Here is what I will be busy doing (among other things) between now and December 1st:
I am going to make as many cards as I can and collect them for others as well (co-workers, family members etc). This is the first time that I have done anything like this and it is already making me feel GREAT! If you are down in the dumps, take a few minutes to send a card to our troops...it will lift your spirits for sure.
I decided to put the "g" back on the "Cookin'" part of title of this and future posts about what we are making for dinner because I'm so tired of hearing Palin leave the "g" off of so many words.
Sunday - Ham, onion and corn quiche Monday - Enchilada casserole Tuesday - Not sure Wednesday - Thai peanut crusted chicken Thursday - Cheese tortellini
What's up this week?
Monday - Dan=soccer practice (he is coaching a team of 6 year old girls, just for fun) Tuesday - Payton=baseball game in Santa Clara, Kris=appointment with an acupuncturist, Dan=Pony baseball board meeting Wednesday - Nothing (yet) Thursday - Dan=Darts (he throws darts on a team with a co-worker/friend of mine)
For tonight, we are watching the Boston/LA game (tied up right now), flipping over to Anderson Cooper occasionally (YUM), and I'm hopeful that we can watch last night's TiVo'd episode of Mad Men (Don't you just LOVE that show?)
I have had a hard time blogging lately because every time I sit down to write, the only thing I can think to write about is that I'm still waiting for my Dad to contact me again.
So why bore you with the same stuff..."I'm trying to be patient, I'm anxious, I want this to move forward, but I'm trying to be patient" Boring.
Believe it or not there ARE other important things going on in my life. My father-in-law is battling lung cancer and having a heck of a time with it. He is doing all of the right things, but it is taking its toll mentally and physically. It is hard for those around him too. We are a few states away, so it is much easier for us to have a big picture view of it, but the family who is living with it day to day is fighting hard and they need strength too.
We had to put our dog, Smokey, to sleep a few weeks ago. I couldn't even begin to blog about it then, but I will soon. He deserves my reflection and time to tell the world what a wonderful friend he was.
I should be telling you about the meals I have planned for this week because we actually have quite a nice line-up going thanks to my oldest son who finally decided to participate in the thinking process for planning the meals. I'll do that tonight over a glass of wine...
My Mom is doing yet another epic thing in her life. But that's a post in itself too...
So, really, I have much to say and just needed a time and place to do some brainstorming...more to come.
Maybe I should write a fictional blog post about what it might be like to meet my Dad for the first time.