Sunday, October 26, 2008

Mish-Mash

Another fantastic weekend is coming to an end. Fortunately, our weekdays are tend to be fun as well so we're not experiencing any real sense of loss.

Thursday's trip to town was another fun one. Our first stop, the Library was particularly interesting to me this time. They have a Native American exhibit up, featuring tribes from the PNW. In addition to the exhibit they had available, upon request, teachers materials on the same subject. Being of Native American descent , naturally, I jumped on that. The materials are intended for older students, but I think I can work them in just the same.

The Grocery Outlet offered some good bargains this last week, including some baking pans I was in need of. We ended up saving more than we spent once again. I just love when that happens! At Albertson's, I stopped by the bakery and inquired as to the possibility of acquiring bread bags for my homemade bread. The young woman who was working really did her best to get me an answer, but ended up telling me I needed to check back when the manager was working. Fortunately, the manager is scheduled to be on duty next Thursday when we will again be heading into town, so hopefully I'll be coming home with the needed bags then.

For the last couple months, I've been scrambling to get my laundry caught up prior to the seasonal weather change. In particular I wanted to get all the bedding done up, as they take up so much room when I need to dry them inside. I was incredibly frustrated in my search for two sets of Nathan's sheets, including his flannel sheets which are so nice during the cooler months. Yesterday, I happened to be rummaging through his closet, pulling clothing that no longer fit and all. In the corner of said closet I noticed something that looked familiar. The sheets! Both sets all crumpled up, stashed in the corner, looking so forgotten and alone. They are now stashed in a different place, the washer, where they will be taking a spin within the hour. Fortunately, today promises to be a beautiful sunny day, so I should be able to get them laundered and dried. I'm a happy Ma!

Saturday Night At The Movies

Last night we were treated to a truly great film! The kids had gone through the selections at Netflix and chosen a film called The Yearling. It did look like one they'd enjoy and I placed it at the top of the list so it would be here in time for their weekend viewing. After it had been moved up to shipping status I took a closer look at it, and noticed it was made in 1946. Hmmm. I gotta admit, I felt a twinge of concern over that. Oh well. It was a done deal so may as well just sit back and hope for something they would enjoy at some level. After supper we popped the movie in and sat back to watch it. What a wonderful surprise! It was a great movie! Starring Jane Wyman and Gregory Peck, it featured great acting as well as being a good story, packed full of valuable life lessons, which had the added bonus of providing us with some great family conversation once the movie had ended. All four of us were riveted through the entire film. I highly recommend this title for family viewing, although I will mention there are some parts which may be confusing or disturbing for the very young.

I need to get a new batch of laundry detergent made so I can get those sheets washed up and hanging out on the line. Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend!

2 comments:

toomanyhats said...

I'm so glad to hear someone else find things stuffed into corners of their kid's closets!

bev said...

That is a wonderful movie. Another great one, though maybe not for the kids is "Shenandoah". Although I loved it and saw it the first time when I was about 12, young children may find some of it disturbing. Love Jimmy Stewart!
Have you ever though of maybe selling your laundry detergent on Ebay? I would really love to try some. Am always looking for something gentle on my clothing and the environment. Hint, hint...