August 11, 2011

{phfr} - August 11th!

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I haven't done a link up to anyone in awhile and I have pictures to share so what a perfect day to do it with a {pretty, happy, funny, real}! If you haven't read Like Mother, Like Daughter you're really missing out. Please go read it. And read the archives while you're at it. All of them (I did!), because they're all brilliant. I wish Auntie Leila was really my Auntie.

 The mint is going to seed, so we have these little white flower bunches all over. I was hoping to harvest a good amount for tea over the winter, but I think the bugs won.

My very favorite doctors visit is where I either see the baby or hear the heart beat for the first time. I was lucky to have both yesterday! I love hearing my babies' heartbeats for the first time. It's such a wonderful thing and it rushes over me, filling me with such a sense of peace (that everything is fine) and even more love and contentment at this new creature I am blessed to carry. I think the first few weeks are the hardest when I can't feel or see the baby and I am filled with the nerves that something might be wrong. But all is well!

I went through the closet and realized just how many projects I have on the needles. Emilies (front - grey), a Top Down Pi Hat (front, pink), a loop hat for J (fuzzy light blue), the market bag that still needs another ball of yarn (red), the AMS shawl (green) and the Around the World shawl (purple). If we count the embroidery sampler and the rag rug, I don't need to start a new project for a long time...

And this is why you always, ALWAYS let your bread cool in the loaf pan for at least 5 minutes before de-panning it so that the structure solidifies. The sad part is I've known this for as long as I've been making bread (4 years now), but I had a moment of dumb yesterday and dumped it out as soon as it came out of the oven. And deflation is what I got. Still tastes good though (thus the missing other half).

Today I get to scrub my kitchen. Happy Thursday,


Jennifer said...

Love : that blue dress and that ultrasound! praise God.

Allison said...

That little one looks just like his/her mama! :)

My kitchen needs a good scrubbing. Maybe I'd better get to that, but today I helped a friend wrap 123 presents being sent to Romanian children for Christmas, so I guess my kitchen will have to wait. Or better yet... I'll come help you do yours and then you can come help me do mine! :D

Lynn said...

I had to laugh at your half-finished knitting projects and your half-deflated bread. Looks like my house :)

Dawn said...

Oh SO SWEET! So happy you showed us your little miracle!!!
Many things on the go...I have that too. Just not so creatively as you....
I'm craving home made bread now!
And re: your comment on my post...YOU ARE RIGHT! I think he did sign up just for the free head lamp!!!!:)

Misty said...

Ha ha that bread is a great lesson to me since I have never made bread but am planning on trying it this fall.

Tracy C. said...

oh I just love those first u/s! Congratulations!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Meg, thank you for sharing your blessing; loved seeing the sonogram and reading your report. Like you, I have too many projects and need to finish some before starting others. Thank God I love my work!

no spring chicken said...

somehow I missed this one Meg! The first shot of your new sweetie... He/she is beautiful. Looks just like you!

Blessings, Debbie

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Catching up on reading your!!! Exciting to see the baby! I laughed out loud at the bread. I thnk we've all been there with that. And the goodness I don't know how you have time for it all. I am deeming you superwoman. Superwoman Meg is your new name. :-)

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