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. ;-)