Let's make vegan no-bake lactation energy bites!
wife, friend, sister, daughter, girlfriend, fiancé, mother - all of these gifts will put a smile on her face! they would for me, at least!
I'm not a big freezer meal prep kinda gal. it's just Lu and I and neither of us travel too much for work, so there's never a reason to really have an arsenal of freezer meals. I love to cook fresh foods and I hate eating the same thing twice in a week. having said that, there have been a few times I've been just too exhausted to cook and I haven't wanted to order something unhealthy and I've found myself thinking, "I wish I had frozen leftovers I could defrost!"
...Friday, Lu flew back home from an LA work trip and his mother flew in from Puerto Rico to spend the weekend with us. we went out to dinner in our neighborhood and then came back and relaxed.
...Friday, I ended the day at 3:30pm. I NEVER do this. I can't actually remember the last time I did this, it must have been two years ago, around the time I got married. I watched To The Bone on Netflix. It was okay - not as eye-opening about the illness (anorexia), but a good story. after that, I went out to dinner with Lu and then we came back and started Riverdale on Netflix. WE'RE HOOKED!
when we got back from our babymoon, I didn't think it was possible to love Lu anymore. at some point I asked him, "do you still feel as excited to be with me as you did on our honeymoon?" and we both agreed, yes, of course - and even more so! even though a babymoon isn't as emotionally exhilarating as coming off a wedding, it's special in its own way, because it's the start of a new chapter together.
...Friday, I worked until about 6pm, worked out, and then me. Lu and my friend Cassidy went to my favorite restaurant in Hoboken for dinner, Bin 14. They have the BEST gluten-free pizza crust in the world and their Sausage & Peppers Bruschetta is to-die-for.
...Friday, my family came over for dinner! My grandmother and father came over, along with my sister and Ben. we had a little party in the new apartment and the boys went downstairs and grilled some chicken, fish, and veggies. I made the potatoes and we had plenty of dessert! it was a great little night altogether. My mother was missed, but she's down in FL! Her #FOMO was real.
...Friday, after work, I flew to Florida to spend the weekend with my mom (for Mother's Day) and my sister. my flight was delayed two hours, OF COURSE. got in, hung out a bit, and passed out.
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