Monday, February 16, 2009

What Do You Do On A Day Off?

We have today off, for family day. I also had Friday off but was still not feeling well and got very little accomplished.
Saturday, Jesse was playing basket ball in a tournament out of town' so Henry and I made the drive out to cheer on his team.
Once we got home, picked up the essentials and had dinner, the day was pretty much done.
Sunday is our day of rest and you will find us either at church, visiting family and friends or just hanging out at home reading and playing games.

So here it is. . . one last free day. What to do with it?

Henry, Jesse and Jada choose to spend it at Mr. and Mrs. P's cabin.

Morgan and Crystal are sleeping in and hope to spend at least part of the day with their new girlfriend and boyfriend (It's getting busy around here!)

Holly of course has moved to Manitoba and while I'm not sure what she'll be up to today' I am happy to report that she has found a job at Second cup and begins this week.
Whoo Hoo!
As for me. . .

The plan had been to plant seeds today. I've been looking forward to it all week. Unfortunately I just realized that I left the bale of seed starting mix in the garage and our plunging temperatures mean that it will be frozen solid!
So, for some alternate fun I'll been cleaning (because I didn't get to it on Saturday), baking and sewing some flannel hankies.
"Flannel hankies?!" you ask.
Ever since I read Brin's post ( on making hankies out of her very cute worn out pyjamas,I've been wanting to make hankies as well.

Walking Jada in the winter pretty much guarantees I will have a drippy nose, so hankies make sense.
However it is cold here for most of the winter, and to me, a warm cozy flannel hankie was more appealing than a thin one.
All I have is a piece of leftover white flannel, so they won't be as cute as Brin's but maybe sewing them with a pretty thread will dress them up a bit.
I've just checked the time and, if I'm quick I can sneak in one last cup of tea and a piece of coffee cake before I get to work.

So. . .Tell me. What do you do on your day off?


Tamara Jansen said...

First of boyfriend and new girlfriend?! Who are they, might I ask?

Second of all.....flannel hankies out of old pyjamas?! How much more Opa and Oma Vandermolen can you get? I just LOVE it :)

momofcrt said...

HAHA Tamara!! So very much Opa and Oma hey? I remember once when Faith, Irene and I had a sleepover there, we had to buy buttermilk for Oma. It was 82 cents, they complained that last time they bought it was 80 cents and how come it was so expensive now? Imagine what they'd think today!!

My day off...I slept in, went to the pancake breakfast at school, ate first then flipped pancakes for an hour and a half.

Now I'm reading a book, checking blogs and relaxing.

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

I do wonder why they made handkerchiefs so thin? I think back over the years, and people always had those thin, scant handkerchiefs. Maybe you guys are onto something!

CurtissAnn said...

Oh, frozen ground! So sorry. Soon...soon. Beautiful rose photo, looks a lot like my grandmother's rose.

I always have a nap on a day off. Come to think of it, I have a nap most every day.


Nola @ the Alamo said...

Flannel hankies, I love it! It sounds so warm and comforting!

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