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It accumulates by a magnitude...

There's snow outside. Real, staying on the ground, can no longer see any grass and it's still really coming down out there snow. The weather report warned me but there's nothing like going to bed with clear streets and waking up in a snow-globe. The dog is excited about it which means he'll fake needing to go out an extra three or four times today just because he likes to romp. Romp really is the only word for the crazy, barely coordinated jumps and stumbles that are his signature winter move. This from a dog who, according to his breed info, should greatly dislike the cold and be more suited to hotter climates. Riiight.

Anyway, I'm sitting here in pjs (not even mine... P's, because the two pairs of pajama pants that still fit around my gigantic belly are in the wash) and debating whether I want to make a stew badly enough to walk to the nearest grocery for the few items I'm lacking. This would be about a 20 minute walk were I a normal, not 8 and a half months pregnant person, so it'd be a fair trek through the cold and snow. But I just have this idea of a beef and root vegetable stew for dinner that will not go away! I'll have to mull it over... and check to see if I can unearth my hat, scarf and mitts.

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hooloovoo_42
Dec. 9th, 2009 04:52 pm (UTC)
Mmmm, stew!

Send the dog out for the groceries. Tell him he can play as long as he wants if he fetches the stuff you need.
leli_5
Dec. 9th, 2009 09:10 pm (UTC)
Being that the dog is a hound, he would be gone never to return. He follows his nose to the point of ridiculous and cannot ever be let off leash unless in a fenced area. I wish he was one of those dogs who'd walk to the post office for his owner or something like that.

But it doesn't matter, because I walked over with my roommate, who I voluntold to carry the bag on the way back. The stew is now on the stove and even though it's only in the preliminary stages, it smells like a winner.
lilachigh
Dec. 9th, 2009 10:48 pm (UTC)
Hmmm, all this mad desire to cook! Are you sure you've still got 2 weeks to go?
leli_5
Dec. 10th, 2009 03:32 am (UTC)
Actually, I've got a little under four weeks to go but I'm counting it as 8.5 months because pregnancy math is stupid and 40 weeks does not equal 9 months. Also because I am SO DONE with being pregnant and I want this kid out of me. I'm hoping that the baby will come in the last week of December... any time from the 27th onward would be perfect.

Though I won't deny some nesting behaviours, I do genuinely like to cook and don't usually do much real cooking (more than throwing something together) because I'm too tired when I finished work. I'm off as of the start of this week, so it's been much easier to get to it before I lose my motivation. I also made spice cake because I am just that ambitious.
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