Happy Friday everyone! This will be short and sweet, because nothing new has really been going on around here, and we have no real plans this weekend. Which is nice. I do plan on taking a LOT of clothes to the Goodwill, and going through Bailey’s bedroom, again. His books, once again, are everywhere. I need to find out exactly which ones he has. I thought he had all the Harry Potter books, because when I asked him if he was done reading them all, he always said, yes. Well come to find out, what he meant by that was, he was done with reading the ones he had. He still needs book 7. Great Christmas present! My mom generally buys all his books, so I never know what the kid has!! LOL We’ll go through all of them, put all the different series’ together and see what he has and needs.

Not much else is going on around here, we had a fairly quiet week, same ol’ same ol’. How was everyone’s week? What are your weekend plans??

We’ll all be crossing our fingers as tightly as we possibly can for another Vikings win, it’s going to be a tough one! GO VIKES!

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28 Responses to T.G.I.F.

  1. Sue says:

    Happy Thursday/Friday everyone! Well, as happy as it can be for me. I’m on call this weekend so I’m all by myself 😦 I don’t like that 😦 Anyway, I got my Christmas shopping done Thursday and I’m very happy! I also got my gift for the exchange next Saturday and I have to say, it’s so darn cute I want to keep it! I have to pack yet and clean up the house so I should get going. Have a great weekend!

  2. SKL says:

    I can’t believe it’s almost Friday, ugh! I know I should be pumped, but . . . my partner-boss has been out of town since yesterday and she’s coming home tomorrow (Friday). She will want an accounting of the work I’ve gotten done this week, which is not much. When she’s here, there’s no rest for the weary, believe me. Every time I take a break I feel like she’s going to barge in on me any moment and give me hell. Somehow that doesn’t motivate me anyway, but I end up stressed out. I was up most of last night and now I’m tired, but if I go to bed without getting something done I’ll have hell to pay. I’ll probably have hell to pay either way. Man, I need a week off. Or, better yet, I need to send her somewhere far away for a week – someplace with no telephone or email service. The moon, perhaps?

    OK, the truth is that I am irresponsible (too distractable) and I deserve to feel stressed out. However, it would still be nice to not be bugged by someone for several consecutive days.

    Anyhoo. Saturday is my niece’s first birthday party. I have her stuff bought, but I have to find time to wrap it. I also have to find time to do laundry and catch up on my kid’s therapy. We got out of our routine when Miss A was not feeling well, and now we can’t seem to find time to do it – but it’s important, so I need to get with it.

    Reading Nikki’s post reminds me that I wanted to go through my room and sift through all the crap I’ve accumulated over several years. I would love to get that done this month, but it probably isn’t realistic. So I should set a goal to get it done in January.

    Lots of stuff crying out to be done at work this month. I just hope I get back on track before any disasters hit.

    That’s my life story for this weekend. I hope everyone else’s is fun!

  3. Ellen says:

    I hope also everyone will have a fun weekend. Mine will be filled with birthday of stepson, work and gathering of the Dutch club to make Christmas decoration. I also hope to find time to call my friends in the Netherlands and go for a nice walk and maybe visiting the gym..we’ll see.

  4. Morocco says:

    I still have some unpacking to do. I would also like to give the house a deep cleaning as well as decorate the Christmas tree as it has finally dropped. But next Thursday is our last day with students and then I will have two blissful weeks off!

  5. Laura says:

    Well, I’m over the whole Scrooge thing from yesterday. Still not completely in the Christmas Spirit, but at least I’m not grumpy. I’ve got a bunch of presents to wrap today, a few more to get (only one of which I have pre-planned. The rest will be a stand-in-the-store-hoping-for-inspiration situation.)

    Today, however, I’m all up in arms about something else. I’m no fan of John Edwards. I never trusted him, he was too slick from the get-go. I don’t know much about Elizabeth Edwards, either. What I do know is this – John is a husband and father, and he and his children will be grieving at Elizabeth’s grave… while trying to ignore Fred Phelps and his idiot band of sycophantic worms. Why is Westboro Baptist “Church” picketing her funeral? No idea. (ok, they want the attention) She wasn’t military, she wasn’t homosexual, she didn’t campaign for either one, that I can remember.

    Those morons need to stand down. The Baptist Church needs to loudly, frequently, and succinctly denounce them. And I truly hope that the Patriot Guard shows up, in force, to shield Mrs. Edwards’ funeral.

    AARGH!!! Ok, off soapbox. (idiots) With just a few Turrett’s-like utterances now and then.

    • Nikki says:

      I have to wait to wrap mine. My stupid cats (whom I adore) ruin them! Felix is such a little shit! I had to re-wrap so many last year! Glad you got over your Scroogeness! 🙂

      That is so sad…why on earth would people picket her funeral??? Let her est in peace, and her family mourn. That is so disrespectful.

    • SKL says:

      Yeah, I’m not a particular fan, but she’s a wife and mom and everyone has a right to grieve in peace. I hate those protesters, and I think they do it to all kinds of soldiers, regardless of their families’ politics. They may be picking on Edwards in particular because of his politics, but I don’t care – there is no excuse. What kind of person could feel OK in their heart doing something like that to anyone?

    • Joy says:

      I feel exactly the same. He was another “Slick Willie” in my opinion but I did admire the family togetherness attitude they seemed to have. I felt so bad for the loss of their oldest boy Wade. I love how they “rose above” all their problems and focused on the kids where it was most important. But her, she really rose above and I feel horrible. Grieving is one of the most private things one does and to have these kind of people picketing ANYONE’S funeral should be illegal. This is just another case where America isn’t America anymore. I hope and pray this family can get the closure they need after this long battle. Anyone who’s watched someone with cancer die knows the pain involved.

      Let me be in peace.

      Anyone who pickets a funeral should go to jail. END-OF-STORY. Where are our rights?

      • SKL says:

        I don’t know if there should be a law, but the disgusting thing is that we shouldn’t even be having this conversation. Who would think up something so horrible? If we had a law against it, they would figure out another way to do damage. Like you said the other day, someone needs a lobotomy.

        • Laura says:

          I don’t think I want to see a law against them, either. It would then be too easy for that law to be used against other, far more legitimate, protests. The whole “freedom of speech” thing is touchy right now, between this and the FCC threatening enact some sort of Net Neutrality program on the internet and radio (congress said no, but they still want to do it… scary) – I don’t want to see laws enacted.

          What I want to see is more people like that Patriot Guard showing up. Protecting the families from the dirtbags, and making it so frustrating for them that they just quit and go home.

          The other way to combat this, is for the baptist church and the government to step in and actually do their jobs (gasp!). I don’t understand how the Baptist Church stands for this group of worm slime to call themselves “Baptist”!! Don’t they have some sort of charter? Seems like, if you want to call yourselves part of some organized religion, you have to meet criteria. I mean, I can’t start a church and call myself Catholic, and be a woman priest and start marrying gays right and left. So where’s the Baptist Church organization on this idiot?

          The government also needs to send the IRS in on them and do a full audit. I mean, if they’re a “church”, then likely, they’re operating with tax-exempt status, spreading this hate and vileness. What they’re doing is akin to the KKK walking around holding rallies. KKK can demonstrate all they want, but my tax dollars don’t support them, why should WBC get a deal like that?

      • Joy says:

        I didn’t really mean it literally. I should know better with you guys than to make a blanket statement like that but jeez, those poor families that these idiots go and do this to. Our soldiers for crying out loud. It would be nice if they were arrested and had to pay a MONSTROUS fine. But alas, I suppose our law enforcement isn’t up for that either.

        • Nikki says:

          I think it would be great for ONE law…no protesting funerals. I think it should be off limits, not matter who is being buried. It’s more about respect for their families. I say that totally understanding it would be too hard to make that one law.

    • Laura says:

      AAK!!! I’m such a dork. I SHOULD have put this over in our “What’s on your mind” tab!!!

      sorry. You can’t see me, but I have my “ashamed” look on my face.

    • Joy says:

      Well that’s okay. This is TGIF after all. I’m pissed as all get out over all this protesting news. Pisses me off to no end.

  6. Nikki says:

    Well my Thursday ended a lot different than I thought it would. I know this isn’t a huge deal, but I’m a mom and you never want your kids to hurt or go through anything that could harm them. Bailey had a doctors appointment to establish care with a new doctor. Come to find out, he had already seen him in the past for a sprained ankle and he loved him then, so I knew it all be okay. This doctor is incredible and I’m sorry we didn’t switch over sooner. Bailey went ahead and had a his well child check up. His vision is 16-20!!! 🙂 His hearing is perfect, and so is everything else….except the length of his legs!

    This goes back a few months, quite a few the more I think about it. He has complained off and on that his left knee hurt, especially after training days, and long days of baseball. We blew it off, he is just a very active kid. Come to find out his right leg is about an inch longer than his left and he thinks it has caused the meniscus in his left knee to tear. He see’s an orthopedic surgeon next Tuesday. He’ll need a lift in his left shoe, and I pray like hell he won’t need surgery. I know, that is the last resort and it all depends on the extent of damage that has been done…but that’s my baby, and I just can’t help but to worry. 😦 I’m very glad we decided to switch over, and I am so glad I even mentioned his knee to the doctor. We probably never would had a reason to look. I will take him more serious the next time he says something hurts. He isn’t much of a complainer as it is…I should have listened. Talk about guilt stricken.

    So there’s that! I have a sirloin pork roast, potatoes, and carrots to throw in the Crock-Pot today. Easy meal, low key evening. I heard we’re supposed to get more snow this weekend. Mother nature has been kind to us, and hasn’t dumped too much on us during the week days! 🙂

    • SKL says:

      Hmm, is Bailey just growing unevenly or is this going to be an issue for life? Hopefully it can be taken care of without too much cost and inconvenience.

      • Nikki says:

        He’s not sure. The difference is quite substantial. He said it could be hereditary or stem from a problem with his hips. We will find out the logistics of all if it Tuesday. Insurance should cover the lift and everything else. We have excellent insurance.

    • Joy says:

      I’m really worried too but like you, he’s my baby and I don’t like it when he has a cold let alone this. But I’m not going to worry until or unless we have to so I’m going to wait until Tues and then if we have to worry we’ll all worry together.

  7. Joy says:

    I don’t have a whole lot to say. It’s been a long week and this is the first time in longer than I can remember that I’m glad to see a weekend come. I’ve just been tired this week. I’ve been wrapping gifts for 2 days. I am seeing the light at the end of the tunnel though. I did put all the stuff away and don’t plan on bringing it back out till Sunday while I watch the football game. I’m sick of looking at the mess.

    I need to clean my house and finish up decorating and start neatening everything up. My dad and his wife are coming home for Christmas this year and we’ll be having a gathering out here next Sat and I’m trying to prepare for that.

    We are supposed to get snow and a LOT of it but I don’t think it’s going to come this far west. I could be wrong and I’d love to be. A good snow storm would be really cool. That’s about all from me. I need to get some stuff done so I’m off for now.

    • Jenny says:

      They’re calling for 7-11 inches! I don’t know about you, but I’m kinda tired with all this snow already. And to make things worse its supposed to get suuuppperrrr coooollllddddd….brrrrrrrrrrr!!!!! Hopefully the roads will be ok tomorrow am since I have to work 😦

      • Joy says:

        I don’t think we’re gonna get the 7-11. I was just watching and that’s St. Cloud and east towards Duluth. Where we’re sitting I think we’ll only be 3-7. Which 7 is a lot!!! I didn’t like all the snow either when I worked and had to drive in it everyday in the damn city but it sure is pretty looking at it from the window.

      • Nikki says:

        I don’t get sick of the snow, but I also only have to drive to end of my road to get Bailey off the bus every day. I do feel bad for the ones that have to drive long distances for work. The cold temps they are talking about, I am not looking forward to. -20 wind chill?! Wowzers!!

        This certainly makes you appreciate the spring and summer that much more, for me it does anyway.

      • Joy says:

        Jenny, you’re right. I just watched the news again and we’ve been revised to 8-12 inches!!!!! WOO HOO!!!!

    • Joy says:

      I’m not tired of the snow at all yet. I want to get out and snow shoe but I do NOT like this bitter cold yet. I hate that. I feel so bad for all the animals outside and we can’t play. I want to get to Powder Ridge sometime over the holidays but it’s just been too cold for that even.

  8. Laura says:

    I am currently freaking out. Twinkle needs my help leaving a note, and I’m plumb out of rhymes, y’all!!! I fell asleep this afternoon when I was supposed to be all wrapping and creative and stuff, and now I’m up against the clock and FREAKING OUT!!!!

    (so of course, I ran to the internet, instead of buckling down to business….)

  9. SKL says:

    So the day is coming to a close (before I have to pick up my ragamuffins), and I have actually done some good and enjoyable work today. Unfortunately, it was all stuff that was NOT on my to-do list for today, which means, of course, that today’s work did not get done. Oh, well. If I have an interesting day at work, maybe that could energize me to get the boring stuff done faster. I still have late tonight and tomorrow until 1pm . . . .

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