Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A story about a mother's love

Whenever I took Dr. Mc or Sweetness to get the doctor I cried when they cried. Whenever they were hurt and crying I also cried. Dr. Mc used to laugh at me for being such a softy! Well, yesterday the little man went to the pediatrician for vaccinations. Big Daddy took a picture of The Little Prince with his mama. As you can tell by the expression of his face and the tear in his left eye, he wasn't happy. Then look closely at the pic-of-the-day and you'll also see a tear on Dr. Mc's right check behind her glasses. Awwww. Now who is the softy?

After my Tuesday client meeting I came home and made a delicious pot of bacon, potato and onion soup. I thought it really tasted great, but couldn't get Mr. B, Dr. Mc or Big Daddy to even taste it, much less have a bowl. Note to self: Your family wants meat of some sort with dinner and a few pieces of bacon added for flavoring doesn't count.

Today I'm creating a decorated Christmas tree. The tree is still in the back yard. Wrapped in twine. And not in the stand.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A big pot of soup … the cooler weather has arrived

Even though the cooler weather didn't arrive in time for dinner last night, that didn't stop everyone from eating the chili I made. Big Daddy even took a bowl to his brother, Alex. Since the pot was empty and clean from last night, I decided to make soup for tonight. It's simmering on the stove and looking mighty hearty.

A friend brought me a tablecloth last week. It belongs to a friend of hers who wants me to remake the tablecloth into two aprons. The only problem is that I have questions about whether to make bibbed or half aprons, and I can't get a response. The woman wants to give the aprons to her nieces (I'm assuming for Christmas) and I need to know more details that I have now.

Today I'm creating an e-blast, doing some Facebook postings for a client, and submitting a proposal for an event that will happen in February. The Christmas tree is in the back yard. Hopefully the tree will get put in the stand tonight and we'll start decorating it tomorrow night. Hopefully.

Monday, December 15, 2014

A pot of chili on the stove … come on cold weather

All three Houston channels forecasted that a cool front was coming in today so I made chili for tonight's dinner. It's after 3 p.m. and it's still very warm outside. I'm talkin' short sleeve shirt weather. Do you think the weather forecasters got it wrong?

After cleaning the house yesterday I'm hoping to keep it neat and tidy for at least a few days. With The Little Prince visiting with all of his "gear" it can get crowded in some rooms. I have to stop moving "treasures" from one room to the other to make room for things and start getting rid of more unnecessary stuff.

Today I'm creating an e-blast to send out tomorrow. This is testing my skills because people are beginning to request certain foremast that are beyond my skill set. What to do. What to do.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Some rocking and humming

My food for the Friday night party was yummy. And even though it was too warm to wear what I originally planned, Dr. Mc helped me find a substitute. It was a festive party and night.

Saturday is a blur in my mind. I know I sat with The Little Prince at night, but I can't tell you what happened the rest of the day. I don't even remember what I had for dinner. I must have been really tired!

Today I'm creating family time. I sprinkled the house with some Christmas decorations, although getting the tree and decorating it is on tomorrow's agenda. This afternoon Mr. B went to the office, but there were sightings from the McZams plus Sweetness and Girafferty. I used to like the craziness that consumed the holidays. Now I would rather have some fun times with the family. I enjoyed just rocking the wee one and singing Christmas carols to him.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

A day of cooking

The Little Prince stayed with me for a couple of hours last night. He was asleep when he came in the house. About an hour later he drank a bottle and then went back to sleep. Not much kiss-y face time involved in that visit!

I feel like a domestic goddess today. I'm making a pork roast for dinner and have already started cooking for tomorrow night's event. I have a plan for the next two days about what I need to accomplish. Hum … I'm not sure I included time to dress for the party. I don't think that is something I can delegate.

Today I'm creating Neiman Marcus Dip, Blue Cheese Tart with Cranberry Chutney, Butternut Squash Soup and Potatoes au Gratin.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Hump Day

It's horrible when a writer is at a loss for words, but that's how I feel today.

An unexpected visitor came to the house this morning. MJ, the mother of a friend of Dr. Mc and Big Daddy, came by to see The Little Prince. He slept through the visit, which he apparently didn't do last night. Dr. Mc and Big Daddy looked sleepy this morning. We had lunch and then the weary parents left for a nap. I hope the wee one will cooperate.

Today I'm creating dinner. I know that doesn't sound like much, but I want to start cooking more.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

A crazy Tuesday

My day. Client's office. Lunch and catch up with Marta. Back to the client's office. To the grocery store and two more errands. Home. I don't mind multi-processing, but I dislike running around as I did today.

Dr. Mc and Big Daddy are having dinner with my goddaughter, Madame, and her husband, who are expecting a baby in about a month. Dr. Mc and I missed the shower for Madame because it was at the time when Aulay was getting out of the hospital. I'm going to stay home tonight. Mr. B is bringing home a pizza and I'm pouring the vino.

Today I'm creating a to-do list for a company party on Friday night. Shopping is tomorrow followed by prepping on Thursday and cooking on Friday. I may not be the life of the party after cooking all day Friday.