Here’s to another Friday, and hopefully a glorious weekend! It’s our last weekend before school starts. Now that we are this close to the 1st day of school, my mind has changed and Bailey will not be riding his bike. I can’t do it. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I tried to be okay with the idea, and I just don’t feel right about it, yet.

I had an okay week, nothing out of the ordinary. Making a lot of school stops, so Bailey can get a good feel for his new school.

How was your week? Any plans this weekend? Have a great one, whatever it is you decide to do! ๐Ÿ™‚

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20 Responses to T.G.I.F.

  1. mssc54 says:

    MY WEEK VACUUMED!!! (I’ll try to elaborate later).

  2. SKL says:

    Wow, this week flew by. I had some productive days and some unproductive ones.

    Today I have a headache because I had to work most of the night, I fasted for almost 24 hours, I didn’t have as much coffee as usual, I had to wear a strangly suit and go to the office,and I spent the day squinting at my monitor and hearing ‘det-det-det-det-det” all day in the background (someones’ costant work chatter). Blah! I don’t usually like to medicate, so I am trying to coax this headache away while still sitting at my computer. Seems like it might be a lost cause for today.

    We’re plugging along with homeschooling in the evenings (“afterschooling?”). I wonder if I’m being too intense, and yet with the amount of time we have, we don’t have much choice. Hopefully we’ll find a good rhythm and balance soon. And it’s cool that we’re able to use all the books I collected over decades.

    Miss E has been bitten near the eye by another spider. Never again will I throw out prescription medicine, assuming we’re done with it. I hope the swelling is down tomorrow.

    This weekend, we are planning to watch part of the air show from the roof of the building we bought last year. It’s located really close to where they do the airshow. Afterwards, I’ll probably take the kids to the zoo. I plan on working mostly regular hours other than that.

    • Joy says:

      Was the medicine in pill or salve form? I got bit by something too and it’s all swollen but I don’t know what to put on it.

      • SKL says:

        It was liquid.

        They also prescribed an over-the-counter antihistimine, and I still had some of that, so I have given her some. Not sure if it is having any effect.

        She doesn’t seem too bothered. The eye itself looks OK – to the extent I can see it, anyway.

  3. Laura says:

    Right now, I feel like that puppy in the picture.
    I have been working my fingers off (I’d say backside, but its size hasn’t seemed to have changed one bit) this week, preparing not only for our Scout Recruiting Night that happened tonight, but also for our Leader’s Meeting this Sunday. The Leader’s meeting isn’t such a big deal. I’ve put stuff together for that before – it’s just a matter of collecting information and assembling it in a logical order, then making an agenda. A good hour’s worth of work after collecting the info in dribs and drabs over the past month.

    But this week, I took delivery of PackMaster, comprehensive software which keeps all (and I mean ALL) of the Pack’s information in one place: Youth roster, adult roster, calendar, health forms, advancement, outings, etc. This week has been a series of days tap-tap-tapping away at my keyboard, inputting as much information as I possibly could get my hands on. I think I’m done for the moment.

    Mixed in there, on Tuesday, for the first time in like 15 years, we did “Boy Talks” in the schools. This is where an adult leader (me) goes into the schools and talks to each classroom of kids from grades 1-5, telling them about Cub Scouts, and our pack in particular. It’s always a rewarding event, because it communicates directly to the boys what we do, and spurs their imaginations, so they run home to mom and dad and say, “I wanna join!!” Well, in past years, we’ve only been able to pass out flyers, because the principal “dislikes” the Boy Scouts. Seems we’re too “discriminatory” because we don’t include girls. Ok, fine. I suggested that we team up with the Girl Scouts – who have had serious trouble recruiting in recent years – and do the talks together. That way all the kids got equal opportunity to join. She couldn’t refuse. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Well, we ended up with absolute PANDEMONIUM at our sign-up night tonight!!! We overflowed the library! We were sooo excited, and had to keep begging people’s pardon, because we didn’t expect the turnout to be THAT big! It was amazing, wonderful, and completely exhausting.

    I think I’m just gonna sleep the rest of the weekend. After I put together the agenda for our meeting. And enter the new scouts into the system. And attend our first fundraiser of the year this weekend…. crap. I’ll sleep when I’m dead.

    • SKL says:

      I love times like that – when you’ve worked your butt off, but now you’re done and it was worth it. I wish every day was like that. (I mean, worth it if you worked your butt off.)

  4. Laura says:

    HAROLD!!!! YOU RESCUED HAROLD FROM OVER ON MY NOW-SERIOUSLY-NEGLECTED-AND-DEFUNCT BLOG!!!!! Hello, Harold! It’s so good to see you again!!! here’s a carrot.

    • Joy says:

      I didn’t know his name was Harold. Great name. I wondered how long it would take you to notice. I can’t get him straight though. It drives me nuts but I’m keeping him.

      • Laura says:

        I wanted to suggest bringing him over a long time ago, but I couldn’t figure out how to figure out where I found him! I’m so glad you did. He’s fun.

    • Joy says:

      I remembered when you looked. I love him. I found him today while I was working on setting up my new igoogle page. He didn’t used to be available for WordPress.

  5. Nikki says:

    So, this morning I am a little out of sorts. My mornings usually consist of a million questions, very random conversations and usually a skit or two before I’ve even finished my first cup of coffee.

    Bailey went to work with Jason today. He’s been so excited to do this and they finally did it! I think he’s getting off at noon though. What is it with kids wanting to go to work with their parents? I’ve gone to work with Jason (inventory weekends) and it is BORING! I suppose it’s different for kids though. I packed his backpack with books, his journal, DS and snacks. I’m sure he is loving life right now! But, I am missing him. Good practice for next week I guess. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    With it being Labor Day weekend, we should have plans but we don’t. My mom and her boyfriend said something about a BBQ tomorrow evening, but never heard a definite answer, so who knows! Hey Joy, if we do go you all are more than welcome to come hang out by the pool! My mom gets off at 4:30 so it’d be after that.

  6. Sue says:

    We’ve had a good week I guess. Wednesday we went to the Great MN Get Together to participate in the 4-H Share the Fun skit. Our club won our county Share the Fun event back in March so we got to go to the state fair and compete against other clubs throughout MN. We took 2nd!!!!! The kids did a great job and were so excited! We also made a day out of it and walked I don’t know how many miles, but had a great time. We didn’t eat anything crazy and didn’t see half the stuff, but after 12 hours we were ready to come home. The best part was my feet didn’t hurt one bit! I love my Teva flip flops!!!! Those things are awesome ๐Ÿ™‚

    School starts Tuesday and I CAN’T wait! Only because it’s time to get back into a routine. We have a routine during the week when we work, but it’s still not the same as school. The kids are ready, too! We aren’t doing anything over this long weekend that I know of. I would love to go to Rollag, MN to the Threshing show, but it’s a hike and I don’t want to sit in the car forever! (http://www.rollag.com/index.php) It’s a great threshing show and I remember going as a kid and loving it.

    The garden is almost done, but it’s been a sad year. Our tomatoes just aren’t doing anything so there won’t be any salsa ๐Ÿ˜ฆ The pumkins and squash have gone crazy though so there’s the silver lining! Also, for those of you around here, I have corn stalks if you want to decorate with them. I think that’s about it. Have a great holiday weekend everyone!

  7. Joy says:

    I have no idea what we’re doing this weekend. It’s apparently already started. I wish I’d have known Paul was taking today off before he walked in the door last night but I can’t seem to change that. Ggrr! I would have gotten more of what I intended to today, yesterday. I wanted to wash our bedclothes today but now I’ll wait. He also thought they were golfing this morning but apparently they’re not doing that either. YAY!! I just love holidays ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Had it not been rainy this morning I did want to go to the Swappers Meet but I’m doubting anyone is there. Tomorrow morning it’s going to be nuts over there and I’m pretty sure I won’t go. I really did want some french fries before the next challenge starts but I’m not going to walk 13 miles to get them. So I have no idea what’s up.

    I hope everyone has a great long weekend.

    Nikki, I don’t blame you one bit for not wanting Bailey to ride his bike to school. That’s an awful long way.

    • Sue says:

      That is a long way! And the road really doesn’t have a nice shoulder to ride on. I don’t blame you either.

      • Nikki says:

        Actually there is a paved path that goes all the way there. He’d only have to go through the round about and cross Pulaski. It’s 3 miles and he can make it in 20 minutes. Maybe by the time spring rolls around.

        • Laura says:

          If you can, ride it with him a bunch of times between now and then. Let him take the lead, so you can observe how he’s doing, and that way, you can determine if he’s ready or not.

          • Nikki says:

            Great idea. Why the heck didn’t I think of that?! That’d be a great way to start my day too! Thanks Laura. I know he really wants to because a few of his friends are riding also. I know he is ready, he’s not the one I am worried about. It’s all the “what if’s” that come to mind.

            • Sue says:

              I forgot about the paved path. Laura has a great idea about riding with him, but not with him. Try that and see how it goes. Good luck!

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