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

Saturday, March 18, 2017

an afternoon rest...

These happened yesterday...and yes, they're all gone. Thirteen of my kids were here yesterday! I wanted to take a picture, but a few of them immediately shut that down, I mean, Mirielle had worked all day long and stopped in for way did she want a picture taken. Emily, Abigail, Mirielle, Joseph, Mali, Margaret, Kathryn, Evelyn, Suzanne, Sonja, Jonathan, Charlotte Claire, and Camille were all here, along with Paul and I, Margaret's husband Adrian, and Mali's little Lydia. We had our corned beef dinner, and Paul made venison chili.

Tonight, the girls are having friends over. I made chocolate chip cookie dough, still have to bake some, and we're making pizzas.

I don't feel like doing anything, btw. Duke woke me up at 6 a.m., and I knew I wouldn't be able to go back to sleep because I had to be up a bit after seven anyway, to work at the college basketball game at the Dome. So my feet hurt, not to complain, but listen...the stadium is all cement floors, and we had to stay open until the game was over, and of course we had to open way before game time to prepare food, ect. We sold pretzels and popcorn, hot dogs and coneys, sausage subs and pizza, and nachos....cotton candy, caramel corn, candy, water, soda. The lines were long, it was busy. By the time we got home and I walked up the driveway, my feet were longing to be up, here in the comfy chair.

Now I am sitting down for the second time, the cookie dough is made, I cleaned up a bit...but I have to go bake, and make pizzas. Is it just me or does my life revolve around food?

But first, something very cool: Kathryn bought me a new laptop/chromebook! It's coming soon in the mail! I almost cried when she told me, I don't want her spending her money on me, she has a new job, and is only working until July when she goes to Norway for a year, she should be saving up. My little old Samsung Chromebook has seen better days....the screen has to be in a certain position or it goes black, it's missing keys, the puppy chewed up the charger so it has this wonky one that only charges it when it feels like it. One false move, and it shuts off. So Kathryn surprised me and ordered one for me.

She wanted to wait until it arrived, but the other girls were so excited to tell me, she couldn't wait.

So tonight they are having some friends over, and I want to make it nice for them, so I am reluctantly getting out of my chair...only my feet are reluctant, the rest of me likes doing fun stuff like making cookies, ha.


Kanadiangirl said...

Kathryn loves you so much, because you are the best mother I have heard of!! That's why she ordered you something!

Have you considered getting a pair of true leather shoes, such as nurses shoes, for when you need to stand on your feet for extended periods? Just a thought....

Eighteen said...

Such a kind thing for Kathryn to do! How exciting! And you certainly deserve to put your feet up after all that standing today!!!

Marilyn Reid said...

Hi Della! How lovely of Kathryn to buy you a new notebook!! Your kids do all love you and for good reason. You are such a good mum. Your poor feet standing on the concrete floor for hours on end! My back would be killing me!! Those cookies look delicious. I have been bad here. Yesterday I made banana muffins........soooooo delicious.........and my husband went down to the coffee shop to get us each a latte and he buttered 2......yes 2 ........for me to have with my coffee 😬 I could have only eaten 1, but no I ate them both. Oh well.......we have to live too, right? Another warm day today, but I'm not complaining.......we start our journey home in 2 weeks from yesterday😢😢Back to our real life. Have a great day!!

Marilyn from Canada 🌵🦎🌴

16 blessings'mom said...

I do have comfy sneakers. Putting my feet up after working the games is wonderful! And banana muffins...oh yum. And Kathryn...she's a sweetheart. I want her to save up her money, not spend it on me! I am very blessed.
Marilyn, so nice you can spend time in the warmth! By the time you get home, spring will be right around the corner.