One year ago today Emma and Dan exchanged their vows and became husband and wife. It was a very happy day for me, the day they were married. I knew my daughter was making the right choice in chosing Dan to spend her life with. He is a good man. A hard worker, wonderful father, loving husband, caring, devoted to Emma and the kids. I could not ask for a better son in law. He makes my daughter happy. He works as many hours as he is allowed, and his hand is up first when the opportunity for over time is announced. He pays the bills, provides a home, clothes and food for his wife and family. And is always there willing to have family time with Emma and the kids. There was a brief time last year when I thought their relationship was over and it broke my heart. I prayed and I prayed things would change for them and they both would realize all the goodness and love they could share together if they worked things out between them. My prayers were answered on July 24, 2006. So today I wish two people whom I love very much, a very Happy Anniversary. Emma and Dan I love you both dearly and I wish you a long and happy life together.
So, yesterday I had them over for dinner. It was Jim and Rebecca and I, Joe, Dan's brother Bill, Dan and Emma, Marissa and Daniel, Dan's nephew Vince and his girlfriend Stephanie and their baby Vince Jr. I know your thinking, what did she cook, lol. Well, I can tell you I was a cooking fool, lol. I made 20 homemade 6inch stromboli's. Three different kinds. The first was an italian stromboli, full of pepperoni, genoa salami, imported ham, provolone and mozzerella cheese rolled up into pizza dough. The second was sweet italian sausage with peppers and onions, provolone and mozzerella cheese, rolled in pizza dough. The third was steak, peppers and onions, provolone and mozzerella cheese rolled in pizza dough. I also made a pot of the Soprano's tomato sauce for dipping the stromboli's in. There was a big salad and hotdogs for the kids. Everyone enjoyed their dinner and I gave Emma some to take home. I have 2 left which I saved for a very special friend. He is Poppop Bill. I think Emma and Dan will be seeing him this upcoming weekend, so I will give the stromboli's to them to take to him.
It was a nice evening. I enjoyed having everyone over and watching them eat and enjoying the food I prepared. Watching the kids run around playing and hearing them laugh. And holding that precious little baby Vince Jr, felt so good. I love babies, their smell, tiny hands and feet, watching them smile as they sleep in your arms. There's nothing better than that.
By the time everyone left it was 9:30pm. Rebecca was totally worn out and was practically begging to go to bed. She is usually in bed by 8pm. She quickly brushed her teeth, went potty, gave her daddy a hug and kiss goodnight and climbed into her bed, said a quick prayer to her dream catcher she keeps on her bed, and within minutes she was fast asleep. Jim was asleep by 10:15. I stayed up a little longer, chatted on im with my sis in law to be Nancy, readding a couple journals then off to bed I went. I was totally worn out. My body hurt so bad, especially my arms and lower back. All the dough preparations for the stromboli's caused that I suppose. Making them is long hard work, but so worth it, lol. I remember laying my head on the pillow and pulling the covers on me and that's it. Lights out!!! Usually I lay there a while waiting for the sandman but not last night. I fell right into the land of sleep as soon as I closed my eyes.
I awakened at 6am this morning. I got up out of bed and OUCH!!!!!!!!!! Man, did I have lower back and leg pains. It felt like a million and one knives being stuck into my legs and back. I slowly made it to the bathroom, splashed some cool water on face, used the potty, then made my way to the kitchen and put on the coffee. Poured myself a glass of diet pepsi, and walked, still slowly to the livingroom and put on channel 3 news. Had me a cup of coffee when it was done brewing, then fixed Jim's lunch for work today. I made him 2 chicken salad sandwiches, pickles and chips. He was happy.
Today, I have so much housework to do. This place is trashed. The kids did a good job of trashing the bedroom. Again they took out my clothes from my dresser cabinet and threw them on floor. They like to get in the cabinet and sit, grrrrrrrrrr. So, now my clothes are thrown around on floor and on top of my dresser and have to be folded and put away again. Toys need to be organized and put away. And dishes, my gosh I have alot of dishes to do, mostly big bowls and baking sheets. We ate off of paper plates, wooohooooo.
Well that's about it for now. I guess I'll go fix breakfast then get dressed and start my day. I hope everyone is well and has a great day today,
Love to all........................