i'm a little bit behind schedule this morning [i may have just spent 45 zoned-out minutes admiring/soaking up the pregnancy stylings on academichic] but i think i can still get everything done! after going through my giant box o' maternity donations [courtesy of my wonderful sister-in-law and her best friend], i ended up forgoing the mall in favor of just ordering a couple of little things from gap maternity + old navy.
obviously i won't need tons of 'bump room' right away, but i think the drapey stylings will work now regardless. i've cleaned out my closet of 'regular' clothes and am left with only:
✔ 1 pair of magically stretchy jeans that i wear essentially every day that jeans are appropriate
✔ 3 pairs of work pants [1 requires banding and the other two will very soon!]
✔ a few looser t-shirts
✔ several life-saving cardigans
it's crazy to look at the near-empty rack! but i'm in the process of washing and putting in some of the donated clothes that will work now -- mainly pants at this point. i can't believe how fortunate i am to have a sister-in-law that is pretty much the exact same size [her pants are even the right length!!] who has gone through 2 recent pregnancies.
to do today
in the midst of laundry-mania, i plan on a workout, grocery shopping/meal-planning, finishing up a presentation for monday [almost done] and PIE BAKING. currently i'm considering this old school martha recipe . . . wish me luck! i'm actually considering making 2: one to bring to a lab picnic and one for after dinner tonight [with friends].
happy bday to my sister [not in-law], yarn queen [check out her handiwork in this post!] and fellow fro-yo connoisseur, who turned 29 yesterday!
we went out for korean at seoul garden, where our meal was wonderful but sadly unphotographed! bibimbap, bulgogi, rice cakes, seafood pancake, and a million cute little side dishes were all enjoyed [with plenty of leftovers]. we did manage to save room for self-serve froyo at skinny dip. there was even a yellow-cake cube topping -- perfect for a bday! i didn't really like the flavors they had all that much, but the topping bar was full of fun [think lots of candy options] and their plain tart yogurt was good.
okay, off to GET IT DONE! i've got pies to bake . . .