Monday, November 14, 2011

Monday Musings

I'm joining Nadja over at Patch O' Dirt Farm with some Monday Musings. Join in, and make sure to link back to her space!

Right now...everyone is still sleeping. Lunches are made, backpacks are at the ready, clothes are laid out. The kittens are wrestling. It's still quite dark outside, and it looks like it'll be a cool and windy day.
This weekend...we stayed home! Friday night we had our usual pizza and a movie night (we watched "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" (modern version) which the kids loved!). Saturday I ran into "town" to do one of those "stock up" shops (everyone needed new toothbrushes, I needed guitar strings for the club I'm running at school, etc). Violet went to a birthday party in the afternoon, and Jude and I visited a neighbour. They have three boys, so Jude was in his glory, playing a Wii for the first time and wrestling to his heart's content! Sunday was one of "those" days...when I attempted many things and didn't manage to accomplish any of them. I should have just hung out with my kids, knitting!

Some plans for the week: the calendar is remarkably blank this week, so it looks like we'll hang out at home, visit the library, and get through our work/school days. Thursday I'll likely have a gathering of women over to knit for the afternoon! Friday is the tenth anniversary of the day my husband and I met, so we'll be figuring out a way to get out for the evening, I hope!

If I find some time for myself, I'd like to watch a few more episodes of the first season of "Glee", make a bit of headway on some Christmas gifts, and perhaps go out for a walk or two!

I am grateful for my husband, for putting up with me when I'm premenstrual, and for my friend Gillian, who claims I'm the best "kvetcher" ever. Her laughter at my irrational bitchiness helped me to let it all go.

Some special prayer intentions for the week: for a friend who is having surgery and setting off on a long road to recovery, and his family.

Something that makes me smile: the long, rambling, on-the-spot songs Violet sings "I wiiiish....I had a Unicooooorn, but I won't give up! I'll keep siiiiinging....I'll siiiiing like the Little Mermaid...." all done in a high-pitched, repetitive tune.

Have a wonderful week!


  1. Yes, that is EXACTLY what I should have done too - just enjoyed the kids and got some soothing knitting done. But no, the irrationality ruled my weekend. And I complained, which left me with guilt cuz what on earth do I have to complain about?

    But right now, Violet's lyrics are making me smile :D

  2. Thank goodness for friends who have the guts to laugh at your irrational bitchiness. I would not dare laugh when you are venting. I know that you know how irrational you are being. We all have those days. Here's to a less intense week for you. Btw: it is supposed to be 16 degrees with sunshine today. Can you believe that? It's mid-Nov. in eastern Canada. Enjoy it while it lasts.

  3. I will try to get V a unicorn for Christmas...
    p.s. I would LOVE to hear that song if you can ever record it or hold out the phone while she is singing.

  4. Oh yes, I am with Lana on that one. I SO WISH I had recorded by girls voices when they were little.

  5. hey! linked up today - did a graitituesday post xx

  6. I love Violet's song (we watched Despicable Me over the weekend and so, of course, I thought of your unicorn-loving daughter!)



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