I love when a kink is thrown into your schedule and changes things around a little. Like a fluffing of the pillows for your appointment book. Not that I even have an appointment book or ever will (I barely use my "planner"). Our regular church meetings start at 9 am, which means a hectic morning and an exhaustive afternoon. But, for today, the authorities that be decided to dissolve two wards in our stake which called for boundary changes for several wards, the mission, and the temple district for the Phoenix area. A huge deal as far as these things go. We lost the other counselor in our RS Presidency to a different ward and got a new, much younger bishop. So our "feathers have been ruffled" so to speak and it was an interesting meeting (especially keeping the troops--Seth and Lucy--entertained for two hours in a pew).
But, the best part of the day was the morning we spent lounging at home--Stake Conference didn't start until 2pm. The weather was so cooperative. I made the oh-so-moist-and-tender overnight oatmeal muffins (you soak the oats in buttermilk overnight) topped with cinnamon sugar for breakfast, paired with lemon curd and orange juice. We stayed in our pyjamas for awhile--see Seth in his courtesy-of-Allison power ranger pyjamas (I like this spelling of the word).
Lucy napped, Seth and Craig and I went for a dip. Seth got a sunburn on Sunday, September seventeenth! I sorted pictures and readied the new KOLO photo albums I bought yesterday (you must check these out, they are dynamite) for Craig and I and the new baby. I made progress on a necklace I've been beading on for awhile and beaded a new one that just "came to me" at the kitchen table, it is asymetric using sterling accent beads, green glass beads and bone--I wore it to Stake Conference. And EVERYONE ate ALL of their lunch--Trader Joe's Gorgonzola Gnocchi, sauteed brussel sprouts, and a green salad with dried cranberries, fresh pears, sugar snap peas and poppy seed dressing--Smarties for dessert. I told Craig, one of the most satisfying things in my life is the feeling that my family has been well-fed. On our way home I was mapping out our evening and mentioned dinner, Seth said, "we're going to eat some nokey!". Gotta love a kid who loves his Gnocchi.
Now, everyone, but yours truly, is asleep--and they have been since 5:30pm!! Yes it is fours hours late and I am filling up my time with...well, whatever I want. Craig is catching a loooong cat nap before his shift tonight, sigh...so, you, my fellow bloggers remain my only audience. What do you do when you have the house to yourself?
Only the kitchen light on in an otherwise dim and silent house.