I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. I wish I could say we did. Yes we had great food with great friends, but I just didn't want to be there.
I wanted to be at home. In bed. Away from the world.
Thanksgiving was also Warrior's birthday. He tried his hardest to enjoy it and throw himself into the center of attention, but I could tell it was all forced. Although he did like being attacked with the whipped cream. He also liked the part where he got to blow out candles and then eat a couple cupcakes.
Friday wasn't anything big for us. Again, it was something we enjoyed with Tin Man, so we tried to find something new to do, and stay as far away from stores as possible.
Saturday Sugar Pea and I had a Girl Scout badge-a-thon to go to. The girls earned 4 badges in 8 hours. They got to take a watered down photography class, a cooking class, drawing class, and first aid class. They also go to interview a sheriff officer, a nurse, an artist, a painter, and the guy that comes to their schools to do the school photos.
The cooking class seemed to be a favorite of all the girls. They were broke up into small groups and got to cook meals to share with the rest of the groups. Sugar Pea's group made south west corn bread, while another made a pot roast, one made falafels, and another made spaghetti frittata.
Sunday and Monday we cleaned out the closets and cabinets. I can never figure out how we end up with food we never eat sitting in the cabinets. It also amazes me at all the things I find in my kids' closets. I really need to start looking in them for all the lost items.
Today we took the bag of food to the local food bank and 2 bags of clothes, and a bag of nothing but socks to the women's shelter. Now to try to rest the rest of this week and prepare for the weekend. The next 2 weekends we have Girl Scout events, and then we're done for the rest of the year. Plus this weekend Warrior has a 2 day lacrosse camp. Then next week starts the deep conditioning to get ready for the practices and games once school starts up again in January.
Maybe one day I'll be able to relax on a weekend. I just don't see that happening any time soon.