I'm leaving in a few hours, so I'll try make these Seven Really Quick Takes.
I am hoping and praying that Gemma will be a good sport this weekend and not be too much of a pain. The Sister Servants are lovely and seem to be very fond of babies, but it is a little hard to relax when one is completely focused on keeping a baby contented and quiet!
I am also hoping and praying that the little guys don't drive Bret too nuts. I would love for his weekend to be relaxing, too, and it could be if he concerned himself only with feeding the boys and not trying to get much done. I never feel stressed or overwhelmed on days when I have no agenda.
If Gemma can behave herself, the ride down will be my favorite part of the weekend! I haven't had a long drive with my friend Cindy since this time last year! It's a great time to catch up. And I promise to post photos next week of little Madeline Therese, who is doing very well.
Steak is on the menu for Father's Day! On Monday we have a steer and a hog going to the butcher. Nothing makes one feel as rich as a few hundred pounds of meat in the freezers.
Basil! I need basil! My seedlings all dampened off and now I have no basil in my garden, which will mean no pesto!!! All my favorite recipes have pesto in them, and so I feel desperate! I need half a dozen healthy plants, and I am willing to pay for them! [This is on my mind because this week I made our favorite Penne with Italian Sausage, and it just didn't taste the same without the pesto.]
Just noting how a beauty regime changes with age. At 25, I considered mascara and an eyeliner pencil my most necessary beauty items. Nowadays it is a concealer stick, tweezers and a magnifying mirror. TMI?
Okay, I'm outta here. If you hear thunder this weekend, and there's not a cloud in the sky, it just might be Bret telling the boys to settle down! Hope to see you back here on Monday. Have a blessed weekend--I'm pretty sure I will.