Thursday, October 15, 2015

Weekending It Up

I didn't mean to disappear yesterday after my post on Tuesday but my right sinus felt like it was going to burst out of my cheek so I called in sick and went back to bed. Between some extra sleep and some wonder pills Dave picked up for me at the drug store, I am, thankfully, feeling much better now.

Our weekend started with listening to the longest game in baseball playoff history. Okay, technically it probably wasn't but listening to a five hour, fourteen inning game, which our team lost (boo), felt like it took forever. While I was intensely listening to the game, Rachel did my hair. And hers too!
On Saturday, my youth, who I'm a mentor for, came over and we attempted this Pinterest find. We had a lot of fun and I feel like our pumpkins turned out pretty well.
Then we pushed our Pinterest luck and attempted these pretzels. Um, they were delicious! I want some right now. Thankfully they are pretty easy to make so maybe I'll make some more once I'm done writing this post. They were so good A asked me to send her the recipe right away.
For supper Dave made these toast cups, without bacon. We declared them good and were thankful for our "3 out of 3 Pinterest day!"
Sunday morning we woke up, and since I was inspired to keep baking with the kids, we whipped up these breakfast cookies. They were also a hit. Sam didn't want to bake but he did read the entire recipe out loud to us, from the computer, which was super-helpful.
Sunday afternoon we went to our first Siskins' hockey game of the season. It was fun to watch hockey again and we may spend another Sunday afternoon, or three!, at the rink over the next few months.
Sam and I took the opportunity to make some faces during one of the breaks!
That evening Dave and the kids played some baseball at the kids' school while I ran some errands. It was a beautiful fall evening and the home team won, so it was a good time.
That was our Saturday and Sunday. And I can't believe today is already Thursday. That's what happens when you have a short week and a sick day. Yikes.

I'll be back tomorrow with Week 17 in the 30 Week Writing Challenge and next week I'll write about our Monday, which ended up being a gorgeous fall day.


  1. Move over, pinterest, here comes Natasha! I'm super impressed. Also, I know no comments were allowed on your last post, but I wanted to let you know that I've been thinking about you and I'm hopeful that you'll be pleasantly and unexpectedly surprised by people reaching out in the near future... and thank you for your encouragement to do the same!

  2. DANG, that was a very ambitious and Pinteresty weekend!! I think your pumpkins look awesome!! And I would kill for those pretzels right now. I just don't want to have to make them myself. ;) And ditto what Amanda said- been thinking of you since your post.

  3. I, too, have been thinking a lot about you and your family. Just know that if you need a listening ear, I am hear for you. I'm very impressed with your Pinterestness. You are putting me to shame girl. I think my big problem is, I don't follow the directions and then I wonder why things don't work out. ha ha ha!

  4. Ugh, I was so frustrated when I just read your last post and then couldn't comment. I may just have to e-mail you, but let me tell you, I resonate and feel everything you wrote in your post. I just haven't been "brave" enough to post it on the blog. Not really that brave since so few people read it though. I have definitely felt the loneliness this past year with so few family to interact with anymore. My dad doesn't come around so I basically have no family left. Eddie's family is slightly better, but his mom is so busy keeping her other grandson and caring for her dad so she can't get up here to see us either. I do hope you enjoyed your little Thanksgiving. I know you miss your parents. I also miss our interactions through our blogs and e-mail which I know hasn't been as great lately because of both of our busier schedules with you working and me at home caring for a baby and two other kids. Sigh. Hang in there. We love and miss you and do want to be there to support you. You know you have been one of my biggest supports this past year, and I don't know what I would have done without you. And hopefully, we will renew our in real life friendship with another in person meeting one of these days. Hugs!

    Go you on all those Pinterest projects! They look awesome, and I know they tasted great too!

  5. I've been thinking about you too! If I would have known you would have had an internet "stranger" showing up at your door with some flowers. Seriously!

    It's so easy to paint a picture online about how perfect life is when it's not. We are all only human. I know for me writing it out helps, as hard as it may be.

    I'm glad that the 4 of you still managed to keep yourselves busy. And GO JAYS GO! Woohoo!

  6. I showed Lance these pictures and was able to get him to say, "soft pretzel." Too cute! :)

  7. The pumpkin looks awesome! I know it's really hit or mis executing ideas from Pinterest, but I'm impressed with how well the turned out.


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