Monday, June 8, 2009

Monday Madness

It is 3:12 in the afternoon and I just barely took a shower. What a crazy morning!

Over the weekend I found out all of the details for the wedding invitations. soandso is no longer listed as Karen's step-mom. You know, soandso. (read: so and so) Finding out about the in-laws and spelling their names right and getting people squared away: that is my life right now. So this morning I created the invitations, uploaded the .jpg file, and they are now being printed out at the printer's. I have chosen to print 2 copies for now: one for me, one for Josh and Karen. They can show it to her folks and Josh's bio-dad to make sure that we haven't over-look any mistakes I might have made.

Next up: buying a mother's dress, color co-ordinating the girls' dresses to the guys' ties and cumberbuns (how *do* you spell that?!). Oh yeah, AND making up a guest list and getting the rest of the parents' guest lists too. One step at a time, I suppose.

On a less stressful note: I'd love to whip out pics of my garden right now! I took some pics on Sunday (or was it Saturday?). My sage is blooming. So is my second year broccoli. The broccoli is an experiment. Jared my 15 yos says that some vegies go to seed on the second year. I don't know if he's right, but I'll be a good sport and we'll see. When we harvested the carrots last year we missed a couple, and they are up for seeds this year also, if he is right. Which he usually is.

I also planted 8 tomato plants: 4 roma, 3 cherry, 1 early girl. Four pepper plants, and some basil also got planted on Friday or Saturday. There is still 8 pumpkin plants waiting for a bed. I'm a sucker for pumpkin plants. Oh, and I planted 2 zucchini plants. Every garden should have at least 1 zucchini plant just for moral support. Those suckers grow without any help at all and make me feel like I have one heck of a green thumb!

I have pics of the whole thing. I'll put them up soon.

Josh and Karen spent the weekend with us. Poor Karen can barely keep anything down. I remember how it is. When I was pregnant with Josh I got so sick I had to go to the hospital for an I.V. She put in her requests while we were at the grocery store, so she is stocked up on cool blue gaterade, macaroni & cheese, captain crunch, and instant potatoes. I, too, was a captain crunch fan when I was pregnant. It was the only food that I knew of that tasted the same coming up as it did going down. Anyone else remember how awful it is to be sick with pizza? Sorry, I'll say no more.

Saturday we booked the gazebo for the wedding. The date is locked in. Time is flying by! After everything is said and done and we've sent Josh and Karen on their honeymoon I think Steve & I should go away for the weekend too. I think I'll need a vacation by then! I'll have to put a bug in his ear about that.

I'll leave you with one pic. My prettiest one: the sage plant that is flowering. It is delightful!

Have a great day!


  1. Your picture is so pretty.

    My "go-to" food when I was pregnant was Pringles Potato Chips.
    Loved those things.
    Ate them all the time. (still do)


  2. Oh the pregnancy sickness and! I absolutely HAD to have garlic & parmesan pretzels with one child, potatoes & gravy with 2 children, and ketchup & hot sauce with another child.

  3. Goodness, you sure are busy! Good luck with everything going well-I'm sure it'll be just fine! I'm excited for you-future mother in law and grandma! Yay!

  4. Oh Good Lord... The stress! I started getting panicky just reading about the go around with invitations. You and your husband definitely will need a weekend away once all is said and done. OY! You are going on my prayer list.

    I can't wait to see the pictures of your garden!

  5. You have been one busy woman!!

    Poor Karen...pregnancy can stink in the 1st trimester!

    I wanted broccoli & fish with Meg...Tori it was french fries and frosty from Wendys.

  6. Come to the family reunion! We'll have a blast. No need to worry about food or weddings. :)