Miranda, I'm glad you had a great time with your dad but understand your frustrations with your mom. Someone who has to be right, well, just has to be, and the rest of us of course can't be, sigh...and yes it could be comical to an outsider, but definitely not to you! My mom was as easy to get along with as can be, so I don't have personal experience. But I know it's hard 'cuz I know some folks like that. I tend to just clam up and shut down so to speak, just to avoid the pain.
Laurie, we had the rain last night into this morning, but by 7 or 8 am it had stopped. And we too are supposed to get snow Wednesday night...uh, make that Wednesday 'day', I just re-checked the ever-changing forecast. Up to 5 inches by Thursday morning, predicted as of now...sigh...
Linda, I still sit in awe at your weaving capabilities. And I anxiously awake the 'drapability' assessment! I'm sure it will be lovely whether it turns out to be a shawl or something else
Yes Nathan is Ry all over again, in looks anyway. Much more even-tempered in terms of personality. In that pic I see DSIL, which means I see Ry, who definitely favors him in appearance. For the most part Nathan has seemed to favor DD more, but I think that is changing!
That smile with the mouth closed tight and a straight line across, is pure DSIL
And they were both sick today. I did take them to the doc, which saved DD trekking on the bus with two of them. Ry had a bad night, no more coughing, but muttering in her sleep which she most never does, and just generally not sleeping well at all. Nathan woke from his morning nap with a fever as well. So DD took him in when she took Ry in, to the doc, who said that from Ry's description of how/what she felt, it sounds like a classic sinus infection (what DD was thinking) but that he sees no sign of it so he is leaning toward just sinus congestion. If the fever persists for 3 days (that would be Thanksgiving, sigh) he wants to see her again and will prescribe antibiotics. As to Nathan, the fever is his only symptom, and the doc has a wait and see attitude on that as well.
So DD waits. And hopefully sleeps tonight. Those were the days, the part of having little ones I don't miss at all!
I got a lot of organizing done this afternoon in the sewing room, more papers and photos and such (this is also my little office) than sewing things...it's the paper stuff that builds up in here. I feel good to have tossed a bunch of papers, and to have reorganized things for the most part. Still have some things to get settled somewhere, but it is a major improvement.
Yes Lynda, I did my shopping this morning. I think I have everything. I didn't need to remember cranberry sauce, DD1 always makes that for Thanksgiving
But I got a 23 lb turkey, and all the fixings I need to worry about making.
I can't imagine a Costco around here being that empty a few days before Thanksgiving! I wasn't anywhere near one, but I am sure they were all pretty crowded!