I woke up bright and early this morning with a definitely, not-feeling-good, stomach. Darn... There goes the housework!
Immodium takes a lot longer to kick in while you are stressed.
Food doesn't give you any energy when it doesn't stay in your system for long.
Kids like lots of drinks and snacks that require getting up from your supine and relaxing position on the chair when your stomach is trying to tie square knots.
Gas-x has a nice minty flavor, and doesn't work well. You still belch like a drunken sailor all day, but at least you are minty!
Boys think it is funny when their mommy is burping better than daddy.
Mommy doesn't find it so funny.
But, I was able to get enough stuff in my system by 3:00 to get some dishes and laundry done, and start dinner. I needed a head start because today was our "tour" day, and the shortbread won't make itself! I posted pics and recipes already on my food site. Cock-a-leekie soup anyone?
I really wanted to call my friend and call the whole thing off. Cramping stomachs don't help you cook very well. But I knew she hadn't planned on dinner since they were coming over here, and stuff was already started. Got everything done and ready by 6:30, which is suprising because that's what time I told her I would shoot for. Normally it takes a LOT longer than I plan, 3 kids is a good reason why... And the soup is like a chicken soup with rice, so it felt really good in my poor, overworked tummy.
I think Oren spent the whole afternoon and most of the evening on the computer. Ooops, bad mommy day. William and Nathan were glued to the tv, except for when they wanted something. Oops there too. But, to make up for it, we all went outside and played after dinner. Well, they all played and I snapped over 200 pictures because the sun was setting and the lighting was gorgeous! Once I sift through and edit my favorites I will post them. Most were of my friend's girls. She had been considering having portraits done, but she really liked how mine turned out . And I enjoyed having subjects with long hair to blow around, and who were just beautiful to shoot. I got some of William too, and promised the boys that I would take them to the backyard in the morning and do a photo shoot with them too. They felt a little left out. If I feel up to it I may take them to a park in town that has a tiny walking path and see what I can get there...
Oh, and all you brilliantly creative photographers out there (yes Rachel, I mean you too), any ideas for indoor and outdoor shots or tips would be really welcome. My friend wants to have me play around and try and get something good. Indoors, white crocheted dresses, chocolate brown backdrop since neither of us own black sheets. I would like to do a white background too, for kicks. I get good natural lighting in my living room... Any help would be great, we won't be doing this right away, she has to finish the dresses first.