Friday, April 19, 2019

A Cinderella Style Post

As in Quick! Write something for the A-Z challenge before the clock strikes twelve. Works for me-

Q is for Quick! 

We sat down to dinner tonight and it was only then I realized I hadn't blogged today. I asked for suggestions for letter Q and hubs said how about quit raining! He has a point. It was an absolute gully washer here today. 

Maybe more of a deluge than gully washer because when I looked up the definition of gully washer it said extremely heavy rain of short duration. Ours lasted the whole ding dong day, but I do love the word gully washer. It's delightful. 

Daughter1 has been doing much of the print design for her sister's wedding which is coming up super quick, and I think we finally got the last piece proofed and ready for printing today. That means she won't get ten emails/texts/phone calls from me every single day asking -can you make the font bigger, now it's too big can you change it back?, I moved person x from table one to table five-hey I moved person x back to table one so can you put the seating chart back the way it was three emails ago? can you send me a pdf to proof?, why can't I see the pdf? how do I make this booklet thing print right side up? wait just one more thing I promise....I know she's delighted-ha! 

This little man will be here for Easter-

He's had a big boy haircut since we saw him last, says new words and sentences every day, and is my favorite tiny human on the planet. Super delightful! 

This has nothing to do with anything, but last night we went out for Mexican food and daughter2 suggested we stop for ice cream on the way home. I mean we were driving right by, so how could we not? Also, it was educational.  

They make your ice cream one bowl at a time in the mixer right in front of you, adding liquid nitrogen at the end to make it freeze. Delicious and entertaining! 

Quick topic change-

With everything we have going on here currently I made the executive decision to order Easter dinner from Honey Baked Ham. I guess it wasn't so much an executive decision as a thought I spoke aloud in the presence of my daughter as something I was considering, and she leapt on the idea as soon as the words left my mouth. 'Do it Mom!' and so I did. 

Their hams are always wonderful and the deal I opted for comes with three sides and two desserts which are currently sitting in my frig and freezer just waiting to be warmed up. I know some of you are thinking what's the big deal, but I'm fussy about holiday dinners. I like homemade and I enjoying cooking these big meals and I make too many sides but that's tradition. This year is kinda kicking my behind though, so I'm giving myself a smallish break. Still doing Easter baskets, having ten people for dinner, and hosting a wedding a week later, but not cooking the whole meal somehow feels like a little break. 

I'll still make deviled eggs because is it even Easter dinner without deviled eggs? Daughter2 said we still have to make our favorite pineapple stuffing, but that's easy peasy to prepare so low stress. And I know people will tell me to use paper plates but I cannot. I literally can.not. If that's your thing then I say go for it. It is not in my DNA to serve Easter dinner on paper plates so I will set the table with my wedding china because thirty-five years in it still delights. 

And yes, this is a quick post when you're me. 


  1. Good for you, ordering your Easter dinner from Honeybaked! It will be delicious and everyone will get full. You can cook next year when you don't also have a wedding a week away. Can't wait to see a picture of that little guy with his hair cut!! Wishing you all a blessed Easter, Joyce!

  2. Oh, Tommy will be so cute this year and will really get into Easter eggs. It's such fun and glad you will get to spend it with him. Well, glad there are still folks into China but I gave that up a while back and I have gorgeous china and crystal. No sure where it will end up one day and that's probably good that I don't. Have a great one and I can't wait to hear about the wedding!

  3. Way to go on ordering your dinner. We are joining Gabby's family for their tradition of going out for breakfast. So I won't be cooking. Yes, deviled eggs are a must! So glad that your grandson will be with you. Have the best of times and Happy Easter.

  4. I do not have one single paper plate at my house, so YEA! for you and china plates. I can't wait to see pics of little Tommy with his big-boy haircut. It's hard to imagine him any cuter. And good for Daughter1 taking on the printing responsibilities. It probably worked best for both of you. Happy Easter! He is Risen!

  5. Oh enjoy every minute with Tommy and good for you for making life a LITTLE bit easier for your Easter gathering.