We had an unusual week around here, full of interesting things and surprises. None of the visiting that I'd planned actually occurred, but we had other visits and outings so it all worked out in the end.
Everyone recovered from their colds around here except me. I ended up having to go in to the doctor for antibiotics as my cough just wouldn't go away and apparently decided to turn into bronchitis. I'm tired of being sick so often!
We took an impromptu trip up to Mt. Rainier... it started out as "let's go for a little drive", then it was "hey, maybe we should go to Alder lake" and it turned into "why don't we go pick up a national parks pass while we're out here?" Since it was late in the day and we weren't really planning on going all the way up there, we only went as far as Longmire before stopping to explore. The girls were more impressed with the bugs they found than the mountain, but they had a good time nonetheless. It was a very nice day for an outing.
We spent part of the weekend doing some comparison shopping and errands and then providing "tech support" over at my folks' (ok, anonymoushubby does all the work, I get to visit), which was a nice change of pace. We're in the market for a new washer and dryer and new flooring if anyone has recommendations!
Sunday was spent down in Centralia for a celebration of life/memorial gathering. It was nice to visit with family that I don't see often, though the circumstances were unfortunate. widgetsworld made fast friends with Aunt G and has been talking about her ever since. She was particularly tickled that Aunt G thought the butterflies on her undies might be real!
We made a surprise stop at anonymoushubby's folks' on our way back north. The girls helped feed the goats dinner and we had a nice visit. It turned into a later day than we expected, but the kids did some napping in the car so everyone maintained good moods all day!
This week will finally (hopefully) see our long planned visit with Auntie T and Z. Our classes have finished for the session so it's our week off. I'm not sure what else we'll be doing with ourselves, but I'm sure we'll keep busy.