I have a heavy heart this morning. I don’t want to make this about me, but I feel the need to share my thoughts. A classmate of mine, from high school, her father passed yesterday. He was only a few years older than my own father. It is hard to wrap my mind around the concept. It also scares the holy hell out of me. It could easily be me in her situation, it could easily be one of my parents. Then what? How do you handle that, how do you move forward. Yes, I know our parents are supposed to die before their children, but how do the children go on when it’s in the prime of mid-life? Our parents are supposed to grow old. Mid-life is NOT old. It just hits me really hard, it slaps me in the face with the reality of all of our mortality. My heart aches for their family, and I will continue to pray for them.
Okay, enough of the super serious stuff. I discovered something that made my girls very happy this morning. I’d seen apple rings dipped in pancake batter then cooked. Well, my apples wouldn’t hold together, so I went ahead and cut them into smaller pieces and mixed them into my pancake batter. I got some very lovely comments, and I think we’ll be making them again. I don’t like cooked fruit, but even I liked them. This was the first time I have cooked them a hot breakfast in ages. I can hardly believe I made time for it today. I’ve got so much to do, today. The girls birthday parties are tomorrow. Yes, I know their birthdays were this summer, it just hasn’t worked out for the party to be closer to their actual birthday. We will be having a bonfire, weenie roast and then we’ll be watching Jaws! I am expecting to have to cram 30 11-14 year olds in my living room! I think we’re going to need a bigger boat! I have two birthday cakes to bake(for tomorrow), One of which is a Neapolitan cake (so, three different layers) a 5 gallon drink cooler/dispenser to clean, plus I have some other baking planned, but that may be able to be postponed. I need to get our desk cleared, so it can get moved into the living room, so the Hoosier cabinet can be moved into its regular location. I need to get started. I just want to go back to bed!
Busy, busy, busy. Hopefully keeping busy will keep my mind off of everything else.