Jorge and I were kid-less this past weekend and we literally tried fitting as much as we could into our days as was physically possible (and without becoming stressed out, heh).
We hung around at home on Friday night, snacking on crackers, cheese, sausage slices and wine with John, and later, Junior.
This was, of course, after I’d gotten home from a long day at work and started organizing my bookcase:
I got nowhere fast with my desk. It’s always such a mess *sigh*.
I woke up at 6:30am to meet Mary and the girls at the girls’ school to support Alaethia during her very first UIL meet. Jenny and I stood around together, admiring the kids’ artwork on the walls and crossing our fingers for the girls. The girls emerged from class and were cheerful about how they “almost wrote the entire page!”. We exchanged smoochies and then Mary left with the girls.
Jorge had a rare day off ^_^. I got home and he got ready while I paid the bills online (he and John had both abstained me from doing so the night before, grr).
We dropped some fliers off for my upcoming event, then went to breakfast at Espi’s. I had some Abuelita hot chocolate (of course) and some menudo. And Jorge ordered choriqueso. DOH! My doctor didn’t prescribe my cholesterol meds this time around (they have faith in me, heh), so I didn’t want to push it, but I couldn’t resist!
We met EZ at a car show afterwards, since we’re looking for some 50’s cars for an upcoming photo shoot and the food festival in January. Made some contacts and then Jorge so patiently agreed to take me to Hobby Lobby and subject himself to lots of squeeing and “OMG, look at this!”. Little did I know he was behaving so well because he planned on playing video games and taking a nap haha.
I had my canvases I’d purchased about a month ago and wanted to paint something for the hall bathroom to match the new color scheme. I got some supplies and then got home and got to work while Jorge played on the Xbox.
I searched through several similiar-colored paintings on Pinterest and finally decided on an idea.
Took about an hour to cut and mod podge and paint altogether. I sent the boys a photo and Eenan said, “Holy wow, Mom!!”
We spent the rest of the evening at home, after searching all over McAllen for something to eat (we eventually decided on Salads Plus. It’s so expensive!).
Started our Sunday by John and I making a run to HEB. Found some Abuelita hot chocolate creamer (EEP!) and I made us some eggs on toast with cream cheese for breakfast.
Since I’d already done the grocery shopping and making breakfast for everyone I took full advantage of being lazy and chilling out on the sofa with my Mabby ^_^. I searched for ways to seal my painting since it was hanging in the humid bathroom. Jessica gave me some ideas.
John used us as guinea pigs to test out a Cordon Bleu recipe he’ll need to make with his classmates for 150 people. It was delish!
I made a quick run to Michael’s since I had a 50% off coupon. I got some Liquitex to seal my painting and looked around for ways to organize my desk and paint supplies. I’d been searching on none other than Pinterest for some inspiration to organize all my crappola, because as you can see, it’s insane.
I fell in love with so many different craft rooms/studios:
Then I remembered I had my scrapbook organization box. So, after my day of work today, and picking Alaethia up at UIL, and going to the library, and picking up prescriptions at HEB, and making dinner, and spending time with the girls…
…and loving our snail-mail packages! Alaethia saved up her Tooth Fairy money and ordered Littlest Pet Shop toys on eBay (thus causing Emily to show me some she liked on eBay for an hour). And I received a package from Feeln, where they’re showing the new Rainbow Brite series exclusively!
…and talking to the boys and putting the girls to bed…I finally got around to organizing my box:
Now I just need to clean the rest of my desk!!
I can’t wait to get home and fix it up tomorrow. This week is a hectic one for sure. Added to my schedule tomorrow: painting at the Incubator!