My Busy Weekend

My Busy Weekend

Well, what can I say. It was another one of those whirlwind weekends. This one started on Friday.

I was off work Friday so I could care for my grandson who has not been feeling well. Since my daughter did not have to be at work until later, my sister, who up from Florida with her husband, and I went shopping and had an early lunch before I had to rush back home. She treated me to Chinese.

Saturday I took two of the granddaughters who are  performing at Disney next month to their baton practice on Saturday afternoon.

These are my two granddaughters who be performing at Disney next month.

I spent the afternoon making a set of decorative bottles to donate to the silent auction at Sunday’s spaghetti dinner fundraiser.




These aren’t the ones I made but they are very similar to these.

Then on Saturday evening several family members went to my oldest daughter’s for a chili dinner and game night.



My sister fixed a large pot of chili with baked potatoes. The rest of us provided desserts. After we ate several of us played some of our favorite board games. We all had a great time.

Sunday, the girls that could needed to be at our last fundraiser early. They performed their Disney routine throughout the afternoon. When they were not performing they were waiting tables and competing for tips. The top waitress received a gift for her efforts. Which brought up some conflict for one of my granddaughters.

The younger of the 2 girls who were waiting tables was working more diligently then the older one, or so I was told. However, the older of the two, had more in tips due to the fact that her father had given her $100 to put in tip jar. That left her approximately $30 ahead of the younger one in the end. She was extremely upset. But, to put a better ending to the story, Ms. Winner, gave her cousin a gift from the bag that she received as a prize. Then to make this a frugal ending, Ms. Second Place, decided to give it to her younger cousin who is crazy about Tinkerbell. The gift was a Tinkerbell scrap booking kit. Ms. Loves Tinkerbell has a birthday coming up soon so we decided it would make a nice birthday present. Yeah!

We left the fundraiser at 4:00 with our prizes in hand and headed home. My sister and her husband came over and we decided on a take out pizza for supper. I was too beat to cook. 


As an final note, our fundraiser earned close to $2500 to add to total raised. It  has been a great fundraising year for us.

Tell me about your weekend. What did you accomplish?

My life verse.

Double weekend recap


Sorry about the timing of this post. Over Easter weekend I had a rough few days. I had a doctor’s appointment a week on Wednesday before Easter knowing that an endoscopy would be scheduled soon due to some swallowing difficulties. There was an opening on Good Friday and I thought that was great. No missed days of work since that was my first day of spring break. Everything seemed to go as planned before this minor surgery.

During this minor procedure, my esophagus tore which is not that uncommom, but made for a very sore throat for the next couple of days.  I was put under for this procedure so I was very tired on top of the sore throat for the remainder of the day. I was feeling better by Saturday evening and was planning on attending church Easter morning. About 4:00 that morning I woke up with excuriating back pain. What a way to spend my already short Easter break!   

I was in a lot of pain throughout Easter Sunday and Monday. Lots of Advil and bedrest on both days. We also have one of the devices that run electrical currents through sore muscles that I also used. That helped while it was attached to me. I finally gave up and went to the doctor on Tuesday after missing that day of work. Thankfully, nothing more was going on than my back was out of whack.

Making it back to work on Wednesday was rough. I went to work with a cane and I had to sit out of the students’  gym practice and other physical aspects of the job.  On Thursday we had planned a field trip with the students. I also had to sit out of this because I could not climb onto the school bus.

But on a brighter note, I was able to get a lot of paperwork done. I spent the day at my desk diligently working with no interruptions.

By Friday I was able to go to work without the aid of the cane.

Now, let’s get to this past weekend.

The school where I work hosts an annual Expo. There are demonstrations from area businesses, craft vendors, performers and more.  Lots of door prizes are given out and lots of good food is prepared.  Of course, the staff works this on both days of the Expo.

Luckily, I did not work serving food this year as I have in the past. I don’t think my back could have stood up to a job that demanding. Instead, I manned the table where our unit had a display. I was the last in the line of 3 buildings to tour and register for drawings.  I stayed occupied talking to people as they came through, but did not have to do a lot of standing or walking. It was quite a bit easier on my back. I did manage to finish reading one book and I was able to start another one.  More on that later.


I felt that I had a productive weekend.



What did you do over the weekend?