Apple crisp + Harry Potter + fire + husband worked.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Our weekend in pictures. And words. I can't keep out the words. It's the English major in me. It wasn't terribly exciting. I think I need to spice it up a bit on the weekends so that come time to hit "Publish Post" on a Monday, there's really something there worth clicking it for. Nevertheless, here you go.
Gracie waits--sometimes patiently, sometimes not so patiently--for someone to move her ball.  Whether they mistakenly bump it or mean to give it a toss, she doesn't care.  If that ball moves, she is on it.  Don't distract her.  She's working (but, if you do move it by accident, she will desperately try to make eye contact with you to determine whether it was a purposeful or accidental bump and whether she should then respond by fetching it or ignoring it.  It is seriously the cutest thing ever).

My husband. worked.  And worked and worked.  He does a lot of it these days.  See that giant book resting on the pumpkin?  That's his PhD that needs updating in order to be published and the man lives, breathes, and dreams of it these days.  True story: he has woken in the middle of the night to write something down that he thought of in his sleep.  When I sleep: nothing.  My mind is a blank.  When he sleeps: "Ah!  Now is the perfect time to elaborate on the meaning of the word neighbor in Chapter 4, verse 18!  Indeed!"  We are very different.  I love him all the same.  But, truth be told, I'm ready for this thing to be over.  By thing, I don't mean marriage.  I mean this sabbatical.  Just a clarification.
We had too many apples, so I made an apple crisp!  Crazy weekend, huh!?  It gets crazier!  Oh yes, we had a bonafide movie night!  Complete with Dominos Pizza (which I kinda love but still consider myself a bit of a pizza-snob... a walking contradiction, perhaps?)!  I just finished reading the first Harry Potter to the two youngest.  We are determined to get through the whole series.  We'll see, we'll see.  Since the last few books are about three times the size of the first, it's a bit daunting but we made it through the first in under a month so we're at a good pace right now.  We read one, we watch its movie... so on and so fourth.  Again, quite exciting, yes!?
We had our first fire of the season.  I love fires in the fireplace when it's cold outside and everyone is safe and cozy in their pajamas curled up around a good movie.  Makes me all sorts of warm and fuzzy.  For real.  I sound cheesy but I'm being serious.  I joke a lot, I know.  You guys don't know when to take me seriously, huh?

The movie night became a little less magical when W started throwing up his Dominos into a bowl (deemed the throw-up bowl a long time ago, no worries) next to me.  Looks like the boy has got a stomach bug.  If there is a stomach bug within three miles of our house, he is always the first to catch it.  Poor guy (and here's to hoping I don't get it!). 

And it begins with Privet Drive.  Our overall estimation: good movie.

And a good weekend for the most part.  You?

26 comments:

  1. We got out fireplace last year and I am so in love with it..It gives a great vibe to the whole house and it smells amazing...Sorry for William...Hope the poor guy feels better today! We had apple crisp last weekend and I am ready for more...haha
    Kisses
    Have a great one

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  2. I love the layout of this post, and the content of course. Have a good week!

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  3. Sounds like a lovely weekend, save William getting sick :\ Hope he feels better!

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  4. Sounds like the perfect weekend, my dear. Mine was LESS exciting, if you can believe it. Nothing blogworthy, I'm afraid! :)

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  5. Mel and I watched the first movie too yesterday! I love HP! I can't believe how young they are in the first one though...

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  6. you might have thought this was boring, but i loved everything about this post! :)
    i always make my grandma's apple crisp, it is the perfect weekend treat.

    and love the pumpkin as a book rester. i should have done that while studying!

    sounds magical!

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  7. you and your family are so stinkin' cute! I love it :) I hope William gets better.. we had a barf "can" (garbage can) in our house growing up... too funny.

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  8. Every time I visit your blog it inevitably makes me want to visit your quaint little house. Everything looks so comfortable and "warm and fuzzy"! I loved your weekend! And mine was good too. :)

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  9. i want a house. with a fireplace. a dog. and a husband.

    and apple baked goods.

    ughhh why can't i just get there yet?!

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  10. Your weekend sounds loads of fun.
    anything with harry potter and a fire place sounds heaven.
    If only fireplaces happened here:(

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  11. I love this! What an awesome weekend and I totally want to make an apple crisp now!

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  12. Yikes! Just thinking about the stomach flu makes me queasy. I hope he feels better soon! Gosh, I wish it were cold enough to have a fire here. Here's to hoping, right?

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  13. Loving your blog! My hubby did the same thing while writing his thesis. He would jump up at 3 in the morning from a dead sleep and have an epiphany that he had to get down on paper. Thankfully we made it through. Hope the little guy feels better soon. Can't wait until my boys are old enough to read Harry Potter too, great idea to have a movie night after the conclusion. Hope you have a great week:)

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  14. Yay for Harry Potter! I can't wait to read the series to my kids. :o)

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  15. booke read book 4 out loud to me. and i wasn't 10 years old. harry potter is magical. literally.

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  16. love that you're reading the kids harry potter. such good books.

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  17. great blog you have there

    xx
    Sahi
    www.barelyvogue.com

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  18. That's cute that you are reading Harry Potter. I remember when my mom read the first three to me. We didn't even attempt the fourth. Now, me and my boyfriend are watching the whole series before the next one comes out! We watched number 3 this weekend, it's definitely my favorite!

    I love all the pictures, mmmm apple crisp!

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  19. Oh no! stomach flu! :(
    I love that you are reading with them. Adorable!

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  20. You're a great writer! And those pictures are so cozy and fall-ish. Loved this post. I'll definitely be back to read more from you :)

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  21. Sorry to hear William isn't feeling well . . . you better work on getting those stomach bug germs out of your house before I come over this weekend.

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  22. i totally feel william's pain... i am always the first to get the stomach flu. always. it's the worst. i hope he feels better soon!

    so, i am totally sending you a reply to your recent email, i'm just writing down a long list of design/photography/tutorial websites and blogs for you as i remember them. :) hopefully it'll all be helpful in some way!

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  23. I'd say it was a good weekend. it was my BIRTHDAY on saturday!! and I did a whole lot of nothing all day and then met up with friends that night. it was quite fabulous if you ask me!

    We've been buying apples like crazy. I just made baked apples and we drizzled it with chocolate! yum!

    xo Kirby

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  24. apple crisp, yum. a warm fire to cozy up to, heaven. ours are gas and they fog up the glass when you turn them on and stink up the room with gas fumes. yours looks much better.

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