Then he spent last Thursday - first shopping - then cooking brisket all night. The next day he baked his famous dinner rolls. By Friday night he was sick and exhausted. He completely missed the party we gave on Saturday as well as the party on Sunday. That is Quad Party #1 and #2 he has MISSED. I fixed the guest room up as the sick room and that's where he has been lately! He did get up at one point on Saturday to visit the party but didn't last long. My daughter in law, Leigh Ann, went in to visit with him for a few minutes and those were the two high lights of his day! Summer, Sabrina, and Leigh Ann pitched in and took up the slack so the party went on without a hitch. Then on Sunday Summer attended the other party with me.
So with two parties down and the final third coming up - he was afraid he was going to miss them all the way around. His doctor appointment Monday confirmed what I thought.....a severe asthma attack brought on by exertion and allergies. He was diagnosed with asthma a few years ago but had not taken his medicine. I let him get away with more than I should so now I am being a real nagging wife and he has no choice but to do the right thing.......TAKE THE MEDICINE!
Since he has been doing that the last few days he is miraculously feeling better!! Which is a good thing because now he gets to go down to Houston with me for party #3!!
While I loved giving the first one and seeing all the friends and family - and I enjoyed attending the second one where I could relax and visit without any hostess duties - this third one will be a real party scene since it starts at 6:00 pm and who knows when it will end! (Amber better take a LONG nap that afternoon so she can stay up late!) All of the 'Houston Crowd' will be there from friends, family, co workers, and neighbors! It will be a Texas theme as well so I am taking all the things we used up HERE down THERE!
To make it even more special.......my daughter, Summer - who took a day off to help get the party ready up here - AND went with me on Sunday - is driving down Friday after work to help with THIS one! Can you tell she loves her little sister? After the party is over, she and I will spend a couple of days setting up the nursery for Amber.
So! As I write this, Louis Dean is sound asleep! I have been busy cleaning because I like to leave the house nice.....IF I am taking him WITH me! If he is going to be 'home alone' I don't bother. You know what I mean! I come back to damage control no matter what!
We plan to leave EARLY! Like 4 AM! Which is fine with me because he drives and I sleep until we get to Fairfield where we eat breakfast (this is about halfway).......at a great big, old fashioned, home cooking kind of buffet! I nap again until we stop for coffee or tea and then ride on in the rest of the way in the front seat because you don't go to Houston without someone helping you navigate if at all possible!
I will close now with this needlework I did back in 1983. I noticed it as I was piling things up in the foyer to carry out to the truck.
I love that saying.......and isn't it so TRUE??
Although I must say........mostly I wonder about ME!!