I want to hide in my house for the next four weeks until I have this baby.
I can’t handle the comments anymore.
I realize that I’m a freak of nature and that my body is defying all laws of gravity but does EVERYONE have to comment on it?
Here’s an example of 20 minutes of my day:
- I walked into the gym with my kids and handed my pass to the lady at the front desk to scan who then blurts out an expletive.
“@#&$()@!%, you’re huge!”
Thanks. Super professional…and when my 4-year-old repeats that later today, I’ll know who to blame.
- I headed upstairs to the gym area where a man stops me and asks if he can rub my belly. Surprisingly this doesn’t bother me. People in South Florida are very touchy feely.
- After getting on the elliptical a man stops me and spends five minutes trying to convince me that I am indeed having twins. He’s sure of it. Nevermind the weekly ultrasounds I get at the perinatal. This guy knows better.
Really, just those comments aren’t all that bad. But when you get that times 10 a day, my patience wears thin. I’m aware I may be a tad hormonal and sensitive, but I just don’t want anyone to talk to me until I give birth. Thanks. And I should probably stop blogging until my thick skin comes back…
I got really excited about this dish because everything is cooked in one skillet. Turns out you need a large skillet with a lid which I didn’t have so I used a smaller saucepan and it worked great. I was under the impression that the whole thing is done in the skillet but at the end the cheese is browned in the oven. I was hoping to not have to turn on the oven…and I’m sure if you’re really against it you can just put the lid on in the end and melt the cheese that way. You just won’t have the browned, toasty top.
Be careful when you take it out of the oven. Not thinking, I grabbed the hot handle and spent the rest of the night nursing a burn on my entire hand. Was it worth it? YES. The aroma of the garlic, basil and the tomato sauce cooking was unreal. The ricotta adds a light and creamy finish to the dish. This had an authentic Italian flavor with hardly any work.