Friday, December 8, 2017

Weekly Wrap Up - Nutcracker and Basketball

The girls and I went to see the Nutcracker over the weekend.  It's the first time we've gone since they quit dancing, and it was a wonderful performance.   I enjoyed this one more than usual, because I didn't have to endure the stress of stage week, the fear of costume failure (one I'd worked on) or pray my girls didn't have a major error while dancing. 

Monday we plowed through school work and actually finished up a bit early.   Olivia had her first JV basketball game, and Lindsey had sewing class at the same time.  I had to drop Lindsey off with a friend to catch a ride, then we went to Olivia's game, then reversed to pick Lindsey back up.   The team won the game and was a great confidence booster.  I don't know what the athletic director was thinking when he ordered uniforms, but here she is...shudder.  
Tuesday was gray and dreary all day.   I spent the afternoon locked in the basement wrapping Christmas gifts while the girls worked on lessons.   I enjoy wrapping gifts, I just wish I could figure out how to make those big fluffy bows.  Once I was done wrapping, I took inventory and made a shopping list for the remainder of items.   After dinner, I had to take Olivia to basketball from 8-9pm.

Wednesday was St. Nicholas Day, so I snuck out early to put a gift at Ms. Kay's doorway.   I love surprising her each year.   This year I found authentic ginger cookies from Luxembourg and boxed those up in a nice little box with some tea.   She squeals little a little girl when she sees her gift. My husband took a personal day off from work and he and I went Christmas shopping together while the girls stayed home and worked on their school work.     In the evening we had to drop Lindsey off at an extra sewing class, then head to church for our evening classes.  Lindsey had to catch a ride with friends from sewing to church since both my husband and I are teaching classes at church and couldn't leave to pick her up.
Thursday was another full day of schoolwork, more gift wrapping and Olivia's first away basketball game of the season.   I had to drop her off at the school by 3pm to catch the activity bus.  The bus got stuck in traffic going to the venue, which made the first game late and bumped all the other games out.  It was 11pm before the bus pulled back in at the school, she was exhausted.

Friday (today) was supposed to be our Christmas decorations craft day.  However, my brother is supposed to work on ornaments with us and wasn't feeling well so we bumped craft day out to next Friday in hopes that he'll be able to join us.   Olivia slept in a bit, and rightly so.  We knocked out another full day of lessons and hit the road once again to basketball practice.

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  1. My husband and I are heading out shopping tonight; luckily I start pretty early without him so we only have a few last minute odds and ends to pick up and then I hope to spend most of tomorrow locked in my room wrapping.

  2. sounds like you had a great week. Yeah for the game win! :)

  3. I haven't even started wrapping, and we have a toddler and a mischievous puppy this year, so I"m not even sure what to do with the gifts once they're wrapped!

  4. What a productive week. We went light on school work and big on fun this week.
    Blessings, Dawn

  5. Adorable little St Nicholas gift!! Not only have I not wrapped any gifts, I haven't even PURCHASED any yet!! o.O Thanks for linking up!!

  6. What beautiful gift of tea and cookies! I love that you celebrate St. Nicholas Day. Maybe we'll do something fun like this next year.

  7. Sounds like a lot of experiences that are just wonderful, though it is busy. Love the little gift and yay for the win! Can't wait to see something on these sewing projects. - Lori

  8. Sounds like a busy but productive week.I can imagine that watching ballet is easier when your own kids aren't performing. I could never watch my daughter when she competed in trampoline - I had to shut my eyes and listen instead!


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