Lobsta Away.

by katelin on September 23, 2014

Summer may be coming to a close, but Southern California didn’t really get that memo yet. And for some reason I’m busier now than I was all summer long, and I’m quite alright with that.

Friday: A night in of awesome? Yes. Please. And thank you. Matt and I ordered delivery, watched some shows on the DVR and played some Mario Party on the Wii. It was so low key and delightful and just what the weekend doctor ordered.

Saturday: I slept in, spent some time in my towel and watched SVU reruns all morning. It was like a college flashback and it was glorious. Eventually the afternoon rolled around and Matt and I reported for babysitting duty. We spent the evening hanging out with our friends’ two year old and watching her so mom and dad could have a bit of a night out. It was quite fun as two years old is such a fun age. There was dance parties and LEGO parties and bathtime and story time. And just, I’m so excited to do this all of the time. All in all, it was a successful and delightful evening.

Sunday: Big ole family day. Started the day off by going on a walk, baking and enjoying a bit of quality towel time. Afterwards Matt and I met up with my friend Lucie and got to hang out with her and her family for a wee bit before heading up to my aunt and uncle’s house for a big ole Lobsta Bake. My sister works on The Lobsta Truck in LA and they’re starting to launch at home lobster bakes and my family got to test it out. And oh was it delightful. And delicious. And adorable.


It really was so fun to hang out with family and catch up over good eats. It was also the first time anyone had really seen me with a bit of a bump, so there was a whole lot of baby talk which, of course, makes me happy. We’re hoping this is an annual thing because – really, who wouldn’t want to do this every year?



And how was your weekend? Any good eats? Fun family time? Giant lobsta claws?



happy tuesday!

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What Plan?

by katelin on September 19, 2014

Light readingLately I’ve come to terms with the fact that you really can’t plan anything. No matter how hard you try or work to set things in motion, ultimately the outcome is never in your control.

If my plans had gone accordingly I would have been pregnant and had a baby over a year ago, when I was stably employed and financially secure. We would have traveled back to Europe and life would have been laid out just fine.

But alas. Life had much different plans. I’m pregnant now. My job is ending soon. And the only way I’m headed to Europe any time soon is by vicariously living through my friends’ travels and movie magic.

And that’s okay.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I’m feeling zen. I mean yes I stress out every now and then when I think about being unemployed without an employer paying for my health benefits and how we’re going to afford it all. But at the same time, I know we’ll make it work. I’m not even going to attempt to plan the next few months. Not even a little bit. I’m going to keep doing what I’m doing now: trying to find extra ways to make money, continue exercising (when it’s not a million degrees outside), continue reading up on parenthood and pregnancy and thinking happy thoughts for this little bebe.

And that’s fine by me.


Who needs a plan anyways?


happy weekend!

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