It's 12 of 12 Day! Twelve photos on the twelth of the month!
Today I am thankful for FRIDAY. Because tomorrow, I don't have to fight with my oldest to get her out of bed and ready for school . . .
(*I'm glad she likes my teddy bear. Al is the first teddy bear Dave got me, back when we were dating and I think it's sweet that Bayleigh thinks she HAS to have him to sleep with every night.)
I was feeling pretty sluggish this morning, but thankfully I got to sleep until around 4:30 a.m. I guess Eli is just trying to get me adjusted to the time change coming up this weekend. I picked up a multitude of cars scattered across the living room floor, fixed hashbrowns for breakfast, fed the outside cats and made all the beds, then Eli and I prepared for a morning of yard work.
Unfortunately the weather had other plans. Like a steady drizzling rain.
So we came inside and cuddled up on the couch. I tried to sneak in a nap, but alas . . . the BLASTED phone rang about the time I got settled in. One of the locals wanting to know if I was coordinating our town Fun Day event this year (NO I AM NOT!), and also wanting to know if I could cook something for the annual Windy Days event (Sure! I'll fix some chili!). Since Eli was needing to run off some excess energy, I just brought him upstairs with me and started in on cleaning some more of my retreat.
I managed to get my desk cleaned off, and some of the floor swept (thanks to my little helper).
I also did a little pre-prep work for the upcoming Sunday School lesson;
printed out Assignment #4 for Library of Memories, and added it to my binder;
placed our 4-H order for chickens;
and started sorting through all the unlabeled CD's. I'll finish THAT little project up tomorrow.
I went out to do the chores and put wood in the stove and when I came back to the house, Eli had completely locked me out. EVERY SINGLE DOOR was locked tight. I had to ring the door bell and bang on the doors to get Bayleigh's attention, so she would let me back in. I guess I'll have to start taking my keys with me when I chore . . .
I had been invited to a Stampin' Up get together for this evening, and my mom was kind enough to watch the kids. When I got everyone loaded in the Jeep, I found that someone had left one of the interior lights on and the battery was dead. So the kids and I just walked over to grandma's and mom let me borrow her car. (There's always SOMETHING . . .)
On the way to Jessie's house, I got to cross this neat old bridge. I've been wanting to take a picture of it ever since I went to one of her demonstrations back in October of last year.
We all had fun making some super cute cards and I got to visit with some actual adults. It was nice to get out of the house for a while, and do something creative with friends. What a great way to start the weekend! I think I might just scrapbook tomorrow!