Friday, October 9, 2009

17 Days and Counting...

So the lack of blog updates obviously means there isn't much going on these days. It's crazy how slowly the last few weeks have passed. I guess it's also crazy to think that Chase will be here in just 17 short days. There truly is a LOT to be done between now and then, but we really can't start tackling the To Do lists until next week. I'm at the point now where I'm telling hubs thinks like, "You know, we only have one more Friday to relax here at home before our world turns upside-down." I've also been thinking about how much we'll wish we could just lounge on the couch, watching TV after LO goes to bed, knowing our family is all together under one roof, safe and healthy. A month from now, we'll be balancing living in a temporary home, spending time with our precious son at MUSC, trying to spend time with LO, trying to stay sane as a family, hoping and praying that God will touch our son and bring healing to his tiny little heart. Our lives truly will never be the same.

On another note... I'm planning a surprise date night for hubs and I tonight. He doesn't know anything other than the fact that we have plans. I'm really excited about where we're going and what we'll be doing, but I can't share that here (not that hubs reads the blog or anything -- just still don't want to somehow spoil the surprise). I'll share details later. But I figure this will be a good opportunity to have "one last date night" before things get crazy, while also celebrating hubs' birthday together. He's got a BIG birthday coming up on Tuesday, although apparently he had forgotten all about it until I brought it up last night. I'm telling you, he's been so overly slammed at work the past few months and is completely mentally drained. Plus there's so much looming just around the corner that he really doesn't have any breathing room with everything on his plate. I'm really hopeful he'll be able to relax for a bit tonight and forget all about everything, if only just for a few hours.

On a totally random note regarding my earlier Cookie Day post... I still absolutely LOVE the peanut butter cookie recipe. It's seriously completely fool-proof, and they stay soft for days (assuming they stick around for days and aren't eaten moments after coming out of the oven). I did try the Snickerdoodles recipe but they came out A-W-F-U-L. You know, like when the dough spreads out on the pan and results in one huge, flat, underbaked cookie? Ya, it was bad. I need to try to find a new Snickerdoodles recipe to try out. And unfortunately, I didn't have a chance to try the Oatmeal Raisin recipe, but I hope to give it a whirl over the weekend. :)