I sure hope you had a nice holiday weekend!
We did! We had a wonderful family lunch, attended a football game, and I even found the time and energy to run six miles. And we ended things on a high note – Henry and I were playing upstairs in the TV room, and I swear he became a little boy right before my eyes. We were rolling around on the rug and he was diving on top of a pillow, turning at the sound of his name and watching me tell a story with his dolls. He’s definitely not a newborn anymore! Sniff, sniff.
Cranberry Banana Smoothie
In the blender:
Soy protein powder
Leftover Crockpot Cranberry Sauce
It was tasty, but I wish I had more cranberry sauce. It was just a little hint of the sauce – I wanted the smoothie to be overwhelmed with the sour stuff.
Speaking of bebes, my mom brought me 10 boxes of my middle school and high school memories – she’s cleaning out her attic and giving me back a lot of my stuff. I was the kind of teen who held onto everything… every note, deflated birthday balloons, every important receipt. It’s fun to look through it all (and read the tortured letters to and from ex-boyfriends… oh, the drama).
In addition to the older stuff, I found this receipt from my mom’s hospital stay when she gave birth to me. A drug-free birth in 1984 cost $1,782.45. Adjusted for inflation, that’s about $3,797.36 today. I’m pretty sure this was just the hospital stay and not her pre-birth OB-GYN appointments.
In comparison, the hospital stay for Henry’s drug-free birth cost me about $6,000. No fair.
Have a good one!