We did not spend over 3 hours in the ER Friday night waiting for stitches. FOUR medical professionals did not come in, ask for the story, look at the wound and declare that he needed stitches and then walk out. The fifth did not FINALLY get the supplies and actually put in the stitches! Thanks Mitchell!
I did not have to spend 4 hours around food for 2 of my kids "Thanksgiving Feasts" as school on a day I had set aside for fasting. It was not SO HARD to resist the rolls and frosted sugar cookies (not 2 of my VERY favorite foods)!!
Riley did not make a very pretty centerpiece for his craft at his feast out of plant life from around the school grounds:Alayna did not dress up like an Indian in her handmade costume and sing an adorable song at her feast...or make a cute turkey out of her hand tracing
I did not forget that the horse in this picture is deathly afraid of camera flashes and that you should turn off the flash if you want to take his picture so that the kids around him don't get trampled or bucked off...good thing my flash didn't go off when I took this picture of Riley brushing him and completely loving being in the country for a bon fire last night!
I was not so sad that I took my camera in the house when we ate and then forgot to take any more pictures of our fire and friends. Alayna was not so exhausted when we got home that she fell asleep in her closet on the floor holding her magic wand! I am so glad her closet was perfectly clean so I could take a picture of her without worrying about people seeing her messy closet...
We are not all so excited about having an entire week off school! We are not planning on sleeping in, not even once! Or cleaning, or getting things around here better organized...because that is not what my helpers are for!
And, in light of the upcoming holidays and thinking about the holiday pounds so many of us put on, I ran every day this week, I am up to that five mile mark, handling that with ease! I had plenty of time to prepare nutritious meals all week with low calories and fat! We did not eat out at all this week, after all, we are on a tight budget! I certainly didn't make my children eat Cheap Cheap Cheeseburgers at the Rendezvous Cafe (they are not $1.50 between 2-4 pm, served with onion rings, fries, or soup!!) I also didn't make them eat dinner at just before 4 pm to get in on the special! Paul, Gabe, and I also didn't eat Taco Bell in the van the night before because we spent the evening in the ER instead of eating a nutritious dinner. This was not a complete violation of our no eating in the van rule either! Good thing there is no evidence that the three of us broke that rule, so the other kids will never find out...Okay, your turn, what did you NOT do this week? Sara, I can't wait to hear what you've NOT been up to, you always make me laugh!