Hooray for Thanksgiving break! We were finally able to get together for Creative Friday.
When Jill first arrived, I thought I was going to lose it. Max was playing piano (even though he knows he's supposed to quit when Jill is here), Eva was whining, and Marc was getting Lucas and Landon hyped up about the next generation of Wii (at one point, right behind us). Oh, and Jack was whining to go outside. Seriously.
Fortunately, things improved.
Jill had wicked cramps, so I set her up with some good pain relief. I speculated that her Advil is expired because they get sick so rarely in her family. Unsurprisingly, mine has a lot of turnover and is therefore very fresh!
I sent her home with a little stash so she could stay on top of the pain.
I started working on an ornament project I've been wanting to try (thank you, Pinterest!).
(Disturbing side note: while making these, I can see my reflection in the glass and I look like Jabba the Hut. I'm not even kidding.)
I find Jill's stash of colored envelopes to be so pleasing! This time, she got us both drinks (hers for medicinal purposes).
Marc offered her a piece of his birthday cake, a precious commodity.
Jill got right to work on her correspondence.
These envelopes are painfully cute! (I had a little thrill when I pulled one out of my own mailbox yesterday.)
At 5:00, her iPhone alarm went off, notifying us that it was Creative Friday. Funny.
She had such a stack of completed good mail items! (16, if I remember correctly.)
By the end of the day, Jill's hand was reduced to what she called "a hideous claw."
And I had made about 4 1/2 ornaments. (As usual, my project ended up taking much longer than I anticipated! Story of my life. I have 12 finished now, though, and on my tree!)
Lucas and Landon finished the day by eating peanut butter sandwiches while playing chess.
Good times for all. (Well, except Eva. She said that if Jill comes over again without bringing Whitney, she will be very angry. I fear she may not recover from the rejection from her "BFF.")