we packed a lot of livin in this weekend. i actually love when we have weekends like this. friday night i worked late, rather than going back to my work after dinner. tom grilled steaks and after dinner we watched *kite runner*. we almost never watch a rented movie together...in fact, it's probably been years since we sat down to watch a rented movie together. i didn't realize that it was sub-titled, so tom wasn't too thrilled about that. i loved the book. i wouldn't necessarily recommend the movie. reading the disturbing scene is one thing, but to see it was almost too much for me. in fact, i didn't sleep well at all. i ended up getting up at 2:30 and coming downstairs. i woke up just in time to brush my teeth and throw clothes on to hit the half price day at an estate sale. i almost missed this one. i just happened to drive by one of their famous *estate sale* signs and i just followed the arrows! i bought a box full of stuff the first day at full price. then i bought another box on the half price day. lots of great stuff. why is it that i'm so drawn to the well-loved things, particularly of older ladies who had a sewing room? back in the day, i think every woman had a sewing room. i know both of my grams did. and maybe that is why i'm so drawn to these things. now, i think instead of a sewing room, many of us have *craft rooms*. i love that crafting is back. here's my loot-
i want to use the old medicine cabinet in my studio. it has shelves that i think would be great for storage. now i just need to make a space for the cabinet.
we went to molly's birthday party on saturday afternoon. we had such a nice time. i took quite a few photos, which i haven't edited yet. then we had cooking club on saturday night and the theme was *soul food*. i had no idea how much i would like soul food! i'll post about that later too.
yesterday, after church, tom, jamie and rod went to the car show at the quest, and donna and kathy came over. remember how i posted about wanting to get back to crafting with friends? well, that's what we did. i will be teaching 4 different scrapbooking classes this weekend in st louis, and so the three of us did the mini-book i'm teaching. we had SO much fun! it was such a great way to spend a gloomy sunday afternoon. when the boys got home, we all went to our favorite local mexican restaurant and ate and laughed until we were ready to burst!
last week i took a photo of one of my new favorite things. i eat lots of salads at lunchtime and this new dressing i bought is a winner! it's called light asian toasted sesame by kraft. it is SO good! of course, i love my avocado and sprouts too. i get on such kicks. i'll eat the same thing for lunch for weeks and even months at a time. i like variety at dinner time, but lunches not so much. try the sesame dressing-i think you'll like it.
i've decided not to take down my Easter decor until may. it was too early this year and i adore the few things i have too much to take them down already. i took a few photos around the house. here's the entryway-
i'm a little sad as i reflect on how little we accomplished on the house this winter. i know that once spring is here, we won't be doing many house projects. tom will be on the harley, and we'll both want to be in the pool, and sitting on the deck, and just enjoying the outdoors. i do love our home and i'm not terribly restless about the unfinished projects like i would have been in years past. i am definitely much more content about life all the way around. and that is a good thing. never being content is not the way i want to live. i do believe there's a delicate balance between contentment and complacency as far as how we live. i don't want to be so content that i don't keep things fresh, but i also don't want to think i have to constantly be updating and changing. i want to enjoy the now. it may be all i have. uhoh-it's monday morning and i'm getting philisophical. i can't help it!
time to work out. i'm pleased to say, after my post about my workouts being lame, that just typing that must have motivated me, because my abs were so sore saturday! i really focused on my crunches and it made such a difference.
i hope you have a great monday-God bless!