(Edit: I'd like to mention that this was half-term week, so we were off school. ;-P)
Church :: The choir master: "Anyone has trouble with the notes?" Me: *randomly happened to look at one of the tenors* The tenor I randomly looked at: "Why are you looking at ME?" :: Talked about Sense and Sensibility with a friend after Church. She has this copy and I kinda want it okay, you can give that me. :: Having a great-uncle and great-aunt on a visit. (Our Downton Abbey protegees!) :: Pasta and tomato sauce. :: Listening to stories about my ancestors and discovering that my great-great-grandfather wrote a book about his WW1 experience and I didn't know. MUST READ. :: Ordering a Christmas Present on amazon for a dear friend in my bed.
Sending letters to different corners of the world. Sealing them with pink and blue wax, and walking to the red post box hidden in some bush with two of my sisters to post them. I like that you have to walk several roads to post letters in Belgium. There's something about it. (Lazy Americans. ;-P) :: Mint green kitchen doors painted by Mama and buying lipstick for Christmas. :: Journalling. :: Also, the highlight of Monday? watching the epic collab with Adler Davidson and Jordan Taylor at least ten times. THE ENDING. I died laughing.
French All Saints day service in the morning. :: Fun visitors. :: Making millions of stupid puns and actually had an audience who laughed. I loved this visit - we went to the attic and talked about silly things and laughed about silly things. :: A Pictionary game in which I was in the winning team. :: Best chocolate chip muffins ever. :: Loads of Michael Bublé songs. (HIS VOICE IS VELVET. *swoon*)
An hour (or more) long chat with Emma, involving a terrible 2-minute face-time session in which I saw some of her family members' faces again which was really lovely. Only, it froze because Internet is lame. :: THIS SONG. It's ridiculously fun. :: Downton Abbey in the evening - the deliciously beautifully perfect Season 2 Christmas Special. :: Publishing two blog posts in one day and getting overwhelmed with kind kind comments.
Mama went to Ikea and came back with three adorable cacti plants in pink pots for me. They're called Gilly, Nancy and Peter. (Picture above are Gilly, Nancy and Peter, from right to left. Peter is the stout one.) :: Downton Abbey Season Three Episode One in the evening, which involved completely unpredictable weddings and grandmother battles and footmen on stilts :: Michael Bublé songs. Again. :: wasting time. It was probably more fun than it should've been.
Epic Word War with Emma, in which we type at our novelettes and ignore the fact that were are so not the fastest typers in the world, what with people like Julia writing insane amounts in one day. We consoled each other about our lack of writing-ness. :: Another epic Jordan + Adler collab. Watched it about 20 times. ::
Youth Group in the evening. Playing innocent murder games in the dark, and epic creepy hide and seeks. And 'the bin game', which includes the fifteen-year-old boy next to me almost ripping out my entire arm, which was fun. Then we had a bonfire and marshmallows on sticks. People saying, 'Quick quick catch it it's melting' and people asking where the fork is. (In which I but in with a lame joke, 'I forkot where I put it' and someone politely laughs while 90% of the people didn't even hear it.) Unfinished bonfire songs that end awkwardly because people forgot the lyrics. Bonfire story time about Billy Graham, and then a second innocent murder game. It was really fun.
Reading a Julie Klassen book in two hours because we were taking it to the library at ten o'clock in the morning and I had to finish it. :: Re-sending a birthday card that didn't post properly when I posted it on Monday. :: Randomly showering at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. :: Pita bread and baked beans. :: Downton Abbey in the evening, huddled in my white flowered fleece blanket. :: Wondering if handwriting traits are genetic. Are they? Because like, my dad's handwriting is nothing like his mum's and just a teensy bit like his dad's.
It's been a good week. ;-)
It's been a good week. ;-)