Apologies for no blog yesterday--alas, I was gardening at the big garden all day transplanting cantaloupes from my little garden and planting watermelons, peppers, and tomatoes. Trust me when I say I am paying for it today with sore legs and a sore tush.
Today, I thought I'd answer Vanessa's question in the comments that I am sure many of y'all have also been wondering: "I'm just dying to know WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN EATING DINNER before the blessed chairs? I'm trying to picture you and your kids all eating your dinner standing..."
Well, we've been putting the kids at the kitchen table and me and my husband have been eating on the couch. Yes my friends, my family has had a total of two sit down dinners together in the last three or four years. Obviously, we hardly ever invited people over to eat dinner with us, because whenever we did we had to pull out the fold-up lawn chairs from outside and use the piano bench to eat on, pure redneck style. In fact, what really pushed me to finally get some danged chairs was when we invited the missionaries over for dinner last week and my husband and I had to share the same piano bench.
Never again I promised myself.
Since I bought the table chairs last weekend at the garage sales I went to (I'm still beaming at paying $2 a chair), we've had one birthday cake together around the table and three dinners together.
Monday was Southern Battered fish fillets and salmon patties.
Tuesday was Pizza Hut (love the any pizza for $10 deal!).
Wednesday was sausage spaghetti and chocolate cake.
I've realized over the last few days that I've been missing out on some quality time with my family over dinner, which is why Tuesday was also Pizza Hut because sitting down as a family takes some getting used to and that qualifies for a Meat Lovers stuffed crust pizza. What have I been missing out on that undoubtedly you're already used to?
Prayers: Dear Heavenly Father, please help this food to not kill us...courtesy of my six-year-old.
Fun and Games: Bubblegum bubblegum in a dish, how many pieces do you wish? Forty-hundred-two-twenty! Only about fifty times.
Manners: I have never heard so many ffffffs in my life from none other than my husband. When I ask him to stop, he retorts, "Why? My dad used to do it at the dinner table and annoy my mom all the time." Next time he says that, I'm responding, "Yes, and now they're divorced."
Because I'm mean like that.
And I can't stand the farting one more second.
And what about my husband's response to me having dinner ready for him every single day for the last three days: Wow Allie, I feel like you really love me or something.
My only guess as to why he just now feels like I love him: Because it's every family man's fantasy to have a wife who wears a pretty apron and has dinner ready for him when he arrives home from work. Even if he denies it.
PS: Pizza Hut has never heard of me...however if they want to send me free pizza they are more than welcome. I'm sure you'd say the same...