Yeah. Not happenin'.
My house is a complete and utter disaster, seeing as how I haven't been home except one day, and that day was spent canning apples.
But, the things I was doing were good and mostly fun, so I'm not going to complain. But I may have to start saying no in the future.
No one likes to live in a disaster.
My week in thankfuls:
My mom was here to help with the driving while Bryan was gone. There were a couple of days that were made much easier by her presence. She even took Buttercup to the eye doctor and helped her pick out new glasses.
With my mom came the three children of one of my brothers. It was a marvelous surprise, and we had loads of fun.
|We made a couple of apple pies. They had never used the apple peeler/corer/slicer before and found it to be quite entertaining.|
|One kid throws the ball, the rest fight to catch it. For hours. Every single time the cousins get together.|
And then on Labor Day, my brother and sister-in-law joined us for the day. I managed to feed 13 people using only food we have grown here on our farm.
|Pork chops, applesauce, potatoes, green beans, and (not pictured) deviled eggs.|
The stars aligned to make the soccer game schedule unbelievably convenient for our family. For the first time in the history of soccer, a high school game (Buttercup's) and a club game (Giant's) were played at the same facility back-to-back. AND it was the day Bryan came home from his trip, so my mom and I got to go to the games.
Then on Saturday, all the high school games were at the same school at the same times, so I was able to see all three of my kids play without driving hither and yon all day.
My mom and I managed to can 14 quarts of apples and 7 pints of applesauce and pick enough apples for me to can even more tomorrow.
It was the first week of preschool, and I was there to help with any criers. Thankfully there were no criers, but I did have to clean up one gigantic mess when a sweet little thing had an accident. Depsite that, I enjoyed working with the kids again.
I went to a brunch Saturday morning with some women from a Catholic prayer group.
Bryan and I had a dinner with a bunch of his colleagues and their spouses Saturday night. I had only met a few of them before, but all were good company, and we laughed all night long.
This coming week will be way more manageable. I will be working in the preschool one day, but the rest are for me to get this place back in order before I go get Lizzi on Saturday.
That's right! Lizzi is making her way across the country, and our house is one stop along the way. I can't wait to see her again! (I met her on our trip to England last year. You can read her account of it here.)
How has your week been?
Have a lovely day!
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