Just a reminder that today is the last day to enter my giveaway for Progresso Lemon Pepper Panko and a hardcover cookbook by Chef Michael Chiarello. I'll take entries through 11:59 PM (CST) tonight. Entries are low at this point, so your chances of winning are good!
We needed a revolving door on our house this weekend. For a family that almost never has company, we had a lot of it the last few days.
We had our friends (a family of 4) over Friday night for supper, one of my friends stopped by on Saturday to drop off some recycling information, and at the same time Shane's foreman (when Shane's not the foreman himself) and his wife came over to get some of the canna bulbs that we had just dug up so they can plant them in their yard next spring. Of course, on Sunday, my daughter Jean and son-in-law M. were here for a while when they brought Kat home from staying at their house for the weekend.
For us, that was a lot of visitors! Unfortunately, while John and his family were here Friday night, John was beginning to get sick. By yesterday afternoon, Shane was also sick. It may or may not be what Kat also had last week. It doesn't seem to be serious; maybe a bad cold or a very mild flu. Hopefully everyone will feel better soon and we didn't spread it to too many of our visitors.
Otherwise, the weekend was fairly productive. Between guests on Saturday, I cleaned and organized my craft supplies closet. I managed to cull out some things, especially some yarn that I finally decided I'd never use (think 90s sparkly yarn). I filled four plastic grocery bags full of yarn I'd "inherited" from one of Shane's grandmas and listed it on craigslist for free. The first respondent asked if she could have it to make stocking caps to donate to the area homeless shelters. That sounded like a great idea to me, so it was out the door about 30 minutes after I listed it.
Yesterday I really didn't do much of anything other than help Shane clean out the garden beds and put some lawn items away for the winter. I didn't even cook yesterday because we had plenty of leftovers that needed to be eaten.
I have to mention, though, that our friends really took me aback on Friday night when they asked why I cooked as much food as I did. When Shane and I simultaneously said that we'd eat the leftovers over the next few days, they said (also simultaneously) that they "don't do leftovers". I know this isn't uncommon, but it always seems to blindside me when someone refuses to eat perfectly good food because it was cooked the day before. The sad part of this is that we've eaten at their house enough to know that they, like us, tend to cook more than enough for one meal. I wonder what happens to the rest. I wonder if they actually throw it out. The thought of that makes me cringe.
Ok, so I'm not here to gossip about my friends. That was just something I needed to vent about, though.
We're supposed to have a couple of nice days in a row before it starts cooling down again, so today after school I'll probably take Kat to the park for a while. Otherwise, my week is going to sound a lot like last week. For one thing, I have to go on Wednesday to get my thyroid blood work done. I ended up canceling last Wednesday's appointment because Kat was at home sick that day. The rest of the week should play out routinely until Saturday. Saturday morning Shane will be deer hunting and, if my mom is up for a visit, Kat and I will be visiting my parents. Since Shane will be hunting on John's' land, we may all end up at their house before the day is over, or Kat and I may just come back home. We've been invited to spend the night at our friends' house so the guys' can get an early start, but we aren't really up for that. They live just 15 miles away, and Shane would rather sleep in his own bed, get up early and make the short drive. I tend to agree with him; it's just not far enough away to justify giving up our own familiar bed and routines.
What do you have planned for the week? Anyone else enjoying some warm November days, or is it already cold where you are?