I have been laying low the last few days while I've been nursing this head cold.
I've spent a few hours binge watching Designated Survivor.
You would think I'd had enough of presidential politics but this show totally keeps my attention.
Thursday, Louis Dean headed East to have Thanksgiving lunch with the quads!
This is Logan and she was proud as punch that her Granddad was there!
He spent the rest of the day with Amber and the quads as all four had their echo cardiograms - which took HOURS - but they did so well and had such perfect results! Now we know they ALL have healthy hearts - Kailey included!
While Louis Dean went to Dallas.......
I drove west to Arlington to have lunch with Levi, our 4th grader.
He is Jesse's youngest son and he is such a charmer!
He was already through the line and eating when I got there.
Those long lunch lines are a mess!
He made sure he bought a lunch for me but he did NOT have to go back through that line again.
He knows just exactly how to work the system. With 10 minutes left in the lunch period, he raised his hand and asked the teacher on duty if he could have seconds. When asked if he had eaten all that, he motioned between the two of us and explained he was supposed to buy my lunch. The kind teacher went with him and took him to the front of the line! Since there was only 10 minutes left, and since Levi was still hungry, he helped me scarf that meal right down! He asked me if I wanted him to help finish it - and then smiled and said, "I'm a really FAST eater!!!"
As soon as he expertly twirled that last piece of turkey into his mouth, the time was up and he was out the door before I even realized he was gone!
Then I waited around for Faith's lunch period for the 6th grade.
She ditches the lunch line all together by bringing her lunch.
She went right outside to the picnic tables and I followed her.
I don't think it's cool to be seen with your grandmother in elementary school.
Wished I had picked up on that earlier before I waved at her and tried to hug her!
On my way home, I stopped for a stack of storage tubs at Home Depot and then for sparkling wine and other things for the big birthday party for Louis Dean on Saturday.
By this time, I was worn out and went back to bed.
Every morning I wake up and think maybe I'll be well today.
I was a bit worse than yesterday actually.
Apparently it got worse before it got better, and after dragging around all day, at 4:30 I could feel a change - for the better!
This was cutting it close because I have things to do before the party tomorrow.
I think that cup of hot tea and the pumpkin snaps may have helped me turn the corner.
Amber has done the brunt of the party plans and preparations.
She's a real trooper and doesn't slow down for much!
She had asked me to bring photos when I was over there Wednesday. I had not thought of it not ONCE since she asked me! This afternoon I put together a grouping of photos from when he was younger. He's always been handsome!
Last night I decided to wash down the front porch as I knew it was the last warm evening we would have for awhile. I mixed up a bucket of Pine Sol and was splashing it up in the 'debris' when the water came right back down on my head and in my eyes! Ha! I felt like I Love Lucy!
This evening we put everything back and I spread a red cover on the bench. The stage is set for Christmas decorating.
All of the fall debris - every last bit of it - is down and packed and stored in my clean 'new' old storage building - with room to spare!!
I finally fixed Louis Dean's steak dinner this evening and it was delicious!
I was wanting something to help my throat tonight and settled on the Blazin' Hot Cinnamon mixed with Diet Coke. It reminded us of those cinnamon flavored toothpicks - a really GOOD kind of HOT!!
Now it's time to get in there to the art table and finish this Santa!!
Louis Dean will draw the winning name Sunday afternoon right after the Dallas Cowboys game!