Mondays are for…

Mostly doing nothing, usually. After the weekend where I don’t get to see Max too much we normally just take the day to totally veg out together. Today I’m thinking of getting a lot done…a LOT. There’s a lot of cleaning and organizing I’d like to do around here! Our problem is space. We don’t have a lot of it. But we could probably make better use of the space we do have. The problem is clutter. None of it is Dan’s really. It’s mostly my junk that I have collected, and lots and lots of excess toys for Max. My plan is to purge a lot of that before his birthday but since I’m not really sure what to get rid of and what to keep I’m just going to pay more attention to what doesn’t get played with over the next couple of months.

Today is also an update on my food post from Friday. I did pretty well even though I was surrounded by delicious desserts for most of the weekend at work. I’ve done mostly raw all weekend. The things that weren’t raw were: 1 hard boiled egg, 1 sliver of raw goatsĀ  milk cheese, 1 sliver of raw cows milk cheese, 1 vegan whoopie pie, and 1 beer. Not all together. Probably obvious buuuuuuut I figured I would explain. Everything else has been greens, veggies, fruit, grains and nuts. I feel mostly pretty good so far. I’m about to start today with a green smoothie and steel cut oats with blueberries and maple syrup. I’m going to let Max get reaaaaaaaally messy in his booster seat with the oats while I do up the dishes and then it’s an early bath time for that guy. I’ve found so far with this diet that as long as I add in extra meals I don’t feel hungry or deprived and actually have pretty good energy levels for the most part. So, I’ll have and extra meal between breakfast and lunch and between lunch and dinner with lots of little snacks mixed in. Max will eat the same thing I am so we’ll both be healthy and feeling good. Signing off now- we’re hungry!



I score this awesome old blackboard for $2 at a church yard sale last summer while we were in Maine visiting my mom. My mom, sister, niece and I all went and we scored big time. I mean, it was the motherload of yard sale finds. I’m tempted to plan any visits up there around that annual sale…

Anyway, since Max has been eating things less and less, I decided to break out the chalk and let him go to town. I wrote his name a drew the heart, but all the other lines are all him.

I have plans to hang this in the living room at his level, but for now it’s in our bedroom. This place has been getting pretty cozy and homey lately!

Furtado Christmas!

Last Sunday we headed over to Aunt Sue and Uncle Rodney’s house for a Christmas get together with the whole Furtado clan. It was a lot of fun! I am really glad I got to go! She really knows how to throw a holiday party! There was a gigantic, beautifully decorated tree, decorations everywhere and tons of gifts- the kids were really excited! They had lots of food and all so delicious! Of course, I forgot to bring my camera so there aren’t any photos from me but hopefully someone else has some. I did grab a photo of Max before we left the house in his Christmas sweater. I tried to get one without the bon bon in his mouth but dude was not having it.


We got max a set of nice fat crayons a couple of months ago. He was more interested in eating them than coloring at the time so we put them away for awhile but now he seems to be eating things a bit less (although he still does with somethings and is totally addicted to his pacifier, or as we have called it since he was born, his bon bon) so out they came the other day. Actually…out one of them came, because the only one I could seem to find was the boring old brown one that seems to have lost its box. I have no idea what happened to the rest of them (read:my apartment is a black hole). He really liked it though. Just when I turned my back because he seemed to be really into coloring all over some paper I gave him…he colored on the door to our living room.. Most of the time if I remind him to color on the paper he goes back to it, though.