Monday, May 14, 2012

Mother's Day Weekend

Friday night we went to the Women's Banquet at church -- it's that thing that used to be the Mother-Daughter Banquet, but then they decided to make it sound more inclusive.  "We" in this case means Thalia, Annabeth, and I.  I remember going to these when I was little.  I thought they were exciting -- a chance to dress up and go out at night.  Now I mostly think they're annoying.  We went because Thalia's choir was singing during the program part.  The program was pretty much a mixed bag -- various groups of singers, some skits.  Some of the stuff was good, some was really, really awful. When I come across this post in future years I want to remind myself of the poem about the oyster; I'll undoubtably remember how much we laughed on the way home, and my remark that it was a good thing that Aunt Elaine wasn't there since she would've laughed even harder and then none of us would've been able to breathe.

On Saturday the kids had some of their theater friends over.  They ran around outside playing Freeze Tag -- the weather was gorgeous.  And then someone said, "Hey, can we play Zip Zap Zop?"  Which struck me as funny, because how many times are you in a group that decides to play Zip Zap Zop out in the back yard for no particular reason except they think it's a fun thing to do.

Sunday we had to be at church early for Thalia's choir.  Because nothing says Happy Mother's Day like being told to have your kid at church by 7:30am (what was the person in charge of scheduling thinking?). I wore my new skirt. 

There are wrinkles in front because I'd already sat through hours of church since Thalia had to sing the offertory at 2 services.

I need to take the waistband in some -- I left way too much ease in it, and it's baggy.  But it was still a fun skirt to make and wear.  I used the directions here at Gertie's blog, except I didn't actually make a pattern -- I just measured out the fabric and cut it.  And I didn't use as much fabric as she said, since I didn't have that much.  And I didn't gather it -- I just made soft pleats because I thought I'd like that look better.  Also, I wish I'd added pockets in the side seams, but I didn't have enough fabric.

Then for a Mother's Day treat we went to see The Avengers, which was really fun.

And now I'm wondering how it's suddenly the middle of May....

1 comment:

Elaine said...

I'm glad to see you are wearing stripes.