I survived! It’s been a very long weekend and it’s only Sunday morning. I had a catering job this weekend at the church… where they were having a workshop. Friday night I was to have a chicken dinner for 20 people. Easy right? I served the plates and was just relaxing when… my nightmare occurred. (OK I can’t even say my nightmare because I would never have dreamed this would even happen to me). One of the ladies came out and said, “I’m not trying to be difficult but I think my chicken is under cooked.” OMGoodness!!!! Sure enough, the nightmare continued… the meat had not cooked. I was using an oven that apparently didn’t work well. (I did check the meat before but the one I looked at was fine). I must say this group was very gracious. After recooking the stupid chicken… I think I lost 10 lbs of just stress. I had come of the nicest ladies stay with me in the kitchen (Thank you, Corry!!!) and probably make sure I didn’t have a meltdown. Yikes… I am pretty sure I was close to it!!! The next day, I had 120 people to serve lunch to. All is well that ends well, so they say!
We were invited to friends for supper which was perfect because I just needed to decompress and relax. We were with 2 other couples and sharing how each couple meet, proposed and wedding nightmares. It was such a great evening. There is such a gift in friendships that have lasted time.
This morning I was looking at my blog… wondering how long I will continue to write, who reads it and what purpose it serves. I found myself reading back random posts from over the years. I love that this is a place that is a time keeper of sorts. It’s a place that someday the boys can come and see my thoughts and memories.
This must have been 5 years ago… I’m guessing that Josh would have been 4 ish in this picture. The changes in the boys in such a short time is crazy!
This was last summer- the boys and I in Vancouver. Boys to men. I do miss those baby days as I loved babies. Yet this stage is certainly challenging and full of moments that keep you on the edge of your seat.
I was thinking of how blessed I am … with this family God has blessed me with. I was counting it such a gift to have this amazing, wonderful yet drives me crazy man along for this ride.
As I watched last week a husband and sons say goodbye to their wife/mom too soon I was reminded to not take my health, my life for granted.
Hope your week coming is a good one!