David and I spent a long weekend in Columbus and Atkinson, visiting his side of the family to help out at his grandma's store, which has an open house every first Saturday in November. David had some work to do on the days before in Columbus, so Kate and I hung out for awhile all around Columbus. She liked the aisles and aisles of mirrors in Hobby Lobby the best out of all the places we went to (no surprise, she's her mother's daughter - every time I go into Hobby Lobby I'm convinced we need like 17 more mirrors!).
As you have already seen, traveling gives us (ahem, me) an opportunity to get a bunch of sleeping baby pictures. I can't help myself. When we stay at David's parents' house, she sleeps in a separate room but at his grandma's we were all in the same room so pack n' play pictures galore!! Luckily, if we put a sound machine under her mattress -- an old iPhone with a "rain" app on it -- she'll stay mostly asleep when we go to bed later in the evening after she's already asleep.
And because of the traveling, and not as much sleep as normal (ahem, she woke up at 5:30 each morning we were gone, grrrrr), she fell asleep during Sunday morning Mass which was g.l.o.r.i.o.u.s. I can't remember the last time she fell asleep actually during Mass -- although my guess would be at least 10 lbs ago, because holy heck my arms were totally wasted after holding her! She fell asleep on me right before the Gospel and I had to pass her to David before the closing prayer because my left arm was completely asleep and I was genuinely starting to think I might drop her. That wouldn't have been a good scene at an unfamiliar parish with a previously-super ornery toddler.
The weekend was full of good food, visiting family we hadn't seen in awhile, helping out, and watching football -- as all good weekends are. We just got back late last night, and although we both agreed it was a good weekend there's just something comforting about being home, especially now that the sun sets so early and I just want to curl up and watch some Netflix. That's the plan tonight, with some THM broccoli soup already in the crockpot and making the house smell super cozy.
After some convincing by a friend, I'm starting in on the Game of Thrones book series tonight (or soon). I'm trying to be a little more prudent this time around and not read way past my bedtime, so it might take me a bit longer to finish than normal. But I'm excited! Supposedly you get hooked and can't stop, so we'll see if I agree with most people!
I also finally (literally, 4 months later) got my ebook rental of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. I'm speeding my way through it and can't wait to dig into our house. David's more skeptical than I am but I'm going to try to convince him to go for it -- especially before Christmas comes.
This skit from SNL this week has just made me laugh like crazy every time I watch it (and I've watched it quite a few times now). Doesn't hurt that I've loved that song since it came out...there's something so awesome about it. The parody of the Drake song wasn't too shabby either.
How was your weekend?HG
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