|Just a little giggle for you all tonight!|
Friday night was junk food, as was lunch today, and then this afternoon we got a call from one of my aunts (not the one I saw earlier this week... one of my "adoptive" aunts). She and my uncle, and my grandparents were in the Shire for the day and did we want to get together for dinner. Well, of course, so that meant more restaurant food... *sigh*. At least I got a salad with my dinner. But it was very good to see them all. The last time we saw this aunt and uncle was a year ago (when their son was in the same lacrosse tournament here in town), so it was fun to catch up.
A small victory this morning... Ginny managed to make it through the majority of the church service before she got too disruptive. Normally, she hits the breaking point around the time the sermon starts, and one of us would have to take her to the nursery/playroom for the rest of the service. Today when we got to church I made a big deal about saying that big girls stay in the service until after communion (3/4 of the way through the service). There were a few moments when I thought we'd have to cave, but she made it. There was lots of shushing (from me) and lots of distracting (me and one of her 'church aunties'), but it's a step.
On to this week's Chit-Chat. Here's what I'm...
Reading - Just finished the Winter Palace by Eva Stachniak last night. I really enjoyed it. Great historical drama. My only complaint was that there were a lot of Russian words used (for foods, ranks, and other odds and ends) but no definition or glossary. Now I'm reading The Art Of Racing In The Rain by Garth Stein. Started it this morning.
Watching - Probably going to watch Food Network Star. I'm planning on an early night tonight. I have been up late too many nights this past week reading. I need a good night's sleep.
Listening to - Ginny trying to feed my Beloved some of her play food (a lemon to be precise) and Pippin playing with the see & say farm.
Cooking/Baking - Obviously, I haven't done much cooking this weekend. The meal I had planned for tonight has been bumped to tomorrow. Creamy curry chicken crepes and garden salads. I'm excited because I've never made crepes before, so hopefully they turn out well.
Happy I Accomplished This Week - Not sure. Nothing major happened this week.
Looking Forward To Next Week - Putting some thought and action behind some new goals. Getting back on track after the last couple of days.
Thankful For This Week - For better or worse, I'm thankful for my extended family. No matter who they are as people... good, bad, or indifferent... they've all had a hand in shaping who I am as a woman, a wife, and a mother. From some I have learned what I want to do and be, and from others I've learned what I DON'T want to do or be.
***Bonus Question*** When you're out and about and a homeless person asks you for money, do you give it? Honestly, no. It's a bit of a default, whenever anyone asks me for money. People who are panhandling, cashiers who ask for me to donate to their company's pet cause, and those selling raffle tickets/chocolates/cookies all get the same answer, "I'm sorry, no."
This was posted as a part of Carla's Sunday Night Chit Chat. Please click over to check out what others are chatting about tonight, and join in yourself!