When I Teach…
He cooks! Ryan and I are pretty good about splitting up the household duties over here. We both do laundry. We both do school drop-off and pick-up (depending on the day). And we both cook. Although, looking back over my i-phone pictures of this week, it would appear that *he* is actually doing most of the cooking these days—mostly because of scheduling stuff. My afternoons are often busy with either teaching or taking Lila to an activity (ballet…gymnastics…how is it that she has such a busy schedule when she’s only three? Oh right—because if she hung out at home all afternoon, all she’d do is bitch about wanting to watch My Little Pony. People wonder why kids have so many activities these days—that’s why.), and on those days, Ryan often has dinner waiting by 6:30. He makes a pretty good housewife.
Especially now that I’m getting on a little further in my pregnancy, it’s really nice to have meals cooked for me. This pregnancy has been a little different from the last one, but one thing that has been similar has been my lack of interest in cooking. Most nights, I just don’t want to be in the kitchen. This week, Ryan made vegetable lasagna:
…and black bean veggie burritos:
…and (because I complained about him making too many vegetarian meals) pasta with farmer’s market beef and veggies:
But lest you think I’m avoiding our kitchen altogether, Lila and I did do some baking on Friday afternoon. Ryan and I had a department potluck to go to, so we whipped up some easy cookies with the help of some Betty Crocker oatmeal cookie mix:
…to which we added chopped toasted pecans, some almond extract, and butterscotch chips. They ended up really tasty:
Other than that, we’ve just been chugging along over here. I’ve actually gotten some good workouts in. On MWF, I don’t teach until 11:30 and I drop Lila off at school at 9, so that gives me a good amount of time to go to the Y before I head up to teach. I’ve been making myself dress in workout clothes:
…which helps provide the motivation to actually go to the gym. This picture makes it look like I’m still running, but I haven’t been, really. Just walking and weights.
Yesterday, Lila got to go to a free princess tea party at a local toy store:
The Elsa was a bit less realistic than the one who showed up at her birthday party, haha. But, she didn’t seem to care or notice—she was too busy guzzling down the free “tea” (apple juice).
Hope you’ve had a good weekend!