Yesterday we drove to Reno and had a wonderful time visiting with one another. I did a great job on the money, which is such a relief. Brian watch all four kids and got Madi to dance while we gathered all we need for the big cook.
The drive to Reno was a little scary. The wind was fierce and the road just wet enough to offer some nice skidding action. We saw several big semis overcome by the wind, looking like they were taking a little cat nap on the side of the road. My friend doing the driving had a real workout for her arms keeping the car between the lines. Praise the Lord, we made it there and back without incident.
Shopping was a pleasure—such a contrast to the first of the month at 5pm on Friday. I must remember to go to the deep discount stores on the 13th in the middle of the week and in the morning! The prices are lower and the crowds more manageable, which makes everyone far more pleasant.
Once we got home, we set to work chopping, chopping, chopping. Veggies and meat are all bagged and labeled so that when we start cooking today, it will be just a ‘dump & go’ job, rather than hunt, wash, chop, clean, combine and fall down exhausted. We are feeling pretty accomplished and ready for the big push today. I believe we are going to knock out about 55 meals by tonight!