7am - I get up out of bed to the sound of my husband starting a conference call in the office downstairs. I head down to the kitchen to make coffee and Ellie Krieger's pumpkin pie muffin recipe. While I start the recipe, little K wakes up and starts singing. I go upstairs and bring him downstairs to join the kitchen fun. He eats cereal while I make the pumpkin muffins.
8am - while I finish up the muffins, my husband makes me breakfast this morning! That almost never happens. I get a scramble with red bell pepper, scallions, and cheddar cheese. Perfect with one of my pumpkin pie muffins.
9am - I say goodbye to son and hubby as they leave for school and work, respectively. I normally take the 3 year old to school, but husband has some extra time today. I scout the house for laundry, load the machines, and then I stop in the office to look at my calendar and to do list. It's time to map out the day.
10am - I haven't left the house yet and I should -- I'm well overdue for some exercise, and I haven't gone for a walk in ages. At 10:30am I finally head out the door, and admire my neighbors Halloween decorations. Which reminds me, we still have to get our decorations up!
11am - I return home and start making meatballs. My son loves meatballs and spaghetti, so I make this dish at least every other week.
12noon - meatballs are simmering in a marinara sauce. I microwave a spaghetti squash, make lunch, and finish off with the remainder of one of the pumpkin pie muffins I ate this morning. A perfect lunch!
1pm - I load dishwasher, clean up mess from frying meatballs. I Google "storage of unused spaghetti squash" because I only microwaved half of my spaghetti squash and in addition to leftover cooked spaghetti squash, I still have half a raw spaghetti squash.
2pm - time for this pregnant mama to take her afternoon nap. My last thoughts as I fall asleep? I should have had one more meatball...
3pm - I wake up and continue the laundry I completely forgot about! A half an apple for an afternoon snack.
4pm - a little more laundry while I watch some of my favorite cooking shows.
5pm - hubby picks me up from home. He picked up our son from school, and we're headed out to a Restoration Hardware outlet to do some shopping. We've been scouting for furniture for baby girl's nursery. We don't find anything for the nursery today.
6pm - we have dinner at one of our favorite pizza places here in South Denver. They have this one salad that I love... the mele fresca salad: spring mix with apples, toasted almonds, gorgonzola cheese, apples, and a light lemon vinaigrette, topped with prosciutto di parma.
Everything is fine except that I have to have two slices of this pizza. It's delicious.
Having that pizza makes me want dessert. So I order a cannoli to go. Yum!
8pm on - when we get home, we get little K changed, brush his teeth, and read a book. Then it's night night for him. Hubby and I get to enjoy a movie... that's another thing I'm trying to enjoy before baby #2 comes: having my nights free to watch tv/movies. I know these free days won't be around for much longer.
Have you watched any good movies lately? Anything you can recommend?