Well, it was interesting weekend. Friday we had the Manheim Steamroller concert at Foxwoods that turned out to be a total disappointment. Then Saturday we had a Hail & Farewell at Mohegan Sun that ended up being a pretty good time.
It was my first official event as the new XO's wife of the USS Annapolis, and I was able to meet all the wonderful ladies that make up the wardroom. They were all so nice and welcoming, and I look forward to being a part of this boat for the next couple years. I believe that the CO's wife and myself will get along famously...she's such a sweetheart.
But then, at the same time, it was an unbelievably difficult weekend. Every single time I look at my precious little Bubba, I see the sweet faces of those poor children in Newtown. My heart is absolutely broken for that entire town, and I cannot even begin to fathom what the families of those children are going through, as well as the families of those brave women who tried to protect them.
I want to wrap my boy in bubble wrap, lock the door, and never let him out again. Dropping him off at school this morning was hard. I would like to say that he's safe, and we have nothing to worry about...but I just can't.
I don't know how those families can physically handle so much grief, but I'll continue to keep them in my prayers, and hope that they can somehow find the will to go on.
Have a good days, and hug and kiss the crap out of your kids every chance you can.
'Slow Cooker Beef Stew'
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup water
1 lb sirloin beef steak, cubed
4 medium potatoes, cubed
1 1/2 cups baby carrots
8 oz sliced fresh mushrooms
1 can beef broth (14 oz)
1 can diced tomatoes, undrained (14 oz)
1. Mix Worcestershire, flour, salt, pepper and water together in a greased slow cooker.
2. Add beef and remaining ingredients. Mix well.
3. Cover and cook on LOW for 7-8 hours.