It was a crazy day and it felt good to have one! ZJ and I have had a bit of cabin fever after a week in the house. I was up at six with Grace, off to the dentist with Quayd at 8:40, then we raced back to his high school, ten minutes late, for a planning meeting for his Junior year. I got a text just as we were walking into the meeting, followed by a call from Grace saying she felt nauseous. She didn't even think she could stay though the rest of the hour in class. Lovely. I told her she'd have to wait until I was done with Quayd and his meeting.
We finished Quayd's meeting and I stopped by our home to pick up ZJ, who had showered and was excited to step out of the house for a bite with Denise. We raced up to Grace's school, then dropped her off at the house so that she could go straight to bed. Obviously even running more behind, Zeej and I picked Denise up at the car dealership while her car was being serviced. Once we had picked up Denise, we were able to relax! ZJ chose to lunch at Olive Garden because she knew she could eat the breadsticks and soup. She loved it! She's currently in the yucky post-tonsillectomy phase, so soup was perfect lunch! (That was me, trying to not be graphic in my description of what she's going through right now.) We made a quick stop at Sam's Club for broccoli, spinach and a large Slurpee for Zeej before dropping Denise off and heading home.
It was crazy until we got home, put our jammies on and the girls and I chilled, watching another episode of Downton Abbey, until our men got home. (Quayd is now known as "the manchild" and loves it!)
We had a tasty breakfast for dinner... sausage, eggs, grits and waffles. I found a new waffle recipe on Pinterest and WOW! Had to share. It's pretty basic. I usually make pumpkin waffles because they are so simple, but these were A.Maz. Ing!!! We tripled the recipe. They are so light and crispy! WOW!
4 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. sugar
1/2 up melted butter
1 3/4 cups milk
In a large mixing bowl. whisk together the dry ingredients. Separate the eggs. Add the yolks to the dry ingredients. Place the whites in a mixing bowl. Beat the whites until moderately stiff and set aside. Add milk and the melted butter to dry ingredients and mix well GENTLY fold in the stiff egg whites into the mixture. Do NOT overmix. Leave the egg whites fluffy in the mix. Pour the mix into the waffle iron and bake. Enjoy!
I have to say it...We have had heavy hearts this past few days. We do not understand at all why and what this judge is thinking, but the judge that is handling Zaylee's situation has decided to allow Kelly's husband to have weekly visits with Zaylee. He's incarcerated for child endangerment, for pete's sake! Whaaaaaaatt??? NO ONE understands it! I'm not really at liberty to say much more, but I will say that it literally turns my stomach. One thing is for certain, this judge will not be getting my vote next fall! I literally have to tune this out of my head or I want to bawl. Enough said about that.
On a happy note, I'm loving the digital scrapbooking. I'm working on my fourth layout already! Next question is what to do with the layouts once they are done? I found out today that Sam's Club prints 12x12 pages for $3 each. That seems high to me for printing , but it is much less than the cost of scrapping with paper and all of the embellishments that I used to use!. Any suggestion. My goal for now is to do a 30ish page album, journaling with photos, each year since I stopped scrapbooking, and then, once I'm caught up, I'll go back and do the fun and special layouts. This should keep me busy until the holidays next fall! Lovin' it!
One last thing on my mind tonight... Superbowl Sunday. Quayd wants pizza. The girls want subs. I want 7 layer dip minus the olives. I'm thinking that I'm going to go on the wagon and quit Diet Coke, again, I know, after Super Bowl. Don't even know who's playing but the kids are excited for a foodie party. It's not quite the normal Sunday activity but it's always one of our favorite days of the year to just be together.
Next week... everyone will be back to school, Zaylee will be gone and I will be back to normal...whatever that is! Life is good... even when things are as wonderful as we'd love them to be!