The Princess still has her horrible cough and cold, but that didn't stop her from persuading Youngest into playing Polly Pocket with her. Seems all it takes is a smile and one of her giggles to pull us in.
Honey sometimes just flabbergast me on who he knows. It seems he can't go anywhere where he doesn't know someone. They always stop to shake his hand or give him a hard time about something. Last week a customer told him to have Oldest stop by and talk to him about working at his local pharmacy. He want Oldest to start working there soon, which would be a blessing since he needs a job desperately. Our only issue is he is in band and they have a strict policy about missing practices. We hate for him to quit band just months short of graduation, especially since he's been playing since 3rd grade. What would you do?
Another blessing for Oldest. We're not the type of family that goes out to get a new cell phone when the 18 months rolls around. We usually hold on to them until they are heading for the great recycling coffin box... Oldest has been using my old Blackjack for a few years now (i got it new in '06 I think) and it was dying FAST. A friend of his has a great phone that he wasn't using anymore, brought it over last night and Walah! You're probably asking why we didn't just go out and get him a new one? We're really trying to save $$, pay off bills, and having a senior in HS hasn't helped. What a blessing this was to us!
We're all looking forward to the weekend!
- Friday we will gather with three other families for a monthly get-together - we call it the RWHK Gathering (first initial of our last names). We take turns hosting at our homes, plan a menu theme (soup, italian, mexican, grilling, etc), and just take time to relax. Sometimes we play games (Apples to Apples is our favorite), have wii tourneys, ride 4-wheelers, do target gun practice, or just visit and laugh until the cows come home.
- Saturday, Honey is taking a van load of teens to the Winter Jam (Christian concert in Tulsa) where it cost only $10 to get in.
- While the family is away, I have a day of me time, which I plan on working on my Blissful confection quilt. Quilt top is done, I pulled some flannel out of my fabric stash and purchased material for the binding. I just have to lay it out, get it all pinned together and start quilting... The time always slips away from me, but a little alone time is always good, though I miss having the family here.