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Friday, November 17, 2006

Please Pray for My Last Nerve

Unless I can substitute the purple cloths for a set of matching purple hands, face and neck, I don't think I'll be mistaken for the woman mentioned in Proverbs 21.

Friday flapjack breakfast. Nine mouths to feed. Three noisey observers. Nine eggs, twelve cups of milk, nine cups of flour. Unreal amounts of Aunt Jemima syrup.

Three lunches to pack, two forms to sign, one agenda to read.

Then there were the stupid questions and the unrealistic demands. "JOYCE! the baby has milk on his face. You need to wipe him." (I'm simultaneously manning two pans of flapjacks on the stove). "Joyce! When you throw yourself a birthday party, will it be a surprise?!" (that one really drew the blank look from me, as I needed all my restraint to not say something very, very sarcastic.)

A frazzled dad dropping his if-looks-could-kill toddler off. His question: "Do you watch kids on the weekend?"

Oh, no. A woman of biblical proportions I am NOT.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh, but yes, you are! You continue to impress me. Laura

Ruth said...

in my humble opinion -
you have most of that verse nailed down. :)

TGIF and welcome to the weekend joyce!!!

shelley said...

you know, the frozen eggo waffles would totally be worth the extra money!

Anonymous said...

holy crap joyce...my kids have had toast and peanut butter every morning for two weeks...eggo waffles would really throw them for a loop.
let me guess...you do glitter crafts too?
you are one of my best friends and you don't even know it...

Joyce said...

thanks, you sillies.
Shelley-- now, now. Those wouldn't be "Joyce's best pancakes in the world" would they?!
dear anonymous- well,I'm more than a little flattered. And no. We did macaroni and kidney bean crafts. Its good, since you just scoop the leftovers into a pot, cook it up, and voila! LUNCH.

Anonymous said...

Joyce-
I'm impressed. "Heather's best pancakes" come in a box that says "add water and stir". The great thing is that Phil is the one who usually makes them! Lucky me!
-Heather

andrea said...

I can visit again!

When you do become a woman of bliblical proportions let me know and I'll send you my calorie-free chocolate cake recipe. Then we can walk on water together. :)

Anonymous said...

I tried to leave a comment...

Last nerve prayed for...

svea said...

wooo hooo just a happy thought : It is Saturday and there is still more weekend left before MOnday
Second Happy thought: You cannot even imagine the most unreal terribly fiersome ugly sweater I have for your party. You can wait with eager anticipation for the sweater and the little birthday prize i got fo ryou in California.. heheeheeheeeee

lettuce said...

hahaha - no, I'm sure the weekend is gin and chocolates all the way for you.