Wednesday, August 17, 2011


I am pooped out I tell ya! Ive just been busting my butt to put together a bake sale with all of our foster teens! Last night I grated enough zucchini for 6 loaves of zucchinin bread and made enought pie crust for 6 pies, then this morning I had 8 foster kids at my church along with 3 other adults and we baked our butts off! we made... are you ready?

2 cherry pies, 2 apple pies and 1 blueberry pie. (there were supposed to be 6 pies, but one crust got ruined... oh well!) 3 loaves of zucchini bread with raisins and nuts, 3 loaves of zucchini bread with choc chips, 2 marble cakes, 2 choc cakes, 2 white cakes, 2 pineapple upside down cakes, 3 pans of brownies, and dozens and dozens of each of these kinds of cookies; peanut butter, peanut butter oatmeal, peanut butter choc chip, oatmeal raisin, oatmeal choc chip, and choc chip and blueberry muffins! most of the kids worked pretty hard. there was a good size mess when we were finished. one boy left dropping f- bombs at me. another boy was also mad by the time he left. I ended up keeping two very pleasant girls with me and sent everyone else out while we finished up the last couple batches of cookies.
Then when we were all done and packed up, we went and got our bathing suits and went to the beach til about 6:30 tonight and just relaxed and played in the water, digging deep holes in the lake with our toes. a perfect finish to a very stressful day. Now we just have to get through tomorrow and pray that we sell everything. Im a little worried. I dont want to have anything left! I need to get this stupid bake sale behind me and then tomorrow night I have to do a little shopping for friday night as Im having a little girls night party here for Jennifer and I have to work friday, so everything has to get done on thursday night. Then of course the party is on friday night.. Saturday I'm going to the beach but I'll also be finishing up Jens wedding reception decorations when Im not there! sunday I will be baking and freezing all the cookies for the cookie trays. then during the week will be doing last minute stuff, next saturday I will be making salads and sunday is the reception.

I have a favor to ask you all... Jens reception is at the beach. we rented a huge enclosed pavillion that opens up and is right on the lake. theres a patio and it will be beautiful.. if it doesnt rain! So... PLEASE PRAY FOR BEAUTIFUL WEATHER! I know if it rains people wont stay as long and Jen has a DJ and kareoki (however you spell that!). We've hired a friend that does chicken bbqs. He'll be doing the chicken and potatos. I'm doing a couple salads and we hired a girl I work with to come take care of the food tables and she is also making beans and baked ziti. We are expecting 165 people confirmed but theres a few stragglers that havent rsvp'd so possibly more. I myself am horrible about RSVP'ing, so I cant complain about those that havent. And instead of cake, Jen and the girls are doing cupcakes. I just talked to her and shes at home now making fabric flowers that she is burning with a lighter to make her bouquet! (I have NO idea what they will look like)

anyways.. I dont feel so hot at the moment, maybe from the sun at the lake this afternoon, maybe from stress... maybe from the gross pizza we had for lunch, or maybe a bit of all of the above! in any case, I'm off to the shower and to lie on the couch! I should work on wedding stuff.. oh crap... I guess I will, or it might never get done!

Arent the cloud pictures pretty? thats what they looked like coming home from the beach tonight. I just thought they were so pretty I had to take pictures!

night all!



Kim K. said...

Ok. I'm exhausted just reading all your obligations. Praying for amazing weather for your daughter's wedding. Hang in there, dear friend! Tomorrow I'm posting about Halloween. Thinking of YOU!!!

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

Oh my Lord! Where did you get all the energy? And the boy who dropped F-bombs at you needs a good *smack*! Or at least, a good sized piece of soap in his mouth. : )

Sure, I'm sending prayers your way. If your weather is anything like ours, you've gotten plenty of rain the past few days, but now it's really nice out.

Good luck and make sure to send us pics!


kandeland said...

lots going on there! i'm mentally exhausted but not from from stuff like baking. let's switch for awhile...please? i will call ya next week...we gotta catch up! xo nat

Cindy said...

Wow, I am also tired just reading everything! Where do you find the energy? But I know when you do something with love, you just find the energy, don't you?
I will be sending good thoughts your way for good weather.

The Other Side of Me said...


God Bless You, woman!!!! You have so much going on and as always doing very everyone else.
Good luck with the bake sale and the wedding will be special no matter what the weather brings.
Sending Hugs your way.

kathy said...

whoo wee I need to lay down just from reading all that you are doing -- take time to Breathe !!-
You are amazing !!! KAthy - ga ♥

LuLu Kellogg said...

Oh my word..I need a nap now from reading all you have accomplished!!

Crossing fingers, toes and eyes for no rain!!!


ImagiMeri said...

Dearest Viv,

May God grant you a beautiful day for your daughter and give you the sanity, strength and energy to fulfill all your obligations. After all that.........go get drunk! Just kidding. My prayers are with you.


Fran said...

OH MY! That's a lot of goodies you baked. Looks YUMMY!! Praying for no rain on your daughter's wedding day. WOW! You are one busy lady.

The clouds are pretty. I see a face in the clouds in the first picture. Actually I see 2 faces side by side. Faces are profiles.

Hugs, Fran

Kai said...

One word: WHEW! I'm going to HAVE to make you a cape, 'cause you are definitely Superwoman! Love you, Viv!

Anonymous said...

Working with those angry teens... Your crown is going to be crusted in jewels!

Praying for a beautiful day with no mishaps.


Suz said...

Oh, Viv. You have your hands full. I so remember those days of kids walking out and shooting F Bombs at me. I stuck with it for twenty-five years. Loved most of it. Banged my head against the wall the rest of the time.

I pray you have good weather. We had a mist on our wedding day that made things just cool enough (yesterday was our anniversary). We had a little band on the porch and danced in the grass! That was the 70ies! I know things will be wonderful but I also get the stress!

Bug hugs,