They are lovely little girls, and they have silver shoes just like Jill's.
Also, they are Catholic.
2. Father's Day was super lame around here. I thought I'd have some
thingone for Patrick for the big day, but it he/she has not arrived as of yet.
I keep checking my email for tracking info, checking those baby apps hoping to see "Today you will have your baby." but nope. Nada.
Patrick spent most of Fathers' Day re-creating our Korean Barbecue experience. Food is his recreation and his love language.
|These are Korean dumplings and the traditional 12 side dishes at the authentic restaurant we went to when our kids were out-of-town. We don't know what most of those dishes are, and neither did our server.|
|His Father's Day gift to himself. Omelet thingies here ^.|
He made the Galbi beef short ribs, sauteed bok choy, pickled kimchi cabbage, Asian cucumber slaw, and those little omelet roll ups with the green onions served room temp. Those omelet bites are incredible with a little soy/chili sauce mixture drizzled on them. Everything was scrumptious. Even Jill cleaned her plate, eating mostly omelet bites and beef.
|Korean beers and water. I'm pretty sure the water is Gangnam Style.|
Some of the credit for that feast goes to Micaela for inspiring me to seek out the mysterious flavors of Korean cuisine. Go check out her series of interviews with homeschoolers, including one with yours truly.
3. Run out of summer fun yet? Multiple rainy days in your part of the world?
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Yesterday, I got a package from my sweet sister-in-law, Adaire. A care package! With chocolate, and lip balm, and hair ties, and jewelry, and the cutest mug you ever saw! The hair ties and lip balm are going straight in my birth center go bag, should I ever need to actually go there and birth someone. The chocolate might not be with us very much longer.
The whole kit and kaboodle was adorably packaged. You really made my day, Adaire. The package and the prayers. Thank you!
Go check out Ruthiebox, and send someone some love in a care package.
5. Speaking of surprises and prayers, sometimes you find things where you least expect them.
My kids know their phones are subject to random checks. Technically, their phones are our phones, since we pay for them.
Earlier this week I found someone's phone surreptitiously peeking out from under a sofa cushion and decided to take a peek at what she's been up to.
She had been texting a male acquaintance the usual, "hey" "what's up" stuff. He asked if she was going on the upcoming group trip to a theme park this weekend. She replied, "Idk. My mom is due any day."
His response, "Oh, that's right. I've been praying for her."
Some kid who likes my daughter is praying for me?
6 & 7. How to Cope with Being 40 weeks Pregnant at the End of June when Temps are in the 90s and You Don't Have Central Air Conditioning
Aside from window units, box fans, ceiling fans, and plenty of Red Raspberry Leaf Tea (iced), I rely on two very important products.
This is Dr. Teal's Lavender Epsom Salt Soaking Solution. I put about a cup or more in my bath before bedtime and I not only watch my cankles disappear, but I can sleep comfortably until the birds start chirping at the buttcrack of dawn. The 4 to 40 bathroom trips don't even phase me. Grace told me about this magic brew, but my midwives recommend it too.
That wraps up another whiny week with Jessica. Go see Kathryn for people with better quick takes and better attitudes. Do I dare to hope that I'll be in a better mood next week with better news?