On the edge


I’m trying very hard to not be ill and praying I can win the battle.   I sipped hot water with honey & lemon this afternoon and then took an Airborne this evening.   I can’t afford to be sick — there is too much to do!

We’ve got church in the morning, then I have to drive to Costco to pick up the chocolate cake w/chocolate mousse filling and chocolate buttercream frosting.  (I will say the kid has good tastes!)  I’m not thrilled about making that drive for the 3rd time in one week, but I sure am glad the cake is ordered and I don’t have to try to make one again tonight. (I made a triple chocolate cake last night, which is already half-gone.) The party begins at 2pm tomorrow at the roller skate rink (which is in a 100-year-old building). I’m still trying to figure out what to feed the kids… I might be giving Costco an extra economic boost, because I am tired. And then I have to feed the older teenagers at church after that — and I don’t really know what I’m going to feed them, either!

Anyone wonder why I have trouble losing weight? It’s because I have to think about FOOD all the time.

It’s not that I normally worry about feeding teens other than my own — it’s simply my turn.  I signed up for this date months ago, not realizing that my introvert son H-J would choose to have a birthday party.  Such is life.

The good news is we are having some really cold weather (I think the high tomorrow will have a “real feel” of 17 F) so I can leave whatever I need to in the car and it won’t spoil.   H-J’s party is from 2-5pm and the high school youth meet from 5-7pm.   Yes, there is a bit of a time overlap problem going on here.


SuperDad put up some outside lights today, because that is what you do when it is early December and 25 F outside!  This did mean that I had to remove all of the fall decor… he decided that pumpkins would look a little bit peculiar with Christmas lights.


He’s probably right.


8 responses to “On the edge

  1. I like your pumpkins. I put up our mini tree but my fall stuff is still out too.

  2. Try Zicam for your cold, the nose swabs–I swear by it.

    I totally hear on the food thing. MVP wasn’t the only one eating all the baked goods he requested on his trip home.

  3. I’m aghast! You so totally can NOT be sick? No fair! No fair! Mommies can’t/shouldn’t get sick!

    I told another bloggie Mom this morning that there should be a vaccine with the inoculations against everything — just for Moms.

    And, Holy Coldville there! Sheeze.

    So, if you should end up with the sick — Gary swares by vodka and lemonade.

    I will admit. The lemonade was good vitamin C and the vodka part made me feel, um, good all over for awhile. 😀

  4. Sick????
    Isn’t that what other people get to be????

  5. I like Farmer Wife’s suggestion — mine is martinis and chicken soup. One or both will make you feel better. Ay, ay, ay on the weather! Today it’s 68 and we think, “Wow, this is winter!” … at least in California 🙂

  6. Oh, I hate feeling sick! I don’t know how you get everything done anyway, you have so much energy, you shouldn’t ever get sick.

  7. Oh! I hope you feel better better better!

  8. Awww poor you. Sending healing, germ-free thoughts your way.