So. Very. Not.
Plus, Brandon was at school, so I felt very, well...umm...lazy. Yes, lazy. That's the best term. Well, at least it's an honest one.
Thursday we spent the day with my buddy Ann. She graciously lent me Eat to Live and The China Study. [Dear reader, words cannot even begin to express my love for The China Study. In fact, my love is now so deep (and hopefully not fickle) that there will be an impressive blog post forthcoming.] We topped off the day with dinner at my awesome sister's.
Friday was spent mostly watching the first season of Avatar: The Last Airbender.
Saturday was massive chore day. And shopping. And the park. Hey! At least I got the kids to the park, right? I'm impressed.
Sunday was a great day. Interesting all around. Highlights:
1. Wearing new clothes I got in China.
2. Walking to/from choir practice with nothing but glorious silence and beautiful scenery.
3. Having Brandon home!!
4. Volunteering last minute (literally) to teach the RS lesson on Repentance. The teacher didn't show; the RS presidency wasn't sure why (I later found out she's out of state!), and so I just said I'd do it. I read the lesson in 3 minutes (yeah, maybe I should read it ahead like they always suggest?) and led a 30 minute discussion. It actually turned out great!
5. Making the BEST dinner: Butternut squash soup (from scratch --only 8 ingredients!), tomatoes/artichoke hearts/mushroom mix (it was a yummy side dish), fresh salad (with lots of yummy veggies and lemon sesame seed dressing), bread (whole wheat!), and water. Brandon, Brandon's dad, #1, #5, and I dubbed it fantastic! The others? Not so much. But that didn't surprise me.
And now it is Monday. Whee. I had high hopes of getting lots done today. High, high, high hopes! They were all dashed because of whiny neediness exhibited in a 3 1/2 year old and a 14 month old. Plus, it all started out wrong when I couldn't find the DVD remote downstairs when I tried to exercise. I searched for 45 minutes. And the basement was actually clean! How do these things happen to me?! I tried in vain to make the exercise program start without the remote; and instead of doing something --anything --I typed up the earlier blog post. You know, the one with the Seattle pictures. Because that was obviously the right answer.
My other excuse for dashed hopes is the fourth book in the Fablehaven series. (Yes, I know I"m behind). When I read fiction, dear reader, my mind cannot rest until it is finished. I've always had a one-track mind, and reading makes it worse. How 'bout you?
There you have it. What did you do this last weekend? If you live in Utah, did you take off for Fall Break? Did you accomplish anything today?