1. I will – unfortunately – no longer be developing recipes for The Back Burner blog. I was notified last week that Key Ingredient is migrating away from employing 3rd party bloggers due to “a repositioning of the company’s focus”.
To add to the disappointment, (and sudden cut in monthly income), as many of you know, DailyBuzz Food officially ended their fixed CPM ad program and contracts for Featured Publishers on Friday. I’m currently on the wait list for a contract with Blogher, and hope that my blog is accepted in the next few months.
It’s too bad that our income will be cut short right before our baby girl arrives, but in the interest of finding a silver lining I realized that I will have zero commitments and no deadlines during those first few months of infanthood… which can be seen as a good thing!
2. Ok, I’m done complaining! I just needed to vent there for a bit.
3. It was a Christmas-themed weekend for us, starting off with a snowy Saturday during which I turned on my favorite instrumental holiday album and baked a batch of soft Pumpkin Gingersnap Cookies for a party we attended later that night.
We also picked out a Christmas tree (in a record 3 minutes) and decorated it (in a record 10 minutes) while enjoying the warmth and comfort of a crackling fire.
Shelby had a tough day of doing… nothing, and passed on on the couch per usual ;).
4. Tomorrow I will officially be “full-term” at 37 weeks pregnant!
Our baby girl still has 3 weeks to “bake” until she’s due, but from here on out she will no longer be considered premature when she’s born.
I’m just about done packing our hospital bags, and the nursery needs just a few finishing touches. I’m working on preparing a bunch of freezer meals for the first couple of weeks; though my mom will be staying with us for a little while so I’m sure we will be well-fed.
We’re SO excited!