Sarah's home! Yay! And all seemed to survive the trip (parents and grandparents included).
Elof now has a new home. Troy came by and got him last night. I think it'll be a good thing for Elof. Troy has a lot of room to run and seems very dedicated to his animals. Lucy the Wonder Dog is in mourning. So am I, truth be told, but, as Sarah told me, there are always the dogs at Circle Tail to love on.
I finally finished Keziah's sweater! I can't EVEN tell you how thrilled that makes me. All I can say is that her noggin better not get any bigger in the next couple of weeks or I'll take scissors to the thing. As we were sitting, waiting for church to begin tonight, I realized why her sweater was so much tighter in the neck (I had to redo the neck four times to get it over her head) than was David's and I devised a way to fix it. Why fix it? I'll tell you why. The length of it is perfect for her right now but the arms are gorilla-length. Instead of cutting off the sleeves and binding off the edges, I thought I'd take the whole thing apart, add more on the length at the shoulder, which will also give more room at the neck, and sew it back together. Next fall. Ain't no way I'm touching that thing again anytime soon.
I was just thinking today how much of a relief it is that I don't have to take the children to their Monday co-op anymore. That situation was just so very wrong for us in so many ways. It helps me to appreciate Mondays more now that I don't have to go to co-op!
Friend Gina is always dragging me kicking and screaming into being a better homemaker. Well, let's just say she inspires me. So here is my Menu Plan Monday, Gina. And Internets. And the potato soup was marvy. Ta-ta!
Monday: Potato soup with broccoli and sausage. David can't eat things that are too salty so if I put some of the sausage that's already thawed into a pot of potato soup, it won't be too much for him. Also good for me, since I've got to weigh in tomorrow and it's easy to eat and clean up quickly. We've got church tonight so that's paramount.
Tuesday: Spaghetti with the rest of the sausage, green beans
Wednesday: Steak (gotta clean out the freezer since a quarter of a cow is coming soon!), baked potatoes (can you tell potatoes were on sale last week?) and salad.
Thursday: Frozen pizza for the children, since Friend Husband and I will probably go out.
Friday: I'm hoping for waffles. Friend Husband has to trek down to Louisville with his Psych Bowl team on Saturday, so he won't be able to make his usual waffles on Saturday morning. Plus we've got a lot of eggs (also on sale last week). Maybe some cooked apples, if I can ever remember to get to Rouster's and buy them.
Saturday: Scrounging if our friends aren't coming over for dinner. Otherwise I'll have to find something in the fridge.
Sunday: I might have to do Rachel's birthday dinner on this day since most everyone will be out of the house on Saturday due to various commitments. I don't remember what main dish she wants but I remember sweet potato casserole & asparagus. And orange cake with chocolate chips...yum!