We’ve been here almost 6 months now (back in California that is) and I haven’t included any updates on our happenings.
Kitchen Of Eatin’ Happenings
I’ve decided to take a short recess from Kitchen Of Eatin’ for a brief minute (maybe month). To just slow down, settle down some more … and focus all of my spare time and energy on motherhood… cuz’ my sweet girl is going to be 2 this year! (What? I’m going to be the mother of a 2 year old! – I still feel like an immature 18-year-old – and so sometimes this concept still feels surreal to me – but the biggest blessing none-the-less).
We’ve also been discussing trying to add another rugrat to the mix soon – and I know that with two little ones around – I probably won’t have much time to blog anyhow.. unless I bite the bullet and get a nanny.. but I really want to be a full-time mom. It’s hard, it’s exhausting, it’s unappreciated at times – but it’s my favorite thing in the whole world. And I love it.
So… here I am, taking my recess. Spending my nap times at the gym, cleaning my house, going to the grocery store, and thinking about when I will maybe get my hair done next. It’s much less stressful than scrambling to get a blog post done, and for now it’s nice.
I’m getting back to blogging for fun, which is why I started here in the first place. So when inspiration strikes (and spare time <– yeah, right) I’ll be back doing my thang.
California Living Happenings
Steven got back into Cross Fit since we have been living here. He also convinced me to join the gym. I really like it so far. Very hard, but I do love a good workout.
We got bunnies. Yep. Bunnies. I’m an animal lover, and since we don’t have a yard, and since things didn’t go over too well with the cats in Utah… we decided to give bunnies a try. Lets just say it didn’t go to well with the bunnies either. I’m beginning to think that while I may be an animal lover – I’m not a good pet owner. I’m like a kid in a candy store when we go to the pet store, and then when the novelty wears off – and the animal becomes more of a challenge than a cute cuddly fluffy bunny… well you know.. I’m a five-year-old in that department I guess.
I did really truly love my cats, and I was devastated that it didn’t work out with them. I didn’t feel as attached to the bunnies, so when we landscaped our back patio – and when their bunny cage was attracting swarms of flies.. and when they were eating all of our new plants – and when the bunnies started attacking each other (to achieve some sort of male dominance over each other)……… I was A OK with the idea of no more bunnies.
Long story short: We set them free in the wild. Yes, it was a terrible idea.. but at the time I thought I was giving them more freedom and joy than they had living with us. Yes, one bunny made it into my neighbors backyard. Yes, I was honest about how he “escaped”. Yes, I was reprimanded for being an idiot and releasing domestic animals in the wild. Yes, I felt like a horrible person. Yes, my neighbor and I got into a fight and I will spare the details of that. Yes, we ended up finding a home for this bunny. No, I haven’t found the other bunny. Yes, I have been trying to look for him – setting out food for him. Yes, I have kind of given up, and hope that he found freedom and happiness in the wild (even though he is a domestic born bunny).
And that’s what happened with the bunnies.
We have loved going to farmers markets around here, and have developed a hobby out of trying every kind of dark chocolate available at whole foods.
Steven has gotten real into gardening and maintaining our plants. Slightly damages my “wife/woman” ego, because I am terrible in this department.. but it is 2016 right? Not all women have to love gardening, right? I think I will get more into it with Steven as time goes on, and when we have a yard of our own someday. He wants to have an all edible garden – and we are going organic.
Steven’s entire (well almost) family (there were like 15 of them!) came to stay in our teeny 3 bedroom town house to celebrate Steven’s mom’s 60th birthday. We went to San Fran.. did the while thing. It was fun, and squishy, but we had a great time!
I don’t think anything HUUGE has happened other than that. We’re just another boring couple living the California dream over here. I really do love it though. It is SO nice to be home. I don’t know what the future holds for us in terms of settling down. It’s so dang expensive here… but I’m open. This place has my heart for sure though, and I’d love to stay if we can find a way to make that happen.
Oh .. and Eliza still calls me Da Da… but my hopes are high that mama is happening real soon 🙂
Oh and we did take our first little family vacay – to Monterey.
Oh.. my dad wrote Eliza a song, and we went to his guitar jam show where he played it for us 🙂 Click the link below to check it out!