My life is still in Triage Mode. When you live in Triage Mode, nothing is pretty. But we are all still alive and that is saying something.
Here is what we have been doing lately:
This is the cake I made for Luke's Blue and Gold Banquet. I know that in posting this, I am not helping my reputation for making ugly cakes.
In my defense, I decided to make a triple layer chocolate cake and I ran out of time. I had to frost it when it wasn't quite cool and I ran out of frosting. It looked like Hell. My hope was that people would assume Luke made it himself. Luckily, Luke is laid back and didn't care how bad it looked. He went to town with the blue frosting on the top and here is the end result:
Notice his neckerchief on skiwompus and his awful haircut..poor kid..where is his mother? Probably sitting at some table in the back yakking with her friends.
Here is the photo of the night (pirate theme) craziness.
Luke was George Washington in a school program. I provided the costume (pirate costume from parade last summer) and I was impressed to hear him give his part. It was substantial and the first time I heard it was when he gave it in the program...
I did take Luke skiing a few times and I figure that makes up for it.
Sammie went to a daddy-daughter fairy ball with Sam at our gym. That is all I have to report on her.
Ryan had a birthday party at Jungle Jim's. He turned four. He chose Sponge Bob invitations, a Batman cake and blue, orange, and green balloons. All of this had nothing to do with the Jungle Jim's party. There was a time when that would have bugged me. Those days are looong gone. He had fun.
Mitchell continues to be the cutest toddler on the planet. He is perfecting his "surprised face" and I caught it on camera. He helps me make cookies. If I ever bring you cookies, be warned that he has helped by tasting the dough between every.step.along.the.way.
I am still drinking a lot of Diet Coke but not feeling bad about it. My New Year's Resolution was to only have one when I really wanted one..I know..I am so hard on myself. But I went out with a doctor recently who told me he drinks Diet Coke non stop because he truly believes it kills everything in his stomach and keeps him from getting sick. That was all I needed to hear. I am upping my intake. Gotta stay healthy.
I keep thinking I am going to pull out of triage mode and my life will be pretty again and I will care what other people think. But sadly, I think I've resigned myself to the craziness.