a speedy 10 weeks!

  4. Wow that image makes me hungry for sweets! Three sticks of butter???? Definitely need company to help spread those calories around! But if you are pregnant now is not the time to worry about cals. congrats ahead of time! is it your first?