On the weekends that he doesn't come home I am able to get projects done around the house. This weekend I had planned on cleaning my upstairs apartment and starting to work on Katie's denim quilt. I am hearing almost daily now " When are you going to start my quilt ?" , so I need to get on that.
Here I am warming up my skills earlier in the week, hemming a pair of kitchen curtains that I had bought. The windows are not a standard size so a few inches needed to come off. It's been awhile !
I have been working on other projects lately which I can't speak of as they are top secret! I miss my husband , Jake , on the weekends that he doesn't come home but I have learned to take advantage of the spare time and try to accomplish projects around the house that there just isn't time to do through the week.
So my plans were put on the back burner as I went to pick him up on Saturday morning. We ran all over town grocery shopping . When we got home I got busy on a large pot of spaghetti sauce as we both had a taste for it. I spent several hours in the kitchen cooking the sauce , also made myself some mashed cauliflower which has become a new favorite of mine. And I had lots of fruit and vegetables to wash.
On our shopping expedition we picked up two new dog toys. One for Roxy and one for Ruby. Ruby loves these ring toys and will just sit hold it in her mouth. She will even start to fall asleep with it this way !
As I was busy slaving away in the kitchen my husband was busy playing video games! It's all good though as I have a very small kitchen and prefer it when Jake and Katie aren't standing right in the middle of this tiny room making it impossible to get anything done!
Ah Katie. Katie was bored. Are we surprised here? So her clever yet somewhat sneaky mom asked her if perhaps she might like to go out to her brothers house for the night. " I guess. " was the answer that I got. So I called my DIL and asked her if she would mind the company. By this time the sauce was done cooking and we all piled in the car to take Katie out to my son's house and a few quick snuggles with the grandkids.
We had a nice spur of the moment visit , some delicious dip with chips that my DIL made . She is a fabulous cook by the way. And as Jake and I talked our DIL into Thanksgiving dinner at their house again this year, we left their home feeling good!
Another year we don't have to do the dinner, kisses and hugs from the grandkids, some wood for a fire, and most importantly, a night alone!!!
This photo Katie took with her phone is of her and her niece Sarah.
And to think all I was going to do on my Saturday was clean and cut fabric! On our way home we stopped and bought a bottle of wine for me and some beer for my dear. We went home and had our delicious spaghetti dinner and just sat and watched some television together. Then we washed the dishes and went outside around dusk.
Jake started a nice fire for us as it was a bit chilly out. But the warmth of the fire made it very comfortable!
We had such a fun time together. Sometimes when things aren't planned they turn out to be the best times ! We talked about everything under the Harvest Moonlight. Sort of a review of our past twenty years together. Our twentieth will be in December.
I went on a pine cone hunt and hit the jackpot ! My intention was to make a pine cone wreath but after I went on-line and found all of the different things that you can do with pine cones, I may be making more than a wreath !
Jake had great fun . Every time that I wasn't paying attention , he thought it hysterically funny to throw a package of firecrackers into the fire to scare me half to death! Ha Ha Ha Ha !
That was so funny. ( sarcasm )
This day turned out nothing like I had planned. And sometimes those are the best days. Unexpected surprises.