Apparently it's part of my default weekend mentality. I get a game plan. I get excited.
Then somewhere between Friday evening and Saturday noon. I change it up. I'd like to say it's my zeal for life and spontaneity and my super, devil may care attitude.
Really, it's more like Weekend Warrior version of ADD. That's okay, I try to at least redirect that energy in a productive way for the greater (okay maybe just my own household and friend circle's) good. I'm working on it.
Let me be clear this time, I'm not complaining. However, I completely reserve the right to complain in a tongue and cheek way in the future. And I really hope you all continue to laugh along with me, because, yes! those silly things from the last post that were small frustrations, though genuinely irritating me are funny. And I'm so grateful to laugh at them. I'm so grateful you were laughing too.
Sheesh Christmas, we need to keep laughing, right? If I forget how, you completely have the right to kick me in the butt or pull the stick out of it. Please don't let me be "that person".
Okay back to the weekend ... I was determined to knit the weekend away like a crazy lady. In reality, I sort of piece meal knit. You'll have to wait for knitting photos. But knitting happened. In fact I was scolded for knitting at midnight on a school night in bed. But I was determined to bind off before I began another work week. (Also an excellent show The Making of a Lady was on t.v. and I couldn't look away.)
Anyways what was I doing besides the usual tidy, putter, cook, laundry, dishes?
I had a lovely date with the Manfriend, while The Kid went to a movie sleepover birthday extravaganza. The Manfriend indulged me, and we had oysters, shoestrings and some fennel with prosciutto.
I watched the entire soccer match on Sunday morning on my own, alone and I could talk at the t.v. all I wanted. Alas, CJ called the outcome and Arsenal kicked our arse (I know, too easy, but still it's funny! No really, it is!!) all over the place. Still that lovely moment was just what I wanted.
When I got back from the gym (we stagger on Sunday mornings) the boys demonstrated how to seriously lounge with a book and football on the t.v. The little one napped a lot recovering from a fun night. We also found out he woke up at 5:30 to upchuck. He admitted he was dehydrated. How does one not worry when their tweener clearly does not demonstrate one of the most basic survival skills ... DRINK WATER. Okay enough of that sMothering.
I had some special requests for lunch for loungers and decided to tackle another project I had been discussing with HM since I was going to be in the kitchen anyhow.
I decided to work on a batch of Taiwanese Popcorn Chicken .
Seasoning, taste was on, but the color was off and so was my desired crispness, but that's my frying technique and not so much the recipe. I'd do it again.
The Kid took a Red Cross Babysitting course with a couple friends.
I'm sorry, but those CPR toddler mannequins were creeping the boys out. ha! They seemed to have a good time. I'm really proud of them taking the course. So I made sure there were some sweet treats to come home to before I lost their happy chatter and stories to the world of video games. Some old favorites...
I'm not pulling your leg. I got some knitting bits and bobs coming. I hope you had a great weekend. As always, thanks for coming by.
* Also, I just figured out how to embed photos from Instagram, so I wanted to try it out. Is it weird, too redundant to use the same photos? I'm not sure how I feel about the embedding vs. reposting. Well, we all know how well I do with sticking to a plan ;)