Here, take it! Or how the weekend went...

@dawnald (84129)
Shingle Springs, California
April 30, 2013 7:12pm CST
So I dropped R, his mother, and the children off at the airport Saturday morning. Since the airport is near where I do volunteer work, I stopped in at the cat rescue to help set up. Shortly after we were done, I get a call from R's mother, "did I notice she forgot something?" Nope, I did not look in the car after they left. Well. She had made a cake to take down south, and had forgotten it. She told me to take it home, enjoy it, sen the rest home with R on Monday. Instead, I took the cake inside and shared it with the other volunteers. Well, half of it. I took the rest home to give to R. Saturday down in LA, R took Dearra to meet her online friend that she had been talking with for several years. Dearra was VERY insistent (if he backs out, I will CUT him). Anyway, they met and had a great time. She was so happy. Meanwhile, at my house, I experimented with making fried chicken with a gluten free coating. I got it to where it tasted pretty good, but I still have to figure out how to make the coating actually STICK all over, like the Colonel. lol Tony and I were lazy bums after dinner and watched TV. Sunday morning, I woke up too early, and he insisted I go back to bed. I didn't think I would be able to sleep, and next thing I knew it was noon. So much for getting things done. We spent the rest of the day watching basketball and a Perry Mason Marathon. Somewhere in there R texted me that they were at Descanso Gardens, one of my very favorite places in LA. (unfair lol) Monday was the mixup with the clothing that I wrote about earlier, and then the wedding. All the Schumichens were there, all R's nieces, including the two with children and their husband's. The oldest niece has 4 children, all under the age of 5. 2 little girls and twin boys. Her sister has a boy and a girl. During the ceremony, one of the babies started fussing, and the older niece handed him to Dearra, because his brother was fussing too. Dearra's holding this baby thinking, "what the heck do I do with this", when her other cousin says, "here, like this". Awkward. After the ceremony, and before they brought out the food, they had to leave to make their plane. They got to the airport and barely got some food and were the last people on the plane. I showed up at the new terminal in Sac, my first time, hit the bathroom, checked the monitor, and it said "arrived". So I positioned myself at the bottom of the staircase, and looked for Cary's red shoes. Naturally, I knew he would push his way in front. Didn't see the shoes, saw his red bag. And he was literally half the length of the escalator in front. He waved, then the others waved. The girls were still in their party clothes. So we walked out and drove back. R mentioned that nobody asked about me. Hm, nice. I think. He assumed it was awkward, but really, did he have to say that? Oh well. Got the kids home, gave him his cake, saw him off, and couldn't sleep. So that was my lazy weekend and their weekend too. After I post this, I will remember that I meant to say something else too. Oh well.
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
1 May 13
I think you already said "something else too." Seems like a busy week then, and ah sounds to me as if he's rubbing it in or just being a d!ck about telling you no one asked about you. I'm sure you kind of figured that now didn't you?
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@dawnald (84129)
• Shingle Springs, California
1 May 13
My friend Holly always thought he was manipulative. I just think he doesn't think before he speaks...
@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
1 May 13
Could be he was genuinely surprised they didn't seeing as how he still has feelings for you.
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
1 May 13
sounds like all went pretty god and sounds like you got relaxed and dont sound like ya didnt care if they asked about you or not hugssssssssssssssssssssss
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@dawnald (84129)
• Shingle Springs, California
1 May 13
I care a little. I was a member of that family for 30 years...
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
2 May 13
@dawnald long time seems to me they are uncareing people!
• United States
1 May 13
I would say soak the chicken in soy milk, egg or honey to help the breading stick. It's good that Dearra isn't too comfortable with holding babies. Of course, infants and toddlers really shouldn't be at weddings; it's simply too much for little ones to be able to deal with. When I finally get my boyfriend under the wedding canopy, I think that the minimum guest age for the wedding will be 10. It's good that you had a nice, lazy weekend.
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@dawnald (84129)
• Shingle Springs, California
1 May 13
I do soak it in egg first, that only somewhat does the job... Alas, this is a bring the baby everywhere sort of family.
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• United States
1 May 13
As cute as infants are... no, just no... *Cringing* Maybe, mix honey with the egg to add extra stickiness?
@BarBaraPrz (16784)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
1 May 13
Dust the chicken with your gluten-free flour, dip in egg, then dip in the gluten-free breading mix.
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@dawnald (84129)
• Shingle Springs, California
1 May 13
Flour first, aha!
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@BarBaraPrz (16784)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
1 May 13
Yeah, I worked one summer in a frozen fried chicken factory...
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
1 May 13
Great stuff! It's nice to do er..nothing on occasion..and good for you!
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@dawnald (84129)
• Shingle Springs, California
1 May 13
Well, almost nothing. :D
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
1 May 13
Mmm, I can guess at what you mean.
@much2say (33478)
• United States
1 May 13
Ah, those lazy weekends are needed sometimes . . . we keep wishing for that, but it doesn't seem to happen when you have little ones - hee hee. One day. I have 3 plates for making fried chicken. One has flour with various spices (usually garlic powder, paprika, sea salt and pepper). 3rd has a beaten egg or 2. The third has panko bread crumbs. It's one of our staples! Oh yah, we like Descanso too! We haven't gone this year yet - maybe soon. R - wth - sounds like he doesn't think before he speaks. OY! Hope you enjoyed your lazy weekend!
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@dawnald (84129)
• Shingle Springs, California
1 May 13
The paprika is out (she can't have peppers). I usually mix the spices in the with the bread crumbs, so I have two bowls. Yeah, R doesn't think first. Exactly...
@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
1 May 13
Sounds like you had a good time. I am interested in that gluten free topping for the chicken. I love lemon breaded chicken and have been buying all that gluten free flours so have to know a good combination. I do know with babies, one does get nervous and I think Dearra was afraid that she might hurt the baby or drop it. So it was not that she was annoyed.
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@dawnald (84129)
• Shingle Springs, California
1 May 13
It was by Schar, and it was corn meal and tapioca flour, I believe. yes, Dearra was just nervous because she hadn't held a baby before, exactly right.
@celticeagle (112873)
• Boise, Idaho
1 May 13
SOunds like a good week-end for everyone. Glad the kids had a good time, that T was able to get you to go back to bed for awhile, and not surprised that R had to be a jerk. I'd have put the cake in a different place. A lazy week-end once in a while won't hurt anyone. Not even you! lol
@dawnald (84129)
• Shingle Springs, California
1 May 13
Not sure if he was deliberately being a jerk, more like it was some of his usual cluelessness...
@cynthiann (18572)
• Jamaica
1 May 13
Sounds like you had a good time. Glad that you got some sleep. Been busy with my canadian young friends. We just finished dancing and I am staggering to bed. Super girls - we have had so much fun.
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@dawnald (84129)
• Shingle Springs, California
1 May 13
I was up last night, way too late, with Tony's step-mom watching an African-american dance troup. They were awesome, but I am a zombie today.
@katsmeow1213 (28707)
• United States
1 May 13
Sounds like a busy weekend for them.. lazy weekend for you! Glad everything went okay.
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@dawnald (84129)
• Shingle Springs, California
1 May 13
and then there's Cary's room (bleah)
• United States
1 May 13
I am glad that you had time to rest and had a child free weekend. I know you missed the kids and are probably glad to have them back. I am glad that they are going to be home with you on Mother's Day which is a week from Sunday. It is nice that you got to do some volunteer work and had some time to yourself. I wish you all the best.
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@dawnald (84129)
• Shingle Springs, California
1 May 13
Hm, Mother's day. Must take care of a few details for the step-mom, the ex mother-in-law, and possibly the future (step) mother-in-law...
• Pamplona, Spain
21 Sep 14
With my shoulder having been hurt I will not pick up a baby either until I know that the real strength is back so I would be awkward as well as I would be afraid of not being able to hold them properly like it should be. Babies crying do not bother me at all its the trying to hold them as the shoulder is still not too strong.
• United States
2 May 13
Sounds like a busy weekend. I'm glad you and Tony enjoyed the time without the kids.