I was going to go to Ball State to visit friends this weekend, but after such a long bout with being sick & starting to feel better, I didn't want to sabotage it by doing whatever college kids do on the weekend. So I went home.
& this weekend? Fall met the Hendricks house. It was lovely.
This weekend was Ethnic Expo in Columbus, a big festival with lots of good food from many different ethnicities.
Kyle also came home this weekend so we all headed downtown Friday night & packed in the calories.
Kyle got food from the African American booth, I got a gyro and mom got food from the Philippines. We headed to the dessert tent afterwards of course.
My mom has been so busy taking care of my cousin, grandpa, & uncle & working full time that she hasn't even had time to plant the mums she has had sitting on the porch for three weeks now.
I woke up Saturday morning in high gear! First I went out & raked up all of the leaves & carried them out to the curb. Then I got the mums planted & put a halloween sign on the front door. I cleaned up the house & then began running errands.
Two Autumn scented candles, 5 pumpkins and a grocery trip later, I came back & finished on the house & put on a crock-pot of apple cider.
Planting Mums is tough work & messy too!
Drew & I took food out to my uncle because he was sick & then came back to my house and hung out with some friends, ate good food, drank hot cider & watched a movie.
The clean, fall decorated house felt fabulous.
On Sunday, I got up & ate breakfast with my mom, got ready, visited my dad, went to Drew's grandparent's 50th anniversary party, got a pedicure, took a nap & headed back to school.
It was a whirlwind weekend, but it was a great one filled with family & friends & time to get some things done that I know make my mom feel really great.
How was your weekend?
How are you preparing for fall?