Despite having to work 10 hours on Saturday, a donkey party at my in-laws, church, and dinner at my in-laws to see a friend we haven't seen in probably 11 years, I did get the tree skirt top done:
And I cooked yesterday. I made a pot roast (complete with carrots, onions and potatoes for dinner). While I was at it, I boiled 2 ham hocks, figuring I'd use the meat and broth to make ham and bean soup for 1 nights meal this week. And I made meatloaf that I was planning to bake halfway so we could have that for dinner.
Then my FIL called that a good friend had stopped in, he's in the Air Force, and getting his orders to get shipped overseas today. So we litterally dropped everything and went down to see him for a few hours. He was in Iraq in the mid-1990's the first time around, and then he was overseas just a few years ago - I didn't catch all the details about why he is going back - but I know I will be putting him on the prayer list at our church and hoping he stays safe until he comes home again.
It was interesting to hear his observations and opinions as having been over there time and time again - hearing the stories of the people they help, see and meet every day. I think it's changed my view a little on the war and what needs to be done.
So I will finish cooking all my food tonight (after finishing the roast and eating it for dinner) and I will be set for a few days, at least.