Am I the only pregnant woman who is easily irritated? Surely not - at least I hope so.
Besides the nausea and fatigue, the constant feeling of irritation (often for no reason whatsoever) is my biggest pregnancy complaint. I'm sure hormones are to blame, but that excuse only goes so far.
It seems that as soon as I turn around or sit down and put my feet up, the kids come up with some fun (for them) project or experiment. Today, they devised a swing in the front yard tree made from rope and a produce box, into which they would climb, and then crash full force into the tree trunk. No worries, the tree was not harmed at all, and the kids were smart enough to don their bicycle helmets for this one.
Speaking of bicycle helmets, it was unseasonably cool this morning - at 7 am, it was still only 70 degrees (as opposed to one-hundred-and-hell like usual). Since I knew this might be the last nice day for months, I decided to take the boys bike riding along the canals once I was done with my usual Saturday morning produce co-op around 8 am.
Riding a bike has never seemed like exercise to me - not even with two kids towed behind me in a trailer, and one on a baby bike seat. Let me tell you - seven months pregnant is a very different story. I was panting right out of the gate, and going at a snail's pace. I'm just glad Miriam decided to stay home with Dad instead, so I left her and Anna (the trailer kids). It took us a full hour to ride 6 miles, so that gives you an idea of how slow we were going. The boys would race ahead, and then stop and wait for me to catch up (huff, huff).
By the time we got back home around 10 am, the warehouse where I buy the wholesale produce had called me to say they were selling the organic raspberries at cost, to get them moved before the holiday weekend.
I dropped the boys off at home, picked up Miriam and Anna, and bought 10 flats of raspberries (12 boxes each). "Only" three and half of the flats were for us, the rest were for my produce peeps who wanted to get in on the deal.
So now I have 42 clam shells of raspberries to freeze, eat, and make into jam in the next couple of days. I read that if you rinse berries in water with apple cider vinegar added to it, they keep much longer in the fridge - has anyone ever tried this? It supposedly has to do with killing off any mold spores.
If you are looking for me, I am on the crazy train, bound for the insane asylum.