My new title for allconsuming

Diary of a psychotic pregnant woman

Today improved. I know, I can hear the collective universal sigh.

Chef got home from work earlier than anticipated, there were hugs, tears and apologies all round.

One half of my kitchen is stunningly clean – I cleaned walls, shelving, the vent over the stove, all the cupboard doors, skirting boards and the pantry.

Our bestest friends in the world came for afternoon tea as they were back in the country for Christmas (I was worried about how this was going to transpire considering my frame/state of mind earlier in the day) , from half way through their two year work sojourn in the UK, then J Doodle and the three mini Doodles dropped in and J commented that my kitchen seemed to be gleaming. 🙂

I made a sensational dinner of honey soy chicken wings – to which I added four shallots, chopping into lengths about 3-4cm long. Served with boiled rice, steamed broccoli and carrots. We all ate together – including Jasper, who fed himself thank you very much.

Oh – I keep forgetting to share – but Jasper has been signing “finished” for about a week. It’s very adorable as he eats his food, and then signs at me finished. Along with his impressive word association/understanding and the fact he started signing “more” today, I am very proud of the little chap.

So look, maybe that whole trying to see the good side of things isn’t dead after all.

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  • Joke

    These:

    http://tinyurl.com/ydrxcv

    just made me think of you!

    Happy 2007!

    -J.

  • A Memoire

    I’ve only ever been able to manage burnt chicken wings.

  • Surfing Free

    The good thing is that the bad days mostly get erased overnight by a good sleep, some cuddles, and some reflection. I hope the sunny-side stays 🙂

  • meggie

    Glad things looked up!

    Thanks for all the answers- I may be from your mother’s generation, but I sure as hell am NOT like her!!

    I take your point about her not having any strenuous input or effort!

  • Badger

    In my experience, “psychotic pregnant woman” is redundant. I’m just saying.

  • nutmeg

    Glad to read that things are a little better today. I hate it when I clean, clean, clean and it’s all returned to the previous state quicker then a blink of the eye. So it was good to see someone noticing your efforts 🙂

    I was not working through my second pregnancy so do not have any pregnancy workwear; what I did have was also mainly borrowed and now returned. So I am sorry not to be able to help you out there.

    Though, can I just say, your slow cooked tomatoes went down a treat over Christmas. The recipe has now been passed on to all and sundry!

  • h&b

    Reading of the yummy meal of honey/soy chicken wings, coupled with the explosive husband spit of a former post reminded me of my recent honey-soy kitchen explosion.

    Let me tell you, cleaning sticky hot burning honey/soy off tiles and cupboards sucks the big one.

    And then I had to cook a replacement meal …

    😉

  • Kim

    J – teeheehee – love them! That they are functional and appropriate regardless of the day I am having is very appealing.

    H&B – I read your post about the exploding honey soy wings and just felt your pain… at the subsequent cleaning as well as the having to make another dinner all over again!

    Yes SF – a new day, much better as well! Although today I can’t make a fist with either hand and have weird tingling/not much feeling in either of my thumbs, palms and next finger along. Weird. It has been brewing for a few days and I noticed last night I couldn’t make a fist.

    And can I say THANK YOU to those of you offering care packages of maternity gear – far out, YOU GUYS!

    Badge – yes, yes indeed.