It has been one busy week.
There have been lots of early morning wake ups.
Tuesday was busy with the kids and I even decorated the kitchen window with the stained glass ornaments.
Thursday found itself exactly the same, up before six and out the door before 6:30 AM.
Kids were with us in our house by 7:30 AM or so.
Within a short period of time, I was out the door with the two year old to pick up milk, as we were in short supply. It was a fun outing and she kept telling me that she was having ‘such a good time!’
Today was a ‘Nutcracker’ kind of day. I pulled out several boxes from the crawl space and put up the cast iron stocking holders for the mantel. I also put up the Nutcrackers and strung some lights on the top of the China cabinet. We are thus one step closer to the Christmas season.
Wednesday was very busy as I had Oakton in the morning and then a play at 1:00 PM in Skokie at the Northlight Theatre. The play we saw was pretty much a last minute decision, “Mary Bennett: Christmas at Pemberley.” I was expecting it to be okay, but it was actually quite good, a sequel to “Pride and Prejudice.” The acting was superb as was the set (made by my former colleague and his wife: Rick and Jackie Penrod. A wonderful job was done by Emily Berman, a former New Trier student, and delightful actress. Her portrayal of Mary Bennett was most compelling and worked very well with the rest of the cast.
We had a great time and then, so as not to unbusy our day, we went to pick up the kids that I had deposited with the babysitter before going to Oakton and then taking them home.