Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A Very Merry Unbirthday

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Today my daughter is 18 months old. A year and a half. Wow! Life has certainly changed and gone by quickly, yet in the best way possible. I can't imagine life before her. (Well, I kind of can. I'm pretty sure there was copious amounts of blissful sleep, Netflix marathons, and uninterrupted showers.) I truthfully don't want to imagine life before her.

Today also happens to be St. Patrick's Day. While I was pregnant with Chloe, I had decided I wasn't going to eat corned beef that year. I just didn't want it. For the first 6 months of my pregnancy I had such an aversion to meat, so I was technically a vegetarian. After my morning sickness ended months later, and I was able to start eating some meat, I began to get more of an appetite back. And then came the cravings!

One day I woke up and needed to make corned beef for St. Patrick's Day. I had to. There was no other answer. Obviously, I didn't buy one, so here it is the day before the holiday, and I drove to 3 grocery stores. Every store I went to was sold out. (Obviously!) My last attempt, and 4th store, was Stop & Shop. I came tearing into the store like a lunatic on a mission, and who do I run into, my mother-in-law. They live very close, so it's not like I hadn't seen them in a while. But still, I was out of breath and completely disheveled all because I was looking for corned beef. Good thing she understood! In the end I got the corned beef, and that year, it was probably the best I had ever had. ;-)

                  

7 comments:

  1. Theresa, what a fun post. You hooked me with the title, my mother used to sing that to me at random. Thanks for sharing your memory.

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for reading!

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  2. Theresa, what a fun post. You hooked me with the title, my mother used to sing that to me at random. Thanks for sharing your memory.

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  3. Thanks for including the video. What a fun slice. Oh those cravings.

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    1. Ha! yes, those are some crazy cravings! Thanks for reading!

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  4. First happy unbirthday to Chloe. Its a great day for an unbirthday in my opinion. Even if you were averse to corned beef - like me - it's green and gilt everywhere. My own half birthday falls on G. Washington's!

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    1. I agree! Great day! Seems like your half birthday is a pretty special day as well. Thanks for reading!

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