I was supposed to spend the weekend resting, but instead I spent two days trying to fashion a worn, curling cowhide rug into a chair cover--channeling those leather working skills I honed back in...um...middle school. Wouldn't my Industrial Arts teacher be proud? Probably not. It's functional--in that it is currently staying on the chair--but what sad workmanship. We'll see if it lasts. Lord knows how that bee got into my bonnet.
After wrapping up that project I wanted very much to find ways to say 'yes' this week. The past bits of cleaning and errands have led to a lot of 'not right now' or 'in a minute' or 'maybe tomorrow'--phrases that will come again in waves with a baby to care for. I want to be able to entertain some of the kids' notions as much as I can before school starts. When they asked for a tea party (well, asked and asked and asked) eventually I gave in. Fancy dresses and all. I can't do everything, but today...I could do a tea party.