It’s finally Friday! I hope everyone had a great week, and if not, then I at least hope you have a fantastic weekend! It’s warming up here, finally. I don’t know for how long, I never hold my breath on that anymore. I am enjoying it though, windows are cracked slightly and the smell of fresh air in the house is so nice. Yeah, it’s 25 degrees and that feels mighty nice!!!

Today, Friday, Bailey has the day off from school because of teachers workshop. So we’ll be out and about in the afternoon, visit his great grandma and then maybe go out to lunch somewhere. We have no plans for the weekend. I do want to take all the clothes I have gone through over to the thrift store. I have boxes upon boxes!!! I want my closets back!

So, that’s about it. What’s going on with you?!

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29 Responses to T.G.I.F.

  1. Sue says:

    I am also very glad it’s Friday! Tonight we have bball practice at 7pm before the 5th graders play at the half time of the girls varsity game. After the game, we have to set up for the 4, 5, 6 grade bball tourney on Saturday which we will be at most of the day. Saturday night is a friend’s housewarming party, but I’m not sure we’ll go. Sunday is religion and hopefully nothing more! Isn’t that enough?!

  2. Laura says:

    Well. Josh has his first sleepover this Saturday night. Maybe. If he screws up enough courage to do it. He’s got Tae Kwon Do practice on Saturday morning, and he’s going home with his friend from there. He’ll spend the day, and hopefully, the night. I’m not going to know what to do with myself on a Saturday without him!!! Maybe I’ll read… Heaven knows I’ve got enough books waiting: Inner Circle, Decision Points (the GWBush one), and a book called “You don’t look like anyone I know” about a woman with a condition called “face blindness”. It sounds really interesting.

    I’ve spent all week writing & sending out letters to companies, asking for donations for Josh’s school’s spring silent/live auction event. I’ve got about 15 more to go, and I’m hoping to knock them out by tomorrow, so I have the weekend to be a sloth.

  3. SKL says:

    Oh crappadoodles, I just remembered it was my dad’s birthday. I remembered earlier, but then I thought, I’ll call him when I have the kids with me, and then it slipped my mind. I swear, old people get no respect around here! But we are planning to go visit on Saturday. This post reminded me about that, so I sent a quick email to my dad a second ago. So I have documented proof that I didn’t completely forget.

    Anyhoo. My weekend will probably consist of me and the girls chilling on Friday, then nanny Saturday morning. The aunties want to go to a lion dance for Chinese New Year, but it’s immediately after the girls’ swim lesson on Saturday morning, and in the middle of Nanny’s hours, so I don’t know how that’s going to work. Then for lunch, we plan to go to Miss E’s favorite restaurant, and then to the grandparents’ house. I am hoping that we get back to “normal” beginning on Sunday, but it will depend on how early we get home Saturday night. I can’t see going to bed really late and still getting up in time to attend 8:30am church.

    I did pretty much zero work today (Thursday). It was the weirdest thing, I felt tired and slept from like 10am to 3pm. I guess I’m still fighting the strep bug. I do have a lot of work to do, so I should either stay up late or get up really early to do it. It is nice to take a day off, but I just don’t have the leisure for that, especially knowing that I’m not going to be working much on Saturday.

    Tonight I watched West Side Story with my girls. I was not sure whether they were really old enough to watch it. But watching their reactions, I think they were. It is a rare movie in that it has a sad ending. I did warn my girls about that, but it was, well, sad. I tried to help them understand the underlying message and I do think they got it at some level. One thing about them is, I wonder about the best way to approach the kind of “hate” issues that are likely to touch them personally some day. They wanted to understand why the cop was saying such ugly things to and about the Puerto Ricans. On one hand, it hits a little too close to home, and on the other hand, things like this can be used to “ease them into” concepts about hate, ignorance, and racism. I think it would be harder for them to see this for the first time when they are old enough to take it personally. Of course, the dancing and music kept them riveted even when the dialogue was difficult to understand.

    • Laura says:

      “crapadoodles”. that word cracks me up every time I read it. thank you for that.

      • SKL says:

        Well, you know how it is when you have kids. You have to come up with something that won’t sound so bad if they repeat it. So usually it’s a toss-up between fartsicles and crapadoodles.

  4. Joy says:

    I wanted to write a quick note then I’m off to get meatballs for supper made and cut up and get the mushrooms and bacon done for the perogies on Sunday. All us neighbors are getting together to make them and I know it’s going to be fun. I’m going down for coffee I think tonight just to make sure we’re ready. Besides, it’s fun to get out so close to home.

    I had to buy YET ANOTHER vacuum cleaner yesterday and I just love it. Could you see the sarcasm key there??? Paul said “isn’t it nice” like I should swoon or something. Ya, LOVE IT! I won’t buy the really good one until I have new carpeting and 3 less cats. I thought my old one was just plugged but Paul took it completely apart and there was nothing plugged or lodged anywhere. It just wouldn’t suck!! LOL!!! So, we should be good for another year.

    We are getting light flurries today and quiet frankly, it can stop snowing now. It’s so deep in the backyard where we can’t get the tractor. It’s knee deep for me to water the birds. Once I get a sturdy path going we get more snow and you sink until it gets hard again. YIKES!

    I’ll be back but want to get some cooking done this morning.

    • Nikki says:

      The last one we bought was a bagged one, and I actually like it more than the canister ones. Us and our vacuums!!! LOL We keep them in business, that’s for sure! 😉

      I’m sick of the snow too. I just want spring to come and get outside and play!

  5. Joy says:


    • Jenny says:

      Hello Joy! Well I still feel like crap! Hurts really bad. Having all 4 wisdom teeth out is NOT fun. Didn’t expect the pain to last this long. Haven’t been doing much just laying around. Not able to eat much still. Having Jason come home early from his ride along today at noon so I can get some more rest. Been taking the pain meds, but I take 1/2 of the vicodin and that knocks me out. So I don’t want to take that when I’m here alone with Hunter. Don’t feel like talking much to anyone. Hurts to open my mouth. Well I guess this is what I get for waiting so long to do it!!!

      • Laura says:

        Oh, honey. I feel for you. I really do. I had all mine done when i was in HS, and I was down for a bit. I remember it. The upside? ICE CREAM and PUDDING. YESSS!!!!!! I promise you, it will get better.

    • Joy says:

      I’m sorry Jenny. I sure hope it starts healing up soon.

  6. Nikki says:

    My whole day hasn’t gone as planned already. I had planned on heading out as soon as Lilly got here to go visit Baileys great grandma. She got here and her dad said he thought she was coming down with something. That she was just tired and not herself. GREAT! I’ll take here if it’s just a cold, kids get colds! But after he left she said her tummy hurt and she wanted to take a nap. So, I don’t think we’ll be going to visit anyone today! 😦

    We’ll go tomorrow when it’s just us.

    I do plan on reading more of this book, Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks. What a good book already!

    My water heater is spraying water out from the top, and the ground underneath is soaked. Thankfully it hasn’t overflowed onto the laundry room floor. Someone is coming out today to fix it, but I think it needs to be replaced all together! One good thing about renting, it isn’t coming out of our pocket book. We’ll have to get used to that once we buy, having to make sure we always have the emergency fund!

    • Laura says:

      For a while, when he had our other house (it didn’t work very well for this one), we bought a “home warranty”, because while the house was in excellent condition, the appliances were rather old. It paid off… it was included with the sale of the house, and it ended up buying me a new stove (kitchenaid) and a new furnace. we tried it for this house, but we’re in a really tiny town, and the only place that really honors that warranty is Sears in Waterloo. It might be something to ask your realtor about when you buy a house.

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