Monday, November 28, 2016

Things I did not do today

1. Make oat cakes because I held the Baby for 4 hours which was probably more important
2. Visit Laura's sewing room because she was too busy too.
3. Go for a walk because Jocelyn and Bhreagh and I made three parts of a gingerbread village
4. Probably another thing or two as well, ...

On the other hand I got the Christmas bags filled and tied up which was a huge task that could be done only when the girls weren't around. My suitcase is only half full as I am packing for home. Practically no shopping done, but go back and read above. It will at least be easy to manage.

You are reading this on Tuesday morning, more than likely, or else you are up obscenely late. I will be in the air as you read. My flight is at 7.20am to Newark. 2 hours in that airport and into hfx around 4 or so. As I said, I am ready to be home and this branch of the family is ready to reclaim the house. I am so happy that I was here and I will miss them all.

I will try to get an entry done in Newark, assuming there's free WiFi. Happy landings on a chocolate bar!

Busy Mom

Time to go home



Last diet coke, last tea bag...Time to go home. Time to bake oat cakes and have another knitting lesson with Jocelyn. Pretty well done, just the details.,...more later.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Sunday night

We went for a walk this afternoon on the trail behind the house. What a great walk, slow and fast as five of us made our way along. Corned beef for supper which turned out great and various desserts due to the baking that's been done oner the past few days.

I brought my wedding dress with me in case Laura wanted it for some use with these Littles so this afternoon I washed it and dried it in the drier. Turned out great!! It has an overskirt that falls into a train that has a lot of available fabric in case she wants to incorporate it into something. I am pretty well finished with it as I can't get it zippered up any more. Can't believe I was really that small.

We had a great evening sitting with the girlies and laughing about this and that. A thing or two to do tomorrow. Hope the snow didn't inconvenience any of you. More tomorrow if you decide time come back then. Good night moon .

Sunday 2pm

This morning we did a foray to Walmart where I picked up knitting needles and some yarn to teach Jocelyn to knit. She follows instructions really well and is doing fine for a little girl who is 7. Is that too early JoLynn? She is enjoying the process and I hope with another session this afternoon and then another tomorrow night she will have the concept. I hope she does well enough that she can enlist someone to help her if she runs into a problem or she could lose interest in the whole thing after I leave. I'm not sure if Laura knits or not.

Chris is cooking corned beef for supper.

I have some sorting to do here in my room but it may have to wait till no one is around to peek. Jocelyn is very curious about the bags and things here in my room.

I think I will go out for a walk on the trail behind the house. There is a lot of activity here right now and it could be a good time. Back later.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Chris and Bhreagh

Saturday night

I am still on Atlantic Time...did I already mention that? Two weeks and I am still waking obscenely early and worn out at 8pm. And then there was last night when I barely slept at all. Three nights ago I woke for the bathroom run, checked my watch and when it read 10.34 I assumed it was wrong so checked my phone to see it was in fact 10.35 by then. LOL. Usually I am going to bed at that time.

So today we saw one of the family pictures from yesterday. Fantastic! Absolutely fabulous. We saw one of the baby and it too,was sweet, even though rather Anne Geddes. Is it Anne?? Can't say for sure but you know the one I mean.

I was at Kohl's today but didn't do well. Disappointing. Visited one quilt shop but not that great a result either. I knew this was not a shopping experience so I am not too let down. I got a,few things for Laura.

The Littles are sweet. I could just eat that Baby Finley. It's so wonderful to be here. I want to come back for a month. Two weeks was great but Laura could use help on a regular basis. She bounced back after this birth but I know she is tired. Keelin is the most work as an 18 month baby she can't be talked into or out of anything and she mainly wants her mother. The older girls can be flexible with the right incentives! Lol. They are adorable.

Three more sleeps. I don't know how I am getting to the airport on Tuesday morning. My departure is at 7.20 am so that means I should be there by 5.45am or thereabouts...Actually it's not an international flight but just to Newark so I may not need to be there so early. At any rate the cab will be uber expensive.

Hope all is well,where you are. Thanks for stopping by, rather a slow news day. I am ready to come home. I have one tea bag left, my travel sized toothpaste is practically empty and my travel hair spray is done. Definitely time to come home. Good night for now.