10 Things

I’ve been absent so long I couldn’t figure out where to start with this post, so I’m sharing random 10 things in my life right now!

1) Most important and most-on-my-mind, I’m expecting our second child!  Hooray for babies!!

2) As a vague tie-in to my most recent posts about food, body image etc., I am following my own version of the Brewers Diet – basically eating well and making sure to eat plenty.  Last time I hovered in the mid 1,000’s a day calorie-wise and am convinced that my preterm labor and 6 weeks of strict bed rest were a direct result of being so under-nourished.  I’m already feeling SO much better this time around!

3) I recently discovered knitting vlogs on YouTube.  I am in heaven, not only knitting but watching someone else (usually a very stylish and inspiring someone) knit at the same time.

4) This baby has given me a serious sweet tooth – Paleo lemon curd, almond flour carrot cake scones and Perfect Paleo Pancakes are my favorites lately.

5) I breezed through Stephen King’s Dark Tower series over the past few months.  While I can’t in good conscience recommend the series due to the sheer amount of violent/dark content, it really moved me deeply and solidified my respect for King as an author.

6) Current music I’m into: Gaelic Storm and Carbon Leaf.

7) At the moment I’m rereading C.S. Lewis’s That Hideous Strength – fantastic book!

8) My first child is thriving.  She’s obsessed with Sofia the First, breaks out into random dance parties throughout the day, is a fantastic helper around the house and has a daily (very tiny) cup of watered down black coffee every morning.

9) With a Fall baby coming soon, lots of teeny sweaters, hats and socks are all I want to knit right now!

10) I might be switching the blog from “vhstringer.com” back to “hopewriter.wordpress.com” sometime this year.

I hope you’re all doing well!


7 thoughts on “10 Things

  1. I forgot I had subscribed your blog, but this was a pleasant little update that fell into my inbox! Congrats on the newest addition to your growing and sweet family! Miss you!

    Hazel (Chang)

  2. Victoria, it is so nice to hear from you, I have missed your posts. I am so excited by your news of another beautiful baby coming in the fall – so happy for all of you!
    I read the Dark Tower series a long time ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. I had to stop reading Mr. King’s books for a while – mostly because of the language he used. I tried him again when he came out with the sequel to The Shining, Dr. Sleep, and I am so glad I did! Hope you read both if you haven’t already.
    Take care, love, and don’t be so long in posting. Love and hugs to all!

    • Yes I absolutely loved The Shining – it was one of the best novels I’ve ever read. I need to try Dr Sleep! Thank you for commenting – it’s good to hear from you again too!

  3. Congratulations!

    I’d love to know your knitter vlogger recommendations.

    Can’t wait to see baby knitting photos, I don’t have any kids yet, but I’ve knitted for other babies, including my niece.

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