summer 2011

summer 2011

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

who in their right mind....?

Would schedule a graduation party...on a Wednesday...three days before leaving for a week in a cabin?

A crazy woman, that's who.

Never mind that I have towels to gather and wash, clothes to pack, meals to plan, shop for, and pack...that is all on hold until tomorrow. Today, we are going to the berry patch down the road for strawberries...

I made lots of cupcakes last night, with the help of Charlotte Claire and Camille. This is sometimes harder than just doing it myself, but it makes it fun. I didn't have enough cocoa powder, so I substituted a can of chocolate sweetened condensed milk for the two cups of milk, adding a splash of half and half in to make up for the other two ounces, as the can was 14 ounces. Fuzzy math. I also added two cups of boiling just brewed coffee instead of the water the recipe called for, and oh dear they are good. They aren't dense and chocolate-y like the ones I usually make, but they'll do.

I won't list the things I have to get done today, but believe me, it's enough.

The things I have to do are running through my head, and when I finally fell asleep last night, the newsreel of items I need for the camp, Jon's first youth conference weekend (does he have enough clean clothes? And he lost the only pair of sneakers he owns, left them in his friend's van....).

This fine morning, I drove Suzanne to school for a Living Environment Regents, then welcomed Davian. I had coffee with my son Samuel (yay, Sam's home!!!!!), then made French Toast and eggs for breakfast. I am at the point now where I KNOW I have tons of stuff to do, but am procrastinating starting in on it.

Maybe I'll send the kids to the berry patch with money and stay home and do sit here, ha.

Yesterday after picking Ev up from school, Suzanne and I, and Evelyn, went to Aldi for some fruit, eggs, salad stuff...then we went to the fabric store, not for fabric, but for one of those cool coloring books for adults, and new markers, for the cabin in the woods.

Sam went to the school to pick Suzanne up from her test, and now they're bye for now.


Marilyn Reid said...

Oh my goodness ......... You are one amazing lady!!!! Put the kids to work........we are going away just for the husband, our 2 labs and me and MY head is spinning around!!! AND we are staying with relatives so I don't have to plan food even 😂😂 Somehow it all comes together, but you really do have lots to think about, but you are all going to have just the best time. I love those adult colouring books. I have about 6 I think. Very relaxing I have to say. HAVE FUN AT THE LAKE!!!!!!

Marilyn from Canada

16 blessings'mom said...

Ha, I DID put the kids to work...I would say one of their names, and they would answer in that tentative I-Know-Mom-Wants-Me-To-Do-Something voice. One cleaned the bathroom, and um, I had to have a different kid go in, on the down-low, and do it better, because sometimes you can't be too critical or they get discouraged. One of them cut up the fruit for me, and put it on platters, and yes, I would have done it nicer, but it did get done. They helped a lot, and we pulled it together. :)