Sorry I’ve been absent. I have been so busy every single day. I can’t even remember everything that has happened.
The kids have had no school this week. They have had so much fun. They basically play all day. Poor Michael has been sick most of the week. I feel bad but I am glad it happened when he didn’t have to miss any school. I just hope no one else gets what he has.
I’ve been trying to take more time for the kids. I have read a few books to Noah and today even pulled one out to read to Evangeline when I was holding her. She wasn’t interested in me reading. She took the book away from me and just messed with the pages.
Yesterday was Thanksgiving and I spent the whole day baking but kind of taking it easy since we didn’t need to be ready until 5. Alex and Elizabeth helped me with the rolls. Elizabeth loved rolling them up and when there was asmall one she giggled, “That’s a fat little one!” She makes me laugh pretty much all the time. Her round little face and constant funny observations and her giggle. So cute!
We had Thanksgiving dinner with Alex’s family. There are nine kids in his family and with all the spouses and grandkids and cousins and even neighbors there it was kind of chaotic. I really only visited with two people besides Alex.
My neighbor was there and I talked to him for a few minutes. Turns out he used to live in my house years ago and was there (here, I guess) for about twelve years. He said the reason he didn’t like the house was the flooding. Um yeah, I figured there had been flooding because whoever fixed the walls after the flooding did a pretty bad job of it. You’d have to see it to understand the magnitude of what we’ve fixed in this house. Anyways, he did answer a few questions we’ve had about this house. Now we know.
Last night I was so tired I literally felt like I was going to collapse. I was tucking the kids in and they kept asking questions. I told Lauren I really needed to go to bed but she kept saying, “but.. but..” I finally just left and collapsed in bed and fell asleep. Alex brought the baby to me and she was not tired. I woke up and realized that I was supposed to be trying to keep the baby from falling off the bed. She was fine but I went and found Alex and gave the baby to him because I couldn’t keep my eyes open.
This morning I couldn’t sleep in. I had so much to do. I have an event tomorrow that I needed to make stuff for. I decided that I never want to cater or make food for an event for anyone else ever again. It is stressful and stuff you make all the time never turns out when you have to make it for other people. Nevertheless, I baked about 100 cupcakes, and 3 cakes plus I had to cook two meals for my family. In between pulling stuff out of the oven and mixing, I shoveled snow. So much snow. I think I shoveled three times today. It kept snowing. I was baking and in the kitchen for about five hours and I am not done. I still have to decorate everything tomorrow and bake a double batch of rolls. I am beat. Never again. At least not any time soon.
So on that note, I am going to bed because it will be another long day tomorrow. So much for a vacation. I think I’ll get my vacation when my kids go back to school. I didn’t spend much time with my kids because I spent so much time cooking and baking. I am going to make it a point to spend most of the Christmas vacation doing stuff with my kids. Cleaning and cooking I will try to do just the minimum. Wish me luck.