October 4, 2019

5 on Friday.

1. Watching. Shameless. And, honestly, I'm sorry to recommend it because it's the opposite of good and light and everything I want to to be filled with as I navigate my way through SAHM life. I've described it before on here as If you can get through the first two episodes without wanting to take a shower, you become de-sensitized and that's not what I want for myself right now. But it pulls at my heartstrings because I notice I feel real anxiety when Fiona or Lip get themselves into terrible situations and just start spiraling. After The Office, this is *probably* my favorite show.

I'm so invested in the story and the characters. I want to see what happens next, nine seasons in. If you're not already watching, go for it. Just be warned that it's not for the faint of heart. However, this is entirely one step up from the murder mysteries Netflix has been finding for us to watch lately. I can't do those kind of shows anymore. I'm even getting weird when it comes to books...I can't do death/destruction/violence in print the way I used to.

Shameless is more comedy/parody at this point than anything else. They get political this season in a big way, but they make fun of both sides of every argument, so I appreciate that the writers are smart enough to make big issues amusing to watch.

Plus, my Shameless-watching journey has really come full circle:
I binged the first 5 seasons during a deployment when we were first starting the IVF process.
Scott and I watched seasons 6-7 together on Showtime, back when we had DirecTV.
I watched season 8 in Wyoming, in one weekend, with a newborn on my chest.
And now I'm watching season 9 at night after the toddler goes to bed.
Full circle.

I wasn't cleaning this up just so I could watch TV. I had shoved it out of the way so I could spread out my Pilates mat though. 
And my brother had asked when we moved in "....so you're not gonna get a bigger TV?" 
Why? So we can move it again? No. 

2. Reading. I finished The Silent Patient and I'm listening to The Alice Network (it's getting to be a little too death-and-destruction for me) this week.  Come back on Tuesday for Show Us Your Books to see reviews.

3. Wearing. I'm really trying, guys. When you don't *have* to be anywhere and may not be judged on your outward appearance, it's pretty easy to not "get dressed".
But this is an outfit I've worn a few times this summer. It's the softest Old Navy romper that I bought two years ago and, to make it so I can wear it out and about, I just put a shirt over it. Not super convenient for bathroom breaks but so comfortable. Rompers with shorts can definitely take you through October as long as you don't live in Alaska.  (I looked for a picture of it, but there's a few in this post.)

4. Eating. Baby pancakes. I don't eat these but Wells has one every morning.

Take 2 cups pancake mix (I use Annie's), two eggs, two mashed bananas, 1/2 cup pumpkin puree, 1 t. cinnamon, 1/2 t. nutmeg, 1 t. vanilla extract, and enough milk to mix it all together into pancake batter consistency. I *also* add in 1/4-1/2 cup of baby quinoa cereal because I need to use it up.  Cook on a non-stick skillet until golden brown. 
This makes about 24 small pancakes. I put them in a gallon ziploc bag in the freezer and put one in the microwave for 30 seconds every morning. I just dice it up and he eats it with his fingers. 

This is probably the 3rd or 4th batch I've made in the last couple of months, so they're a winner around here. 

5. Laughing.

^This reminded me of the guy in Waiting who said he girlfriend could have a Pepsi because it's their anniversary.

Happy cooler-temperatures-have-finally-arrived Friday!


  1. i LOVED the alice network; her newest book (huntress) is also very good.

  2. The low pony made me snort - SOOO me!!!!
    I dont know that I've seen Shameless - heard of it even - what's it on?
    Baby pancakes!!! Who can resist!

  3. Zoe loves baby pancakes, but I am lazy and buy the frozen kind. Maybe I should get my act together and make your recipe! Chris and I started watching Shameless, he didn't like it so we quit, but I am interested and trying it again. I didn't mind it. LOLOL at Walmart Employee of the Month!

  4. I really liked The Alice Network. I then thought I would like The Huntress. It was like pulling teeth. Just get on with it already! We all know who she is! I stopped in the middle and made myself come back after another book.


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