Monday, October 18, 2010

Weekend Wrap Up: That's it?

Well, the weekend was about as bland as could be.  Daughter is still not 100%, so our days were filled with episodes of Spongebob on the couch interrupted by trips to Wal-mart "just to get out of the house."

There is some sort of cough/sort throat combo going around and, unlike the corn dog/cherry limeade combo we get from Sonic, it is neither filling nor refreshing.

I'm about ready to be over this sickness thing.  It's hard to see your kid cough up a lung.  Last time I checked, those things are important.

I do have to thank you for all the FABULOUS pumpkin recipes you left in your comments. As soon as everyone's taste buds return to full capacity I am going to try them.

And thanks for understanding my prepositional grammar issues.  Apparently, bloggers love to break grammar rules as long as they are on our own blogs.  Contrast that with the watchful editing we do on church bulletins and praise music screens, and you have what some literary folks call IRONY. 

LOVE IT.

I AM ALSO NOW ADDICTED TO ALL CAPS.

I"LL STOP THAT NOW.

you are welcome

Speaking of church, we had to leave during the music yesterday.  Daughter started to feel flushed and funny and in the mom world we know that's a sign of upcoming doom.  Since the traditional baptist church decor does not normally provide Wal-mart bags or small trash cans for illness, we excused ourselves quietly.  We managed to get home without incident and she was fine.  It was just one of those things, but why take the chance?

That reminds me, a friend of mine once told a story about a person fainting during the church service.  Her mama thought he was slain with the Spirit.  As it turned out, he just had low blood sugar.

So, today I have a million errands to do (which could make good blogger fodder) and yet I sit and blog. 

Again, irony.

6 comments:

Susanne said...

Oh I hope everyone gets back to feeling well again soon.

I never take the chance in church anymore since my youngest was about 2 turned to me in church and said her tummy hurt and the next thing I knew, well you know. Wouldn't you know we were sitting smack dab in the middle of loooooong row. It is now filed in my most embarrassing moments file.

Sarah said...

I hear you on getting out of the house - I actually took my three children to the grocery store on a rainy day (nearly 4, 2 1/2, and 6 weeks) 'just to get out of the house'. It was that bad. Hope you all are on the mend soon!

Jamie said...

Carmel Pumpkin Cookies
Ingredients
• FOR THE COOKIES:
• ½ cup Shortening
• ½ cup Butter
• 1 cup Brown Sugar
• 1 cup White Sugar
• 1 cup Solid Pack Pumpkin (Not Spiced)
• 2 whole Eggs
• 4 cups Flour
• 2 teaspoons Baking Soda
• 1 teaspoon Salt
• 1-½ teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
• _____
• FOR THE FROSTING:
• ½ cups Butter
• 1-½ cup Brown Sugar
• ¼ cups Milk
• Tablespoon Vanilla
• 2 cups Confectionery Sugar
Preparation Instructions
Cookies:
1. Cream together shortening and butter, then mix in pumpkin and eggs.
2. Mix together the dry stuff: flour, baking soda, salt and spices.
3. Combine all together, stirring cookie dough until mixed.
4. Drop by big teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheet.
5. Bake at 350F for 9-10 minutes.
6. Cool completely before frosting
Carmel Frosting:
Cook butter, sugar, and milk until dissolved. Add vanilla and sugar. Adjust consistency as desired.

Carpool Queen said...

Crud, I knew I had forgotten something when I ordered my cherry limeade slush at Sonic yesterday.

Of course, I may have been distracted by the ENORMOUS NOSEBLEED IN THE BACK SEAT.

All caps ARE wonderful, aren't they?

Roxanne said...

Slain WITH the Spirit? I guess that's better than the alternative. . .like the first born of Egypt or Ananias and Sapphira or poor Uzza who were slain BY the Spirit.

And we, too, have left church quietly so as not to have to clean up messes no one wants to see.

Glad she is on the mend.

raghu said...

I knew I forgot something when I ordered my Sonic cherry lemonade slush yesterday.
Sunny Beach