Archives for August 2012

The Newbies

In less than 24 hours, we will be first time homeowners! Okay, so I suppose that’s not entirely true.  Lola will be a first timer, whereas Oatmeal will be a first time home-that-stays-in-one-place owner. Remember, he lived in this guy when we met.  Not even kidding. I mean…we had our fun, sure.  That airstream was […]

Almost Moving Day

Change is hard, even when I want the change. Our house is in shambles. Boxes are packed, furniture is all over, trash bags are shoved into corners. It’s a mess. Total chaos. We’re both working, so we’re packing a little here and there during the evenings. We close on Friday, and on Saturday we move! […]

Poppyseed is 4 Months Old

Yesterday, the 23rd, Poppyseed turned 4 months old.  A third of a year has gone by pretty darn fast. I used to wonder (and obsess… and agonize) about how I would POSSIBLY live my life with a baby.  It seemed like such a huge sacrifice, responsibility, and frankly, inconvenience.  I once even told my sister […]

Laughter

Sometime last week or maybe the week before that, Poppyseed started to laugh.  I’m pretty sure Oatmeal was the first to discover it.  We were all snuggling in bed, making a Poppyseed sandwich as he calls it, and he started blowing and gobbling all over her belly.  Suddenly our bedroom was full of adorable little […]

Lola Gives Her Take on Cloth Diapers

Well, I said I’d give a cloth diaper update at 6 weeks, but I’ve quickly learned not to place deadlines on myself with a baby.  But here, finally, is my take on cloth diapers.  (And here is my original post on cloth diapers.) I really like them!  I feel like they not only save money, […]

Time to Stock the Freezer

Oatmeal and I are looking for someone to split a hog with us.  Any pork lovers out there? I’m not going to lie, when we went primal we started eating a LOT more meat.  And I started to really question how the meat was getting to our table.  I hear so much about antibiotics and […]

(Almost) Paleo Chicken Noodle Soup

I don’t think I’ve done a food blog in a long time, so here’s a quick one. I’ve never claimed to be extreme paleo or primal.  I keep trying to give up dairy, and keep falling flat on my face, so I guess I’ll be 80/20 primal forever.  In reality, I’m probably more like 90/10 […]

First Sick Day

Yesterday was my first Monday to be back at work full-time after having Poppyseed. And, today I took my first sick day.  Not because Poppyseed is sick. Because yours truly is. I like to think that I am a tank and never get sick.  I mean, we eat right, we exercise, we take vitamins.  And […]

We are moving!

Well one thing that Lola has learned in the past 3 months is that having a baby really CAN change everything. Ever since Oatmeal and I met, the question of where we would put down roots has been an unanswered question.  I was quite happy in the center of Houston, and he was content to […]

Our New Normal

The home of Lola and Oatmeal looks a lot differently now than it did, say, this time last year. This time last year, it was not normal to have a bouncer on our dining room table at all times.   Now, the table looks empty if it’s not there. Nor was it normal to have a […]