Saturday, April 19, 2014

my kind of eggs

This week has been really busy, mainly with school stuff. I forget that my "school world" doesn't know that I have a whole other life and that they actually expect me to sit and do things.  This week consisted of a lot of sitting and doing things.  My body does not do well with little sleep.  I've never been one of those cool people that can pull an "all nighter" or get "no sleep" the night before and still exist normally the next day.  I need my sleep. I need my comfy nights. I need my quiet homey time.  Didn't get a lot of that this week...BUT it's okay because I'm going to be a wife in like less than two months.

And if the Backstreet Boys have anything to say about it, we just might have found J's outfit for the wedding. More on that later.

My favorite part about the week was Thursday night- we went to a book signing for Alicia Silverstone's new book The Kind Mama at the Barnes and Noble in Santa Monica.  I was SO EXCITED.  I have always loved her and she's one of those people that I feel is my "friend type".  I would love to hang out on a front porch with her and breastfeed.  Kind of like what I plan on doing with my friend Ashley.  We were in the second row in this little event room, so it was a very up close and intimate setting.  She talked about her book for a bit, and then answered questions.  I was so impressed with her poise and knowledge...sometimes you have this image of someone in your head and then you meet them and the energy is totally off- they are not what you expected them to be, or don't seem all they are chalked up to be - but she was definitely a ton of chalk.  She's exactly how I pictured her.  I got really really nervous when we went up to get our book signed and felt like if I opened my mouth I would awkwardly cry (yes, so awkward, I don't know where these feelings come from!) and she was so sweet and wrote "Dear Julie and Catherine, Congrats on your wedding! And I love you for being vegan" So excited.

And I LOVE her book.  It's making me extra excited to be pregnant.  It's so great to be able to have a point of reference to look to that feels like *you*, that resonates with what you believe, your values...I think the experience inspired J and I to really make being healthy a priority.  We have a tendency to enable each other...when it's late and we are both just getting home and hungry it's easy to pick up pizza or go for whatever we are craving.  We do eat pretty healthy but lately we have been a bit more lazy with it..

Tomorrow is Easter and while I don't follow the whole religion thing, I will always celebrate some bunnies and baby chickadees.  And the only eggs I will ever want are my partner's frozen ones, thank you very much.  You can keep your babies, I'll have my own.  On that note - I just went to the store and got lots of vegan and organic candy for our basket.  Why does a celebration for me have to equal suffering for another being? It so doesn't.


and I am well aware I am's because I am trying to be disciplined and write even when I don't feel like it.

Alicia and I


  1. This sentiment "This week has been really busy, mainly with school stuff. I forget that my "school world" doesn't know that I have a whole other life and that they actually expect me to sit and do things" is so much worse when you're pregnant. It's like, come on people, I showered and I showed up. WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT FROM ME?

    <3 Alicia, though I don't subscribe to a lot of her wisdom. I enjoyed The Kind Diet, but it was too extreme for my tastes to implement 100%. I already have way too many Mama books on my radar, but sure, let's add The Kind Mama to the mix. BECAUSE I AM CLEARLY INSANE.

    1. Um yeah I cannot imagine how it is when you are pregnant. I feel that way on my period every month as it is...and I am loving the book so far- and of course it's like with anything- take what you like and leave the rest. She makes some really good points that articulate so many things I feel and believe but don't know how to articulate. Also, there are good recipes and such....and the book is prettyyyyyyy :)