I am so glad hubby's stint on second shift is over! Yeah, we are returning to normalcy. The last two months have been kinda tough because of the shift change. The boys wanting to suck up as much time with their dad (can't say that I blame them) would wait up until he got home near midnight. We would fall asleep around 1 a.m.; this was not conducive to regular school hours, farm chores, and our small garden.
Yeppers! we still have tomatos, peppers, cabbage and broccoli thriving ---- can you believe it even after two freezes?
Thank goodness we homeschool and I can tailor their lessons around schedule changes. However, we did not progress as far as needed. So, this day shift will get us back on track and hubby will be off the last two weeks of the year. CAN YOU SAY GUEST INSTRUCTOR???? Hee hee, he just doesn't know it yet.
Another issue, Lisa has it in her head she is moving to California. No plans as to how she is going to get there or live there --- just a wish to stay with some phantom people she apparently knows from who knows where. But what can you do? She is nearly 20 years of age and if she buys an airline, bus, or train ticket -- we can not stop her. I wish her well but, will not make her transit out of our safe environment easy on her. (i.e. We are not providing the pathway out.) She will have to make her own way there and if need be; back.
Seems our daughter is under the impression that LIFE is easier in Southern California and a change of location will make her LIFE better and she will be happier. Sadly, I have tried to explain to her; the only happiness you can find is within yourself. If you are not happy here, and if you are not happy with your mom in San Antonio; 'You WILL NOT be happy in California for any length of time --- because you are only changing locations.' Why is it, adult children do not learn nowadays from the paths their parents have already walked? Godsped my daughter, just know the nest is still here if you fall out of the tree.
The last two days, I spent time riding the couch with a vicious cold. One thing hubby does bring home quite often is viruses from work. It hit Saenz and Zephyr but, nearly wiped me out. Luckily, I recovered enough to be back up and running today with a vengeance. I have a pile of laundry that would pack the epic TROJAN HORSE and allow the Greeks (chores) to over take Troy (our humble home). LOL can you tell I have been reading again?
One thing I plan to do later is take the buttermilk pie recipe below and see if I can modify it to include chocolate. If it does turn out well I will post a picture and description ---- my muddled mind while waylaid had me thinking of baking and building new recipes. If chocolate doesn't work I will try coconut which is always great in custard pies. We have lots of eggs again since, I have barely been cooking for the family this week. Baking is a great way of using up eggs.
For those who commented on my post dealing with bi-polar.
I will be adding to that post and if you see the labels (at the bottom of each post) and then click on 'bi-polar' then the other posts associated with the topic chosen will pop up on the same page. It is important I resolve my issues and understand my own disorder so, if our son has to walk in my path. I can at least reason with him by reviewing how I coped with the stressors as a teen. Thing is.....boys and girls do not act the same way when dealing with puberty so, I have another sticky wicket to deal with as he progresses.
Hope Ya'll are enjoying your slices of heaven as you prepare for the approaching holidays.
Peace and Joy,