The high of my week was just being off work! The weather has been ah-mazing, Isla has been in a good mood, and I’ve just been happy in general. Kyle has even noticed a difference. Like I said in Monday’s post, as much as I appreciated the opportunity to work, I appreciate being at home and raising my daughter a little bit more.
The low of my week was the awful sleep I had Wednesday night/Thursday morning. Isla work up just before 2 a.m. with a soggy Pull-Up, and then she didn’t want to go back to sleep. I think I put her to back to bed three times before she finally stayed in her room and fell asleep. Then of course, I was wiiiiide awake, my body ached, and I couldn’t fall back to sleep. I finally did and woke up when Kyle left for work around 5:45 am, then fell back to sleep and woke up again around 6:30 am because of a weird dream I was having. (I SWEAR I heard Kyle shout, “Get off the stairs,” and it scared the crap outta me, but I was just dreaming.) I gave up trying to sleep after that.
A blog post I loved was … there aren’t any that actually stand out in my head right now.
The best money I spent was no money! Honestly, the only thing I spent money on this week was some McDonald’s for lunch on Wednesday. (I had a McChicken, Isla had a McNugget Happy Meal.) It was a moment of pregnancy weakness and I have no regrets, except that the little toy Isla got is annoying. But other than that, I haven’t spent any money. I even returned something on Monday. I un-spent money!
My favourite Isla moment was every single moment! I feel like she’s grown up SO much in this past week, it’s unbelievable. She can ride her tricycle with no issues (as long as we’re on a flat surface), she’s doing well with potty training again (any accidents have totally been my fault), and she’s just acting like such a little grown up. Yesterday during breakfast she asked how my sleep was, lol. (Something I ask her every morning.)
The song that has been stuck in my head is Lost Stars by Adam Levine. It’s such a pretty song!
My favourite meal of the week was probably the planked salmon I made for dinner on Thursday. I found this recipe for the “sauce” and just poured it over my slab o’ salmon once I put it on the plank. It turned out SO good, even though I maaaay have let the barbecue get too hot and the sauce that escaped off the salmon caught fire. Luckily, Kyle came home just as I noticed all the smoke and he came to the rescue. (A bonus for having a welder for a husband? Heat & fire doesn’t bother them at all!)
I also tried my hand at making homemade sushi on Tuesday. I stuck with California roll, and while it tasted not too shabby and looked aesthetically pleasing, the work I had to put into making it wasn’t quite worth it. I will say, for about the same price as it would’ve cost for one Bento Box at my favourite sushi restaurant, I made about 4x as much California roll. I used this recipe (Alton Brown’s “Good Eats”) as my guide and doubled the recipe. I think I’ll just stick to buying it.
My plans for the weekend are spending time with Kyle and Isla. We haven’t had any good quality time together in a few weeks, so we’re all looking forward to just hanging out as a family together. We have grand plans for 7-Eleven Slurpees, 5¢ candies, and a movie, as well as crossing a few things off of our around the house “to-do” list.
What are YOUR weekend plans? Have you ever made homemade sushi? Would you do it again or stick to buying it already made?
And how weird is it that this is the second Friday the 13th in a row??