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

Sunday, October 25, 2009

sunday...lazy sunday NOT

Oh, but it would be nice....I stayed home from church today with Camille. I put some laundry in, and made three pans of lasagna, one with hot sausage. All with peppers and onions. I puttered around doing as much as Camille would let me. I even gave her a tiny tea pot and a little tea cup so she could have more fun playing with the water spigot in the front of the refridgerator. I was just saying recently that she didn't play in that water. ha. I just put a towel on the floor in front of the 'fridge, and let her. I knew if I put my foot down and made her cry, I would have to stop what I was doing and hold her. I like doing that, but I had things to do today!! I also made a big and yummy pot of soup for everyone for lunch. I didn't want them to come in and have all sorts of different things and get filled up too much to enjoy the nice dinner. So I opened three cans of cream of celery soup, added the water and stirred it up, added the leftover grilled chicken breast, all chopped up, and a bag and a half of mixed veggies. After it boiled, in went about 2/3 bag of egg noodles. It was really good, sort of home made, quick, and it fed lots of people. I ate my soup, and went out the door with Abigail...

Because we were out of dishwasher soap, crackers, chinchilla food (we feed her bunny food and add raisins), and eggs. I knew Camille wasn't feeling so great, and didn't want to go tomorrow and take her, so I left her with daddy and the kids, and off we went. We did go to the dreaded Target because they had Purina puppy chow on sale, and a $5 gift card if you buy two bags. I was a good girl in there, I hardly bought anything. Then Price-Chopper....I was good in there, too. ha. They had French bread this week for $1 a loaf, just out of the oven. We bought four.

We lucked out and they had some really good white chocolate macadamia nut cookies reduced, 8 cookies for a buck. Guess what I had on the nice long ride home? How many did I eat, you ask? I am not telling. Because I don't know. There were some left in the bag, though. And Abigail had some too.

We came in the door, and Paul was holding Miss Camille Anaya, temperature: 102 at least. She wanted MOMMY. So Mommy sat with her. We let the kids eat their lasagna at the picnic table, and had a very informal dinner, which I hate, but Camille didn't want me to put her down. Paul put away the cold stuff, and I have lots of groceries in the kitchen on the floor in bags. Sam has a fever, Joseph has a fever. The swine flu didn't scare me before, but when I have little Camille burning up, it sobers me. She doesn't like her Zithromax, takes barely half the dose, but I did give her a little bit of Tylenol drops, grape flavored, and she liked it. I finally put her down in her bed. I SHOULD be cleaning up and putting away groceries, but then what would I have to complain about tomorrow?

No, I am not the Energizer Bunny. I can go and go and go, then I reach the point where - well, I cannot do another thing. I have not even gotten the kids clothes out for school tomorrow. Sonja is having a day off. If you are reading this and you are Sonja Kathleen's teacher, she is very sick. If you are not her teacher, she is staying home to have some nice attention from Mommy. She absolutely thrives with a day off with mommy. I didn't let her go to the store with me because it was almost 60 degrees, sunny, leaves all over to rake and jump into....all her sisters and Jon to play with....she just didn't need to go, and she was so upset. I realized she just wanted to go and be with me.

So I lived for another day. It was a good one. When I get in bed tonight, I will think about my day some more...and I will no doubt recall lots of things I could have said nicer, or done better. Well, Camille is crying for me....


momto9 said...

I'll have to try that soup sometime...sounds like a great Sunday/quick lunch!

I hope whatever the sickness is doesn't spread to everyone and you!

I'm also always reflecting on what I could have done/said better....I guess that keeps us growing!!

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