Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Last Day of August

I had gone to lay down and rest one evening early. That lasted about two minutes before I had company.

I thought August would drag by, but I am sitting here amazed that it is the last day of the month already.

We've kept busy trying to see friends, run errands, start homepreschool and generally get ready for the new family member. I've been cooking up a storm so that we have food to eat after the baby arrives. Sweetheart really doesn't cook unless fire is involved. So I've made up a bunch of stuff that just needs to be baked/reheated and bought a bunch of meat for him to grill.

I've been doing some of the work over several days unlike last time when I had my Mom over and we did a cooking frenzy all in one day. I just don't have the energy for that right now. Plus, this house isn't as conducive to that sort of thing. Making dinner for the eight of us in my Bunco group that met here last week was enough for one day! This week my focus is on trying to bake as much as I can to freeze. I want to have enough bread and other stuff like muffins and banana bread to make meals easy.

I am planning on making and freezing a bunch of my easy quiches, but am struggling to find eggs. All the local ladies that sell them are swamped because of the salmonella scare. Even the stores around here are out. I am on three waiting lists, so I will probably have more eggs than I can cook at the end of the week!

In other news: I am excited to announce that my cousin had her baby yesterday- a little girl--Eleanor Grace, named for our Grandmother. I am so happy for her and glad to hear all is well! (Must admit to wishing I had had our baby yesterday. I would really like to have this baby.)

I am also asking for prayer for two friends. Bonnie, a virtual friend and loooong time reader, is due soon , but the baby is footling breech. I am praying that baby will turn asap. Also, I have mentioned before my friend Wendy who has been battling breast cancer. She finished her chemo two weeks ago and is scheduled for a double mastectomy today. Please pray for her and her family.

BTW-The baby's due date is September 11th so we are down to the final weeks. Here's to hoping this one is closer to being born on time.


Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

Stephanie was surprised how much this pregnancy took out of her but then realized that she was eight years older than when she had Elisabeth.

It doesn't seem like much but it is with pregnancies.

It is so good to "see" you. I'm looking forward to the day when you are able to post more often. Hopefully it is not when this baby leaves for college. :)


Bonnie said...

Thank-you so much for mentioning me Kimberly!
As of the moment, the plan is to turn him, invert, bind and induce me on Friday, but I'm waiting to hear back with the for sure from the midwife, she has to go over everything with the O.B.

I have done some freezer cooking too (B. cooks by handing me a menu...), and this evening, I want to get some muffins in the freezer. My children could live on muffins and yogurt!
So glad to hear your cousins birth went well, (what a beautiful name!), and my heart wrenches for Wendy, praying away for them!

I'll post the baby details on my blog, once I get them cleared.

Francesca said...

Hi Kimberly! I wish I could send you fresh eggs and muffins. I'm really looking forward to the news that your baby has been born!

Davene said...

I know these last weeks can be so loooonng and rough. I'm praying for you for grace and strength in abundance!

If only I lived closer... I'd give you eggs from our chickens!

Vicki in UT said...

Each baby does seem to take more out of us. The food in the freezer will be worth its weight in gold. Best wishes to you and your baby.

Shan said...

Dearest Kimberly,

Thank you for your cute comment over at Honey Hill! I miss you too!

After the baby comes...when you are good and ready...I invite you and the wee ones for a day here on the farm.

I am so happy that you found a little place (even if it is temporary) that is pleasant. I have a Great-Uncle and his family out in Berthoud, but I haven't visited them in quite a few years. I always liked Berthoud...a sweet little town.

I will be praying for you as you prepare for the baby...what a blessing!

Yours so kindredly,
Honey Hill Farm


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