Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Long week and weekend
WHEW! Some weeks just wear you out. Last week we took my sisters back, then I left the kids at my mom's because Sushi and I had won a free nights stay at a local bed and breakfast. We used to go to B & B's all the time, the more kids we get, it seems the less often we go. But I digress. There is a restaurant that we have wanted to try for a long time but it looked a little swanky so we hadn't. We decided to give it a try. It was SO good. So expensive but good. Sushi tried duck for the first time. I had a bite, wasn't that impressed but I am a hard person to impress with meats. He loved it. I had a chicken cordon bleu type dish that had proscuttio instead of ham. We also decided to try the crab cakes. They were quite possibly the best crab cakes I've ever had. We spent about $100.00 with the tip and decided we'll have to go back when Sushi graduates or something. Like I said expensive but it is so fun to do crazy things like that every once in a while. After our nights stay at the B&B we headed up to my parents house so I could go with them to a reunion in Idaho. I did have a show scheduled for saturday so I wasn't going to be able to go but she canceled at the last minute. It drives me a little crazy when people cancel at the last minute without a really good excuse (I'm sorry, I had a long week and I'm too tired isn't a good excuse, I take time out of my schedule and plan to be there for you, you should have the same curtosy after you commit to a day). Anyhow, her cancelation allowed me to go up to the family reunion. When I got to my parents I did some marathon cooking. I cooked sloppy joes, chocolate chip cookies, strawberry pie, fruit salad, and pasta salad all within about an hour and a half. These were the things my mother needed help with so I did this while she cleaned her house. This is usually a really fun reunion, we stay at a very primitive cabin the night before and then we all get together and have lunch the next day at my aunts house. This time around, it was extremely cold, I was sleeping on an air mattress on the ground and my kids were grumpy little skunks. It was really hard to get enough sleep. I did have fun but have spent the last few days trying to recover. I was so grateful to Licorice Stick Lady for stepping in at the last minute to cover me for my church calling. I teach the music for the primary kids (ages 3-11) and at the last minute she prepared and took care of music for me. What a great friend I have! Oh and BTW, 19 weeks down, 21 to go. Almost half way there!