It was of course, one of those weeks. There must have been a bazillion things on my To-Do List. Three words can describe the Highlights. Strawberries, Chocolate, & Romance. Now before you click elsewhere, it’s not what you think.
I helped out with a Pre-teen Girls camp on three different days. Friday I even hosted the Madness at my house. Hold on, before you think the below photo is a gruesome crime scene, as my husband did when he first saw it, let me assure you it wasn’t horrific at all.
More than twenty girls, 8-to-12 year olds, were within my walls. Somehow, my walls and sanity are still standing.
The theme of the day Spa Day. Here’s where the Chocolate comes into play. We made a Chocolate Face Masks for the girls. They loved it and some couldn’t resist sampling their beauty potions. ‘Shiver.’ There you go, that’s as scary as it gets.
Here’s the breakdown, blackmail pictures and recipes for our Spa Day if you ever consider doing something similar. Click HERE.
In addition to those busier than all busy-ness days. I dragged my little slave laborers down to the U-pick Strawberry Fields for our yearly tradition of Pick and Whine.
The Strawberry bushes were loaded like I’ve never seen before.
Which made me giddy with excitement after last year’s dismal yield where I made them hunt and pick, then hunt and pick, but it was more of a hunt because there wasn’t much to pick. This year was easy.
Princess and Hope found it was a lot more fun to pick up dirt clods and chuck them at people, mostly family members, (thank goodness) than pick strawberries.
They also couldn’t resist searching for Ladybugs, which were abundant. So Lea and T-rev were my only true helpers.
So after an hour of dodging flying dirt clods, chasing sprinting four year olds hither and yon, and ruining one pair of white pants, we managed to pick 24 lbs. of Red Goodness.
What was I thinking? White Pant, plus dirt and strawberries = Insanity.
Then, upon returning home, we discovered discover our freezer, where I was planning on storing our haul, had totally defrosted. I guess the breaker thingy had flipped and needed to be reset, uh, like a week ago. So we sadly tossed out a ton of food. I guess the good thing is I didn’t have to defrost it. It defrosted itself. Now the strawberries have plenty of room for storage.
As for the Romance. You might be thinking it was insanity to choose giving up even more sleep than usual to attend some Saga’s Third Movie Midnight release. But I didn’t attend for the romance, I attended for the fun with friends. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Yeah.
A group of about 20 of my friends and I decided it was high time for a girls Late night out.
Have to share this ditty that my Sis-in-Law sent out. I know for a fact she wasn’t thinking of me when she forwarded it. Yeah, this definitely doesn’t describe me.
No, that wasn’t my romance moment.
It was this.
My Prince Erik whisked me off to our first date in a long, long time. We saw the flick ‘Knight and Day’ and had a great time. Dear Prince, Thanks for being the real thing.