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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Might as well blog...

Dan is still in Seattle so I figured since I had nothing else to do, I might as well blog.  Lucky you!

Dan is supposed to come home on Friday.  However, he said he wouldn't be surprised if he had to stay until Christmas.  Or if he came home this weekend, he would end up working the whole time and then have to fly bacl next week.  I'm hoping he comes home even if he's busy working here and even if he has to go back on Monday. It is not turning out to be a very merry Christmas so having him for even a few days is better than nothing.

This week has been a busy one!  Monday night we had Boy Scouts Court of Honor.  Peter received an advancement and two badges.  It was a potluck.  I always take the easiest meatballs in the world and they always get eaten. In fact, I made 100, and they were all eaten.  And if you've never made the world's easiest meatballs let me share the recipe.

Take a jar of grape jelly and dump it in a bowl and microwave it for a minute or two until it liquefies.  Then add a bottle of chili sauce and stir.  Then put a bag or two of frozen meatballs into your crock pot, pour the liquid mixture over the top, and cook on high for 2 hours.  So easy.  So yum!

Tuesday was Giving Tuesday and our school was participating.  We have a donor that said they would give us $50,000 dollars if we could raise $25,000. We had 50 hours to do it. We are announcing the results at the school Christmas pageant on Tuesday night! 

Peter had a basketball game on Tuesday evening. I worked on PTO things at the school for the better part of Wednesday.  On Thursday I helped out with the 8th grades biggest fundraiser - Santa's Workshop.

Parents send in money and the 8th grade sells items that have been donated to the elementary school kids and helps them wrap the gifts so that they can have presents for their family members that are a surprise on Christmas morning.  This is the biggest fundraiser for the 8th grade trip to Washington, DC.

I worked with 3 other mothers on Thursday sorting and pricing all the items that are going in to the sell.    We were all a little overwhelmed by the amount of work in front of us but we had a good time and we got it all done!

On Friday, I went to Mass and Adoration and then had another PTO meeting. After that, I ran a bunch of errands and then it was time to get the kids.

Today we had to drive to Burlington for a basketball game.  Peter had a good game and I think he was very proud of how he played today. (I know I was!)  Peter's not exactly what you would call a natural athlete and sports really isn't his thing, so any time he has a good game, we are all excited!

Here are a few shots I took with my cell phone:

Peter got the pass and turned and took a shot!

See the ball up there heading to the basket??

Swoosh! Good job, Peter!

And here is a little arrangement I put together this evening.

I wanted a red, green, and white arrangement but the grocery store didn't have any prearranged bouquets.  So I got some red carnations, some green hydrangeas (there were only two of those and they don't show up very well in this picture), and some white daisies.  When I got home I snipped some branches from our boxwood bushes and voila -  a sort of Christmas-y looking arrangement!

Tomorrow we are getting our tree.  My biggest worry is the lights.  Dan always does those so I'm going to be winging it this year.  Fingers crossed I can do a decent job!

And now we are all caught up!  Have a great what's left of the weekend!


Billie Jo said...

Beth, you are an amazing mom!
Your children will have so many fun memories of you cheering them on during their happy moments.
I hope and pray your hubby is home for good soon.
In the meantime, enjoy the second week of Advent already!

Madeline said...

I love your flowers! So glad Peter had a great basketball game. I hope Dan can be home for a while with you soon!!