Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Last week was a fantastic one.
Sunday kicked off with a catch-up day. That's always a good way to start in my book.
The next day I found out that my home town of Marshall, TX was named one of National Geographic's All-American Towns.
On Tuesday I sat in for one of Diva's teachers while she took part in an accreditation meeting. It was a good opportunity for me to experience the class dynamic since I don't know most of the kiddos.
By that afternoon I was ill...must be allergic to Jr. High kids. ;)
Our last cross country practice for the season was Wednesday.
Diva had extra robotics practices during the week for her impending competition.
Engineer took Friday off to go hunting. Unfortunately, there was a full-moon and NUTHIN' was moving. He came home with no deer and a bunch of stinky laundry.
Diva went to a maize maze school fundraiser with friends.
Saturday was the robotics competition and if ever there was a concentration of geeky kiddos, it is at a robotics competition. I'm telling you, I'm sure every child there was in the top 5% of their class and have high IQs. The level of dorkdom was phenomenal. Lest you think I am mocking these children, may I remind you I married a nerd and our nerdlette daughter was on an all girls team in the competition. I love nerds.
My friend and I hit anther open house and some estate sales and ended up at Hobby Lobby before it was time to pick up children.
We had a wonderful time and I managed to score a box of vintage linens that consisted mostly of hand crocheted or tatted lace doilies, tea tray covers, dresser scarves, table runners, coasters, trim, etc. 140 pieces in all! What I did with them all you'll have to tune in to find out.
I did have non-buyer's remorse - the regret that comes with not buying something when you had the chance. At the last estate sale, there was a working Coke machine from the 70s. I managed to bargain with the estate sale organizer. I told him that I would try to get a hold of Engineer and ask him about it since the price, although down to an extremely reasonable price, was still over the threshold of what we buy without conferring with each other. Engineer was of course hunting, so I couldn't catch him. By the time I walked back in the house to leave my information with the seller, the guy in line behind me had already bought the machine. Non-buyer's remorse stinks. :(
This week we will be eating:
Sunday - Bourbon Chicken & Rice, Sweet Potatoes, & Ratatouille
Monday - Pumpkin & Sausage Penne w/Salad
Tuesday - Coq au Vin, Mashed Potatoes, & Green Beans
Wednesday - Tamales, Refried Beans, & Rice
Thursday - Leftovers
Friday - Tailgate Party
Saturday - Date Night
This is part of MPM.