Saturday, September 6, 2014

My View (vol. 22)

What I am reading: Still on Wilder; also picked up Call the Midwife by Jennifer Worth (part of book club this month!) Also: a lot of history, a lot of philosophy, and some basic copyright/ intellectual property readings.

What I am eating: If I could fix waffles every day, I would. I should. Strawberries! (GHB loves them too!)

Meal planning: My MIL has been here this past week, fixing lots of food for us... so I might take a pass this week, even though she is leaving tomorrow, because we are in Leftover Heaven. I did, however, want to share the super simple burrito recipe I fixed this week:
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • ~2 cups cooked rice (ours was leftover from another meal)
  • 1 can black beans
I cooked the ground pork through, chopping it up as it went, and once it was done, I added the rice and black beans (did not drain first - all in!), and cooked at a lower heat for 10-15 minutes. Warmed up the tortillas, and serve with fixings! Diced cucumber, tomato, salsa, avocado, sharp cheddar cheese... we have leftovers, so I am going to prepare the rest and freeze them, and then warm them up for a quick meal this week! Very satisfying. Depending on personal preference, I cooked the pork with Greek seasoning as well, and it added further satisfaction to the taste.

I bet quinoa would be a fun add too!

This week in history: Grace started waving! It is beyond adorable. She loves playing "high five!"

Crawling all the time too...!!

I survived five night shifts in a row (Will did too) because my MIL came in town to help. Never ever was I so grateful to have her around! I spent the week getting caught up before and during classes - I start teaching on Monday! It was an overwhelming week: I can't believe today is Sunday.

On the plus side, the porch is nearly completely cleaned off and we are working on creating a fun place to spend time while the weather is decent!

Prayers: For peace in the Middle East and in Russia. For those suffering from sexual, emotional and physical abuse. For all marriages, especially for my friends A&C who will be married in less than one week! For the single ladies (and gents!).

Next week, I am going to: TEACH US HISTORY. Read and highlight. Go to a wedding in New York! Snuggle and play with GHB. Work on our porch more. Spend time with my SIL, who is coming in town for a medical school interview! (Well, in Philly - close enough!) Spend more time with my favorites. 

Off to finish slides! (Eep!) Have a very happy week, y'all!

P.s. We have some news...

... that we are thrilled to share!


  1. This single appreciates your prayers

  2. hahaha Elle, the tone of that comment absolutely cracked me up
    Congratulations Julie!!! :) :) <3