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

Thursday, April 7, 2016


With Evelyn...

Kathryn 18, Evelyn 16, Sonja almost 14, and Suzanne 15. We went out and about last evening, while Joseph and the little ones were at activity club. We went to Kohl's, and didn't find any bargains, although I did splurge on SIX new towels, for $2.99 each. I'm such a housewife. Evelyn was driving, and I didn't feel that my life was in danger one single time, I almost forgot how new of a driver she is. Anyway, we went to the giant home improvement store, Lowe's, which I try to avoid because of the plethora of items I realize I need as I walk through those aisles. Also, things add up too quickly there, ha. We chose paint for the kitchen, a new shade of yellow...and did you ever try to choose paint colors with four teenage girls? One was telling me, in all earnest, about a soccer match. Another was sillily suggesting outrageous colors, and one of them was actually trying to help, although she gets easily overwhelmed and wanted to just choose one and get it over with. At one point one of them was actually lying on the concrete floor, laughing. These are not toddlers, remember. Then one picked up one of those extending poles for the paint rollers, and somehow the pieces separated, went flying down the aisle, clanging and crashing. I just walked a few steps away as if I wasn't with them, as they roared in laughter. We stocked up on paint rollers and all that fun stuff, now we are all set to prime and paint the kitchen ceiling, and then do the walls.

Our next stop was going out to dinner, which was a long standing promise on my part, for Kathryn's 18th birthday. One of them asked, "Can we please get drinks tonight?" She meant soda instead of the usual water, and I said, "How about no?" We needed toilet paper from the store, so I told them they could pick out something to drink on the way home, and just have the water with dinner. I know, I know, but it was pricey enough, and why am I writing this? I'll never understand myself.

It was a yummy dinner, anyway. I have been super good with my eating, so I decided to just enjoy dinner. We had the fresh tortilla chips with salsa, then most of us had the honey chipotle chicken crispers...with fries and onion rings. I ate only a few fries, two or three of the onion rings, and three crispers...then brought it home for Jonathan.

This morning, our two year old isn't coming over, but the twins are here!

So we have the supplies to start painting that we just need that nudge to actually get started. I just gave Jonathan a pep talk about how life is all about doing things you don't want to do. I want the results, I just don't want to actually do the work. Right now the little girls are talking about the kind of house they would build if we had a million dollars...

And since they want me to join them in speculation, bye for now...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love your writing style! Never question why you put something out there, lol! It's all great. And relevant. :)