Sunday has come and gone and for a somewhat busy day it has been upbeat and pretty positive. Karyn stuck around until after supper… Ken took the boys to the park for a couple hours as we were not able to make church and I wanted to be sure they got out and about (sorry no pictures but he says they played with their shovels and buckets with another girl and boy quite nicely) and I got some time out of the house without kids yet again.
No new recipes today as my cooking time was rather brief. I did get in my two batches of applesauce and today we tried the leather in the dehydrator (Ken was grumbling about the length of time the oven was on). It actually didn’t turn out too badly though we do need to put it on thicker. Ken went rather thing worrying about the plastic wrap over the trays slowing the drying. Definitely makes it easier though you have to rearrange the trays from time to time.
We made our weekly trip to H&W, this time with Karyn along for the ride. We got another watermelon at 33 cents a lb. I picked up cauliflower (Albertan) and some local beans to try steaming, nectarines and BC peaches as well as a couple apples for Trinity (our tree is too bitter). All in all we spent around 14.00 and went home quite happy!
Karyn and I made a run out to a couple stores to hunt for craft supplies for Karyn’s sewing and a car adapter to charge her cell. It was nice to get a chance for another day to spend an hour or more out WITHOUT kids.
We spent the rest of the afternoon quietly. While the boys were at the park Trinity passed out on Karyn and stayed there for the entirety of the Mummy 2. She just loves her God-Mommy.
There was a fire truck and an ambulance next door, they took our neighbor and his wife to the hospital. I am not overly close to them but I know in the winter there was an ambulance there for him. It is funny, we do not really know our neighbors in the area… just to say hi and chat briefly. They are all basically seniors, at least the ones on either side. But that doesn’t stop you from saying a little prayer and sending out some positive thoughts. I could not imagine having to take Ken to the hospital like that! Even with the stress and his own rather minor health concerns he rarely actually needs to be at a clinic or worse. Thank goodness we are basically healthy!
So all in all a VERY quiet day… tomorrow we are working on the letter D… Ken is hunting me down a Christmas ornament to do. The weather for the week is supposed to be quite warm so we are refilling the pool with clean water. I have to make cookies and apple bread for the homeschool picnic on Wednesday and another batch for around home. I have foam kits to make ornaments that you can put pictures in so I figure the boys will each do up a couple of those, and maybe find a way to make some more unique gingerbread men ornaments.
I have made some progress on my stocking stitch. I have moved from working on the bottom half to tackling the cat… I am still working for having it done by the end of September at the very latest – I hope. I really need to sit down and make our list of people to give gifts to, I also plan on making our cards with a wallet picture of the family so I need to price out the paper I need… so much to do!
We were unable to get to Alan and Xinny’s little boy’s 2nd birthday party. Xinny mentioned it to me last night when it was too late to co-ordinate but I have a gift and plan on putting together a little card tonight to have Alan stop by and get. It is hard to believe he is TWO already! Happy Birthday Little Man!
So this week should be a fun one – working on our letters, craft time, the HLSA picnic, and for me LOTS of sewing and baking! And as of yet… our weekend is FREE! Go figure! Now to keep searching out Christmas ornament projects and force myself to truly focus on the stocking stitching! Wish me luck!