Today hasn't been anything too exciting or eventful. Not at all, actually. But sometimes, that's OK. Hudson and I have been home all day, just hanging out. He's been attached to his mama today, and sometimes...that's OK, too. :-) I hit 11 weeks yesterday, and it seems that my morning sickness is a good bit better. Although, it really just depends on the day. Yesterday was not so good, but today I've felt pretty good. So good, in fact, that I decided I wanted some pasta salad. Now, don't ask me where that came from 'cause I have no idea. That's the funny thing about pregnancy cravings. They'll just hit you out of the blue. And when you want something, you WANT it!! So, I whipped up some pasta salad with stuff I had in the house.
I had to improvise on some things, but it hit the spot! (And still is!)
I normally put in tomatoes, cucumbers, green pepper, and sometimes onion (my hubby hates them but he's also not really a pasta salad fan so that works out for me. HA!) but since I didn't have all of those, I just used the celery and tomato. Olives would be good, but I loathe them. :) Artichokes would be great too! I also add in a little seasoned salt, garlic salt, grated parmesan cheese, and some zesty Italian dressing, and salt and pepper to taste. Chill and it's SO good and SO easy! I especially love this in the Summer.
While I was at it, I thought more chicken salad was needed too. I must be in a salad mood!
Straight out of the bowl with some crackers. That's how I roll.
BTW, if you've never tried the stand mixer trick for shredding your chicken...DO IT!! Works perfectly and saves so much time and sanity!
I like my chicken salad pretty simple. Mayo, grapes, celery, pecans, s & p to taste, and sometimes a pinch of sugar to get the perfect balance of sweet/salty.
Nom nom. Sadly, this is one I do have to share, unlike the pasta salad. That's OK, though.
I'm a good sharer. (most of the time)
Other than being a salad makin' machine, I've just done a lot of playing and cuddling with Hudson. Y'all, he LOVES his mama, and for that I'm so thankful. He loves to sit in my lap and watch Bubble Guppies, cuddle up next to me while playing his learning games on the iPad, etc. He's the sweetest thing ever. I am blessed.
This morning, he woke up with a major cowlick in his hair!
I've tried all day to lay it down to no avail. It cracks me up.
It's relaxed a little on its own throughout the day, but it still waves at you when Hudson walks your way. HAHA!
He thinks it's so funny that he decided to mess his hair up even more. I mean, why not?
While every day around here isn't always an adventurous, exciting time, it's the quiet days at home like this that I cherish the most, and I never want to forget.
I hope your Wednesday has been a great one as well, no matter how you've spent it!