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catching up from back home

Hello! How was your Thanksgiving? Ours was busy — traveling between Virginia, California, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, and Ohio! Between all the plane and car rides I barely had time to take a photo, let alone sit down and write a blog post.

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We’re back home and settling into things. My kitchen, laundry, and living rooms are disaster zones, but why tend to food, clothing, or shelter when I can spend time with my Internet friends? Here are a few snapshots from the past week!

Mom’s cooking! My parents have a pasta machine that has basically become a member of our family. Tagliatelle sauced up with a pumpkin-sausage-sage mix.

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I was never a takeout person until we had a kiddo :) Dining in without having to dress up or do dishes is basically my dream dinner. I tried sukiyaki for the first time last week. A relative of my favorite soup, pho, but with a fishier taste!

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Since I had family around to help babysit, I was able to sneak in a few nap time runs around my parents’ neighborhood. The weather was great in Tennessee and surprisingly warm in Ohio, too!

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We returned back to the DC area on Saturday afternoon and were greeted with grey skies. Still felt good to shake out the legs after a long car ride though! I did a quick three miles and felt settled in after two weeks of being on the go.

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Speaking of which, can I just randomly complain for one second about dealing with changing tables while traveling? I came across so many poorly designed diaper stations over the past two weeks. Such as this one. Where is a mom supposed to put her diaper bag without any sort of hook or stand next to the changing table?!! On the dirty bathroom floor? Am I the only one who is furious about things like this?

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There’s no natural segue from that discussion so let’s just jump to dinner. Anthony and I were able to throw together a quick dinner (salmon, roasted veggies, couscous) with bits and pieces from our freezer, pantry, and fridge when we returned.

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Paired with an episode of The Office, of course. We still have a couple of seasons left and I’m starting to worry about what life will be like when it ends.

And that’s the end, for now!

3 thoughts on “catching up from back home

  1. That is a major issue I have too, I have to strap my bag across my chest in order to use the changing table and that is we are lucky enough to have one. I have found a few places dont even have one!!

  2. There could definitely be much improved about changing tables but mostly I’m glad to find one! I hate changing a baby on the bathroom floor (even if I have my foldout – it’s just gross).

    When you finish the office, you should start Superstore – all seasons streaming on Hulu!

    • ew, a bathroom floor, blergh! I haven’t had to do that and hope I never do! Ahh, Superstore. We were really into the first season but then thought it got less funny? That was a while ago though. Maybe I’ll give it another try!

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