Tuesday, December 1, 2015
stories and more stories....
These girls are fun...they are my six youngest daughters...Jonathan fits in there too, but he was in Washington D.C. for the weekend with is his big brother Joseph, visiting his big brother Sam:) Anyway. Here's my story....
You know the electrician story, right? Benjamin called him, he came and fixed the electricity in our living room which had been out of order for months (Jon kept teasing me, "Mom can't imagine an Extension Cord Christmas!"). This guy fixed it quickly, then called Benjamin out in Seattle, and told him that it was for free, because he likes to bless people and, "your family seems like they need it.". OUCH. Anyway. While we were working at the football game Saturday night, I told Evelyn I am just so embarrassed by the electrician's generosity. She said we would never see him again, just to forget it. Oh no, I told her, now that we know him, we'll see him everywhere. We jokingly kept pointing out tall silver-haired middle aged men and saying, "That's him!" Anyway, fast forward to Sunday...I was out and about with those six daughters of mine, and as we exited the dollar store, a man was holding the door for us...he said, "Hi! I thought I recognized you! I recognized all the girls! I'm Joe-The-Electrician!"
Since I'm so mature, I smiled and greeted him, and waited until I was ten feet away before I joined Evelyn in falling-down-in-the-parking-lot laughter.
Anyway. Yesterday we went to the pool. Davian, little Mr. Joy, LOVES walking down the ramp into the water, he just delights in it. I asked him if it was fun, and he said, "It's swimtastic!" Little sweetheart.
(Miss Camille after our swim:))
It was a busy day, and quite productive. We made three more batches of gingerbread playdough for Saturday's bazaar, and a trial batch of chocolate covered mint patties, which were quite yummy. I still have stuff to make, like fudge and more playdough.
My sister-in-law Kim and I went to the craft store after the pool...after making sandwiches and hanging up the suits and towels and making sure everyone was accounted for and being watched properly, the three Real School girls were home by then.
We stopped at Target first because duh, we were all alone sans children and it's almost Christmas. I bought Camille something I had been wanting to get her for a while, and yes, I wanted it too...a little marketplace for these little forest creatures...a miniature old fashioned farmer's market, with lots of little details, so cute and little...an employee in the toy department suggested the store would honor the 15% online Cybermonday sale if we asked, so I decided to get this for her. I also got a few other gifts...
Then to the craft store where SO many things look SO fun! I got some wood ornaments for the kids to paint, and some green foam sheets to cut out little trees, and candles, and ribbon, and and and...:)
It was nice to eke out a few hours to spend with Kim, we go back a few years. We have been friends since middle school...so almost 40 years! She married my brother, has 12 kids, so we have no end of things to talk about. Our kids have grown up together, her youngest daughter is besties with my little girls, and she homeschools her four youngest. We have gone through all sorts of real life, but still get along well and still have some good laughs.
Home, where this little sweetie, my granddaughter Lydia, was visiting....
Miss Charlotte Claire with Lydia...
Mali had to work last night, so we had the sweetie for a while, until her daddy came to pick her up. I LOVE having a baby in the house.
Anyway, we're not having an Extension Cord Christmas, and there are lights in the living room windows. It makes me so happy to have the room bright again, without all those cords. If you want to appreciate something, live without it for a while.
This morning, we have schooling to do, then lots of crafts to work on. I have a roast to put in the oven, yay. Tomorrow I am working a basketball game with Joseph, Kathryn, and Evelyn...which will be fun, but it will mean I can't get crafts done, so I have to work on things while I can, which is just a teeny bit difficult for Miss Procrastinator here.