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Family Day

6 February 2010

Aren’t Saturdays supposed to be for relaxing, watching cartoons, and hanging out?  Ha. Not at the Papen house.  We were up and at ’em at 7:30 this morning, and didn’t stop until a few minutes ago.  I’m ready to fall over from exhaustion.

Jeffrey was exceptionally helpful today since I have limited mobility in my right arm…he even took EG to do the Costco shopping for the Super Bowl tomorrow so that I could stay at the barn while Gabby rode the boys (I’m now hyper-sensitive about anyone being alone with the horses).  Ellie loves her daddy – and since they don’t get to spend much time together during the week, the weekends are pretty much all about them!

Daddy throws her onto the bed…it scares the heck out of me!

I can’t believe tomorrow is the Super Bowl!  I can’t believe that I got nothing done today to prepare for having people over!  Ok, so maybe it just feels like I got nothing done. I did make Jambalaya, Pulled Chicken, and started an experimental Po-Boy Beef (we’ll see if it turns out or not)…but the house is a mess, the tables aren’t set up, and I have no idea how I’m going to pull tomorrow off, especially with a gimpy arm.  I didn’t even make my signature painted cookies?!?!? WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME??? 🙂 Thank GOD Jake said he would cook; that’s always a treat so maybe things will work out after all!

When my kitchen looks like this, you know it’s been a tough day

Normally everything is set up the night before…not this time! At least it’s mostly just close friends and family…I think they’ll understand! 🙂

My poor husband, I was so cranky tonight – and I thought it was just from the pain…then I realized something.  You see, I have this horrible, horribly weakness: I forget to eat.  When he and I started trying to figure out what I had eaten, I realized that all I had had all day was a breakfast sandwich from Starbucks, a tiny snack at about 10 am, and two bottles of water.  No wonder I was cranky!!!  I KNOW I need to eat, but I just don’t remember to do so…I used to have to set my alarm on my phone to remind me, and I’m starting to think I need to do that again.  It’s such an odd quirk for someone to have who loves food as much as I do – no?  I need to work on eating on a more regular basis.  I’m sure that my husband would appreciate the change in attitude! Food changes everything!!!!!

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