The Weekend List

by Stefani on 29-May-2009

Thank you, Ladybird!

This weekend my goals are:

a) Help my son with his butterfly garden. (must plant the newly acquired milkweed and passion vine

b) Do SOMETHING about my closet and the stacks of papers and books and projects and art supplies and who knows what else in the school room.

c) Make something delicious in the kitchen. I feel like all encounters with my stovetop have been pretty blah lately… more along the lines of "hurry up and get something on the table" than "delight in the season's bounty" As I type that, I'm thinking I need to visit the farmer's market. Nothing inspires me to love our food more than shaking the hand that grew it.

d) Watch a good movie or read a good book, or maybe both. (No doubt it will be a selection from all the awesome ideas you guys provided to my post yesterday! Thank you!)

e) Have a little reunion with the sewing machine. It's been way too long!

What's on your list for the weeked?

In the case that it's to surf the web for laughs and inspiration, here's some of the things that I'm loving from around the blogosphere:

Cassandra's surprise

Sarah's new project

Anne's sweet pattern

Have a wonderful weekend, friends! May your lists be short on work and long on fun!
Amber May 29, 2009 at 9:45 am

My weekend list involves gardening, doing some knitting, and getting some reading time in. And not blog reading, books! Real, live, paper books. 🙂

earthycraftymommy May 29, 2009 at 10:18 am

Nothing like cracking open a new book…with more words than pictures in it 😉

Stefani May 29, 2009 at 10:20 am

I used to be SUCH an avid reader. I had lists and lists of books that I had read and wanted to read, but I’m finding it harder and harder to curl up with a good book.
What are you reading?

earthycraftymommy May 29, 2009 at 10:21 am

Oh, I have a supply closet desperately calling for my attention, too! But the garden, and the baking, and the kids, and the yarn are soooo much more fun…

Happy Friday!

Amber May 29, 2009 at 10:30 am

I have a pile of books to light into. “The Creative Family” by Amanda Soule, “The Mother Trip” by Ariel Gore, and “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle” by Barbara Kingsolver are at the top of my list right now. They have all been sitting unopened on the shelf for far too long.

Stefani May 29, 2009 at 10:42 am

Oh! All excellent choices. I read AVM when it came out and found it so inspiring. Maybe it’s time I pulled it out again!

earthycraftymommy May 29, 2009 at 10:45 am

AVM, is incredibly inspiring… that’s how we ended up with our chickens 🙂

Creative Family, wonderful too… I think I’ll check out The Mother Trip, oops, it’ll have to be later though…naptime seems to be ending…

Deanna May 29, 2009 at 12:33 pm

That’s quite a list! You’re going to be a busy mommy. Or at least a well entertained one, and anyway it’s nice to have choices!

We’re starting with a surprise (to me, just now) date out to dinner and a movie (together, at Alamo Drafthouse). Then, hubby wants to get some mulch and I want to make something different and yummy in the kitchen. And I want to finish a couple of books to review, one being The Creative Family mentioned above. That should keep us busy!

Relyn May 29, 2009 at 2:32 pm

Oh, do tell us what book you end up reading. I just finished Hunger Games. It was un-put-down-able.

molly May 29, 2009 at 2:50 pm

hope you accomplish everything on your list! i just planted echinacea and borage seeds a few weeks ago – they’re just popping out of the ground. thanks for spreading my seeds 🙂 and thank you for all the great links. the bird alphabet is a must have.

Steph May 29, 2009 at 7:47 pm

A butterfly garden sounds awesome, can we please hear more about it?
I have plans to declutter this weekend. Yeah we’ll see.

cloth.paper.string May 29, 2009 at 8:42 pm

thanks for all the love, stefani!
enjoy the weekend. xo

Jonah Lisa May 29, 2009 at 10:03 pm

We too are working on a butterfly garden. We got some gorgeous butterfly houses made from gourds on etsy. Lots of stuff to do in the garden/play area outside this weekend. The weeds were allowed to run amok while I was in early pregnancy last year.

But I’m jealous of the reading and sewing you’re going to do. Happy for you, but jealous. With a 3 year old and a 5 month old (who isn’t napping well), the idea of reading a book or sewing seems like a fairy tale from a faraway land.

heather jane May 30, 2009 at 6:24 am

The Farmers Market is absolutely on the list. The Go Local challenge 2009 starts Monday, so I need to get my local meal in this weekend.

Yeah. The clutter is calling me too. But it’s a daily battle, isn’t it? I mean really. I cleaned it up just yesterday, didn’t I?

Oh well. There are worse things.

Myrnie May 30, 2009 at 12:37 pm

Hubby’s FIRST triathlon today! He’s been wanting to do one since he ran track in high school, so this is a big deal for him 🙂 The girls and I will be at the finish line to cheer him, wearing team shirts with a big picture of him “Swim Daddy Swim! Pedal Daddy pedal! Run Daddy Run!”

Lacianna May 30, 2009 at 5:24 pm

All those ‘to be’s’ sound wonderful. I don’t know if you’d be interested…but we are gathering up ‘sewed’ skirts, to be given to children in Costa Rica. My daughter, Bella, is traveling in July-it is called Sewing Seeds Project, headed up by Randi (I have to Say).

I’d love for you to join in the sewing/giving fun…if you have time.

Hoping to gather a great number, so the children who have so little will be blessed.

mama to 7
one homemade and 6 adopted

Jade May 30, 2009 at 6:14 pm

oh girl my list… well today we were in your neck of the woods at my mom’s storage getting cribs and other furniture. spent the day moving it all out here to the lake. tomorrow is church then painting the nursery.

Anne May 31, 2009 at 9:00 pm

Thank you for the link, now I am embarassed…
I know what you mean about just putting something on the table. I picked up a cookbook at the library for inspiration – reminded me of you; Screen Doors & Sweet Tea. I also just finished Twilight – a bit behind the popular kids.

I hope your weekend was good.

Cassandra June 1, 2009 at 5:50 am

Yes, many thanks for the link. I’m flattered. And…surprised!

A butterfly garden sounds marvelous. We’re just waiting for all of our little golden dragonflies to show up. They normally appear in June and swarms of them buzz around our yard and on our flowers.

We observed birds, butterflies AND wildflowers this past weekend. Photos going up all week…

Stefani June 1, 2009 at 7:26 am

We LOVE the Alamo Drafthouse. It’s got us completely spoiled.. no other movie theater will do! What no real food? No wine? No waiters? Primitive! 🙂

Stefani June 1, 2009 at 7:27 am

Well I had intended to read “Epitaph for a Peach” but it’s gone missing somewhere in my house 🙁
But now, I think I’m going to have to look into Hunger Games!

Stefani June 1, 2009 at 7:28 am

Oh we are definitely looking for coneflower seeds/plants here! My butterfly gardener is crazy for them (and so is the mama!) Hope you had a seedy kinda weekend 🙂

Stefani June 1, 2009 at 7:28 am

You bet! I will work on putting together a post about our butterfly gardening adventures.

Stefani June 1, 2009 at 7:29 am

I hate to tell you… but I’m having a hard time getting in much reading even with older ones! One day we’ll read again. Right? RIGHT????

Do the butterfly houses work?

Stefani June 1, 2009 at 7:30 am

Amen sister. Any time I touch the broom I get that “wasn’t I just here?” Deja Vu feeling!

Stefani June 1, 2009 at 7:30 am

How’d he do???
I’m so in awe of folks that can do that!

Stefani June 1, 2009 at 7:31 am

Um, how on earth could I tell a mama of 7 that I don’t have time?
I’ll see what I can do!

Stefani June 1, 2009 at 7:32 am

Painting the nursery!!!!

YAY!!!!! I can’t wait to see what you’ve done!

Stefani June 1, 2009 at 7:33 am

You know what? I saw that book ages ago and thought it looked and sounded right up my alley. Is it good?

Jonah Lisa June 1, 2009 at 7:59 am

Weeeell..they look lovely. But so far we haven’t had any butterflies take up residence. The flowers haven’t really bloomed up here yet so our butteryfly garden area isn’t particularly inviting at the moment. We are still hopeful and Huck checks often, which is almost enough fun, you know?

Deanna June 1, 2009 at 9:33 pm

Exactly!! And who can get away long enough for dinner THEN a movie! 🙂

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