Well, this weekend was full of all of life's goodness. It makes me smile just to think about it. I'm grinning. And it's Monday morning. (Those two things usually do not peacefully coexist.) But we've had a grand weekend over here.
Friday night, Sailor had a violin graduation concert in town. Henceforth, she will no longer use Suzuki book Three, but is officially a Book Four student, even though she's just about finished with Book Four too. But we'll have to wait for fall 2010 for that graduation. Here she is with the other graduates. And with her teacher, who just happens to be the greatest violin teacher a kid could ever ask for. And here's a 30 second very dark video for those of you have an extra 30 seconds on a Monday morning.
This weekend was also our town's fall festival, "Swiss Days" to honor the bright eyed pioneers who settled this sweet little valley village. The main thoroughfare is lined with colorful cows, painted by local residents in a show of support for the community. On Saturday morning, my little Sailor dressed in her official costume, purchased in Switzerland last fall, and got ready for the big parade. Here she is standing in front of our cow Lullabelle. And here she comes. And there she goes. West, for the record, had no interest in donning liederhausen just to be admired by the crowds. No, no. He preferred to collect candy along the parade route.
Back at home.... I switched over our summer decorations for Fall/Halloween. And if Halloween is coming, then I better keep working on Sailor's costume. She asked to be a Mary Engelbreit witch. What is a Mary Engelbreit witch? I don't have a picture; I'm just going with the idea of a cute little witchy-poo. This is my second witch dress in as many weeks. The first one looked like a scratchy Grapes or Wrath pionner witch dress. This is just the latest version.
On Saturday night, my sister and her family of six came into town for a visit. We ate grilled steak tacos. It would be my last dinner if I had to go before a firing squad. Hands down.
And on Sunday, Sailor sang in church, West gave a talk, the Quiet Man said a quiet prayer, and I played the piano.
So now it's Monday, and I can look back and smile. Because if I look forward, I have this little bit of chaos waiting for me. This is what the kid's were doing while I was sewing and decorating and humming contentedly. The call it "The Spooky Hallway." I call it disaster, but I think I can take the long way around the house for another week or two.
Be back tomorrow with
Tuesdays with Dorie