Saturday, November 28, 2009

What to do?

It's the weekend of Thanksgiving and the last 2 days have been so hectic that we really don't want to do much, yet want to do SOMETHING. We're tired of driving, so David doesn't wish to go to surfing today. We're saving money so there's not a lot of extra cash to do much.

The big question: What do do? To make it even more complicated: What to do with 3 kids?

Thanksgiving was great; spending lots of time with family on Thursday and Friday. Thursday for turkey, stuffing, potatoes, green beans, salad, pumpkin pie, persimmon pudding and something else. Earlier in the day David and Conor went out on a long mountain bike ride in demo forest. They had a great time and I think this will become a Thanksgiving tradition. Friday to decorate the tree and have multiple bowls of steaming tortilla soup. It was perfect; a stormy day, fires in the fireplace, beautiful tree to decorate and 3 excited kids!

Today our extended family is traveling home to Portland, and my family is having a lazy day. David observed that "Laziness begets laziness" and it seems true. I have one child camped with a blanket atop a heating vent, watching Mickey's Clubhouse, one playing on a flight simulator on our ancient PC, and the other quietly playing with Legos.

Not for long! Davids on the phone, calling up friends, inviting them to go to to the coffee shop for hot chocolate (or real coffee) We have a set of bocce balls and thinking about exploring a new bocce ball court that is nearby. We're still contemplating a hike or other fun things to do. I'm sure the kids will plead for David to put up the Christmas lights on the house, and I'll make my bare bones list of what to buy, what to make, and what to give to friends and family for Christmas. Oh, I also need to take photos of my kids for our Christmas Card but I don't have clothes for them yet. Hmmmm what to do?

What about you? What are your plans for the weekend after Thanksgiving?

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