NoThanks – Day Fifteen

Today I’m thankful for children who can drive.

This morning I texted Katie a short list of grocery items we needed to make a sweet potato casserole for her bible study group and mini cheesecakes for a fundraiser on Saturday. Early this afternoon I texted her with a request to get some coffee for work while she was at the store.

Guess what! When I got home from work she had picked up everything I asked her to. She had started the casserole and I finished it. Then I made the mini cheesecakes, except I didn’t make them as mini as I should have and, while delicious, they’re unsuitable for a fundraiser. This did not actually surprise me because: a) it was the first time I made this recipe; b) I thought the cake batter ran out fairly quickly; and c) I had a ton of cheesecake mixture left over.

Today was the Thanksgiving Feast Part I at preschool and tomorrow is the Thanksgiving Feast Part II, so while the inappropriate, yet scrumptious, confections were baking I prepared a turkey for roasting. When the larger-than-mini-but-not-exactly-big cheesecakes came out of the oven, the turkey went in.

Gazing at the smallish-yet-not-small-enough treats, I realized I needed a mulligan. I was in the middle of cleaning and such and the thought of running out to the store for another cake mix was nearly my undoing.

And then it hit me. I texted Katie and she ran by the store on her way home and picked up another cake mix. By the time I got the turkey out of the oven it was too late to make the cheesecakes, but I can whip that up in no time in the morning.

I’m starting to think we should have had more children. With both her and Taylor away at college next year who will run my errands for me? I guess I’ll worry about that tomorrow.

In the meantime, I’ll just be thankful for my vassal children who can drive.



  1. Michele McMillan on November 16, 2012 at 11:02 am

    First, welcome to the “empty nest” syndrome! I know you’re not there quite yet, but it’s coming soon!! While it has its definite perks, it also means you have to run all your own errands AND clean the house all by yourself, all the time, forever and ever…

    Second, I REALLY hope you didn’t text your daughter while she was driving! 😉

    • Jenster on November 16, 2012 at 11:28 am

      Of course not! lol I knew she was still at bible study when I sent the text. 🙂

  2. Michele McMillan on November 16, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Oh, of course you can do what I do; just don’t clean house! 🙂

    • Jenster on November 16, 2012 at 11:29 am

      So basically what I do now.

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