My back is on the upswing, although not back to normal (whatever that means these days). Saturday afternoon I realized I probably wouldn’t be able to give my talk in church the next day, so I sent an email to let them know.
Sure enough, the next morning I’m still horizontal and send Ben and kids off with my encouragement that Ben would represent our family well in front of the congregation.
When they got home, Ben told me the Bishop excused me by saying that I had a MEDICAL CONDITION. I guess Ben mentioned that meant my back was out so I didn’t end up being the talk of the town for the week.
The best part? Judy brought over yummy, still-warm, straight-out-of-the-oven, homemade wheat bread! WARNING: spoiler coming if you’re wanting to bring me something I want… Now THAT’S the kind of treat I like delivered to my house! I KNOW, crazy that I don’t want sweets.
A list of non-dinner ideas to bring a family:
bowl of cut up fruit
fresh veggies, washed and ready to chomp into
baked bread (maybe with a homemade jam or special butter)
salsa (tomatillo salsa is refreshing; will post the recipe if you want) and chips
pasta sauce (having a yummy sauce to pour over quick noodles)
a craft kit for the kids (construction paper, glue stick, crayons & instructions)
few leftover magazines you’ve already finished (even if they’re older)
some easy-to-make recipes
pencil with some sudoku games(www.KrazyDad.com) printed on lightly-colored paper
chicken salad in a sandwich bag that’s easy for mom to make her lunch
fixin’s for the kids to make snacks (ants-on-a-log, peanut butter crackers)
your kids can get in on the fun and send some of these for the kids
WendySue: paper products so they don’t have to do dishes, +1 on cut-up fruit/veggies
Q: Do YOU have suggestions to add to this list? Put them in the comments and I’ll edit the post as they come in :o)