The last few days have been so busy. A whirlwind of activity if you will. My husband made it home Friday evening. We were both pretty worn out from the week. Katie took off with her friend and our car to church. Jake and I had a few beers, played a couple of games of Trivial Pursuit, then relaxed while watching "Karate Kid", the new version which we both enjoyed before so watched it again.
My husbands ribs were still pretty sore so he laid on the couch while watching the movie and started to doze off. I covered him with a quilt,put a pillow under his head and put a heating pad on him. Gave him a kiss on the forehead and told him "Goodnight". He slept all through the night on the couch.
Katie was home and in bed by then so I went off to bed. Saturday was crazy. We had so many errands that needed to be done, we ran all over town and managed to do it all before noon. We were both so exhausted from the week. We just laid around all day until dinner time. We both cooked, we all ate, a bit more T.V. and went to bed.
Sunday morning I took Kate to church, came home and then took Jake to his truck as he had to leave. It seems as though we never have any time together anymore. Three maybe four days a month if we're lucky. It's because of his job and the gradual changes that have been happening since the economy has spun out of control. You'd think that we'd be making more money since he is gone longer but that isn't the case.
The higher prices of diesel fuel is hitting these trucking companies hard. This is part of the reason that you are seeing your food and other necessity prices going so high. If things keep going the way they are, many trucking companies will fold and your prices will go even higher. My husband thinks sometimes that we are nearing the end of days. I sometimes feel that way too.
Katie started to feel sick over the weekend and is now feeling horrible. Still she went to school. She had a low fever but says she will not miss school or church. I watch her maturing day by day now, and all the while she reminds me that she will be eighteen next year.
She reminds me of this just so she can enjoy my reaction as I cringe each time she says it. Time is a strange thing. One moment it can seem to drag by. Than another moment you find yourself saying "Where did it go?".
Katie told me this morning that she would really like some homemade chicken soup with homemade noodles. I know that my friends reading this know how much I hate cooking. Even though I like to cook soups, I despise making homemade noodles.
I went to church to work for an hour this morning, ran a few errands and started cooking the chicken at 9:30 a.m. The soup, including the noodles were done by 2:45 p.m. In the meantime I cleaned Kates room and vacuumed it. Since she's been sick she let it go. She called me from school to pick her up early and said "My room needs to be cleaned really bad." to which I replied "No, it doesn't".
My daughter-in-law called me around 12:15 and said "Are the chicken and noodles done yet?". I told her "No" so she said that she would pick up a sandwich and came over for a visit. I love my DIL so much. She has been in our family for 15 years now and I think of her more as a daughter and a friend than a DIL. She loves my chicken and noodles and was with me as I was making the noodles all the while asking what I put in the soup and the noodles. She is an excellent cook. But I don't mind sharing this with her. Her families recipe is different from mine. We had a great visit as we always do. She is very receptive to life. It makes it easy to be around her. I only wished that the soup had been done before she left. I told my son to stop by after work tomorrow and I would give them a container full.
I am sitting here exhausted tonight. After the full and busy weekend, we had some pretty nasty storms last night. The power went out two times which was only the third time in twelve years living here. Not a bad record. This morning was a bit funny though. Katie called me at 6:00a.m. and said, "I'm sorry to wake you but the power is out.".
To make a long story short I got out of bed, dressed and grabbed my flashlight. I headed downstairs to the basement to check the circuit breakers. Half asleep. Katie was standing, waiting in the kitchen.
When I got to the basement I opened the circuit breaker box and stood there with my flashlight looking at all of the breakers. They all seemed to look fine but my mind was very fuzzy. Then I heard Katie holler down the stairs "Mom, the lights are on.".
All of a sudden I noticed that the basement light was on. While I was still standing there with my flashlight trying to figure it out. I didn't even notice that the lights came on. I had no idea until Kate told me!
Whatever, that's what happens when you haven't had a cup of coffee first! When she first called me, all I could think of was, "How can I make coffee with no power?". We have a gas stove but the ignition is electric. Besides I didn't have my old percolator anymore. But it all worked out thank goodness and I went back upstairs and turned my coffee maker on.
There has been so much more going on these past four days but I am just too tired to elaborate. I will try to visit your blogs tomorrow. Today was just way to long.
A day that didn't fly by for a change.