Saturday, December 8, 2018

Saturday,Staying on schedule

    
Vanil kasse #5 done
 It was a crazy day, but I stuck to my guns.  We were supposed to have the littles and they did not show, so I took advantage of the time to run and mail my brothers packages.  One more Christmas to do out of the way.   Yippee!  I then went to Joanns for more zippers and dropped my oldest serger off for a re haul at the repair shop.  I plan to take this one to my daughters and leave it so when I go to sew costumes I don't have to transport my machines.

     I got all the band uniforms done so the school can pick those up tomorrow morning. I've got to remember to call the director and let him know we will be gone so he can code himself in and get the uniforms.  All the police new hires came and picked up there pants.  I was able to get a few more sewing items out.  I really wanted to get to the Wedding things I need to do but that will be first thing next week. 

Wedding cookies #6 done
     As soon as I got home from my errands the little's dad called.  He had the morning off but we needed to take the kids in the afternoon.  So chaos as usual.  It was no use trying to get any baking done so I red stories to the elder and Hub's bounced the baby.  About 3:30 I get a frantic call from the studio owner, the ballet mistress was sick.  She has not missed a class in two years and can I teach from 4-6?  I told her no as Hub's cannot handle the babies alone.  With his deafness  and Parkinson's tremors that is out of the question.

     We got a call from the little's folks and her company party was this evening and the night sitter had cancelled.  Her mom had agreed to come and get the older girl, but not the baby as she had just had shoulder surgery and could not lift him.  Could we keep the baby?  Well yes.  So grandma came and got the older one and I got the baby down for a good nap.  This allowed me to run down to the studio at 4:30 and re-leave the owner. When I got home from teaching the baby was just waking up and Hub's had gotten to watch the news.

     I pulled previously made Italian meatballs out of the freezer and with a jar of my home canned spaghetti sauce made spaghetti and meatballs and a salad.  I told Hub's he was in charge of the baby and I whipped up two more batches of cookies.   The upper picture is Vanil kasse.  So good with blackberry jam.  The lower is a wedding cookie.  This is made by several ethnic groups.  I would have liked to do spritz, but I ran out of energy.  So if I can get the Spritz done Sunday evening, all I will have left to do is the fudge and caramels.  I might do those Sunday evening as well.  I have a girl friend coming to help with rosettes and krumkakke, which take irons and hot oil.  Rolling and frosting the other two batters I have ready in the fridge will be set for sometime next week.

     Hub's made appointments with 3 of the 8 sets of missionary's that we over see.  Every 6-8 weeks we check all 8 apartments for cleanliness and problems.  The local ones are easy and Hub's can go alone when they are young men.  But the out of town ones or sister missionary's I must go.  So Saturday we will do a loop through Grangeville onto Kamiah and then to Orophino. These are all small towns on the Idaho prairie.  It will take 1.5 hours  to get to our first stop and then 25 miles to the next town and about 25 to the next and then and hour home.  We hope to arrive home by 3 p.m. I have made up plates of cookies for the three apartments at Hub's request.

     The ward Christmas party is tomorrow at 5 p.m. and we are in charge of the Nativity.  I also remembered We need to bring a side dish.  The church is providing meat, rolls, and dessert.  I was frantic about what to make and with the kitchen such a mess and losing a couple hours to teaching and then the babies, I asked Hub's what to do?  He said, "Well you can't do it all."  Really!  Usually he is the worst about me going full throttle when it is for the church.  I was shocked that I was going to get off easy.  He can be really inconsiderate that way and work me beyond my capacity.  So on that note I went down to the storage and came up with 3 boxes of Jello.  Something mom insisted on me buying and we never eat.  I made a layered jello salad, with red, green, and yellow.  So Christmas y and pretty.  It was easy to do and I set it outside between cookie batches it was set in no time.  I will top with whip cream before we leave for the church.

     I am happy to go to bed tonight let me tell you. The buzzer for the dryer just went off so once I go see to that I am to bed.

Have a great and productive day staying positive while you are in the negative.

Kim

29 comments:

  1. I don't understand the ebbs and flow of your life, but it is 90 MPH all the time. If I missed this somewhere, but for the littles, who are they exactly? Is this a paid child care job or do you volunteer to watch the kids?

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    1. Well Sm I don't understand them either. They are neighbors. No we don't get paid except in blessings.

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    2. OK-I'm trying to back track and get caught up reading blogs and replies. This statement had me about falling out of my chair rereading it again after I saw your reply to my question. "He had the morning off but we needed to take the kids in the afternoon." This was after you expected the kids in the morning, they were a no show, so you went on with your day, but then he just expected you to change course again? I'm sorry Kim, to be so blunt, but this is not being paid in blessings. This is being shat on by a couple that need a reality check. I get it takes a village, and we all need to support fellow human beings, but I get the impression that they use your time, or don't, at will, but yet you seem to be on call literally, at all times. The Christmas party and the sitter fell through? Well, one of them misses it-that's life. I know, I know, who am I, spineless mess that I am, to be outraged on your behalf? I guess it hits home more than a bit. Just ignore this rant!

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    3. I am laughing as you eat these cruel, hard words, sniff....sob.... Okay I am doing this with a smile. It is so easy to judge, whether righteously or un righteously, you are doing it out of concern for me, so I will forgive you. Smile on my face. Now go ring that damn bell:)

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  2. Longtime reader...I feel dizzy just reading about all the things you are doing at once - the shop, the teaching, the cooking, the cleaning, the littles are grandchildren, is that right? I have never heard mention of overseeing 8 sets of missionaries before...what if there is a problem at one of the apartments? Do you have to fix it?

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    1. SMS you think she's nuts now? She's calmed down quite a bit. You should have been with her 22 years ago.

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    2. Ignore the comments from my daughter she is a product of her environment. Let's see works full time as a head prosecutor, teaches way too many dance classes. Has two little boys to raise. (does have full time live in help) Directs her church choir and gives way too generously of her time and money to others. Needs to be ignored.

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  3. Reading your blog always makes me glad that I have pared my life down now and live quite peacefully. (I am a couple years older than you.) Heavens, there just isn't a reason to live like this!

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    1. Oh sweet Isabella. You see I have pared down my life. I just need a sharper knife.

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  4. Ok, that's it, I have to have lunch now WITH DESSERT! Stop the cookie photos!! :)

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  5. I just don't understand how you can keep up that schedule!

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    1. I don't either except it is so much better than it used to be.

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  6. I agree with the others, I don't know how you do it. I used to be "full on" - well I guess you have to be with a full-time job, a family and a long commute - but lately I am finding that I can't do it all any more. Getting older of course but I do feel like I came to a screeching halt. I only have one more week at work and then I retire but all my retired friends said the first 6 months to a year you just come to a complete standstill. I think it's only when you stop that you realize how tired you really are!

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  7. I think I need to just stop reading this blog, it is so exhausting and I cannot relate. It reminds me of someone I know who has to have chaos and drama in her life 24/7. There is always so much complaining and the thing is most everything sounds like it could EASILY be avoided from the start.

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