The 4 days off went by in a blink. We kicked off the season by cooking Wednesday evening. We were responsible for Cranberry Cornbread Dressing and Sweet Potato Spoon Bread. We made a huge mess of the kitchen and then cleaned it up like good elves.
We had high hopes of turkey trotting like we have for the past several years on Thanksgiving morning, but the kids were nursing colds and we reluctantly begged off at the last minute. Instead we took a walk and drove around the new hood a bit. Then we went up to my uncle’s for thanksgiving. It was a very enjoyable afternoon and evening of family time … right up until I saw the corner of Ben’s eyes filled with what looked like boogers. Ick. Pink eye. We left immediately and I called the docs to get a prescription called in.
Friday was an odd sort of lost day. Matt and the kids demo’d the carpet in our master bath (ick). I took Ben to the doctor’s when his ears started bugging him (ear infection, antibiotic #2).
Saturday we devoted the vast majority of the day to helping my sister move. The kids were supposed to have karate, but they were still under the weather and a bit mopey, so we put them up on their own in a corner of her apartment with some coloring books and an ipad and they did their thing while we carried boxes and furniture.
We came home pretty “early” and let the kids play while Matt and I rested up from our crazy day. Then we put the kids to bed and laid down the hardee board. I laid down the thinset – this is my specialty as it is a good deal like frosting a cake – and then Matt came behind me and screwed the board down. This week sometime we need to seal up the joints and actually lay down and grout the tile … but for now we’re showering in the basement (boo).
Sunday I was determined to get the kids out of the house for some fun – they’d been real troopers, amusing themselves while we moved my sister and other boring stuff. So we took them to see the Mythbusters exhibit at our local museum. It was a pretty fun exhibit with lots of hands on stuff.
Like building houses out of brick or wood or straw ala the three little pigs and then testing them in a wind tunnel. You could make an airplane take off on a conveyer belt, time yourself hanging from a cliff, drive “blind” with someone giving you instructions and some other things.
We spent the next few hours at Ikea. We had lunch and went around looking for things for the new house and picked up a few things for the current house – namely light kits to replace our the fan and special light fixtures in the kids rooms that we will be taking with us.
We finished out the day with grocery shopping, house cleaning, laundry-doing and Sunday dinner … of course followed by Grammy stories.
I was supposed to take Monday off, but instead had a very busy, harassed day. Ugh. So so so looking forward to my week off in January.