So, it's 6:30 pm on Friday night, and I'm trying quickly to scarf down my dinner and blog and post tomorrow freebee at the same time. Today was the worlds longest day, and I still didn't have enough time to get everything done - hehehe.
I started off at 7am, tired, getting kids ready for school. They left at 7:30am. Jake and I got ready for our walk, and were out the door at 8:30am. We misunderstood Laurie when she said to meet us at the place, and ended up walking to her house, while she drove to Old Fort Bliss at the trail head. SO, then we walked to the right place, adding about 15 minutes to our walk.
We got home at 10 ish, and Jake was exhausted. I let him play until 10:30, then he was back to school. I made a cake for Jimmy b-day (funfetti with chocolate frosting) in a Spiderman Pan. He thought the pan was pretty cool.
I sewed Eme's night dress, and was done with the sewing projects. I also started 2 loaves of whole wheat bread. I covered them with a damp towel, and left them raising in the garage.
Jake, Jim and I headed out to CYS to turn in our physicals to complete registration. Then, I got Jake signed up for Wrestling. $30 for the season. Not too bad. Next, it was a stop at the PXtra to have Jimmy spend his birthday dollars. He found a Lightning McQueen race track that he wanted, and it was only 20. He still has 15 left to spend on something else.
We came home, and still had 20 minutes before we were meeting our friends for lunch. I punched down the bread dough, split it in 2, and placed it in greased loaf pans, covered, and put back in the hot garage to rise. We went to McDonalds at 1pm, which turned out to be Burger King. Oops, I had to call Adela and tell her where it was. I could have sworn it was a McDonalds. hehehe. Oh well. I like Burger King better anyway. I brought me cheese, and an apple, and bought a side salad and a diet Coke. Mmmmm, yummy lunch.
We stayed too long, but I had SO much fun visiting with Laurie and Adela. It felt like forever since I've visited with those girls :) We came home at around 3pm. I was running when I got home. I pre-heated the oven, and put the bread in to cook. I packed the kids' civil war boxes, to make sure they had everything they needed. I realized that their clothes were SO wrinkled. NOt acceptable. SO, I broke out the ole iron, and started. The shirts were the worst. And the aprons. And the adult aprons take SO long to iron, since they're so big. That was a good hour right there.
After the bread came out, I started on the pumpkin muffins. I got most of the ingredients measured out, and realized that we had no eggs. WHAT? We ate 3 dozen eggs since Tuesday? How is that even possible? SO, I had to put my projects on hold, and go to the Commissary at 5pm. Nice. It was SO crowded. I grabbed 2- 18count eggs, some ice cream for Jim's party, 5 packages of ramen for dinner, and some doritos (generic ones). Nice dinner, I know. hehehe.
I was home by 5:30 ish, and finished up the pumpkin muffin batter. I put extra brown sugar and cinnamon crumbled on the top, and they looked fabulous. While those were cooking, I started on the biscuits. Baking powder biscuits are super easy to make, and pretty good. I substituted the milk for ramen juice. It gave them a slightly beefy flavor. Jake tested them ,and thought they were FANTASTIC.
Then, I started getting food ready for the trip. We're having "Super Beef Stew", so I needed the Dinty Moore beef stew, the cream of mushroom, and the noodles, and the frozen veggies. I got stuff for pancakes and sausage and eggs for breakfast, sugar and butter for the pancakes, yogurt and apples for Captain America and I, snacks for everyone, dinner for tomorrow. Basically, a lot of food.
By this point, I was tired. At 6:25, I was done with food/cooking/packing. I made my dinner, and retreated to my room to eat/blog. And here I sit. We're gonna put the kids' civil war jammies on them right now, so we don't have to do it when we get there (see how smart we are). I still need to gather my personal items, and I don't know what else. I'm SO tired. Captain America's heading up the packing. And I"m SO thankful. I bet I sleep really well tonight - hehehe.
We still have to do Jimmy b-day party (which really is just singing to him, eating cake, and eating ice cream), and take pictures. Maybe I should get off the computer and go spear head that :) Sounds like a plan :)
This WordArt request is from Bianca. I've done this one before, and she found a typo in it. I didn't have the PSD file anymore, so I decided to just totally redo it. I think this one is much better anyway. Her brother and sister-in-law are trying to adopt, so this comes just in time for them :) Click on the link below to go to my account to download the PNG file, and leave some love if you like my work.