Today dawned far to early for it to be a Saturday. I had to go over to the Farmer’s to watch momma for about an hour and a half this morning. I got to the Farmer’s and he LAUGHED at me (HEY, I DID change out of my p.j.’s). The first words out of his mouth were, “Hon, you can take a nap, Momma’s had her meds.”
Well, the nap didn’t happen. I made another cup of coffee, and got busy. I changed Momma’s pants, and covered her back up, and then went down to get the paper, started a load of laundry (where does all this laundry come from? I think there are little elves over at the Farmer’s house that purposely dirty stuff up, so I can do laundry). I did sit on the couch and watch Food Network for a bit though. And NO, I never did get that nap.
Joyce arrived and we chatted for a bit and then she went in to get Momma up and the Farmer got back home, so I left. You see, today was a big day in my house.
Yesterday, the Electrician went to Monical’s Pizza and got 5 pizza’s for today. But, I’m distracted, let me get back to it. I got home and got things ready because, my house was about to fill up again.
Today, The Nursing student, Fisher dude, Cam-Man, Brayden boy, Oldest son and newly engaged Fiance were coming to my house to “hang out” and talk about wedding stuff, and just have a good time.
They all arrived and we cooked 4 of the 5 pizza’s, and got full. Then the “manly” bunch went outside to do some fishing in the pond. Today Brayden Boy got his first fishing pole, and they were going to try it out. The fiance hung out with the Nursing Student and I for a bit and then went outside to join the fishing gang.
The nursing Student and I have been faithfully mushing our bags of “Amish Friendship bread”. Today was the day to bake the bread and make more bags to pass onto friends. Before we even started, we realized that a trip to the store was needed for Instant Vanilla pudding, and oil. So the Fiance and Nursing student ran to the store. I got things prepped and then realized uhm, oops, I don’t think we are going to have enough milk to perform this task.
So, we did the only thing we could think of when the 2 girls got back, we sent the Electrician to the store. Well, I don’t know how some families do it, but when MY family gets together its chaos. Plus, you put me and the Nursing student into the kitchen and there will be a lot of giggles and one hell of a mess. At one point, because we had 3 different full batches going, well, one of the batches might have got 1/2 cup of extra flour, because we were talking and we both kind of lost count.
Let me just explain that one bag of mush, makes 2 loaves of friendship bread. Yes, we were adventurous and had 6 loaves of bread, not to mention the 12 bags of “new” starter kits. We had enough loaf pans to make them (Thanks to the Farmer for donating the 3 aluminium ones, and yes, your loaf is ready for you). We put them into the oven and went outside to join the rest of the gang.
All in all, it was a really good day in my house. The 6 loaves of bread turned out great. The Nursing student and I gave the Fiance a loaf of fresh-baked bread, AND a starter kit with instructions. The Nursing Student took home 2 loaves, and I have 3, 1 for the Farmer, 1 for us, and 1 for our neighbors.
This is the “manly men” down by the pond, getting ready for some serious fishing….
Brayden Boy caught his first fish today, and we were all so proud. Another fisher-dude in the family.
Uncle Nate, Aunt Kari, and Cam-Man, I think they all had a good time today.
I wish the other kids could have been here, today, but I know that one of these days, we will ALL get together.