here are a few things i learned from this weekend: don’t be so hard on yourself while committing random acts of weekending. (the definition of weekending being where a homebody mama gives into the whims of her crazy husband, parents and children to do things which take her a. out of her comfort zone and b. cause her to forget things such as packing the right kinds of shoes for the right kinds of places). it is not a sin to forget sweaters and sunscreen when packing under pressure. cut your children’s fingernails more often, especially if you are going to be photographing their hands with frequency. comfort your child if they cry when they learn that saber-tooth tigers are extinct. don’t forget to stop and smell the flowers. however, it is wise to go back inside the house (when in the mountains) if you hear noises in the bushes, or, in my son’s words, “we better go before there’s trouble.” and yes, you have to still crown mary even when her statue looks scary. drinking sparkling almond champagne and using rotary cutters at the same time is really not a good idea. dark chocolate with dried mango, coconut and cashews is truly the best combination ever. oh, and knitting scrubbies is for the birds……….. my weekend really was great. except for the having to move suddenly part. hope yours was too.