Joining sweet Amanda at the habit of being today . . . .
This weekend went by too fast.
We started Friday with the movie Million Dollar Duck. I do appreciate these old super-slow Disney movies, even if they are a bit sexist.
Saturday morning was spent cleaning. I finally made up a batch of wood cleaner solution from Make Your Place. I am so happy and proud of myself. This stuff works like a dream. Spots I couldn't get off my furniture with commercial cleaner (even the "healthy" kind) came off like a dream. I loved that it took no time to make up; cost pennies to concoct and didn't offend my olfactory system. My furniture looks so much better too. I never would have believed it.
Saturday afternoon found me looking all over for a white dance outfit for Helena. Thankfully she needed new tights and she will be wearing her leotard and wrap skirt in class and again for the Easter Vigil mass.
Regarding the dance: I am amazed at how much the girls can remember after only two rehearsals. Saturday is the big day with the orchestra and full choir. It promises to be very dramatic. I am hoping I won't be sitting in the pews crying, but I probably will. That seems to be how I roll after having children.
At rehearsal on Saturday, Helena and Elijah were just amazed that the priest wore "normal" clothes.
Sunday was nice an slow. Greg baked sugar cookies with the kiddos. They used the iced Christmas tree cookie and glace icing recipes from Christmas Cooking with Kids (our version has marshmallow snowpeople on the cover; I am not sure if the version pictured is the same as the one that we have). I made some lip balm using a recipe from SouleMama. Then Greg and the kids molded and baked the makings of this year's gingerbread house.
There was roast chicken with lemon and thyme from Apples for Jam. The house smelled so good between the cookies, gingerbread, beeswax and chicken.
Between all of that, I knit, and I am still knitting. It's a good thing I enjoy it. Now the kids are saying they want Grumpy, the knitted lump of coal). They'll have to wait to next year on that one.
Late Sunday night caught me making and editing lists. It's supposed to get shorter not longer right?
How was your weekend?