One of the craziest weeks ever
Making & Doing

Weekending

Ali took the big kids to the "Eve of Destruction" on Friday night -- our local raceway's end-of-season demolition derby extravaganza -- and I took charge of the littles.

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It was a late night, but Davy was a trooper! He was in such good spirits all night long, and... I witnessed unaided/unsupported squat-to-stand more than once, so it won't be too much longer before he figures out the whole walking situation.

It was Malina's night to sleep over...

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...and boy, did she sleep! She wanted a sleeping bag on the living room floor, chose her pillow, and was zonked out immediately. She slept until about 10:30 on Saturday! Ali said that Malina is her "late sleeper," and she was taking advantage of an unusually quiet Saturday morning to sleep in.

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She accompanied me over to Ann's and watched a movie while I did some clean-up and made up a bed for the house painter, Randy.

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This was still fairly early on Saturday, and he worked all day on Sunday, too. The new siding color is just a smidge lighter than the old, and I love it.

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Ducky's been parked across the street all summer and we had to move it yesterday so the owners could use the area to stage a little remodel project over there. Rusty & I are perfecting our maneuvers -- me behind the wheel and him giving directions. It took a lot of backing up & pulling forward, turning the wheel this way & that, and the across-the-street neighbor stepped out just in case we needed him (he's an excellent guide & I've joked about bring him wherever we go, but we really need to figure it out for ourselves!)... and we did it!

Rusty & I will be taking off with Ducky on Friday for a weekend in Prairie du Sac where he's teaching a weekend class. We'll be in a campground/resort for the first time, located across the river in Sauk City, so we'll see what that's like -- it's a whole new area for us. There's a yarn store, Flaxen Fleece, about a 10-minute walk away from the RV park, so I'll definitely be checking that out... along with a local brewery and nearby Wollersheim Winery & Distillery. I'll be crocheting and knitting (new project alert on the horizon!) and mending and maybe catching up on some overdue bookwork (if the internet is any good) (or maybe I'll find a coffee shop) and probably napping.

So I'm in for another busy week -- a couple of book club meetings, prepping AQA for a weekend guest, and finishing getting Ducky ready (much nicer in our own driveway instead of schlepping across the street) -- but a 5-day weekend with a little adventure is ahead.

 

Comments

Jen A

Enjoy your trip! I've been to that yarn shop-- when it was still called DMarie-- and "need" to go back to see what's changed, if anything, other than the name! The winery should be fabulous this time of year-- is it grape stomp weekend?

Bonny

Last weekend sounds like a great one, and next weekend sounds quite promising, too! I love Malina' s outfit, and your parking skillz are perfect! I've often thought that yarn shops could use an adjacent brewery/winery, and you'll have all that and more. Enjoy!

Vera

Go you on the trailer backing up!! Fletch does that with ours and i stay inside so that I don't start screaming directions/instructions to/at him - LOL. I drive the car towing the camper, but that's the extent of what I do. Malina is darling in her outfit and so sweet sleeping. Davy is a charmer! You are one busy lady. Enjoy your long weekend get-away. I'll look forward to hearing about it. We leave in 2 weeks for our New England get away camping trip!

Kym

Ooooo! It sounds like a really fun weekend you've got coming up! I can't wait to hear all about it. In the meantime . . . those little grands are so adorable. I love that you get 1x1 time with each of them. That's just so special -- for you and for them. (And well done on the trailer backing up. WAY above my skill level.) (And I know this because we used to haul a trailer - not a camper - up north with us. I was ridiculously BAD with it. . . ) XO

Sarah

Malina is ready to be a teenager if she's already sleeping that late! I am impressed with your Ducky parking skills and look forward to hearing about what you get done when you take it out this coming weekend!

Carole

All the years we camped . . . I never drove the camper once! Go you with the bad skillz! I think your weekend away sounds lovely and I hope you and Rusty have a terrific time.

Robin

have you tried hanging tennis balls next to garage as guides for parking?
Or bells mounted on Ducky to warn of closeness?
Hope you have a great adventure! The kiddos are soooo cute! Love Malina's outfit.

Mary

This sounds like TWO fantastic weekends in a row ... and I'm struck by just how different they are :-) Hope you have good weather for camping - and walking to the yarn store! - ENJOY! (p.s. our family has NO late sleepers ... 8am is pushing it ... I wonder if it's genetic?)

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