This past week was by far the busiest we've had all semester. We had at least one thing everyday, most days two or more things. We had the Juliettes here on Monday. We made black bean and chick pea wraps. They are high in antioxidants and we were learning which food had those. We decorated our boxes for the Thanksgiving donations and sorted our canned and boxed foods for them. On Tuesday, Violet's best friend, Butterfly, came over and they made cookies with a twist. The twist was they mixed, matched and experimented with add-ins such as chocolate chips, cocoanut, mini marshmallows, pecans and M&M's. The results were delicious.
On Wednesday Violet had tennis. The other girls she knows weren't there. She didn't seem to mind. That night I had to go to the Girl Scout leader meeting to get the info on the Girl Scout cookie sales. I got to catch up with my mentor and see a few old friends. It was nice, I hadn't been to a meeting in 2 years. I may go to a few more, we'll see. It is nice not "having" to go.
On Thursday was a tour of a local coffee shop where we learned about coffee production, importation, roasting and brewing. The owner did a fabulous job. I hope the mom who set it up coordinates a thank you card for him. (Whenever I do a tour I make an oversized card and get everyone to sign it, and encourage the girls to decorate as well. Sorry, I won't do it for someone else's tour.) On the way home we picked up the candy and nuts from the Fall Product Sale, and went to the grocery store.
Friday was the Golden Dragon Acrobats at our local theater for the school day performance. They were AMAZING! I think gravity must have been turned off because there was no way under the laws of physics that they could have done what they did. Friday night I had to go out to deliver the Thanksgiving boxes to the food pantry.
Tired yet? We're not done. Take a quick catnap in the car if you want. Art class is Saturday morning. I went to Starbucks and had a cup of their Christmas roast. No, I didn't go to the independent coffee place that gave us the tour. It was a bit farther away. Okay, not unreasonably far away, but gosh darn, I was getting tired of driving.
Our plan was to meet Mr. Incredible after art class and go to lunch at the Chinese place right around the corner from his office. He called and said we needed a new plan, they don't open until dinnertime on Saturdays. Oops! Our friends' Italian restaurant, which is also right by his office, recently stopped serving lunch too! Bummer. So we picked up Wendy's and had a picnic in his office. You see, we were going around the other corner from his office to the movies to see Wreck-It Ralph. Great flick, we loved it!
Saturday night I finished up work for the week. I am off until after Thanksgiving weekend. It stunk to have to work so much on Saturday before I could hang it up, but honestly with all our outings I hadn't logged many hours. Then this morning, Violet and I drove to my boss' house and delivered her candy and nut order, plus one to take to the office. But mainly we dropped off my work computer to go in to the IT department for some updates while I'm off. On Wednesday when she's working from home we'll go back and get it. Kind of a pain, but much less than having to take it to the office myself. The IT guy said one of the updates takes 8 hours. He usually starts it in the afternoon and finishes it the next morning. So this worked really well.
Finally, to reward ourselves for a busy week, we stopped at Dunkin Donuts and bought a dozen to bring home, and coffee for me and hot chocolate for Violet.
We're not having another week like that again anytime soon. That was nuts!