I have people ask me very often if I have cravings. In fact, “When are you due?” and “Are you having any weird cravings?” are probably tied for the questions I hear most often. I usually laugh and say nothing, but I’m lying…
I crave CHILI. All. The. Time. White chicken chili or a more traditional red chili with ground turkey, I don’t care which — I just want chili. It’s so warm, comforting, and filling; it feels like the perfect food to eat. It’s loaded with protein (because I get WAY MORE carbs in any given day than I really need, but I worry about my protein intake). I wanted chili so badly the other day that I made corn muffins using this recipe, to which I added frozen corn kernels, diced pickled jalapenos, and a handful or two of some “nacho cheese blend” that always finds its way into my fridge. Chris doesn’t like corn muffins, so today will be the third and final day I’ll be snacking on them while daydreaming about how good they’d be soaking up some chili. Sometimes I’m grateful that he’s such a picky bastard.
Maia likes chili, too. It seems like she moves around SO MUCH after I have a bowl of it that she must be celebrating!
So why, if I love it so much, have I not made it lately? Well, to be honest, it’s because we don’t have a dining room table yet, and it pisses me off to spend all day making a meal just to have to sit on the couch and eat it. We ordered our dinette, along with a glider for me, back in August and were told they would be here October 12th. That day came with not a word from the furniture store, and when we called, we were told that the glider was in stock but the dinette would not be available until “sometime in November”. Yesterday while out shopping, we dropped by the furniture place to get an update.
It turns out that now, the dinette is available, but my glider isn’t (when the fuck were they going to call us and tell us this?). Not only that, but their supplier for the glider went out of business. After I got all teary-eyed standing there holding my belly as Chris explained to the salesman that this is unacceptable and his pregnant wife has been waiting for far too long for her glider, it turns out that the furniture store will send a delivery guy over to the glider manufacturer’s warehouse and pick one up for us specifically, then deliver it, within the next two weeks. And they’re going to deliver the dinette today. Oh, and we’re not paying for delivery for either, so sorry for upsetting you miss, when are you due, are you having any weird cravings… ?
Maybe they can deliver me some chili too…
PS: Week 26! Belly pic coming soon.