Daybook: May 24th

a peek outside

Today…

Outside my window: it is muy caliente! At 6:30 this morning our apartment was already 81 degrees so I knew it was gonna be one of those days! I opened our balcony door hoping to cool it down a bit but it got hotter… so now I’m running a fan because I’m cheap and don’t really want to turn on the AC before noon.

I am happy because: our trip to MA is coming up VERY soon, and we have a camping trip and company picnics, baby’s first birthday, more camping, BBQ’s with friends and more coming up in the next couple of months. It’s going to be a fantastic summer.

I am reading: The Middle Place by Kelly Corrigan, Teaching Montessori In the Home by Elizabeth G. Hainstock and What Your Preschooler Needs To Know by E.D. Hirsch Jr and Linda Bevilacqua

We are super proud because: yesterday we picked up some fabric and made curtains for the kids’ rooms! We looked in the curtain section first and were pretty unimpressed with the cost / selection. A quick walk through the fabric aisle confirmed – we could have much cuter curtains for half the cost if we made them ourselves, and by “we” I mean “Dan” because let’s be honest, I’m mostly lacking in the crafty gene, whereas the hubby rocks it. We finished BB’s curtains last night and MM’s are nearly done and will be done tonight and they are SUPER cute.

BB's curtains

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One last thing I want to tell you about before I go: awhile back we decided to try a pescetarian diet after I read one too many articles and saw one too many interviews on Ellen about how animal’s are treated before they find their way to our dinner plate. My husband surprised me by supporting the experiment and while we are still eating a largely pescetarian diet, I wanted to check in and let you know that we’ve decided that while we like a pescetarian diet, we like meat, too. So while I still do not really support the meat industry, we are not calling ourselves pescetarian, vegetarian or anything else.

If you are curious, we are still not really buying meat for the house mostly because it’s more expensive and the prep / clean up is more work (and yucky in my opinion) but we’ve been eating meat when we go out to eat. I’m pretty happy with the set up and while I’m not saying that the animal cruelty no longer bothers me, I am content with where we’re at. But I’d be lying if I told you we were still pescetarian, because we’re not. In closing, here’s a cute picture of MM just because:

my little cutie