Weekending 

This weekend we celebrated my Dad’s birthday. My mom,  my siblings and their significant others and Jeff and Ellie and I were there. Lots of good food and treats and excitement.  The morning though was spent at a friend’s house for a mama book club. We discussed The Book of Joe. (A really light and good read). The host had cold brew coffee and home cooked scones and four of us enjoyed some kid free time, discussing all sorts of topics. It was a very lovely morning!

Sunday, Jeff and Ellie made blueberry turnovers and we spent the afternoon doing chores and managing a very moody almost 3-year-old.

How was your weekend?

  

 

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Weekending!

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A BBQ with friends, a very warm day at the farmers market, a little bit of kiddie pool time (I know, I know, we should be conserving water… we used it to water the garden afterwards though). Eating tomatoes straight from the garden. Movie nights and weary late nights trying to get this rascal of a child to sleep. A busy, nice summer weekend.

weekending!

 

So I’m feeling much better after my dental surgery last week. But, we’ve been dealing with a much more horrendous issue at hand. Rats! Rats, and even worse, their mites. It’s been quite the nightmarish week, discovering rats under the house and getting bitten by mites. The house has been stripped of everything. The laundry has been non stop and everything smells of chemicals, in a house that’s been fine with my more natural products up till now. Of course all of this has my anxiety soaring, but luckily I have a husband who keeps me calm and parents not too far away, to get away from it all for a while. We’re having more pest control people coming over this coming week as well as tree trimmers (to make sure the rats aren’t climbing trees to the roof. It’s been a bit crazy here and I didn’t even think I wanted to write about it in this space, because, come on… gross… rats and bugs…. but, I try to keep it as real as possible and this is as real as it gets unfortunately.
We did have a little bit of fun though this weekend. We got out of the house on Saturday and spent the morning at the Earth Day festival up in Ojai. So I’ll leave you with those happy photos and spare you anymore buggy or ratty details…
earth day
flags
baby washing
rose garden
chickens
rhythm
yoga
more yoga
fun band
popsicle
cute kid
fun
earth day

Weekending!

This weekend I got to participate in a real live craft swap (so far they’ve only been online). I made several “tea for two” sets that included a hand embroidered spring sheep mug rug, two hand stamped linen napkins and of course some tea in a little paper pouch. I received some lovely goodies in return too.
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close up sheep
spring swapphoto credit (Kim Riddle)

It was nice getting together with some crafty ladies, eating yummy homemade food and chatting about babies and birth and of course, crafts.

The rest of the weekend was a slow one. We stayed close to home because Jeff was feeling under the weather. We spent Sunday afternoon enjoying the beachy weather. And I got to finish a dress for myself and a little spring top for Ellie.
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I’m finding children’s clothes are far more forgiving than busty adult women clothes. But, even if I may look like I’m five months pregnant (which I am definitely NOT), I’m still loving wearing clothes that I made for myself. And I’m hoping that if I keep at it, my skills will get better and they will fit me a little better. In the mean time, I’ll enjoy my creations for what they are, comfortable and, I think, pretty darn cute.
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run
mischief
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mermaid
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Ellie was quite the wild child on the beach. I think daylight savings and last week’s full moon was getting to her. She was like Max and Peter Pan’s Lost Boys all rolled into one. Oh my wild beachy child!
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Happy Week to you friends!!

Weekending!

What a beautiful weekend we had! The weather was glorious! A perfect way to welcome March. So spring like, I had to switch out our play and nature tables. They just couldn’t go another day being “winter”. I know pretty much everywhere else its white and snowy and cold, but it’s been very springy here and our tables needed to reflect that. Anyway, I came down with a little head cold, so between “required” resting (which I hate to do) and little outings here and there, it was still such a nice weekend. Yesterday’s beach walk was quite spectacular. The sky was amazing and the sea was a color blue I had never seen before. We searched for sea glass, skipped stones, and enjoyed the weather. Happy Week to everyone!
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clouds too
reeds
ladybugs
clouds over hill
climbing
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walking
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looking for gold
skipping stones
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throwing stones
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Weekending!

It was another quick but rather relaxing weekend. We didn’t have many plans. Grocery shopping, garden plans, crafting, lazy park play dates, visits to the library for Mama and pancakes in the morning. Jeff was happy as a clam his hometown team won the Superbowl. I was happy as a clam I got some more crafting done while Ellie played with Gramma. It was a nice weekend.
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library books
peg people
garden plans
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How was your weekend?