Sunday, January 8, 2012

New Year's Day Family Dinner!

When I left off writing in yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I mentioned that I finally felt like I had everything under control.

I also mentioned that I wondered where my family was!

When it got close to 4:30 p.m., I knew for sure they were late.  All of them!

Then, my phone rang.  I thanked God I hadn't yet left the apartment, for if I had, I wouldn't have received the call from my eldest daughter B.  She explained that both she and her sister and their families were running late.

Phew!  Relief!  Thank You, Lord!  For, before the call, I had begun to wonder if anyone remembered that we had plans to celebrate the new year, having dinner, together.

By the time I packaged up the food, placed it on serving carts and arrived in the party room, I was exhausted, to say the least. 

And, in pain.  Between neck, shoulder, back and knee pain, plus cramping in my legs and feet, I really suffered, big time!  No one had to tell me I had done too much, physically.

Being glad I had previously turned on the oven, I placed all the food trays and containers in their to keep warm.  Plugged in on the serving table was the mini crock pots, filled with gravy.

Setting the table wasn't as difficult as I previously thought it would be, because B let me know that not all my grandchildren were going to be in attendance.  Disappointing as this was, it made my work somewhat easier.

Since only half my grandchildren were going to be with us, I realized I didn't need to set up tables and chairs in the party area of the dual-sided party room.  Instead, I elected to use the extra-large table in the kitchen area, for our family gathering.

Even so, I made sure there was a setting and chair for each person to attend. 

Then, I sat down.  Well, actually, I didn't sit long, because even to sit was painful, for my legs and feet cramped even more.  Up, down, up, down.  I just prayed and did what I could to alleviate my pain.

Eventually, both my children arrived, along with their family members who were joining us.

Once again, there is more to be said, but it will have to wait, until tomorrow.  Please hang in with me!

Until next time...

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