Thursday, June 19, 2014

I Made a Meal

A few facts about this week.

On Monday, I made dinner for myself and my husband for the first time in weeks! This may not seem like much to you, but for me, this is a huge accomplishment. I have felt incredibly lazy these past few weeks and if I were to be quite honest, a little lost, too. I can hear my mother in my head right now saying, "you're not lazy, you're pregnant!" but I still can't help but feel a little helpless. Especially when first trimester symptoms such as nausea, fatigue, etc. act up.

In a very short matter of time, I went from being somebody who loved to plan my meals a week in advance; somebody who would love to spend time trying new recipes, and; somebody who tried to cook all dinners with as fresh of ingredients as possible. That person has left and I'm not sure when she is coming back. It's hard to cook when I'm gagging anytime I open the fridge. Most say, I will feel better come the second trimester. In the meantime, I am just taking things day by day, rather; moment by moment.

I took a day off of work on Monday so I could get some much needed sleep. I felt better when I woke up and did some minor cleaning. For dinner, I made baked BBQ pork chops with twice baked potatoes and corn. I'll share the twice baked potato recipe with you, soon. It was hands-down amazing!

Baking on Monday made me feel good. A little more like my old self. I'll give you an entire run down on how I've been feeling week-by-week, soon. For now, a spoiler alert: this week has been much better than previous weeks!

Something else that has been making me feel good is watching my garden grow. Silly, right? My husband and I planted a vegetable garden about two weeks ago. Early spring, we started some seeds inside. Earlier this week, before the storms came, we spent about a half hour watering the garden. It was so peaceful and relaxing.

Our biggest zucchini plant.

Weeding the garden is being put on the back burner. For now, we are welcoming whatever grows. So far, we've got tomatoes, green peppers, yellow peppers, jalapenos, pickles, string beans, pumpkins, yellow squash and zucchini.

Do you have a vegetable garden? What are you growing?

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