Thank goodness for the extra hour of sleep this weekend! I hosted Middle Sister's birthday party on Friday night and Little Sister's on Saturday. I can definitely use the extra hour. All this girl drama is exhausting!
On Friday another mom friend helped me take Middle Sister and eight friends trick or treating. We had a haunted hike on our trail in the woods planned for them, bobbing for apples, and mummying each other with toilet paper. The toilet paper provided more entertainment than I bargained for; the girls went through eighteen rolls and loved that it made our floor slippery. Cheap entertainment.
I thought Little Sister's party would be so mellow, but there is apparently drama that goes on already in second grade. I know this, but I always thought the dynamics in her class weren't quite like Middle Sister's. I now think they might be worse. Exhausting!! We managed to go swimming, have pizza, decorate cookies, bob for apples, and play a bit.
We've had a good week, although it is colder. Big Sister had a vocal festival on Monday night, but soccer is officially done this week, and that helps out a bit.
On Saturday Little Sister and I and walked through the harvested corn fields while visiting my mom at the farm.
Today I still have some work to do for the ESL class I am taking and some lesson plans to write. It feels like this day has gone on forever already but it's only mid-afternoon. I also need to pick up dog food and trash bags at Wal-Mart.
I made a quick batch of beef stew for supper, but am sorely disappointed with the results. I think this is the first time I've made stew on the new stove and the meat is absolutely burned to the bottom of the stock pot. I am going to have to rethink this recipe a bit in the future.
There is cleaning to do, laundry to fold, but I am going to curl up with a book for a few minutes of relaxation before I tackle more work.
How about you? Are you enjoying your extra hour this weekend?