June 08, 2010


As I sit here, eating some smoked redpepper creamcheesed stuffed chicken breast, I am amazed at my husband's amazing ability to come up with and create awesome food.  I can always look in the pantry and fridge and say "there is nothing to eat" and twenty minutes later he can whip up a five course meal...and I wonder "did he sneak off to the store?"  But no he is awesome like that.  Over at Texas Pride they do catering as well as the restaurant stuff, and they have a big event in August....and Eric is planning the menu...which means I get to sit here a little before seven am trying out some of his stuff....and man this stuffed chicken is awesome!  He also informed me of the lime shrimp he made, that they all ate last night....  but anyway if you are looking for some tasty catering this summer give them a call!  or visit http://www.texaspridebarbecue.com/  

Anyway I am amazed at my children too, and how quickly they are growing and changing. Yesterday the boys and I were dying sick....well probably not dying sick but really sick. G-Man needed less mothering and we more hung out commiserating with each other. Then this morning he walked up to me, gave me a big hug and asked me if I was feeling any better today.  Its nice to know that he is aware of the world around him, and especially his mom :). 

Im amazed at the fact that even though the last year the restaurant has been open, we haven't brought a cent home, and any money we seem to find goes there rather than home,  and some how we are surviving.  I am not sure how really other than the tender mercies of our Heavenly Father watching out for us.

I just switched jobs, in hopes that I'd be able to spend more time with my children and family.  And feel more scattered and busy.  And discovered that my kids hours spent at the center with me will be deducted from my pay, which if you calculate, I will be paying to work.  Got to figure this one out. Unemployment benefits ended this week too....but like everything in life, a door closes and another ones opens right? thats the amazing thing about life. 

And I amazed at how exhausted I am at this point in life. But somehow am able to get up everyday, most days, and get things done.  Yet am amazed at how much laundry my kids produce and how I find it almost impossible to keep up with, who am I kidding, I can't keep up with it....the mounds are overtaking my life.

Eric recently was contacted by his former employer to do contract work for them this fall for the elections in Maui....that's right Maui.  He will be flying back and forth for three and a half months.  I really want to find a way to take the whole family this time, but its not going to happen.  I'd be amazed if it could work.  Eric will be doing a lot of traveling and I will be doing even more of the single mom thing, but in the end it will work out best for us not to join him.  Two got into all day kindergarten and I feel she really needs that, and even though it would be a few months, I just don't think my kids can handle another move and move again.  Too bad the three months weren't June, July, August!

I am also amazed at how much mroe food we go throughnow that the ids aren't in school...man what are the teen years going to bring? 

And I am amazed at how whiny I sound!  sorry I don't like to whine.....or maybe I do?  Maybe I am in denial....of my whininess.....

I am just amazed at where I woke up today in life.  

Glad the sun is shining! Glad my kids are healthy!  And just glad I can see out of one eye.  Hopefully the other will cooperate soon. 


Jessica Simonsen Howard said...

OK, that chicken sounds really delicious. Wish we lived closer so he could try out his recipies on us as well. Hope you all get better soon, especially you!!! All day Kindergarten will be awesome as well.

Cheryl Anne said...

Ditto what Jessica said! I wish we lived close enough to visit the restaurant and use his catering abilities! We have a family reunion coming up and some Texas bbq would be YUMMY! :) Hope your arm is beginning to heal!!!

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