Sunday, November 23, 2008

Weekend Happies

We had a great weekend. Well, Saturday wasn't so great for me, but Friday and Sunday were. Here's some of the happy highlights.

Abbey was sick on Friday so she stayed home with me. I didn't love that she was running fever and had to miss first grade Mouse Day, but I loved having her home. We snuggled on the couch and watched movies in our pjs. It was nice, and thankfully she's feeling better.

I also pulled out my sewing machine and whipped out two bandana tops for the girls. I forgot to take a picture, but I will do that soon! They turned out super cute, and they were SO quick and easy. Twenty minutes tops--from start to finish (if you don't include the time it took to thread my machine!)

My sweet friend, Mary Ellen, called after I got home from picking Sarah up at school and asked if she could stop by. I was so happy to see her. I don't see her much since we left our church and her visit was a wonderful surprise. I tried to talk her into staying for dinner, but she had a dinner date with our other good friends. Sarah insisted we schedule something before she left...she pulled out the calendar and got it in ink! I heart that girl.

I finally won at Bunco! I've been playing with this group for over a year, and I think I've maybe won once before. I was so happy...I got the big $ prize AND the hostess gift. Woohoo!

But...about 15 minutes after I got home from Bunco I started throwing up. I was sick as a dog all day Saturday. I think I crawled out of bed at 7PM that evening. Ugh. Ugh. Ugh. I can't remember the last time I was that sick.

We skipped church this morning since I still wasn't feeling 100% and Will had a sore throat. It was great to have a lazy morning at home. John made sausage balls for breakfast--a nice treat, and we sat around the table singing Christmas carols a capella. I love my family!

I sanitized my bathroom, washed my sheets, and aired out our bedroom...that always makes me feel better after being sick.

And of course we went to the library, 'cause you know, we're the Sunday People.

We finished off the evening by putting up our Christmas tree.

For the record, we've NEVER put our tree up before Thanksgiving, but I'm so glad we did. We're going to be traveling this week (still don't know when or where) and it will be nice to come home and have it done. Plus...with all that's up in the air with my dad (his ultrasound is tomorrow) it helped take my mind off of that for awhile. John and I agreed it was a good thing, but we decided to stop with the tree. The rest can wait until we get back.

I love our Christmas tree. It's not fancy or symmetrical or perfect by any means. It's just full of memories and love!

17 comments:

Leah Belle said...

sorry you were sick...glad the weekend was redeemed anyway!

Becky said...

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday so I am looking forward to this week! I am ready to EAT, make turkey cookies, and play some games.

I am also excited about Christmas for the 1st time in several years...no working so things aren't as hectic, only 2 Christmas parties (one year I think we had 6 or 7), and we will be at home on Christmas morning (only 2nd time in 12 years). This is E's first year to have Christmas parties at school and we're taking him to get a real tree next weekend!

Jenn said...

I am so sorry you were sick! I hope you are much better today.

Sounds like a very fun Sunday.

Gretchen said...

Yay, you won at BUNCO! I don't have a group, but have subbed a few times, and it's totally fun.

Sorry you were sick. I do the same thing after--sanitize. It DOES feel better to nestle into those freshly bleached sheets.

Praying for that u/s...

Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

I skipped church yesterday also. The baby had me up way too much during the night. I knew I'd fall asleep during the sermon, which isn't a good example for my son or the college students that make up our congregation! LOL! So I planned to attend "Bedside Baptist." Only Ellie woke up with a slight fever and stayed home with me. Which meant I skipped "Bedside Baptist" as well. Sigh... One night I will sleep again - I'm having faith that is true!! = )

Becca said...

Sounds like a fun weekend except for you getting sick. We've never put our tree up early but several of my friends do. I'm alreading listening to Christmas songs so it might be fun to have a tree to look at!

Megan L Hutchings said...

Bless your heart! I was with you on Sunday...no fun!!!

I can't wait to see a pic of your Christmas Tree. I think the ones with the little memories and love are the best ;)!

Lindsay said...

Glad you're feeling better, Mer. Are you making any progress at finding another church? Praying for your Dad.

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

So glad you're feeling better...feeling yucky is awful, but at least it wasn't during Thanksgiving!

We normally don't put up the tree until after Thanksgiving, but like you we're traveling and I just wanted it DONE when I came back, so I could sit back and relax. I'm so happy we did!

Amber said...

Ugh...so sorry you were sick.. Yuck. Glad everyone is back in tip-top shape!

Can't wait to see pictures of your tree....

leigh said...

Oh, I'm so sorry you were sick. It sounds like you're already feeling better though. I hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving with your super cool family. They all just sound like so much fun. We'll be staying here in Ga. and celebrating just with our fam.

Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...

Oh my word - I HATE being sick. I'm so sorry! But that seemed FAST so maybe it was something you ate? Or just a really fast virus... Poor you!

Those tops are ADORABLE. Very similar to the pillowcase style. I need to throw a turtleneck under those ones I made way back in the spring and see if they look as cute.

Jacquie said...

So sorry you were sick. I hate "stomach stuff"!!

I can't imagine that you don't know where or when you're traveling this week! How spontaneous!!

I hope things went well with your Dad today.

Michele said...

I am so sorry you were sick, but I am so glad you had such a wonderful weekend! I love cuddling up with my kids when they are sick. Congrats on the Bunco win! I have never played. I have been put on a sub list and the time they needed me I couldn't go b/c Jon was out of town. I was so disappointed. I can't wait until they need me again. Your hubby was so sweet to make sausage balls (one of my faves) and what a great time of singing as a family - so sweet!

I'm anxious to hear about your dad. Please keep me updated! Still praying!

Michele said...

By the way, those tops are PRECIOUS!! I can't wait to see a picture of the ones you made for your girls.

Tiffani said...

Sounds like a very good weekend...outside the sickness!!

I SO want to make one of those bandana tops for JuJu...

I LOVE our Christmas tree...no theme, no certain color, just lots of ornaments (some I made when I was little, some have been in my or Adam's family for years, the kids handmade ones) OH, I can't wait...we're get a tree just as soon as Adam gets home!

Tiffani said...

Sounds like a very good weekend...outside the sickness!!

I SO want to make one of those bandana tops for JuJu...

I LOVE our Christmas tree...no theme, no certain color, just lots of ornaments (some I made when I was little, some have been in my or Adam's family for years, the kids handmade ones) OH, I can't wait...we're get a tree just as soon as Adam gets home!