Happy Thanksgiving! I'm thankful for . . . a working internet connection! I sat down to blog last night and discovered our internet had just gone out. It was supposed to come back on by 4:00 this afternoon, but it didn't, and I had to call to get instructions for resetting our router. But it was actually nice without the internet--people played board games last night and this morning, with no distraction from computers! Then we went over to the L's house for our usual Thanksgiving dinner. There were 41 of us this year!
Before we prayed, we all went around and said what we were thankful for. I said I was thankful for Thanksgiving break. I am *really* enjoying this week of break, which is pretty pathetic considering I taught for 4 weeks in September, had a baby and then 5 weeks of maternity leave, and then taught for all of 3 more weeks before this much-needed break. Whew! I just have to make it 2 more weeks, and we'll be on Christmas break!
So what have we been doing on this break? Not really relaxing, that's for sure. But it's not school!
*Jonathan, Grace, and I went to the commissary Thursday afternoon, our first time back since the beginning of September. We couldn't park in the "stork parking" space, but on the other hand--hey, I'm not pregnant! Ha!
*Caleb baked birthday cakes to celebrate his and Drew's November birthdays for Bible study last Friday. Unfortunately we had found out last Tuesday that his first basketball practice was Friday, so he missed his own party! He also frosted the cakes, although I helped with the shaping of them and some of the detail frosting. They were delicious! We saved him some "hockey rink". As you can see, Drew helped with quality control, especially for the blue frosting.
*I started doing some organizing. I boxed up books in the study to make more room for high school science books on the shelves. I still can't bring myself to actually get rid of the books though! I also worked down in the basement storage room, going through little boys clothes. I donated a bunch of 12-18 month clothes, but . . . I still couldn't get rid of the newborn boy clothes! Maybe in a while . . . I'm hoping to do more organizing/decluttering during Christmas break. Goodness knows there's still tons more to be done!
*I got to visit with another friend, Kimberly, Monday afternoon. We used to meet every week for a Bible study, but now we are trying to see each other at least once a month. It was so nice to catch up with her too! I have really enjoyed these times to just chat this break!
Today felt like a Saturday, but hooray! It's only Thursday! There's still a few more days of break! And only 2 more weeks until Christmas. I can do this . . . Happy Thanksgiving!!