While my sister lived in Pittsburgh, these last two years, we planned a ladies day every month during the school year. My mom and sister-in-law and I would drive down, along with our preschoolers, and we’d enjoy lunch and relaxing together, or an outing, or a project.
Now that my sister’s living in my town, it’s even easier. And school is back in session.
My mom invited the three of us over for a pumpkin craft day. She supplied frames from a dollar store and fabric from Joann’s, and we stitched the one to the other to make ribs. Then we decorated with all kinds of pretties she bought.
She made us lunch, too. Kinda hard to measure up to that quality of service and gorgeousness next time, so thanks for setting the standard so high, Mom.
Just kidding. For those of you who don’t know, one of the ways my mom loves people is to make things extremely nice for them. She has a gift for it, too.
The soup was delightful, a cream-based spinach and tortellini soup with sausage. Garlic bread on the side, and trimmings. The children had peanut butter and jellies, which suited them much better, and they ate in the sunshine and watched an epic battle between a spider and a bee.
I got some baby nephew time. xoxoxox
And now I really like how the craft looks on my porch. Plus behind it – new siding! My husband is hard at work, still in progress. Yay!
I’m ready for cozy weather. You?