Yesterday we hit a record-breaking high of 82-degrees here in the Buffalo area — and though I didn’t spend any time outside, I tried to enjoy it the best I could. I opened up some windows & doors and let the breeze meander its way throughout the house. The sunlight trickled in, casting shadows everywhere. The whole house took on a very peaceful, surreal vibe. It was perfect. Most of the afternoon was spent sorting through a 3-foot stack of old Vegetarian Times magazines — clipping recipes and piling them back up for recycling. As of today, I’m 19 weeks […]
Here’s a quick video of Mike showing off his parenting skills. This was taken at a Target store in July. (Clearly, we’re very mature…) Little did we know that we’d be expecting two of these little guys (er, girls) a year later. (Off switch not included!)
I’ve never been a follower of any particular religion. I was baptized as a baby, but that’s as far as I got. With that said, Easter has never been much of a big deal for me. Sure, when I was a wee lil’ whippersnapper, I took much delight in hunting for my basket full of pastel-wrapped goodies & rainbow-colored jelly beans… What kid didn’t? But once I learned that the whole “Easter bunny” thing was a big sham, the holiday just kind of lost its appeal. It went downhill even more once I hit my teenage years & went vegetarian. […]
17 weeks! I can’t believe how fast these past couple of months have flown by. I’m almost halfway there! My original plan was to document each week of my pregnancy through photographs. It would have been a dandy little plan, had I not have been so damn lazy. And nauseous. (And full of excuses?) With that said, I guess 17 weeks in is better than nothing. Hell, with twins, I’m pretty much guaranteed to balloon to epic proportions anyway — so I have plenty of growth left to document. Lucky me. So hopefully I’ll remember to snap a few photos […]
Mike and I don’t take many trips. In the time that we’ve been together (since 2008), we’ve only gone to a handful of places, all of which were a couple hours away. He’s not a fan of long car trips. (Or, you know, leaving the house.) Fortunately for me, Farm Sanctuary‘s New York shelter is only about a two-hour drive from Buffalo. A quite scenic, lovely drive!
Today I am 16 weeks pregnant. My babies are the size of avocados! AVOCADOS!! Now, being a vegan, you’d think I’d be a big avocado fan… Natural, healthy, plant-based “good” fat – a perfect vegan staple, right? Right? Um… Okay, confession time: I, Wendy Rose, long-time vegan & even longer-time vegetarian, have never tasted an avocado. Ever. There. I said it. I have no excuses… no legit reasons for my avocado ignorance. Sure, I’ve had opportunities to try it. Whenever I go to Moe’s, they ask me if I’d like guacamole on my burrito. Each time I respond with a […]
Ever since I made the switch from vegetarian to vegan, I’ve come to embrace the yummy-ness that is ethnic food. At the top of my list would be Thai (tofu curry! veggie tempura!) and Middle Eastern (FALAFEL!). Sadly, my husband doesn’t quite accept the notion that non-American cuisine is anything but, well, weird. He’s definitely the ever-cliched “meat & potatoes” type of guy. I’ve tried to sway him in the other direction, and he has made some progress in the time that we’ve been together (he actually enjoys seitan wings now!), but he’s still a work in progress. Luckily for […]
With warmer weather comes less clothing. Less clothing results in more bared skin. And for me, bared skin means the urge to cover it up… with colorful tattoos. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been super pale. I mean PALE. Ghost-like. I’d like to blame it on my Welsh heritage, but really, I’m just not a big fan of the sun. I can’t remember a time when I’ve actually had an actual tan. It’s either brutal, lobster-like sunburns, or nothing. Thanks, sun.
It’s March 21st and the temperature here in my little suburb of Buffalo, NY is… 81 degrees!!! (Sup, global warming?) I’m absolutely loving the fact that I can wear dresses sans cardigans & tights… BUT… I truly hope this isn’t a sign of things to come for the summer. My lil’ rosebuds are due September 11th (yeah, I know…) and I am most definitely NOT looking forward to being the size of a beluga whale in 90-degree weather. No sir. And humidity… Don’t even get me started on humidity… Arrrghhhh! But I digress… I always feel guilty (foolish?) for staying […]
Tomorrow I will be 15 weeks pregnant with not one, but two little rosebuds. Yep, that’s them in the photo over there, hanging out in my uterus, listening to the Jerry Springer show. (Perhaps I should start choosing more child-friendly background noise?) I refer to them as “rosebuds” not because it’s cutesy & sounds better than “fetuses” (ew!), but because my last name is “Rose”. Sooo… little baby Roses = rosebuds. Alright, fine, it’s a little cutesy. Onward… My husband & I only planned on having one baby. Total. EVER. So it was quite a shock when we went for […]