Saturday, November 22, 2008

Pushing Daisies @ The Pie Hole!

Or perhaps this post should be "The Week of A Thousand Pies"!!! Well, ok, not that many--but close! ha ha ha
Yesterday I delivered lunch at three different places for 180 people. It was a Turkey Dinner Marathon. That was the last of deliveries for a week. This week will be concentrated on pies -- pumpkin pies, cream pies, pecan pies, chocolate pies, fruit pies. You name it, I'll bake it! On Wednesday I have several people picking up dinners. And some picking up dressing only. Hmmm guess people don't like making dressing!! Strikes me as funny.
When I bought this business I was determined that I would not work 12 & 14 hour days---that I would only take so many jobs each day/week, and that I would slow life down. NOT! How different when it's your own responsibility & the reputation lies on your own shoulders. Just yesterday I began work at 5:30 a.m. and ended at 8:30 p.m. I just can't seem to say no to jobs---you know, I DO have bills to pay. And I don't want to loose valuable customers. So, I am working longer and harder than I ever imagined I would, and enjoying it greatly! It's a big bonus that hubby likes the business as much as I do! He comes right after his "day" job, and stays til I go home. Sometimes I have to put aside what I need to do cause I know he's tired, and I don't want him running out of energy. We work well together (even if we do sound cranky from time to time) and he is sooooo supportive. I am blessed to have him! Just another reason I am thankful for him---there's my "thankful" post!
I'm also thankful that my son-in-law is doing better today. You remember he's in the hospital with staph--well it DID come back positive for MRSA on the second culture, but it's under control---we hope. On Thursday he had a set back; a reaction to the antibiotics. He began to run a 103 fever, and broke out in a horrendous rash all over his body. The Drs were afraid that they wouldn't be able to treat the infection, and that it had invaded his blood stream. But, as an answer to our prayers, they lessened the dosage of the antibiotic and and gave him something to counteract the effects. As of last night, the fever had broken and the rash was subsiding. They took him off the IV dosage & put him on an oral dosage and so far good. He will be in the hospital at the very least through the weekend. AND--the staph is not in the blood. Prayers answered! Please keep him in your prayers--it's not over yet.
Today I am going to do something DIFFERENT!!! At least different from the kitchen. It used to be something ordinary; funny how things take an alternate path! Anywho---I'm going to two craft shows!! Affair of the Heart is in Tulsa, and I, by golly, am taking the day off and attending. And, The Church at Battle Creek is having a craft show and I plan to stop there also!! I invited son's new girlfriend to go and she said yes---some time to get to know one another! Can't wait for the day to take off!!! You know, when the kids were small a dear friend (who deserted me for the fields of Kansas!) and I used to travel the craft show circuit peddling our wares. I got to where I didn't really like craft fairs. But now----I'm rip roarin ready!!! I'll let you know how they turn out!!
Well, gotta run---I really should straighten up the house a bit before I take off for a day of fun, fun, FUN!!!!!
Have a blessed day----


Carol said...

It's been awhile since I've stopped by. You have had a lot going on. So happy to hear your son~in~law is doing better. Also glad that you're taking a break today & get to enjoy Affair of the Heart. My son & daughter~in~law are members at The Church at Battlecreek. They're having a Christmas idea, ladies night on Dec. 4th. Kari bought me a ticket,all the girls in her family are going to attend. Can't wait to see some neat ideas for Christmas!
Smiles & blessings,

Tracey said...

Boy, you are one busy lady. I couldn't handle all that. You must be amazing. Last saturday, with our church, we handed out 2,000 baskets with full Thanksgiving dinners in them, but we didn't have to make anything, and I thought that was stressful. I will pray for you and your family this Holiday Season. May God bless you and give you strength to do all you have to do. Hugs, Tracey

P.S. Do you live in MI? When you mentioned Battle Creek..... I live in Rochester Hills.