Wednesday, October 10, 2012

some weeks are weird

last week was a weird week.
it was full of things out of the norm, like unexpected doctor visits, tooth extractions and an impromptu pumpkin patch visit preceeded by a vomiting child in my van.  yay!

now that the dust has settled, let's break it down, shall we?
first of all, last monday night, i found out that my husband was not going to have his normal tuesday off.
enter immediate bad attitude and pouting on my part.  
i had plans and that was TOTALLY messing with it.

fall is my absolute favorite season and the flip has officially switched over here.  
i love the smells, the colors, the comfortable feeling of bundling up in my favorite tube socks and sweaters and lighting my harvest pumpkin candle.  i love the wheat, pumpkins, bittersweet, crisp leaves and cinnamon coffee.  the apple crisp in the oven, cider brewing and warm simmering soups are just so very wonderful!
it's all so comforting to me.
so is going to the pumpkin patch.  and that is what i really wanted to do with nathan on tuesday, but it just couldn't happen, so the kids and i went alone. enter sad, pouty face.
also, does anyone want squash?  :)

so the kiddos and i made our way into town, despite my youngest having a tummy ache that morning.  he perked up and was acting fine, but apparently all was not well, because right on this street, when we had just made the 45 minute trip into town, he threw up.
so naturally, i took a picture.

after that, he felt totally fine, so we proceeded to head to the food co-op where they have all sorts of amazing pumpkin varieties and the price tags reflect their uniqueness, too. 
we did not buy our pumpkins here, but it was fun looking.  :)

fast forward a few days, and a whole lotta school in the middle and a double doctor visit which resulted in a tube of anti fungal cream for ringworm, and a hefty dose of electrolytes for my son(the puker) who was dehydrated. if that's not weird, i don't know what is.

friday was doomsday for me(draaaamaaa).  
i have had a troublesome tooth for some time now and it finally had to go.
this non morning girl had to get up at 5:00 a.m.
this whole extraction thing was a borderline traumatic experience for me.  like all of the pulling and tugging and cutting and stitching???  yikes!  also. i will never regrow that tooth.  i miss him already. 
apparently it wasn't traumatic enough to not take advantage of shopping afterwards, but once that novacaine wore off, i was ready.for.bed.  
thankfully by saturday i felt pretty normal again which seemed like a small miracle considering how i felt on friday.

so saturday i spent the day with the kids around the house.  sipping cinnamon coffee and listening to our favorite hymns while cleaning and rearranging a little.  i had my clearance target candle i bought the day before burning, and i stayed in my comfy jammies all day.  isn't that the best??

now is the time to go to hobby lobby for fall decor!  it's pretty much all 50% off. 
and target had the cutest grapevine pumpkins and wire baskets in their $1-$2.50 section.

sunday we spent the day at church and then my in laws for dinner like always.
reason #4567 to love fall?
and these are my favorite!!!

don't you wish you're mother in law was my mother in law right now?  ;)
with 10 children and a husband who critiques her to perfection(inside joke), these pies are nothing less than amazing.
seriously.  you can be sure that everything that is in this pie was somehow made by her hands.  the lard she cooks down for the crust, the apples from their tree...she is a pioneer woman for sure.
she is also very wise.  
when her children were younger, she wanted to make sundays special, a day set apart, so she started making huge sunday dinners with ALL the fixins.  something for the kids to look forward to.
i feel totally blessed to be able to take part in this tradition today.
i have sat down many a time at her dinner table and felt an overwhelming feeling of blessing for all the work and diligence that goes into what's before me.
the reap a large harvest every year and they work so hard for it.

so last week had it's weird parts, but there were lots of normal, great parts, too.  
now it's wednesday of a new week alreadddyyyyyy!
time just flies to fast for this girl sometimes and it seems like the only thing i'm really good at some days is being behind.  yes, i'm consistently behind.  :)
do you ever feel that way?



  1. You are MY favorite! I feel like I have known you my WHOLE life!:) And YES, I REALLY do wish YOUR mother in law was also MY mother in law. You have no idea! ha! I truly dislike the dentist too, glad you are feeling better. Everything you mentioned about fall is my fav too! Everything! Makes me want to go light a candle and brew some of my (discounted) cinnamon coffee too:)
    BUT- I'm going to pick up the Amish gals from the farmer's market and bring them home:) Like an Amish taxi, except we're friends and I let them give me bread:)
    Have a great day girl!

  2. yes...please mail your extra squash to me. :) next on my list is a trip to target to see if they have any more of those pumpkins. and...i love that you took a pic of the street where your boy puked. amazing mom moment right there...I totally would've done the same thing! :) blessed by you...

  3. so glad things are better this week! i really despise the dentist as well. i actually get physically sick whenever i have to puking kind of sick...true story.

    love your fall decor! so wish that we had a seasons hot hot hot and then not so hot. that's one of the many things i miss about kansas...the seasons. :) blessings!

  4. I've been hoping for a day to spend in my pj's with cold weather outside of course!! Awful about the tooth situation but it sounds like the rest of the weekend more than made up for the bad experience.

  5. You may be my favorite blogger. Seriously.

    I think I want to mail you a $10 bill and send you out to shop for my mantel. It needs some love.

    Thank you for writing about normal. :)


  6. I love the clever display of leaves at the mantel!

  7. In the midst of a weird week, you are still able to find beauty. One of the bazillion things I adore about you. Have a great weekend sweet friend!

  8. How did i miss this one?! To answer your question...yes! I am always feeling behind. Obviously. ;)
    I hope everyone is well at your house!! I have a bunch of MAJOR dental work coming up and i am skeered.
    Love your mantel and fall decor! So beautiful Mary! For some reason I am not feeling decorating this fall.
    Hope you have a great weekend! xoxo

  9. Ew, tooth problems. I mean, who likes the dentist??? ick. My mom works at a dentist :) and i LOVE FALL TOO!! ahhhhh... everything about it! Cute pic of you and your hubby!

  10. hey there, thanks for visiting my blog:) looks like we have totally the same taste in fashiona nd home decor. so my 6 year old throws up every time he spins on the tire swing, one day after leaving the park, we stopped downtown for somethign and he threw up on the street corner. everytime we pass {daily} tyhe kids yell "that's where conner puked!"

  11. I feel behind OFTEN.
    I'm inspired by your mother in law...10 kids??? oh my goodness.

    I come from a long line of women who cook EVERYTHING from scratch. I also come from a family who cooks large meals on Sunday.

    I hate that it's becoming a lost art....those family meal memories mean everything to me.


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