1. Furniture moving = dog panic | 2. Curtain twitching | 3. Yes, I mopped. | 4. Game day dress code | 5. Go Dogs! | 6. Big Win | 7. Friday night | 8. Cal's standard fare | 9. Dessert thanks to my bread lady | 10. Weekend reading | 11. Callum tucks in | 12. Living room light | 13. Project Postal | 14. Warm-weather cocktail | 15. Cubano and sauce | 16. Clover | 17. Nobody "liked" my picture of an iron on instagram, what? | 18. Men at work | 19. Leeks | 20. Colcannon | 21. Supper club
Oh, it was a nice weekend. I cleaned a little on Friday. Seeing Sue's home when she guest posted for Erin inspired me. All those lovely homes, really. I wasn't sure if I'd keep it, and we still need a throw rug to anchor everything (one that's washable, hello doggies!), but once they got over their surprise, Neel and Callum both liked it. It feels lighter in there. I think we'll keep it. For now at least. Working in there gave me the chance to curtain twitch as my neighbors brought their daughter home after an almost 3 month stint in the NICU. What a happy day! I get a little weepy just thinking about it. Those are good days, yes? Callum's first game was on Friday too. Chilly. He didn't get as much playing time as he wanted, but that was tempered by the fact that his team won 11-0! It's always like this for our boy. He's behind the curve in baseball, having started so late compared to the other kids. But we reminded him how things worked out last year and how he got better and better as the year went on and got more and more playing time until he was one of the strongest on the team. He's trying to be patient and work hard. Good lessons those. Still, 11-0! Worthy of celebration, yes? So of course we went to his favorite restaurant for dinner. Between you and me, I could use a break, but it's not always about me. Cough, cough.
We're both reading Little House books right now. Cal saw me pull out Little Town on the Prairie, so he grabbed my copy of Little House in the Big Woods. Despite it being in three pieces, he read it all day Saturday. What is it with those books? They work for my family. It was so fun to just hang out at home and cook and read and talk. Re-entry was hard last week, and I think Callum needed a day to snuggle under the covers and read. Saturday night felt like a movie night, so we watched Argo. Wow. I'd said to Callum that I wasn't sure if he'd like it or not (our phrase for movies like this is "too talkey"), but after, as we were going to bed he said, "I know you said it might be 'too talkey,' Momma, but there wasn't one minute that Argo wasn't super intense!" If you haven't seen it yet, go for it.
Sunday was our Supper Club, and I'll tell you more about that later this week, but hello, YUM. We're really starting to gel as a group, and that feels so nice. Good food doesn't hurt either. But the total bonus was getting my Project Postal letter in the mail late on Saturday. Sent by Stephanie from Pretty and Delectable. How wonderful to find a new blog! I took a quick peek this morning, (hello, lemon curd and skiing!) and I can't wait to go back for more! Thank you, thank you Stephanie! What a beautiful bright spot on my day! My Project Postal goes out today.
Thank you, too, to all of you who checked in on my funk. I'm pulling out of it. A bit, at least. It's nice to know I have such a good support system, and I have some work to do to. That's a good thing.