I haven’t talked about it on here because with all the sicknesses going on around here I still don’t know if I will make it or not. But this weekend is our homeschool groups, first ever, homeschool mom’s getaway/retreat! I don’t call it a retreat because we won’t have any guest speakers, though we might watch a couple of DVD’s. But it’s going to be a fun, relaxing and blessed weekend. We are staying in a fancy house with fireplaces, a couple of living rooms with a pool table and air hockey table. A huge kitchen, a hot tub and a huge porch all located in the beautiful mountains. Yep, a weekend of doing nothing but laying around with other homeschool moms, relaxing, having great fellowship, going for walks in the beautiful mountains, working on crafts, playing board games, eating and of course taking tons of photos. 😀 Can you tell how excited I am?
But truthfully, will all the sicknesses we’ve had lately I keep wondering if I’ll actually be able to go. I figure if I’m packing Friday morning to head out Friday afternoon, I’ll be shocked. Last Friday Paul was sick with some sort of stomach bug. I figure me or one of the kids will probably get it this Thursday or Friday. But the closer I get and the fact that everyone is still healthy, I’m starting to believe I might actually be able to go. I told Paul I don’t know that I really need or deserve a time away like this. It’s not like I have little kids and I’m constantly on the run with them. With two teenagers, things flow pretty smooth without me having to do much. But he said getting away for a mini-vacation with friends like this is great and he really wants me to go. So if everyone stays healthy I will be going. And then next week I’ll be sharing all the pictures I take. 🙂
We had to throw out our tea kettle a week before I was hit with the sinus infection. Which meant during the time I was sick we had no tea kettle and I had to warm up all the water for my tea in a pan. 🙁 I know, not the end of the world, but I like my tea kettle. I keep thinking of getting an electric one, but truthfully, I like the ‘olden’ days feel of a tea kettle. I like filling it with water and putting it on the stove to heat. I love seeing the steam coming out of it. I know, I can be strange. I am also very particular about my tea kettles. I want the opening big enough to put my hand in there so I an wash it when need be. And I don’t want any kind of coating on the inside. It’s not real easy to find that combination sometimes, but we did find one a couple of weekends ago. It’s a lot bigger than I’ve ever had before, but I love it. Of course we have been using it a lot lately, our fall (and a taste of winter) has hit us hard.
No whistle, but I actually don’t mind. I know I could buy something to put on it if I wanted, but I really like just seeing the steam come out and knowing it’s ready then.
We also had our first taste of winter, yes we got snow! I’ll be showing some more pictures on my creativity blog later this week, but here is one to show how heavy the snow was. Look at how the branches were touching our front side walk.
It snowed all day. Thankfully it melted within a day too. I always like the first few times it snows. Especially when it melts and the sun comes out the next day. I’m also thankful it’s gone and the weather looks pretty good for my weekend getaway. Driving mountain roads when it’s wet and snowy isn’t fun, thankfully it should be clear this weekend.
Though I do get a little run down feeling at times, I am doing a whole lot better. I have days of coughing or a sore throat, but usually it only lasts a day and is gone, and that could mean it’s just allergies. I rest a lot (believe Auntie Ella, I am resting 🙂 ), and the kids have been helping a lot when needed. Today I already have dinner in the crock pot, corn chowder, and simple garlic bread on french toast for dinner. So all in all, I am doing well. Thank you for all your prayers. 🙂