Kicking the doctor + fire!


Hi friends!

The other night Joel offered to slice up a watermelon for me. What a guy! He certainly knows the key to my heart. You guys know watermelon is my number 1 right now. Yes please!


He then set up a mini office in the dining room where he got to work burning that midnight oil. While he was in there being super productive, I hung out in the living room watching The Letdown on Netflix. 🙂 Speaking of Netflix, I am all ears if you have binge-worthy recommendations! Now that my beloved This is Us is on a hiatus, I need to fill the void…


Joel’s dinner (massaman curry with beef).


Is there anything tastier than this? My pregnant brain says an emphatic NO.


The babe and I just bumpin along, heading to our doctor checkup.


While waiting for our doc, I spotted this hole in my leggings. It’s not a new hole by any means, it actually happened last summer during one of our backyard fires (fires might be our favorite summer night activity) –> a spark popped out of the fire and landed on my leg. I didn’t see or feel it until after it burned a small hole right through my leggings. I should probably get new leggings at some point but these are just so darn comfortable. 🙂 This isn’t the only item of clothing that shows wear and tear due to our fires… I also have a sock that sports a similar spark-related hole. Worth it. 🙂


The checkup went really well! Our little guy is doing great and measuring right on track — he gave the doctor a big kick when she was listening to his heartbeat, which I found rather amusing indeed. 🙂  While there, I also got my tdap vaccine, which protects the baby from pertussis –> the shot was painless but the nurse told me to prepare for my arm being sore for a couple days.


Man oh man, it was an absolutely gorrrrgeous spring day! I took my time getting to and from my checkup –> those extra moments of sunshine made my day. It seemed like everyone had the same idea, there were so many people out and about, enjoying the amazing weather and sitting outside at all the local restaurants. I’m pretty sure that outdoor seating was invented for days like this.


Spring and summer might be my 2 favorite seasons in Connecticut. It’s hard to concentrate on anything work-related when it’s so beautiful outside, especially in those first few weeks of proper spring when all you want to do is be out there soaking it all in.


I am on top of my hydration game right now. I sure do love getting those liquids, whether they be in water, crystal light, seltzer, or watermelon form. I’m getting good use out of all my water bottles, not the least of which is my 48 oz (1.5 liter) bottle that I got a few years ago. It’s quite a beast of a bottle and is probably too huge to carry around on the go, but it surely makes for a stellar companion when I’m in full-on couch-potato mode hah (find it here!).



Sometimes the thought of a refreshing bowl of delicious watermelon is what gets me out of bed in the morning. Although honestly, there are days when the last thing I want to do is manhandle and slice up a big heavy watermelon –> those are the days when I wish my pregnancy craving was something easy like apples lol. I definitely miss how easy the grape phase was hah! But I suppose it’s all worth it in the end, especially when you get that one *perfectly* ripe watermelon, yum! 🙂


Joel is working on fixing our old leaf blower. It’s looking a little worse for wear at the moment but it will be up and running like a gem in no time 🙂


A snack of a pineapple bun occurred –> these are definitely best when they are hot, crispy, and fresh from a China Town bakery… but defrosted from my freezer is the next best thing 🙂


When Joel got home from a late meeting, we tucked into some salmon, veggies, and rice for dinner. I topped it with a Ginger Thai sauce that took it all to the next level. I could eat this several times a week and not get sick of it.


Just a trusty bag of crackers I keep on my bedside table in the event that heartburn strikes. I would use tums, but since getting pregnant I haven’t been the hugest fan of the taste/texture of tums. These crackers get the job done. Thankfully, heartburn has not been too much of a problem of late (it was more of an issue in the 1st trimester). Fingers crossed it stays that way!


Leftover salmon and veggies made another appearance for lunch, along with some pad thai noodles. I could have eaten a second (and third) bowl, but this was the last of it, so I contented myself with some yogurt and flan. 🙂


Guess what, we had our FIRST fire of the season last night! Boy oh boy was it an absolutely perfect evening for it.


How I have missed sitting by the fire in this chair. We have cushions for all our patio chairs, and we are planning to scotch-guard all of them this weekend.


White pizza with plenty of red pepper flakes on top, plus a cackling warm fire makes for a very good night.


Joel set the mood by strumming a few songs on his guitar. And at some point we saw Benjamin the Bat flying around –> we first saw this cute little bat last summer and decided to name him Benjamin… his favorite spot to nap is in a safe little corner outside our chimney, and we appreciate that he snacks on all those pesky mosquitos and bugs. We also heard some coyotes howling up on the mountain, a first for me. I’m cool with the coyotes staying up there and not coming over to our house. Oh, and I saw my first shooting star of 2018 🙂


Ever heard coyotes howling in the great outdoors? Do you keep clothes due to their comfort even if they have holes? What’s your favorite outdoor spring/summer thing/activity? 

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2 thoughts on “Kicking the doctor + fire!

    1. The weather really has been amazing lately! It’s so nice to be outside! I hope the perfect weather sticks around for a while 😆


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