What a busy week.
Sunday we spent that day getting our tree which was an experience to say the least. Up in the Green Mountain National Forest, there was 2 feet of snow in places, and it ws freezing pouring rain. It was freaking miserable and I was so so so cold. It was the fastest we have ever picked a tree. We didn't even hike in to the woods very far. We were drenched and cold (did I say that already) so it was a “ find a tree and get the F out of there before we die” type of deal. But we did it, found a snow laden tree, cut it down, dragged it out, wrapped it up in a sheet of plastic (not recommended) and got it on the car before we froze. In the end, we came home with a pretty nice, normal sized tree which we in turn cut to the cutest little tree. Short and fat and a little on the lithe side. Absolute perfection.
And the week was off. Started with a b-day party for So who turned 6 . Baked her a cake but her being so awesome helped me frost and decorate it like a professional. It was also the unofficial start of the mr’s birthday week which means all week I have had to be extra special nice, not nag too much about all the extra coffee cups lying around and to not say anything about the amount of cheese he is eating. I am doing my best but not bitching about the dirty cups has proven to be very much difficult. Ha
Beside it being the mr’s birthday week, we have been busy. I have been running into the studio a lot. Unloading a few kilns, loading them up and trying to get some of my own work done before the holidays. There has been some annoying work and apartment stuff that has had to be dealt with, tire troubles, the mr’s lingering illness. But all is good. And we have had the littles over a few extra times this week for food (always food) and snow flake making. Barb came over to eat. I baked special breakfast scones to smell the good smells and basically tried to stay sane and warm. Oh, and I have been listening to all the Christmas music because yes!
Friday night we had a birthday party for the mr, the kick off of his birthday weekend. I spent the day working then came home really fast to finish making whoopie pies (perfect party dessert). Dinner was grilled cheese and chunky veggie soup because it’s tradition and because the mr really likes to make grilled cheeses. Everyone in the house, kids running around, Christmas tree lit, music playing. We sure do know how to have a good time. And with that my house was trashed, All the dishes dirty, Coco drew all over the floor with crayons, and there was little bits of whoopie pie all over the house. It was very successful and everyone and the mr most importantly, were happy.
Yesterday instead of spending the day cleaning (because it is the mr’s birthday weekend remember. But I did get a 1/2 hour while he had to run out to vacuum up the cake ) we went for a little drive to see the giant middle finger sculpture and get out of the house. Then the littles came back over for a sleep over. Pizza, left over whoopie pies, and stringing popcorn while we watched home alone. (there is popcorn EVERYWHERE!) A perfect birthday slumber party for a 36 year old if I do say so myself. Ha ha But oy, the mess is getting dangerous. There is a serious day of cleaning going on in the near future for sure.
Today is the mr’s birthday eve. Not sure what we are doing today or tomorrow for that matter, but I do know we will have some fun. The littles are still a sleep so I am going to skip on over to the gym until someone wakes up and tells me to come back. Last night Miley and I rolled out a cinnamon bun sitiation so I am baking them off as we speak for them to eat when they do decide to wake up. Hopefully by the time I get back they will be fed and ready to do something. Or not. It all depends on how late they really stayed up (I told them they could stay up and watch Nailed It when I went to bed. I am pretty sure they were up til at least midnight, if not later) So who knows, maybe they will all still be asleep when I get back. And then, well, I’ll just start vacuuming.
Morning Update.. Just got back from gym. Littles are still asleep. Time to vacuum.
Some internet surfing from the week.
-Trying to save some money? Pretty simple place to start is to cook your own food. Simply Abundant Living – Frugal Food edition
-If you're an average American, you'll live to be 78.6 years old. Vermonters have a year or two more… Good to know where I stand in life I guess.
-How to Eat Dinner in Bed Like an Absolute Champion. And with this I say HELL NO. I am 100% against food in bed. But that be me.
-Dear Internet: Goats In Sweaters Are Cuter Than Kittens In Mittens There are some pretty rad goats pictured here.
- I am in love with this SUNDERLAND QUILTED CAR COAT.
-Now if this cup was a bottomless magic cup I would be all about it. Ember Temperature Controlled Mug
-MEET GEORGES STORE.. All the pretty light fixtures and colors. So nice.
-What does grade B ketchup look and taste like? 12 weird science facts to share with your family this holiday
-Geometric Animals Come to Life in DIY Lamp Kits by OWL. I’ll take the rhino please and thanks.
Pictures from the week.