Monday, 23 November 2015
this weekend we have been...
Time flies, doesn't it? I am still in denial about the imminent start of Advent. I watch on demand TV only at the moment to avoid the Christmas adverts. I am not mentally ready yet. Are you?
The weekend past was quiet and enjoyable:
:: Catching up with an old friend who came to stay with us on Friday night, staying up far too late.
:: We were comparing notes on teenagers. Mine has descended into moroseness and is utterly annoying once more. I think he must have read the glowing report I wrote about him last week and now has to restore the image of stereotypical male teenagers. I have been cross with often these past two days, firstly for keeping us awake at night with his noisy foraging trips to the kitchen (involving door slamming and other teenage noises) and secondly for establishing his own mealtime routines (including cooking in between our normal meal times and making a mess). We made him clean the kitchen yesterday. He wasn't happy.
:: Watching the snow fall on Friday night whilst being cosy inside. The snow didn't stick but it was mesmerising seeing it fall steadily and ever so gently.
:: Walking Jack in daylight and without waterproofs. It was nice to stay dry for once. We even saw the sun! We cracked some thin ice on puddles, always a highlight. Underneath it was still very muddy but this first hint of winter was much enjoyed by all. I was too busy chatting with my friend, no photos were taken. Jack was very very muddy and needed a bath. He has forgiven me. I think.
:: Sewing. And some more sewing. I mad good progress with my duffle coat, it is finally coming together. I finished the hood, attached the zipper and front bands and sewed a lining toile. I was on a roll.
:: Binge watching 'The Walking Dead' series 3 whilst sewing. Both activities are addictive.
:: Richard was keeping the little ones out of my way so I could do both. I think they had a good time.
:: Annie was socialising with friends all weekend
:: Sam was working on his teenage image all weekend.
:: Going out for tea because it seemed such a shame to start cooking after Sam had cleaned the kitchen. We went for an Indian meal at Mother India's, a firm family favourite. You must go if you ever visit Glasgow. I enjoyed my curried haddock with lentils. Funniest thing ever, there was a small dollop of mildly spiced mashed potatoes on the plate, too.
:: The laundry. There is always such much laundry. I think we have a magic laundry basket that never completely empties.
:: Dreaming of a space where I could spread out my stuff and leave it.
I hope you all had a nice weekend, too. I like weekends like this past one. I am enjoying the memory of it because I know the next few weekends will be busy if not mad.
As always, thank you for stopping by and saying hello. Have a lovely week. Cx