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Family Time

This past weekend, the hubby and I decided to surprise my Grandma with a visit and some treats. Initially I wanted to arrive by 11am to her place, but it took me a bit to get moving on Saturday morning. Once I was finally dressed and good to head out, I realized just how much my little bump has grown – I look more pregnant and less full of Halloween candy.

We stopped at this awesome polish deli in Hamilton (Starpolski) to pick up really good kielbasa, crusty bread, and some eggs – Grammie was really surprised and thrilled (we called her the next day be we had forgotten our pierogies in her freezer and she had nearly polished off the kielbasa at that point and was thrilled to be able to eat he pierogi too). 

We visited for a good 4 hours with her – just let her talk away about pretty much anything. The hubby reset her bedroom ceiling fan too, because she can’t reach it and likes it to be on the lightest setting. Mum had unfortunately left it on hurricane mode on her last visit.

After visiting Grandma, we stopped at my parents place to catch up with them. I feel like it had been ages since I’d seen them – my little brother visited me at work on Friday (he is doing a nursing placement at the same hospital where I work) and I had seen my dad since thanksgiving after a doctor appointment one day in late October. Unfortunately I hadn’t had the chance to see my mum since turkey day and so I was quite pumped to snuggle with her… I use the term snuggle loosely – we sit together on the couch with their dog between us because he’s a mumma’s boy.

My mum had spent the earlier hours cleaning the house – all of her soaping supplies were away, which unfortunately meant no soaping adventure, but it did mean a delightfully delicious sit down meal! We had a pot roast (?? I think) with carrots, mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts, and turnip. It was heavenly and oh so cozy. We even got a Tupperware with enough leftovers for our dinner on Sunday and it was just as spectacular.

Before and after dinner relaxation had the hubby playing some games & mum and I looking at baby items. We scoped out baby monitors, bassinets and the such like. Hubby and I even managed to settle on a monitor and added it to our Christmas list.We arrived home late and I went directly to bed, completely zonked from the day.

 Sunday had us lazing about hardcore for a good spot of the day, but we eventually made it out to Walmart for a few items (& stuff we didn’t need of course). I picked up a body pillow to help support my tummy and hips, spray and wash for the laundry, and some nasal strips to help beat the congestion I’ve developed from being preggers (so far they work well). We grabbed a few Christmassy items for decoration and a gift or two. The hubby spent the afternoon tidying more out I the garage and I did some more research on cloth diapers. 

All in all, a very stellar weekend spent being lazy and productive all at the same time.

Stay tuned for some crochet fun & a baby furniture update.


Party Planning

Last week I had the pleasure of a day off and it was all sorts of productive. I had planned a trip home (only about a 1hour and 30minute drive) to hangout with my mum and hopefully sneak in a surprise visit to my Grammie who lives another 30min past my parents.

My husband also had some vacation time overlapping my day off and a big part of me wanted to just hangout with him at home all day BUT we both needed to have some productivity in our non-work lives.

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