Monthly Archives: June 2007

running pregnant

I went for a great run up the snake this morning with Alice. I can’t seem to get enough of the spring gulch trail this summer. So, today I write about how I take issue with people who keep exclaiming with utter shock and concern, “you are still running while you are pregnant?!” Yes. I am. And I do not see pregnancy as a disability. I recognize it can be for some women, but, come on people. For the vast majority of breeding ladies out there, pregnancy is just different from not being pregnant and you learn how to deal. I am running a half marathon in two weeks and it will be really different than any other running race I have done. It is different because I have nearly 50% more blood in my body, I have gained seven pounds on the front torso of my person, I am more cautious with dehydration and injury and mostly, because instead of running to beat my last half-marathon time, I am running to be healthy and happy for this growing bug in my tum. Ever since we saw the avocado-sized being headbanging in my uterus a few weeks ago, I totally picture bug rocking out when I run. I saw what happens when I laugh–because Andy and I couldn’t stop laughing when we saw this miniature person on a miniature screen. When I laugh, bug dances. So when I run, it must feel like krumping or cha cha. And, it is recommended that pregnant ladies exercise and keep up what they have always done unless it doesn’t feel good (duh). Running is great for me and I love it and I feel great and I am not fragile.Alice was really tired after our run. But she was still wagging her tail. > Read more on running pregnant…
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dinner date with a hip homemaker

On Thursday night, I hung out with my friend, Amy. We had a progressive dinner with the entree at her house and dessert at mine. So, I packed my orange, uber hip bunny tote (that I made in a class at Selvedge Studio) with two Sierra Nevada Pale Ales and two non-alcoholic St. Pauli Girls (I think this the best na beer but am sure there are better ones and would adore suggestions) and walked the three and a half blocks to her house. Amy made pizza on the grill and it was fab. Fresh dough grilled on one side and then you put your toppings on the grilled side and put it back on the grill with the other side down. Le Petit Outre, the best damn bakery in Montana, makes pizza dough you can buy fresh and raw and this is what she used. As you can see in the picture, one pizza is much larger than the other one…..look closely. Amy let me put my own toppings on and as my friend, Pam, would say, “well, you are eating for two!” Yes, mine is the huge one and I ate it all. Then we walked back to my house for strawberry mousse. A recipe I found on Food & Wine. Which, by the way, is a fantastic resource for recipes because you can search by ingredient. For example, I have an abundance of peas and lettuce in my garden and I did a search for those two ingredients together and got a ton of unique and interesting ideas for ingredient combos. So, it was a great night. The day was a scorcher at 96 degrees on my bike ride home from work and then a steamy rain came down for about four and a half glorious minutes. Following the rain, the musty, clean, herbaceous smell was to die for. So was the non-alc beer, pizza, mousse and company. It is summer. The Strawberry Mousse Recipe: ingredients1 pint strawberries, hulled and quartered3 tablespoons sugar1/2 cup sour cream1/2 cup heavy cream directions Read more on dinner date with a hip homemaker…
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what gives

I have been looney this week. Example: Monday morning. I am feeling all productive getting a mailing out for work. I print out all the letters, hand address the envelopes and then stuff and seal. I realize I have not signed the letters and have to open them all to sign and then readdress envelopes, restuff, reseal. I realize that the letters are incomplete; they say, “please join us for these upcoming events:” and then my closing salutation. So, I reopen, reprint, resign and restuff. Again, I forgot to sign two. The day before I had to check my calendar because I wasn’t sure if it was 2006 or 2007. I feel as if I am moving through honey with mittens on. My question is, Which of the following is afflicting me?a. pregnancyb. blue moonc. mercury in retrograded. saturn returne. too much on my mind Read more on what gives…
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on a beautiful Missoula morning

It will be hot today. This morning is perfect. I woke up starving which happens a lot lately as I am with child. The critters who live with us are so happy on a morning like this and were all begging to have their photographs taken. Photos from top to bottom: Begonia, Bell Pepper, Olive, Bull Blood beet, Alice, Beaverlodge plum tomato, Sam, Zucchini and my new favorite flip flops. Read more on on a beautiful Missoula morning…
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survey anyone?

Dear reader,I invite you to dig this delightfully short and exceptionally fun survey.I created the survey for three reasons:1. I want to be the best blogger I can be.2. I want to collect some fun info from my readers.3. I really like surveys. Thanks! Read more on survey anyone?…
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