Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Thoughts from Patrice Regarding "Chats"

Hello, friends-
I enjoy "Chats" each week. I'm not changing it or quitting, but this week got away from me and it just didn't happen. I have managed to "burn the candle at both ends" and I'm exhausted. I'm trying to keep from getting sicker than a small sinus issue. I hope you will come back next week and we can have a great chat. I have some giveaways coming up and some good news about a new venture for me. I won't spill the beans now, so I can share this with you next week.

What I have done since Monday morning (Mon. to Wed.):

I processed 80 meat chickens with C.S.Farmer and the crew.
cleaned processing area
I made a big mid-day dinner for guests (roast beef, cooked carrots, beet greens w/mini beets and balsamic vinegar, homemade biscuits, a salad, and cookies).
8 loads of laundry
6 dishwasher loads
began to rearrange my closet
consoled three daughters who were in melt down (two at the same time- fun!)
drove D2 to city for voice rep class and lessons (4 hours)
made four breakfasts (not servings- different groups)
took D4 to piano lessons
baked a loaf of bread
trash to the dump
a visit to my favorite thrift shop
a trip to the bank for farmers' market change
a big lunch for family and employees
a trip to the city for music lessons
a voice recital for D2 (she was incredible!!!)
3 grocery store visits in the city
ran errands for  the voice teacher while she was teaching my child
tolerated half a night of snorring!!!

...and a partridge in a pear tree!

I miss our chat. See you next week. I hope you understand.


  1. Oh, I'm totally worn out just reading your list. You really do need to get some rest. Love your heart. Don't worry about missing a week...we won't abandon you!!! How's Wendell doing?!?!?

  2. WOW, you've been busy Patrice. Don't worry, we understand. Take care of yourself before you get sick.
    Hugs. JB

  3. Of course I understand! I also understand that maybe, just maybe, an empty nest is not such a bad thing after all. LOL

  4. I understand. Believe it or not, when the kids are all gone, you'll be missing the hectic life. Believe it or not one of the things I miss the most is consoling the daughter over one thing or another! Not that I don't still do it - but it's not the same over the phone as it was sitting on her bed.

  5. First thing this morning, I went to look for our chat and was worried about you when it wasn't there. Sorry you are battling a sinus problem, those are not fun. Looks like you've been a busy lady. Glad everything is okay. See you next week.

  6. Busy Girl...Busy Girl...So sweet of you to think of us. Take care of yourself & get wel soon.

  7. That is quite a list... and the week is young! No! You must not do anything else! Take a rest!
    I must say I looked for the Chat... but I was busy, too, so that's what I figured was going on in your life. I'm glad you had Wendell come talk to us - he's a sweetie!
    Take care of yourself! The chats certainly wouldn't go on without you!

  8. Aaahhhh...doing too much :-) Must rest! (I have felt the same way a time or two with Need A Funny Caption) Hope you are feeling better!

  9. Put yourself first - for a change!

  10. A lot of work being done...take care of yourself.


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