The hub is smoking a turkey today. Since we didnt cook for Thanksgiving, or have any leftovers to enjoy, we decided to make a turkey and all the trimmings today for us, our new foster daughter (A), one of our soon to be adopted granddaughters, and our neighbor- who is like a surrogate mom to all of the grandkids.
A is still adjusting to the transition. She, understandably, has some deep rooted trust issues and we are giving her lots of space to figure out her place here while reminding her she is safe. The hub and I are re-introducing ourselves to parenting a teenager and figuring out our role in her life. This is new for all of us, so we are taking it slow.
We are going to start a 1000 piece puzzle this afternoon. This is something we can do together that is relaxing and provides an opportunity to visit at will. It is also something all us girls like to do... the hub, not so much. haha.
I have REALLY enjoyed this staycation week. It was kinda like a trial retirement week, and I am very much looking forward to this pace when it gets here. My house is clean, meals were homemade, I found a little time for me and my hobbies...and got in quite a bit of grandkid time. Everything I love in life.