Why? Today was Mulch and Meatballs: 2009!!
What? You've never heard of this before? Well, last year, Oldest Daughter graduated from high school and we had an Open House for her. A lot of yard work, fence painting and a trip to Maple Tree Helicopter Hell.
This year, Middle Daughter is graduating and she and her two Besties are having a combined Open House - at one of the other girl's house!! Yea, we are free! But we are paid them back today by spending the day at their house, weeding and mulching. Ten cubic feet of mulch. And then making meatballs - 300 made and cooked and two hundred more to bake tomorrow. After all that work, it was all we could do to choke down some wine as part of our "wine tasting/pizza dinner."
We look so sad!!
I forgot to mention that I picked up two skeins of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran to make a pair of Fetchings for my sister-in-law's birthday.
It's a gorgeous deep red - I think it will make a nice present.
Finally, there is actually a photo of this week's Saturday Seven. Seven books plucked off my bookcase to make room. Several were book club picks from year's past - several are ones that I'd recommend - but not ones I'd keep.
Off the rummage sale! See you next Mulch & Meatballs!