Friday, November 20, 2009

20 minutes left

Twenty minutes left til the cavalry comes home.

Then I am out the door as soon as I can grab my spinach artichoke dip and mix match remains of chips and crackers to go to card making for the first time up here.

My kids are watching Sound of Music and I just love that.

I just put Paisley down in her crib hopefully for the night and realizing she is getting mighty attached to that pacifier.

But I reapplied makeup (ya'll know how I feel about that, wink wink) and changed my clothes and hope no gals from my church can tell that I haven't had a shower yet today. Really I've been thinking about how I will sign up for anything in the name of 'getting the heck out of the house.' Really anything I think. I can't think of anything I wouldn't attend or dive into as long as it involved adults and me leaving without my little cute friends coming along.

Today was a great day. I had run out of ideas yesterday and was wondering how today would go because nobody had school and really I was just done. Thankfully, a christmas craft, a trip to the park with friends and lunch at McDonalds made for a pretty dang good day. Followed by a nap for everyone including me (while Luke played video games), a macaroni dinner (which I declined, yuck), baths, and me being suckered by a solicitor at the door ('buy a magazine so I get out of the streets'...I have sucker all over me) and now we are onto Friday nite movie time. Luke went on his date with dad yesterday so don't worry, we are good.

Really though I've been touched by so many of my friends posts this week (see Laura and Amber and Brenda and Beth ) that really have been saying exactly what I feel. Add phone calls from my friends Renee and Emily who are in the four kid club as well, plus calls from my sisters and all the basis are covered. We are all just figuring it out. And I need to hear their stories. I need to know I'm not alone. Motherhood is great and hard. Although I risk making this blog completely baby-centric, it is often times my therapy. Because often times I don't know what the heck I'm doing and realizing I'm forming these kids memories that they will look back on if that isn't the scariest thing I don't know. But what I always planned on at least all four of them can talk about me in therapy together, they won't be alone either.

Now my garlic cheesy goodness is beeping at me and Jason should be showing up pretty soon now. I am thankful for my life. I am thankful for my family...and the sound of the garage door opening right now.

Oh yeah, here is the recipe (its the famous Michelle Meyers from Studio City cookbook)

1 cup mozzarella cheese
1 cup mayo
1 cup parmcheese (cheap or the good stuff, tonite I did a mix)
1 can artichoke hearts not marinated....drain and chop
10 oz frozen spinach, thawed and well drained
1 large garlic clove

mix together and cook for like 25 min at 350


brenda said...

Thanks for the shout out! What a nice surprise!

I love reading your blog, too. I think I would love it even if we weren't friends. I agree, it is important to know we are not in this alone. You are doing an amazing job - I will be the first to nominate you for Mama o 'de year!

Beth said...

I love your blog too, Brooke. I feel like I always know what's up with you and your adorable family. And you're hilarious. And handling 4 kids like a pro in my eyes. And I LOVE that you put up the spinach artichoke dip. Bookmark.

Laura said...

i appreciate the shout out! and your blog always gives me some good perspective. hope you are having fun on your night out. i know what you mean. sometimes i just want to leave the house at night just to drive by myself.

brandon said...

brooke i got a solution to being a sucker at the door. say, sorry i can't afford (whatever they are selling), but here is a $1 donation to your cause.

Courtney said...

Love ya. Wish we could go to a girly movie together. "Whip It" just came to the dollar theatre.

Tanya said...

so funny, bryan wanted me to make that recipe last weekend but I had already packed it, but if he wants it now, I know where to get it :D... are you going to make it on Monday????

Lindsey said...

I forgot about that dip yum yum. Glad you could get out of the house. That is how I am feeling with my Primary calling. Another meeting--Sure!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the recipe, Brooke.
Thank goodness for blogs that help me feel we are not so far apart. I can always count on being uplifted and at least one good laugh. Have a great Happy Thanksgiving! xou Kathy

Mrs. Anderson said...

Ahh the sound of the garage door opening - yes, music to my ears!!!!!!