Last week was my first week without any school work to do for a while.  I really enjoyed simply sitting around and doing nothing without feeling guilty.  It was really nice.  Now back to some semblance of reality because I have several handmade Christmas gifts I have to get started.  Yesterday I spent a few hours working on my youngest sister’s (Missy) gift.  It’s turning out really cute and coming together pretty quickly.  I’m pleased.  Also, I’m working my way up to the Amy Butler Weekender bag for my other sister (Jessie).  (She knows what she is getting because she picked out the fabric for the bag.)  From what I’ve read on other blogs this project could test my patience but will be completely worth it.  

In other Green family news, we had a great weekend visiting some friends.  Here’s some  back story for you: Mitch has been friends with Joe for about 15 years.  Interestingly Mitch and Joe’s wife Tasha went to grade school together, and Joe and I went to grade school together.  However, Mitch and I didn’t meet until I was a senior in high school because we had completely different circles of friends.  Anyhow, we have always enjoyed late nights just sitting around with them, playing cards, talking, whatever.  Since they had to move to Sedalia a couple of years ago, we haven’t really been able to have much fun adult time.  Anytime we get together someone has to go home and put kids to bed.  So we stayed Friday night at their house, all the kids went to bed pretty early, and the adults stayed up way too late having too much fun.  It was so nice.  So, thanks again Joe, Tasha, Julia and Cody for letting us stay the weekend.  I don’t have any pictures because neither Tasha nor I thought to pull out our cameras.  Oh, well.