Saturday, October 25, 2014

October's "No Travel" rule

When we found out I was due with baby #6 on October 24th, I imposed a "no travel" rule for Marcus for the month of October.  Smart, since 4 of 5 babies came before their due dates.  Well, Marcus for the most part kept his promise…and had the meetings come to him here in Portland.  :oP  He was gone for 3 days while I was in my 39th week of pregnancy (sounds more dramatic than just "38 weeks pregnant").  He did come home at 9:30pm each night to sleep, just in case labor started overnight which is normal for me.  So I do grant him that.  :o)  Then he left at 6am each morning when the coast was clear.

I coped by cutting out all activities (dance class and lessons) and having Mrs. N come one extra morning.  It turned out great!  It was fantastic to relax and just let things go, but also still have time (because of Mrs. N) to get things done.  The best part??  My good friend Deidre brought us a FEAST of a meal to make it so I didn't have to cook dinner for 2 of the 3 nights!!!

DD brought pot pie, salad, and New Seasons cookies!!!

I had originally given her the recipe years ago…here it is,
in case you'd like to try it (well, not you Mary and Erica).
(we use pie crust, not puff pastry)
Seddy gobbled it up both nights (we all did!!)
 I am so incredibly grateful and humbled at this act of friendship.  Deidre really understood how hard it would be on me to hold down the fort for 3 days without the help of hubs.  (Because you know, Marcus normally helps A LOT which makes it extra-hard when he's gone.  He's the main dinner-maker and totally helps with dishes and housecleaning.)   So in sum….THANK  YOU, DD!!!

Another good aspect of Marcus' trip:  he brought us leftover VooDoo Doughnuts on Wednesday night to enjoy on Thursday:


  1. Reading this on a Sunday afternoon...wondering about you. You are in my prayers!

  2. No special shaped donuts....? Hahaha

    What a great friend to bring you food!.,

  3. Wondering and praying here too… and God bless Deidre!