Charlotte started 1st grade today. Elijah starts high school on Wednesday. With their schedules & activities, my own work obligations, and a newborn to juggle, we will be ping-ponging all over town this year. I'm counting on the crock pot for help. And I'll be baking grab-n-go goodies on the weekends. Yesterday, I made Sour Cherry Muffins. I thought 2 dozen would get us somewhere -- but they are no more -- devoured in a day.
That's a teenage boy.
... and a pregnant woman.
... and a sugar-obsessed child.
... and a man.
--- and two dogs sweeping up crumbs.
I was planning to snap a photo & post my recipe, but it looks like I'll have to bake 4 dozen in order to pull that off. Maybe next week.
Everything is "maybe" right now. "Maybe I'll be there." "Maybe I can do that for you." "Maybe I'll make muffins this Sunday." I sound so wishy-washy. The fact is, I'm 36 weeks pregnant tomorrow. Elijah was born at 36 weeks on the nose and Charlotte was born at 37.5 weeks. I can't commit to anything much for a while.
Any day now! Or, then again, maybe in a few weeks.
All of my cuteness efforts are going into accessories at this point. Flashy, distracting bags & purses. Headbands, earrings, necklaces -- all at the same time. Colorful shoes. (Ignore the billowing pudge of my swollen left foot escaping the confines of my unsensible shoe. Strangely, it's just my left leg that swells.)
My belly precedes me. Not only does my colorful new thermos make me feel better about the gallons of water I have to drink in order to keep up with this baby AND the 113-degree weather -- it is yet another loud-and-lovely accessory to wave in front of my stomach when I'm out and about -- a colorful diversion for the well-intending stares that follow a pregnant woman everywhere.
So that's the pregnancy update -- and the business news -- all mushed together. Check out my new travel mugs! Just in from my licensing partner, Inviting Company. Five designs. Stainless steel. Awesome.