Joining Amanda for weekending . . . .
Ah, a long (well sort of ) weekend.
Last week was long and we were all looking forward to the weekend.
My mom and dad came down for a quick visit.
We watched How to Frame a Figg-quite a hoot with Don Knotts. We didn't even make brownies because the grandparents left plenty of treats, not to mention Girl Scout cookies had arrived the day before.
There was more color chart work and color discoveries-Winsor Yellow works wonders when combined with French Ultramarine. Brown madder is also a nice new discovery.
Saturday evening I broke out the old tablecloths and placed them on the floor so the kiddos could have a "pic-pic", as Eden calls it. Thankfully Greg made a tasty pizza for dinner because mama was tired.
Then off to a wine and cheese gathering at a friend's house-so good to hang out. We "partied" pretty hard until 12:30am, or rather 1:30am, due to that dastardly daylight savings time shift. It was such a relaxing evening after a full day.
Sunday we were tennis and obligation-free so there was space and time for going to the park together, watching Canada geese battle it out, sniffing flowers at the greenhouse and playing ball.
The heaps and heaps of laundry got folded by everyone working together - a first. The kiddos learned that folding clothes wouldn't cause them bodily harm.
Dinner was a Bittman special: spinach spaghetti with mushroom sauce and a side of squash (so out of season, but Doran begged and I complied).
While the kiddos rode their bikes, I read a bit of Taproot. It is a reassuring and lovely "community-zine". That's the most accurate way I can describe it. Shannon Hayes provided some of the most interesting quotes from the magazine: we "... must embrace what it means to fully be human. This means spending a few hours resting, a few hours playing, a few hours creating, a few hours teaching, a few hours learning, a few hours nourishing our bodies . . . a few hours tending the soil and connecting with ourselves . . . and our planet."
How was your weekend?