Friday, September 11, 2009

Friday Fricasee....


That's a gross and unusual title for this post!

Sorry for the radio silence lately. Our laptop is NOT doing well and my Husband spent like two days on the phone with Apple people to try and fix it. It's not totally fixed yet.....bear with me!

Today I thought I'd be random and just post whatever is on my mind. It's like me! I'm random like that.

I'm wearing my first Maxi dress. Zoiks! It's a long one and it has straps and a plunging neckline, but I'm wearing a nursing tank with it. It zips up the side and is shirred in the back. Very comfie, for a 92 degree day! It's orange, blue and white. Why yes, I do look like an oversized art deco painting! Thank you for noticing!

Lucie is 7 months old now. She is waking up between like 2:30 and 3:30 AM these days. I am still convinced that God is still God at that hour. Even after less than 4 hours of sleep. I think she's cutting more teeth. That's what happens when you even LOOK like you're bragging to anyone who will listen that your baby sleeps through the night! Note to self: Don't brag!!

Everyone here is really growing up and looking way older than the last time I looked at them. Especially Samantha. She'll be 11 in three months and she looks way older. I can see shades of the woman that each of my girls will become. Yes, I do need a Kleenex. Or a whole box. Thank you.

Russell is trying diligently to get off the paint that is on my scraper that I use in my kitchen for everything, but that he used to scrape the paint off of our kitchen cupboards after paint remover was applied to them. It isn't looking like the paint is going to come off. And the cupboards? Still off. Still sitting out in the garage. Yep.

Potluck at a local park this weekend with lots of people we haven't seen in years. We went to church with lots of these people years ago, and we thought it would be a good idea to get together. It should be lots of fun. Me and Russell are going out to sit at the site of said potluck from 8:30 am to 11 am, to ensure no marauders steal the spot! Should be fun.

I think we're going to go to Seattle for a day with the whole family to celebrate our 16th anniversary, which is coming up soon! I'm so. So. SOOOOO excited! I have a desire to go to Pike Place Market and just spend the time with my family!

My heart aches for my Janie today. Yes. Even after 5 years. And no, I guess one doesn't just "get over it" after a while. It's like having a quilt that is in disrepair and you go to the fabric store and get new fabric. Then you tear out that block that is ruined and sew the new fabric in. The fabric you chose is beautiful but you always remember what that other fabric looked like. You never forget that other fabric, but the new fabric in your quilt becomes soft and familiar after many washings. Janie is woven carefully into the fabric of my life. I will never forget.

I'm waiting for my lunch to get done. I can't wait! It's cod in a foil packet (en papillote) cooked in the oven. I hope it's good, cause I'm absolutely starving! Drinking a Big Train, in the meantime.

My dear MIL's sister asked me if I had seen the movie "Julie and Julia" yet, owing to my love of cooking, and I haven't. I rarely see movies because I just don't think there are any out there that are worth the money. I've never gone to a movie by myself. I'm thinking of going to this movie. Has anyone out there seen it, and do you recommend it??

Okay, is that enough for you? I could go on......I hope everyone has a great weekend!


Renata said...

Great post! I enjoy reading about what you're thinking about!!
That dress sounds like fun - I haven't been brave enough to try a maxi dress (mainly because I am so short I'm sure I'll be tripping over them!)
I'd go with you to the movie if we were in the same place/state/country! I saw "the other sister" with my mum when I was up in Brissy (my sister gave us free tickets) - it was so very sad. Anyway we saw the add for Julie & Julia & we both thought it would be a fun one to see - guess I'll wait until it's out at on dvd!
Glad you are keeping well & looking after your beautiful family!

Susan Holt Simpson said...

I very much want to see Julia - the commercials make it look like a cute movie!

Have to join in complaining about why men come to the kitchen to search for an item to use outside/in the garage/on the mower! I've lost many a useful tool that way! Recently, a lid to my skillet has gone AWOL. I've "heard" that it's in My Oldest's camping gear.


Kathryn said...

Leeanne, I just love the profile picture of you and your hubby. It looks like he just adores sweet.

I know how you feel...I miss my Madison so much these days. We just had a cool birthday party for Morgan who turned 10 last week. We did all kinds of wonderful girlie things with her friends, and I missed getting to do that with Madison. Like you, I will never forget her.

My hubby is heading out your way next month. I ALMOST got to come with him, but we have a family trip the next weekend, and we couldn't afford both. He'll be out there for business for 5 days.

I actually loved your title. It made me think of Chicken Fricasee at Bill Knapps restaurant growing up. My most favorite thing on the menu. LOVED that stuff. I made something similar for dinner the other night, and it turned out pretty good!

Hope you get your computer fixed soon...I'm seeing my littles grow up before my eyes as well. Parker is almost as tall as me and will be 12 in a couple months!

Hope you're having a great day!

Love, Kathryn

Kathryn said... sister read the book "Julie & Julia" and said she hoped the language in the movie is not as bad as in the book. I don't know what the movie is rated, but that might be an issue. I haven't even seen a preview for it yet...but I don't watch tv, so that's probably why. I actually like to go to movies by myself..especially chick flicks. Then I can cry if I want to, and no one makes fun of me! :) Let me know if you see the movie, and how you liked it!

 The Morris Family said...

I saw your comment on Katie's blog and thought I would say hi an it looks like we have some things in common....children, homeschool and some treasures in heaven. Your children are beautiful and handsome!

Nice to meet ya!!


MarshaMarshaMarsha said...

Awww... how was the park? Awesome that you get to be with friends you haven't seen in a while.

Maxi dress, huh? I have a maxi skirt but hardly ever wear it since it is sooo long (and I'm not short!). I bet you look lovely! I'm not sure if I'm good at the whole layering thing... y'know, layering shirts under strappy dresses and stuff. Too self conscious to stray from the norm, I guess.

Janie. *sigh* You will never forget.

We went to the Tomb of the Unknown Solider today. When we were leaving, there was this young couple... the dad with his sleeping, blonde haired, sweaty, 3yo(ish) boy piggybacked. *sigh* Those intense moments always come out of the blue. But in a way I am glad for the hurt because it's a good way to remember what once was and to smile about it (even if I cry at the same time).

Celebrating your anniversary with your family sounds awesome. You have such a tender, family-minded heart. I love it.

Katie said...

Leanne ~ You are so right. Sometimes I can talk so freely about Reese, then at other times talking about her seems so fragile.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts with me and helping give me hope.