I've been debating with myself for the last few days about what I should put in my blog. Life stories, obviously. Helping my far-away family keep up with our lives is the foremost reason why I'm doing this in the first place. But along with that, I have other interests that could be useful to them (and anyone else who happens to stumble upon my ridiculousness).
So, Sunday afternoon. Destini came over again. (She's been over a lot recently because she's been having family issues and prefers hanging out with me rather than any one of her siblings. It suits me just fine considering that I get lonely when Ben is at work. Plus I love the girl to death anyway). Because of Drill weekend, when Ben got home, a conversation was struck up about one of his army friends that Destini has a crush on. I seriously left the room a full minute and when I came back, Ben was on the phone with Braxton Beasley, inviting him to dinner and trying to embarrass Destini.
I was in the process of making meatloaf at the time.
2 pounds hamburger, thawed.
1-2 packages Lipton onion soup mix (I like 2. It's so much better).
1 1/2 cups bread crumbs
1/3 cup katsup
Basically just whisk the katsup and eggs together, then add to the rest of the ingredients. Press into a large loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for about an hour and a half, using tin foil as necessary to keep it from burning. (Really, It just needs to be 165 degrees at the center, so however long that takes).
My first thought about Beasley coming over was the last time he came over for dinner. I made bratwurst and onion gravy (something new I was trying) and he turned out to be very allergic to onions. So, second time he comes over, I'm making something else with onions in it! I was mad (Mostly I felt bad. I don't have any allergies so I forget to ask people about it).
Mostly we talked and watched The Avengers (thank you Stacy and Chet for the Christmas gift of awesome). I kind of secretly hope Destini and Braxton start dating. He's about a million times better than the last six guy's she's dated.
I woke up thinking Monday, April 8th was going to be another boring day... Uuuuuntil I remembered Alex had a doctors appointment at 2. No big deal right? Except he had to get his 2-month immunizations. They went totally fine and I thought "that wasn't so bad," especially since he fell asleep right after. But he woke up from his nap at 4:30-ish and screamed. And screamed. I was in the middle of Costco waiting for a prescription and I felt so bad because I knew he was hungry.
When we got home and he was all fed, I tried putting him down for a few minutes and he immediately started to cry again. I'd put him down, he'd cry. I'd pick him up (standing and bouncing or swaying), he'd quiet. I'd sit with him and he'd fuss. Which is pretty much how my whole night went. Ben was in a bad mood, my house was a mess, he had to study for a test AND I told him I'd make fried chicken! You try making fried chicken with a screaming baby. It's really difficult!
Little Alex is a lot better this s'mornning for sure, but it was a long night.