Monday, August 06, 2012

Still here, I think


Sigh…

What a week.  Mollie got here last Saturday, LJ and Collin got her Tuesday.  They all loved the kitchen.  LJ was truly blown away since he had no idea any of it was going on.  Mollie had known but they were all suitably impressed.  Everyone worked on getting the last minute things for the reunion.  And we all enjoyed visiting.

The rest of the family came after lunch Saturday.  They had all watched my kitchen slowly deteriorate over the last 20 years so they all enjoyed the surprise too.  We had about twenty-five at the reunion this year.  Only four from my parent’s generation were able to come, there are only seven left at all.  But we all had such a great time.  There are two main events at our reunions – eating and talking.  Man, we are so good at both things.

Most were able to come back for Sunday lunch – that’s the day I cook.  It all turned out really well.  Guess that means my cooking is done for the year. Most folks headed home after three and Mollie had to head back to camp. I’m taking the boys to the airport this morning.  I guess it’s going to seem quiet at the house for a while.  But that won’t be so bad.

PK hasn’t been around much.  She’ll drift back soon, she always does.  Badass doesn’t even talk to me any more.  Wimpy is satisfied with the status quo.  Okay, that’s not exactly true; Badass has been talking to me a lot.  I’ve been ignoring her.  Maybe as I have a chance to think and write I’ll start listening again.  I’m so glad I had this week with the whole family.  I needed it. But I need to be PK again too. 

I start school on Wednesday, but I hope to be around here more.

Written by PK at 4:00 PM

15 comments

15 Comments:

At 4:50 AM, Blogger Bas said...

All our good wishes for the weekend have worked!
I bet everybody was as impressed with the kitchen as with the sight of seeing the Lady of the house cooking herself.
Strange thing, Badass seems to be afraid of people, but now everybody is gone, I suppose we're going to hear from her!
If you meet PK, tell her to stay close from now on. No more drifting away.
I still think it's unfair to end summer vacation only a few days after it has started.

 
At 6:11 AM, Anonymous Ana said...

Eating, talking, and groaning about how much you've eaten? ;) Sounds like a great family reunion.

Best of luck with your back-to-school week!

 
At 6:42 AM, Blogger Paul said...

PK,
sounds like every one had a great time.
Hope things at school are better than you fear.
Love and warm hugs,
Paul.

 
At 7:42 AM, Blogger Florida Dom said...

PK: Nice that you had such a good reunion but I look forward to PK being back blogging and now that you have an empty house, maybe you can keep Badass quiet with some good spankings.

FD

 
At 7:50 AM, Blogger SNP said...

Glad it was such a successful weekend! Everything sounds like it went great. Eating and talking with family is a good combo. All the best as you start back to school this week.

 
At 8:18 AM, Blogger Minelle Labraun said...

Wonderful your kids were able to get there early for alone time with both of you! Food and conversation into the night I bet.
I hope PK comes around and... as to Badass....
School, well onward I guess. Take all the happiness of this past weekend, it should cushion the landing at school.

 
At 9:11 AM, Blogger abby said...

Glad it all went well...my big family time is in 2 weeks, times to treasure. Good luck with the school re-entry. I think Badass is about to make an appearance!
hugs abby

 
At 9:26 AM, Blogger sunnygirl said...

Great that all went so well and everyone was suitably impressed with the kitchen.

Sorry about having to go back to school already - it seems as if you just let out - I'm sure you feel that way also.

Glad the kids got home and your relatives were able to make the trip to celebrate your cooking skills.

Nice to have you back.

 
At 11:18 AM, Blogger faerie said...

How wonderful everything went so well. It sounds like a lot of fun.

Now stop ignoring badass and bring PK back, lol. I hope the transition to school starting will go smoothly for you. I'm having a hard time believing myself that summer is almost over :(

 
At 6:06 PM, Blogger Stormy said...

Ha ha, well TOG and BAdass could have one awesome play date..lol.

Good luck!

 
At 7:21 PM, Blogger Mrs. Soft Bottom said...

Sounds like a great time!Enjoy the new kitchen and some peace and quiet!!!!!!

 
At 9:03 PM, Blogger PK said...

Bas,
If it was all the good wishes that helped make this weekend great, then I sure hope you’re sending double good wished for the school year.

They did love the kitchen, but they are all here the one time a year I cook, they think I do it all the time. Got them fooled!

Now Badass gets really bitchy when I ignore her and she won’t speak to me for a while. When I give her some attention, she’ll be back.

Ana,
It was the best reunion! And by having it here, we get to keep the leftovers! Thanks for the luck, I’m gonna need it.

Paul,
Thanks we did! And I hope so too.

FD,
I really miss PK and Badass more than you can know. I’m afraid that eventually they’re going to give up on me and leave permanently.

SNP,
It was great fun, not so much for the diet, but great fun.

Minelle,
I loved the time with the kids! Hoping for the return of PK and Badass and totally ignoring the looming school year.

Abby,
Oh, I hope you’re right!

Sunnygirl,
It does seem like I just got out – man I long for retirement! It was great having the gang here.

Faerie,
It’s crazy isn’t it? I’m really trying to bring them back.

Stormy,
Now wouldn’t that be a fun time! Of course, I bet I’d like the results more than you would!

Mrs. Soft Bottom,
Thanks, I’ll enjoy it – but the peace and quiet will only be Tuesday, Wednesday it’s back to school.

 
At 12:59 AM, Blogger Renee Rose said...

Good luck starting school up again! My daughter started last week and I am still not in the swing of packing lunchboxes, etc!

 
At 5:29 AM, Blogger ronnie said...

Great to hear everyone loved your kitchen. Liked to have seen Logan's face.

Good luck for tomorrow. Take a deep breath.

Love,
Ronnie
xx

 
At 8:13 PM, Blogger Terpsichore said...

glad you had a wonderful time with family...I am sure PK will be back...

 

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