Sunday, October 31, 2010

Lonely September, Lovely Food


I really can't complain too much about J's trips for work, considering he usually is only gone for 6 weeks at the max, and everyone else's husbands are deployed for a year at a time, but it still sucks. Especially when I know he could be in danger :( Such is Military Life.

Since it was the first few weeks of the pregnancy I slept A LOT. I pretty much slept, read, went to yoga, and hung out on the internet for September.

Luckily, my awesome upstairs neighbor is here to keep me company and we've both been eating better because of it. Cooking for yourself sucks, so if I'm cooking for both of us I'll make real food instead of subsisting on canned baked beans and cottage cheese.

Growing up my best friend was Ukrainian, and her mom made awesome Borscht. I'd been craving beets, which were oddly hard to find here, but I did get some at the farmer's market. I was trying to find one online that matched my memory, but there are as many kinds of borscht as there are kinds of chili, so I thought I'd just go straight to the source and I emailed her mom and got the recipe, which I will now share with you!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

September, Labor Day Weekend

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For Labor Day Weekend we were supposed to go to Austria, but our cat got a bad bladder infection and we had to stay home :( So to make it feel more like a holiday weekend we made sure to get out of the house both Saturday and Sunday, especially since J was leaving for a month in Afghanistan a few days later.

Big News! Also the Germania Monument, August catch-up


Sorry I've been off the radar for so long! Sooo much has been going on, but I really have no excuse for not blogging.

The biggest big news is I'M PREGNANT! I found out in September, and am due in May! We're very excited :) My baby blanket yarn came in the other day and I started a Tamarix Quilt (ravelry link) I'm using KnitPicks Comfy Worsted in blues and purples. Purple is unisex, right? :P I was going to do neutrals but didn't like the neutral color selection for the yarn I wanted to use. I'm loving the Comfy, and I hear it wears really well.

So for updates I'm going to do a few posts so that the newest stuff will show up at the top.

My last post was at the end of August, and there was one mini-trip that I didn't post about that month.

We had not yet done the Germania monument in Rudesheim, which is a huge statue at the top of a hill overlooking the Rhine river, a castle, vineyards, and 3 lovely little towns. The monument is accessible by gondola or chairlift, and since it was such a lovely day we took the chairlift. Click here to see the whole set.



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That's all for August, so I'm going to make a new post for September.