No photos today as my battery wasn't charged. My weekend, however, was! Friday I devoted to winterizing my house. Though I do believe it will warm back up, a cold front has taken us into the 30's at night. Friday morning, 3 of my 5 children crawled in our bed and said, "I'm cold." I knew it was time to put on the flannel sheets and thick comforters and pull down the footed jammies. I tidied up the house, which is ever-so-fun with Big Ben, who routinely rides my vacuum cleaner, never understanding that it is his very bottom which turns the power off if he rides too far back. Then I steadily worked through each room, making it cozier for each of my children. How can I describe this? It brought me so. much. joy. to do that. That my hands could bring warmth and comfort to my children in the nights to come.
Saturday a dear friend arrived. This gal has known about me long before I actually knew her. When CC was dating me, he made a trip to Turkey and Jordan. This young couple had a little one year old who CC taught to give "High 5's." She's 16 now! And she and her mom flew in to Ankara so she could take the PSAT at our school. Time flies! I'll forever be indebted to this couple, and their brother and sis-in-law in Jordan. Evidently when CC described me to them, they all said, "What in the world are you waiting for? Propose!" And he did. Thanks for your vote of confidence, guys!
Now she and I are good friends. It's really neat to have someone from your same home fellowship, at your same walk in life (or just a step ahead), who lives in the same country. We have so much to talk about. CC put the kids to bed for me last night, and she and I headed to the mall. We ate Chinese, we caught a movie, we shopped for jeans. And for groceries! Why is it so much more fun to shop in local grocery stores with a friend to whom you can turn and say, "Should I buy these dried black-eyed peas?" and she will answer, "But what good are they without a ham hock?" She totally gets it, good Southern girl!
And so, we had a good time and she'll be here a few more days. Then to end a great weekend, I got to watch my favorite tv show. Pretty much all we get in English is BBC. I watch "Strictly Come Dancing," which is like the US "Dancing with the Stars" only less provocative and with some serious British accents. I love it! Every week someone gets voted off. Oh, the suspense.
So, how was your weekend?