I think that I stated a while back that I was going to do better posting. Umm...Well, that didn't happen! I have been too busy living life instead of blogging. I figured that today would be a good day to update you on what has been happening here.
Ryder and I were under the weather last week. He had a sore throat and head cold and I had a stuffy head. I wasn't really sick, sick- just icky sick. I was also really tired. Everything I did wore me out. Ryder was much worse than I was. He spent much of his week on the couch or in bed. He wasn't even upset that he didn't get to go to homeschool group that week so I knew he was still sick. He is still a bit clogged in the head but doing much better. Madi went to work this morning but she told me that her throat was a bit sore. I told her to call me if she needed to leave work early. She has a really nice boss and manager at her store so if she needs to leave there shouldn't be a problem. Jeremiah has been able to stay clear of the crud.
We went to a Thanksgiving dinner for my side of the family last Saturday. My mom hosted it and she kept it pretty small this year but we have enough leftovers to go home with each of us. She made everything but I brought the rolls. Mom only had us, my brother C and his family and my uncle and friend K. My brother J lives in FL and didn't make it home. We enjoyed getting to visit and it was just a nice family meal. One more reason to be thankful. On Thanksgiving day, we went to Jeremiah's parent's house. I took candied carrots, that we canned this year, and coleslaw. They host all Jeremiah's extended family. It is a large, noisy affair with lots and lots of food. You never get the time back so we enjoy all the time we get to spend with our families.
Madi really, really wanted to go Black Friday shopping so I broke down and went with her. One positive thing is; Madi isn't a morning person so she had no interest in getting up at O dark-thirty to go. I have not gone Black Friday shopping in years. I used to take both kids when they were babies with me to shop because Jerm was working. We had a good time shopping. A couple of those years when the kids were babies in diapers and really little my father-in-law even went with us to help out. Those are precious memories that we will never forget so even though I didn't want to go shopping I went and it made my daughter extremely happy. Another day of memory making!
After Black Friday shopping it is a tradition to go to my in-laws again for another supper. My mother-in-law always makes turkey pot-pies with the leftover turkey and some of the left over veggies. We eat up most of the leftovers and bring some new dishes to feed everyone again. I decided to take a big crockpot full of baked potatoes and a container of sour cream along with the left over coleslaw.
Speaking of memories... This is just a weird thought that I had last week. Madi and I were in the car going somewhere, I can't remember where but, I was driving and went to change the radio station. When I looked at my hand I could have sworn it was my mom's or grandma's (mom's mom) hand and not mine! Isn't that crazy? Grandma has been gone for many years now but my memories of her are still clear. OK, so really my hand isn't as wrinkly yet but the shape and just the movement caused me to picture one of their hands. I should state that Mom's hand isn't really wrinkly yet either but still... I shared it with Madi who put her hand out with mine and was rather appalled that her lovely, young hands would one day end up with age spots and wrinkles! HAHA!
Since we have been doing a lot of running lately, you know that the laundry has fallen behind. Yep, Mt. Laundry has peaked. I am remedying that today. I have two loads washed and on the line to dry. Jeremiah has furnace fire going so it shouldn't be long for them to dry and I will start another load. While Madi and I were shopping yesterday, Jerm sent me a picture of a cleaned up kitchen. He and Ryder cleaned the house while we were out. What wonderful guys. Jerm said that he didn't think I wanted to come home from shopping all day to tackle the mess from the previous day. So sweet of him!
Well, that's all the time I am going to take today to post. Hope everyone is having a blessed day.