Another week, another bunch of nonsense!
Guests: My daughter and her family will be here this afternoon, so I’m excited. We’ll have the little guys while the parents go to a dinner. We’re making pizza with them. They like to put the toppings on, so it’ll be a joint effort (and no doubt, a bit messy!) They’ll be doing some crafts, building their towers, and watching a movie. Then off to baths and dreamland. The mommy and daddy are staying over as well. Tomorrow, we’ll have pancakes for them, and possibly lunch [grilled cheese], then they’ll be packing up to go to North Jersey to visit the dad’s family. The visit will go quickly, so I’ll be packing a lot into it.
Polish Dinner: I think it was too much work for the end result. First of all, the pie dough really wasn’t the right consistency, and it wasn’t easy to pack the potatoes and cheese into them. However, I did make sixteen good-sized ones. The boiling didn’t go well because of the wrong dough – and I had to be so careful removing them. Browning them went much better, and the finished product looked pretty good. No matter – the boys loved them and ate every one. Yesterday was Chinese New Year, but we’ll do that next week. I have to pull my Chinese recipes and decide what to make. Should be fun!
Invitations: My high school alumnae association is having their annual luncheon on March 28th, and my girlfriends want me to go. I know it will be too much for me to handle, but I haven’t given them my answer yet. When I think of all it involves, I’m overwhelmed. Getting ready means getting up early to shower and dress nicely. Then I have to rely on someone to drive me – it’s about 45 minutes away. I’d probably need the wheelchair because it’s a long walk from the parking lot to the clubhouse and then to the banquet room. If I need the bathroom, I’d have to have someone wheel me in. I can’t do buffets. I can’t cut food. Yadda, yadda, yadda – the same song all the time. My other invitation came from the daughter of my ‘surrogate mother.’ She wants me to join her for a drink at her mother’s favorite place. I’ll let her know that I appreciate the thought, but I just can’t handle such things anymore – see above for reasons! So, I’m still in my ‘shut-in’ mode!
Books/TV: I did not enjoy the Bohjalian book – about a nuclear disaster told from the POV of a teenager. It bounced around too much, using the adolescent vocabulary of the narrator, and it just wasn’t that good. Now I’m into the Moriarty book I mentioned, Big Little Lies, and I’m really enjoying it. One of the books the library sent me was one I had already read. Now I have one Bohjalian book left from the batch, and I’ll need to order more.
TV: I think next week is the finale of this year’s Downton Abbey, sniff, sniff. A lot of series ended this week, but I don’t watch them. I’m still into the same ones as before. Once we’re into reruns, I want to catch up on some On Demand movies that I missed in the theater.
That’s all she wrote!