By now, I’m usually all set with my dinner plans; however, my one son called last night to say he couldn’t come for dinner. Now, I’m waiting to hear from the other one. I try to make special treats on the days they eat with us, including our culinary journeys around the globe. Today was going to be Caribbean/Tropical. There’s nothing long or time-consuming in the production, but I’d rather make it when they’re both here.
The recipes I gathered were for Jerk Chicken, Tropical Shrimp, a sweet potato/eggplant dish, some greens, and a pineapple dessert. They all come together quickly, but I don’t want to make it for just the two of us. If my younger son comes, I may just make a London Broil on the grill, some kind of potato, salad (with Jersey veggies,) and Jersey corn on the cob. These are all easy to prepare, and they don’t require a lot of time. I’ll just wait until I hear from him.
That’s one ball that’s up in the air. Another one is the activities for my little guys’ visit. We normally stay at home, and they play with their toys. Or we bake something. Or we do arts and crafts. Or we watch kiddie shows or DVDs. If the weather is nice, I’d like to take them somewhere. There are always boats on the Cooper River, and they may enjoy watching them. Or we could do mini golf at a little place nearby. The only problem with either of these is my lack of walking, and both of these trips would involve some. There are tons of museums with kids in mind, but I’d prefer to save indoor activities for the cold weather. So that plan is another ball in the air.
The third orb floating around is how much work I want to invest in the house. Should I take down all the wallpaper (a realtor suggestion,) or just leave it. Another suggestion was to remove all photos on the walls. I don’t like that idea because I love seeing the galleries I’ve created. The same goes for books – I have bookcases full of them. The suggestion was to remove many of them and replace them with bric-a-brac. I’m not keen on that one either. I don’t want to get rid of anything until I know where I’ll be living.
The final ball-in-the-air situation is a tricky one. We need to see a lawyer about our wills, advanced directives, and powers of attorney. The typical case is to put the eldest in charge, but I’d rather give all my children a say. (You know, pull the plug or not!) I had to make such decisions three times now, and I didn’t like it. With three kids, there would never be a tie!
So, I’m juggling quite a few things right now, and I’m ready to just make some decisions. I’ll let you know when I do.