So! What did we do this weekend?
My parents have been dropping off bags and bags of oranges from their tree every time they dropped by for the past few weeks. And we had a lot of lemons left from our tree. So Saturday I decided to squeeze all of our citruses. I went through several bags of oranges and came up with about half a pitcher of orange juice. 10 lemons each yielded two pitchers of lemonade, and I had the satisfaction of no more unused fruits taunting me when I went in the kitchen. While I did this, Paul hovered nearby baking some bread from scratch to impress my bread-loving mother.
This is one of several lives I imagine for myself. I can't live them all, but day to day I guess I can squeeze some of them in.
Saturday night I went to the City to work and got to see Marisa which was fantastic. We're going to go see her next play on opening night! It's a good work night when it doesn't rain and I don't encounter too much "creative" 2am driving on the freeway ride home.
Sunday I got some projects in order and cleaned up the homestead a bit in time for the girls to come over for craft day. I hemmed some curtains and then moved on to more embroidery for my quilt project. "Embroidery," you're saying, "how horribly grandma!" First, I love my grandma and aspire to her greatness. Secondly, embroidery can be way cute and fun. I'll be making the busiest damn quilt ever. Sure, I considered making a classy, subdued, elegant quilt, but where would be the fun in that? This will be awesome and so busy I won't be able to sleep under it due to its loudness. And then the cat will puke on it, and like a movie theater carpet, you won't even notice because the whole thing is so busy anyway. Maybe I'll embroider around the puke stain for posterity.
Other projects boing done at craft day: knitting (and swearing), crazy quilt piecing, and painting numbers for a toddler's bedroom.
And Paul showed off by making soup as well and generally spoiling us with yummy snacks. You should totally come next time.