Tuesday, March 12, 2013

So Much To Do, So Little Time

No doubt most of us have wayyyyyyy too much to do and not enough time in which to do it..

Some days it feels like I'm running a marathon.

Yesterday was one of those days.

After a morning of babysitting my granddaughter and then swimming at a community pool for 45 minutes, the fun began.

I'm getting ready for a family gathering late this afternoon for my hubs!

It's his birthday today.

Ran to super. It took seven trips from my car to the house to haul all the groceries in.

 The kitchen, of course, looked like a disaster area. 

Defrosted  chicken wings in two bowls cuz I didn't have one big enough to hold all of them:

Made ginger marinade for them.

Cut up green and red peppers plus celery for a veggie tray.

Started fruit cup including washing and slicing fresh strawberries.

Made a buttermilk lemon bundt cake from dear blogger, Susan's post (My Mother's Apron Strings.)

 Made a crab dip that's going to go into the oven and hollowed out a round loaf of bread that it's going to go into.

Well, you get the idea.  I was a busy girl.

So if I haven't visited you, now you know why.

Will keep you posted on the bash and tell you how it went.



Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

You have been a busy bee. I'll have to check out the lemon cake recipe (you know me and lemons have a thing going).

Happy Birthday wishes to your man!

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: luck with the party. I'm sure everything will be perfect. The food looks yummy. I like that in a special birthday guests feel comfortable and everyone is happy. Keep in touch

Rebecca said...

Wow! At my age, I can't handle days that full any more...Your menu sounds wonderful (the ginger marinade especially).

I'm sure you slept well last night!

Merlesworld said...

Happy birthday to your fellow, mine had a birthday on the 10/3 .

Linda O'Connell said...

Hope your hubby had a happy birthday. You are a hard working woman :)

Glenda said...

Well, I'm not sure whether his birthday was yesterday or today, but give him special Happy Birthday wishes from me!! I LOVE birthdays, but find myself not as capable of doing so much preparation for myself as I used to do. Fortunately, there is a wonderful supermarket near us that has a terrific deli/bakery, so I just let them do the cakes we have to have these days, and they are SO GOOD!!! Your menu sounds wonderful, and I'm sure everything turned out quite tasty! I hope you got some rest after all that work, too!! :-)

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

WOW!! You do hae so much going on!! How do you remember to take pictures. I'll remember AFTER I have completed cooking that I had wanted to take pictures while cooking!1 Wishing your husband a very happy birthday!!

Bookie said...

Sounds like a crazy day...but it will be worth in the end! Happy Birthday to Hubs.

diane.stetson said...

The guests will love it Susan..happy birthday to your husband. I have been there and did that. I do not entertain much anymore at all.

Nellie said...

Happy Birthday to your dear husband, Susan! Oh, yes! I will jump in to entertain whatever the occasion!:-) Just give me a slight little reason, and I am "off and running!":-) It sounds like you have quite the party planned.

Barbara Neubeck said...

Hi Susan... Happy Birthday to your Husband..... sounds like a delicious party....... ENJOY.... (hope someone else does the washing up for you)...
Barb xxx

Dee said...

Your the hostess with the mostest...Happy Birthday to your dear husband :)

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Susan said...

Trust me, Susan, been there, done that! Busy is my middle name these day and I'm hoping that I can take a deep breath soon and collect my senses. Happy Birthday to your hubby; he's a lucky guy to have such a talented wife that juggles a day like you can, XOXO

BECKY said...

I laughed when I saw the photo of what you described as "the kitchen looked like a disaster area!" THAT is not what MY kitchen looks like during its disasters! :)
You're a Wonder Woman, Susan!

Chatty Crone said...

I wish I was there and could have helped you - boy you had a lot to do - you must be exhausted. And Happy Birthday to your hubby! The food looked so yummy. You did a lot! I know you had a great time.


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