where was i? oh yeah, my weekend. so fri night was fun ... sat work was INSANE ... actually BEYOND insane!! we were 3 people short and had about 500 more calls that normal to answer. it was the craziest shift i've ever worked, even worse than new years eve and st patrick's day!!! sat night my oldest niece from TN arrived. i call her Shorty :) she's 10 1/2 and lives with her mom and step-dad. she spends 2 weeks with us each summer. currently, she has purple hair .... um, yeah ... today was great, we did church, lunch, fro yo, grocery shopping and then big family pizza & wing dinner w/ games afterward. then we made lemon cake-mix cookies that we'll decorate tomorrow.
here she is with her bed bug Riley
my three things
1) i loved having my niece in church with me today! she used to come to church with us every weekend from birth until 5 1/2 when she moved to TN. it does sadden me to think that if she had been with us all this time, she would know the words to the songs, know kids her own age at church, probably know the pastor and pay attention during the messages. but i am trying to focus on the positive and her being at church today with me and my mom was a very positive thing :)
2) cake mix cookies might be one of my new favorite things ... a cake mix, 2 eggs and 1 stick of melted butter ... that's it ... we made lemon ones tonight and rolled them in a little flour - used a flower shaped cookie cutter and there you have it ... (our theme for dinner tomorrow night in sunflowers - and it wasn't even MY idea - although those of you who know me, know i was definitely on board) ... only nieces / granddaughters get to pick themes for dinner i'm thinking :) we are going to decorate the cookies tomorrow with yellow frosting and mini choc chips and make our own sunflower cookies. i'll post pics if they turn out cute :)
3) tomorrow, i'm going to start the couch to 5K program. i'm putting it on here, so that those of you who read it, can be my witnesses. feel free to ask me about it this week so i can tell you how it's going. knowing you will be asking, will be really good incentive for me!!!
hope you all have a great week! i have high expectations for a great week!!