Whirlwind of a week or two!
OK, so I haven’t posted in a while because things have been really hoppin’ here! But to fill you in, I’ll recap with a few photos…..
On Oct. 23rd, Saturday, my sweet husband asked me if I would speak in sacrament meeting with him for his High Council assignment. I said sure, knowing that I could just rework a talk I had given a few years ago and still had on the computer. The children had ‘primary program’ practice. (The primary program is done annually in each ward. It is where the children do most, if not all, of the speaking and singing for the program part of church services.) While they were there, the big boys and Drew were working, so I gave myself a hair cut. I just have to do it every once in a while when it is driving me crazy and there just isn’t any money in the budget.
After all the kids got home, I had the thought that I should go and try on the outfit I was thinking of wearing to church. It fit and looked cute, but I didn’t have any shoes that would work. “This outfit says ‘boots’,” I thought. I haven’t ever had a pair of boots. But a store popped into my head and I ran off to go and see what they had. I found a pair that worked perfectly and they were only $30.00!! I bought them. Then called my sweetheart so he could tell me to take them back. I told him what I had purchased and why and that I would take them back, but I really didn’t want to. We came to a compromise. I would stay in the grocery budget for the rest of the year, and I could keep the boots. I had no idea how much I would like boots!! I love them!! Here they are:
Sunday, I got up and got dressed and put on my new boots!! I spoke in church with Drew and then rushed back to our ward to watch our little ones put on their program. Got home from church and started packing for Alli’s field trip.
Alli & I, and 22 other students and seven other adults, went on a camping field trip for three days. (Sorry, no photos of that, school policy.) Anyway, that was a lot of fun. The first day it rained and poured. It is an outside classroom experience, by the way. When dinner was finished and I was still so cold that my toes and fingers were numb, I decided I had better just drink hot water to warm myself up. Three glasses did the trick and I was warm again. (No heat in the cabins at night, so it was important that I wasn’t cold when I went to bed.)
We got home from that. Thursday I caught up with housework, shopping, etc… Drewster was sick (husband). Friday I was feeling sick too, just a nasty run-down head cold with a cough. I had known it was coming, but was trying to hold it off as long as possible. Saturday was a busy day. We had a funeral @ 10 a.m. with a luncheon, the ward Halloween party from 1-3 (where I was supposed to host a booth), and the big boys wanted to go to another Halloween party that evening which would require a 40 minute car ride, round-trip. Friday, I knew most of that wasn’t happening for me. So I called who I needed to call and made arrangements to bow out of all of my responsibilities, except driving the boys to their engagement. I didn’t even take Halloween photos…..shame on me.
Actually, I forgot……on Friday morning, Darren came home from seminary (early morning scripture study class) and while he was turning out the lights in the building, he ran into the corner of the wall. I was at the Urgent Care helping Darren get seven stitches in his left eye-brow. Here is a photo for you:
It was pretty cool right before Halloween!! Saturday I laid around and rested. Sunday, I was well enough to manage church.
Monday we were off and running again!! Two visiting teaching appointments, a forgotten item at school, and loads of laundry. Drew still wasn’t feeling well and came home at lunch, Monday and Tuesday.
Tuesday was voting day. Drew got into the polls @ 7:30 a.m. I ran the kids to school and then took Darren to have his stitches removed. That an hour and a half!! It was quite ridiculous! They had to butterfly bandage his eye because it hadn’t quite closed yet. Then we went to get gas and remembered that Drew had the key to our gas cap with him at work. Drove to get the key. Then drove Darren out to school. Then hit the polls at 10:30 a.m. and home by 11. Drew came home @ lunch and being a poly sci junkie watched all the polls come in until 3 a.m. 🙂 Silly boy. Guess we all have to have our hobbies!!
Yesterday, we had play group at my house. Then Alli got an award at school (citizen) so I had to go and see her receive that. And it was look alike day at school, where you dress up like someone else. Alli and I dressed alike and the boys dressed alike:
And I didn’t even include the time it took for us to decide how we were voting, an interview with the bishop, choir rehearsal, three long-distance friend phone calls, and talking to my mother, all of which added to the busyness! Last night, here is what I found to do with all of those vegetables that were getting ready to mold in my refrigerator because I hadn’t had much time to use them:
It was delicious!!! And today, I made time to post!! I’ll try to do better this week 🙂 Have a great day!!
wow! my head was spinning just trying to fit all this in!!!! and by the way! LOVE LOVE LOVE the boots! you are a HIP mom!! you go girl!!!!!! and yes, you should be allotted some money each month… did you just read all you do?! 🙂 tell alli i will dress like her next year! maybe i could make us something! 🙂 we may have to start now 🙂 … sorry darren, that looks painful. never had to have stitches (knock on wood), and can't imagine how painful it must've been. so loved the post! thanks!!!
Wow, I am exhausted just reading your post. I am not sure how you lived it! 😉 Way to be a good mom and I love the boots! They are very cute! 🙂