Did you get any snow? I was hopping for snow, but got none and am a little disappointed. Call me crazy, but I am just ready for a good dumping, maybe even snowed in for a day or two. Humm, probably not happening for a while, but a dusting would be nice, no?
This past week Shannon turned one year older. We had dinner and cake and Jackson wrote her a rap that made all of us cry. Then the littles came over for a dinner/orchestra rehearsal and we got the baby to walk around the kitchen again. The only time he seems to walk is for Oreo cookies... He might be on to something here. I made what seems like a shit ton of bread products to feed the people who stop by for lunch. I found pine cones and turned them into a wall hanging, had a great time catching up with Joanie, and have continued my watching of Stranger Things 2 (taking my time with this season) I was very social this week and give myself 3 stars for not running away to a hole in the ground.
Then the basement, The mr and I spent a very long day removing buckets and buckets of heavy ass dirt from down below. We were in respirators which sucked because they suck wearing and we both have this chest congestion so it was just sucky, but we needed them with the amount of dust and dirt we were dealing with. The truck was full by the end and we now have a shoveled out, swept, and vacuumed over and over, clean and empty (we got rid of allll the stuff and tools) basement. That was one long day of shit shoveling. But it's over and never again. And it was all in preparation for the washer and dryer that was to be delivered Thursday.
We waited a full day for he washer and dryer to be delivered and it didn't show. We were not happy put the mr dealt with it. We waited another 1/2 day for the washer and dryer and it still didn't show. And oh boy were we about to flip but the mr dealt with it and yesterday, right at 8ish in the morning, we finally got our washer and dryer!!!!!!!!!! And it is as amazing as I had remembered. Big metal tubs that will do all my washing and drying needs, right here in my house. I am so excited. The mr spent the day running water and power and hooking it all up and ever since then, laundry on loop. Clean cloths whenever I want. I guess I have no excuses now.
The family is all coming over in just a few short hours for the annual Sunday before Thanksgiving, Family Thanksgiving I think we are up to 25 people.. Some are little so they take up less space, but it's those half sized people that tend to make the biggest mess. The house is going to be full by afternoon and I am not going to lie, I am a little stressed out. I think it's because of the turkey. This is a meat free house but Mom is bring a cooked turkey (no way in hell is a turkey being cooked in my oven) and I just have this anxiety that there is going to be meat everywhere, I know I am over reacting but I can't help my feelings. But other then that it will be great. I am doing all the veggie sides, making some bread and maybe some cookies? I don't know. My mom bought like 4 pies and I might just skip the cookies because we probably don't need them. So yeah, a full house of all the crazy people and a few extra to bare witness. I got the coloring supplies, grabbing the board games, and trying to set up a long as table to seat everyone at all at once. I hope people don't mind sitting on mud buckets. Wish me luck.
Internet findings from the week
-A Wrinkle in Time. Another one of my favorite books turned movie, but this one, I am so excited about. . Mindy and Oprah...It has got to be great.
-Instagram Crowds May Be Ruining Nature Be more aware people!
-Life goal (or next year goal) Find land and build and A frame cabin. How to Build an A-Frame. Should be simple right?
Sign me up, although I don't make a lot os scrapes, I tend to eat it all. This Kickstarter Converts Kitchen Scraps Into Cooking Fuel
-11 Stress Experts on Surviving the Constant Anxiety That Is 2017. Hoping the 2018 isn't quite so nuts.
-The Bra Ladies of New York. Looking for that "Goldylocks" of bras would drive me crazy.
-Potty humor, but seriously, don't drop butt in toilet. . Toilet Signs Are Mysterious And Mirth-Inducing
-I think the week of Thanksgiving is the perfect time to start decorating. Science Makes the Case For Putting Up Holiday Decorations Early
-Where Does That Rumbling in Your Tummy Really Come From?. I just thought it was my stomach yelling at me to eat (or nat eat)
-A great way to use up some trash. Giant Exhibition of Animal Assemblages Built with Trash
Pictures from the week.