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 â€“ 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. Heâ€™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 â€“ 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 â€“ sheâ€™s cleaning out her attic and giving me back a lot of my stuff. I was the kind of teen who held onto everythingâ€¦ every note, deflated birthday balloons, every important receipt. Itâ€™s fun to look through it all (and read the tortured letters to and from ex-boyfriendsâ€¦ oh, the drama).
In addition to the older stuff, I found this receipt from my momâ€™s hospital stay when she gave birth to me. A drug-free birth in 1984 cost $1,782.45. Adjusted for inflation, thatâ€™s about $3,797.36 today. Iâ€™m pretty sure this was just the hospital stay and not her pre-birth OB-GYN appointments.
In comparison, the hospital stay for Henryâ€™s drug-free birth cost me about $6,000. No fair.
Have a good one!