What’s Up Wednesday – 26.01.22 (a day late)

1: What we’re eating this week:

I’ve only started meal planning this year, and so this has been the first month where I’ve been actively planning all our meals and doing all the cooking. My husband used to be the cook but I’ve now taken it over for the time being, since I have more free time. Also, I’ve been excited to try some new recipes.

We’re both home (he’s working from home, I’m on medical leave) so we always have dinner together. For lunch, which is always leftovers, we each grab our lunch and eat it separately.

A simple meal of sautéed veggies with tuna.
Salmon Wellington – a new recipe. It was very yummy but a bit too salty.
What we call a Russian salad. Not sure it’s even Russian, though.

2: What I’m reminiscing about:

The time before Christmas. I miss our blue Christmas tree (husband’s idea), the Christmas atmosphere and the planning. It was a special Christmas because it was our first time as hosts. Both our families came and we had a really great time.

3: What I’m loving:

Buying all the baby things and getting ready for our baby girl. I need to be as organized as possible and to plan everything in detail, at least the things I can control. I spent a few days researching baby products and coming up with a list and budget and I’m now in the process of buying everything we need. I’m also planning the nursery (which is actually half a room, as I need to keep the other half as my office) and trying to come up with something cute and affordable.

The glorious weather we’ve been having for the past few weeks. It feels like spring.

4: What we’ve been up to:

Besides all the baby planning, we’ve been trying to decide if we’ll be going on a babymoon or if we’ll just skip it or postpone it.

Rui has been training for a half marathon while I prepare to go and walk a 5k. I’ll be 7 months pregnant so fingers crossed I’ll be able to make it.

5: What I’m dreading:

My driving lesson this afternoon. I always get super nervous before each one.

My glucose challenge test in a couple of days.

6: What I’m working on:

I’m taking a new course, which is hard to explain what it is really about because it’s something super specific to my country. It basically means I’ll be a certified trainer and able to provide certified professional/corporate training.

We’ll be starting our birth preparation course next week.

7: What I’m excited about:

Blogging again.

Dinner with two of my best friends this evening. One of my friends is visiting from Ireland and I’m super excited because I haven’t seen her since September.

8: What I’m watching/reading:

I’ve just finished reading Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris, which was a really good read. I gave it 4 stars. I’m starting The Keeper of Happy Endings by Barbara Davis tonight.

Rui and I are currently watching season 6 of This is Us and season 1 of And Just Like That, while patiently waiting for season 6 of Outlander. By myself, I’ve been watching season 11 of Call the Midwife.

9: What I’m listening to:

True crime podcasts as usual.

10: What I’m wearing:

At home, I wear mostly pijamas, leggings, sports bras, large t-shirts and sweaters.

If I’m going out, I’ll wear the one pair of jeans that still fits or a dress.

11: What I’m doing this weekend:

Boring stuff like house cleaning and laundry. Maybe going for a couple of walks.

12: What I’m looking forward to next month:

Valentine’s Day!

Being in my third trimester.

My next doctor’s appointment/ultrasound where I’ll get to see my baby.




8 thoughts on “What’s Up Wednesday – 26.01.22 (a day late)

  1. What do you think of the new sex in the city And just like that”? For me I watch it but afterwords I think why did I bother. Loving series 11 of call the midwife and series 11 of Death in Paradise. We are catching up with Ozarks so we can go into series 4 part 1.

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    • Honestly, I’m very disappointed. Not that I had very high expectations for the show but I was definitely excited about watching it. The last couple of episodes have been a little better but they still don’t feel like Sex and the City, at all. As a huge fan, I’m definitely triggered by some of the new plots. Like, what is even wrong with Miranda? And the way they have “excused” Samantha’s absence doesn’t sound like something she would do, ever. Anyways, as you can see, I definitely have thoughts on this lol. Call the Midwife is one of my favorite shows ever and I’ve loved every season. My husband watches Ozark and keeps recommending it to me but I have yet to pick it up. Definitely on my list, though.

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  2. It’s crazy how much pregnancy affect you, right? Congratulations! It’s funny that you are reading The Keeper of Happy Endings… I just finished it a couple weeks ago. I totally picked it randomly! It was a good book, though I figured out the plot before it happened. Haha!

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    • Hey there! Lovely to hear from you. I picked it up randomly as well, on Amazon. I’m halfway through it and I’m pretty sure I’ve figured out the plot by now haha I’ll let you know. I’m enjoying it so far. Thank you for stopping by!

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  3. I’m belatedly catching up on my What’s Up Wednesday posts. Oh, I remember planning for our baby. It was so fun. And our daughter had half our bedroom until she was ten months old. It was crowded, but it worked.

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    • Thank you so much for stopping by. She’s staying in our bedroom until she’s at least 6 months old but it’s a super tiny bedroom and all I can fit in is a cot. She’ll have half my office as her bedroom, because it’s where i’ll be storing her stuff. Basically, she’ll have a wall with a crib and a dresser lol


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