so my dad bought my kids a book, Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims. before we had even read any of it, he gave them the quiz in back of the book. the first question, what ship did the pilgrims sail on? my 16 year old answered, the ss minnow!
i’m sure he is relieved that i am responsible for their education.
after a busy halloween, which i wrote about here, (my husband and i were mr. and mrs. frankenstein) we spent a quiet weekend at home and were even persuaded to play a game with the kids. our usual response, go play with each other, that’s why we had four kids! wasn’t effective and we were talked into a game of outburst which is one of the best kinds of family games since you don’t have to move from the couch to shout your answers.
i got new living room furniture. more specifically, two couches. i went in for a couch and loveseat but did you know that a loveseat costs a mere $30 less than a couch? so for that price gap i went for more seating space. it was a scary decision that i put off for months. i knew i wanted a leather sofa but not two leather sofas. the whitish sofa was on order and we just got it friday. i probably should have left the plastic wrapping on it, but i’m just going to live dangerously.
i’m not even kidding that today i was so downcast when it started getting dark at 4:30 pm. i’m so not a fan of daylight unsaving time. it’s part of what makes the winter so unbearable for me.
i’m listening to sisterland. it’s good. and i recently finished what alice forgot. liked it a lot.