Saturday, October 30, 2010

Football & Mouse Housing

"Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all."
-Stanley Horowitz

This weekend has been delightful so far! It started with a football game on Friday...

On Friday night, the game determined whether or not we would win the 2010 Metro League Title... and WE DID! Yippie! Our football team has not had this title for 26 years. Talk about a long time waitin' for this moment. The game, unfortunately, was not as intense or exciting until the second half. I'm not sure what was going on in the first half but it looked like a pathetic soccer game (seriously both teams kept punting the ball back and forth!). There wasn't much tackling and our team looked disorganized.

Thank goodness for half time! ha. I think the coach had a serious talking to the team and boy... they came back good and strong! The last half of the game was exciting because it had momentum. Plus, the energy of the crowd picked up and we all were geared up to be the champions. Awesome night! And thankfully too, Friday night was blessed with perfect fall weather: cool, dry and foggy. Pretty lucky because Thursday and Saturday are sandwiching in Friday with the classic 'ol Pacific Northwest rain.

Today's activities consisted of "mouse housing" with mom. We have used that term for years and years. Mom says she got it from a children's book or so she thinks. Anyway, when we go "mouse housing" it means that we're going to gather fun little things... usually decorations or craft project items. Sometimes it's clothes, but today crafty things. The first place mom and I went to was a place called Smith Berry Barn, out in the country. It's a cute little barn that sells all sorts of fun house goodies (though somewhat spendy). Once and awhile we find a few treasures there. Today we just got some gift items for a few people. Glad we got to help out a local country shop!

Afterwards we went to Target, then mom stopped in at Joann's Fabric Store, and then we did grocery shopping. Brought the grocery items home, regrouped and had dinner at Sweet Tomatoes... and then ended the day with Michael's and Craft Warehouse. Whew! haha All fun though even in the cool dark and slightly dreary day. Good day to be occupied with mouse housing!

From all that I managed to only spend $9. I bought a small gift item for a friend and then got a candle warmer. My room is smelling like pumpkin spice now... mmm mmmm...

Think I'll have a snack now, relax and then get bed... have to get up a little early tomorrow for a short work meeting. Hoping to get some homework done tomorrow afternoon so that I can have fun in the evening. :)

1 comment:

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Wow! That was a busy afternoon of shopping! My style for sure! Except the crafting, because I am not very good at that. I like to look though! i can't wait to see what you all make!