10:45 p.m….I just got through making about 5 quarts of chicken salad. Tomorrow night after church, we are having a dinner honoring those in our church who have graduated from high school, college or kindergarten. I realize kindergarten graduation is not a really big deal (at least for some), but the kids like it. Tomorrow night’s menu is sandwiches (several different kinds), chips & dips, salad, and desserts.
It’s been kind of a blah day so far. One of those days where it feels like everything is caving in on me. Yes, I know….depression sets in very easily for me. I didn’t go to the workday this morning, because I wasn’t feeling well.
We’ve been car “shopping” (just online so far). It’s hard to know the right thing to get. Beth is looking at Mustangs. That’s what she really wants.
I got out old pictures again to look at them. I was actually looking for a picture of me to show Paula Beth….one where I was not as far along as she is in her pregnancy, but I was already much larger. But it’s not a very good picture. There just aren’t very many pictures of me when I was pregnant. I told her it’s so unfair that she is still so skinny and is already nearly half way through.
Here it is anyway, PB….I was about 13 weeks pregnant with our second child, Rachel Elizabeth. This was taken at Brandon’s 2nd birthday party, November 5, 1983. That’s him on the left and our neighbor, Amber, in the middle. She is exactly one week younger than him.
These were taken as we were heading out the door, on the way to the hospital the night I went into labor with Brandon….November 4, 1981:
But I also found this picture, and thought some of you moms would like to see it. Brandon and Beth on Halloween in 1990.
Those were pretty inexpensive costumes. Brandon wore that camo shirt and sweat pants all the time. He already had the hat and guns. I think all I had to buy was the candy bucket. The pink sleeper was what Beth wore to bed every night. I just took a plastic headband, and glued on ears that I cut out of felt. I also glued cotton balls to a circle and pinned it on for a bunny tail. There’s a picture of it in her slideshow on the left.