It's Monday and time to join Amanda for her Weekending series.
Wow it's been almost a month since my last weekending series. I'm still catching up with all of you since my unintended absence. Boy I have missed a lot.
This weekend was the first typical one in a while.
We started off with Shrek Forever After. "Do the roar." I think Rumpelstiltskin is one of my favorite characters; "Nobody's smart but me!"
There was time for more knitting of course.
Doran asked for a television in his room. I asked him what he would watch. He says he'll watch Shrek. He can watch Shrek but not in his room or on his own television. Sorry Charlie.
The kiddos are getting into their every-Saturday routine of thoroughly cleaning and vacuuming their rooms. It's great to see them appreciate how much better things feel when they are clean and somewhat organized and I feel better having even more hands on deck.
I tried reading some books to Eden but she is convinced she can do it herself.
On Saturday, we went to a friend's house for some good company and dinner. My friend, Darlene, set up a wonderful craft for the kiddos-Thanksgiving napkin rings.
Sunday was wonderfully unplugged. I managed to get our supplies for our turkey centerpieces. The turkey bodies are made from pom poms. I made pom poms for the first time. I am now addicted. Tomorrow we get to the parts the kids can do. I got the idea for the turkeys and directions from here, love this book.
Greg made some snickerdoodles with the kids. They are delicious-too delicious, so into the lunchboxes they go.
I went to the First Eucharist planning meeting for parents and was a bit overwhelmed (to say the least) by all of the Meditations (5) and all-day retreats (2) they have planned. I knit during this meeting as I listened to all of the stuff we need to do. I now have an agenda and another finished stocking stuffer. That was a good meeting.
I've got my pie crusts and sweet potatoes ready to go for Thanksgiving. From now until after New Year's is the season of the sweet potato pie in our family. This year, I will have the sweet potato pies made with no running out of ingredients. I say again, "Victory is mine."
As a bonus, I think I have got the Christmas lists mostly pegged down this weekend. I am definitely looking forward to the season. I just want to make stuff, hang out with family and friends, and listen to music. That's not too much to ask is it?
How was your weekend?