Happy Friday, everyone. I hope you all had a great week. Mine was good. Quiet, but productive. I got so much deep cleaning done, and organizing. I love to rearrange my living room and bedroom. I don’t know why, I always have. So, that’s what I did this week. I like to change things up. How about you? Do you rearrange your furniture, or does it stay in one place for the most part?

Any fun weekend plans?

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39 Responses to T.G.I.F.

  1. Just a Mom says:

    Our furniture stays in one place. My mom used to rearrange the furniture all the time when I was a kid and it used to drive me up the wall! I like to have things stay the same.
    We do not have any plans this weekend. I am thinking it might be a good weekend to either go to a park or go to the beach. I will see what my youngest wants to do and go from there.

  2. Sue says:

    Funny you should write about moving furniture! I did that in the living room last weekend and it about put Toby over the edge! LOL! It started because I cleaned the windows. I had to move the couch to get to the front window and of course, saw all the crap under the couch which lead to me vacuuming under every piece of furniture which lead to moving the furniture around! Toby hates the couch where I put it b/c something about a glare on the TV. LOL! I said, too bad πŸ™‚ My plants seem happier in the window so it’s going to stay like this for awhile!

  3. SKL says:

    I don’t like to move things around. I like things to stay where they “belong.” Moving things around always feels like it’s creating more work – I guess to me, it feels like clutter until I get used to it. Or maybe it’s because I know the people who have gotten the “rearrange” bug are going to keep rearranging and rearranging multiple times until my back is broken (because guess who does all the heavy lifting/pushing around here). And in the end, there’s a good chance that everything will end up back where it started.

    What I do like is getting rid of stuff and straigtening up stuff. This week, I haven’t had much time to do that. Well, actually, I did have a little time, but I spent it sleeping. Which was probably the better idea. I believe I’m a good inch taller now.

    This past week has been one of low productivity and weirdness at work. We were supposed to close a big project on Tuesday, but people were so confused and disorganized, I still don’t know whether it closed on Wednesday or Thursday. What a mess. So things were in limbo for most of the week. I got behind on other stuff because I just wasn’t focused. Now I have a slew of September 30 deadlines, on which I am ridiculously behind.

    Things are pretty normal with the girls. Miss E is still melancholy sometimes. Today her sister had a field trip and needed a sack lunch. Miss E was so hurt that I only packed a lunch for Miss A – because Miss E would have cooked lunch at school. She was upset all day long. What am I gonna do with this girl?

    My weekend plans are basically to survive. No special plans – just the biweekly shopping on Saturday. I hope I have the mental energy to get caught up on my work.

    Have a great weekend, everyone!

    • Joy says:

      Isn’t Miss E allowed to bring a cold lunch? It would be so easy to let her take a lunch too if they’re allowed.

      • SKL says:

        She has a classmate who is allergic to peanut butter (which is what I packed for Miss A, and what Miss E wanted).

        I didn’t expect Miss E to be this affected, and even if I had, really, she has to learn that she can’t have everything her sister gets – and vice versa. That she needs to cheer up and move on if things don’t go according to her desire. (She is usually not so self-pitying!)

        This morning Miss E said, “everybody’s being mean to me,” which was not at all true. If she was 13, I could kinda see this, but at four?

        Part of me dreads the upcoming birthday of Miss A. And it shouldn’t be that way. Hopefully this is a passing phase.

    • Joy says:

      I know she has to learn that but it seems such a small thing to do to make her happy in the morning. It’s not like she wanted to go with her to a party or something. I know about the allergies though too and you do have to think about that and also that she should give in and be happy to take something else.

  4. Sue says:

    The TV in the bedroom went out last night! Not a big deal to me, but Toby felt a little lost. The DirecTV box just quit working so I called up CS last night at 9:30pm and low and behold, there was somebody there! And from Sioux Falls to boot! She was very nice and a new box will arrive in about 3 business days. Toby looked at me and said, how am I suppose to go all weekend without TV in the bedroom?! (Half kidding, half serious. If you only knew his rituals!) I may miss it more b/c I liked watching the news all snuggled in bed πŸ™‚

    • Joy says:

      Do you think the box in our basement would work at your house? We never use it now that Darryl never comes up.

    • Nikki says:

      Jason is like that too, so now when I change the furniture around I have that in mind. I don’t like the glare either. And I have to make sure you can view the TV from the computer chair! lol

      • Joy says:

        Now that the TV is where it is in the house we have to “tilt” it. During the day the front window hits it but at night you have to put it more in the corner or it’s off kilter to where we’re playing the Wii or just watching it.

    • Laura says:

      I am seriously disappointed that Toby can think of nothing to do in the bedroom, at night, with a beautiful woman, than watch the stinkin’ TV. Sheesh.

  5. Happy Friday to you! πŸ™‚ I love cleaning and organizing, as well. My fiance always comes home to changed-around furniture and new projects that I have done. This weekend I will be wedding planning. I hope you have a great one!

  6. Joy says:

    I used to change my house around but I don’t anymore. Partly because of the “glare” of the TV like Sue mentioned. I wonder who’s the father of Sue’s husband??!!??!! Our TV does get a glare most of the time anyway but…..also, the number of cords and plugs and wires just makes it a mess. If I were just going to move furniture to make a little change it would be one thing but that TV and all the other stuff turns something fun into a nightmare. Otherwise I’d just be moving a couch and chair and really, what’s the point of that?

    This week has just been icky and I’m not even going to get into it. Today’s a new day. Paul’s cousin died on Monday so we went down to MPLS last night and do you know what I miss about living down there? NOTHING!!!! People drive like morons. I’m so glad I never have to go down there and I was so grateful I knew where I was going. It was a very sad prayer service because he was only 60 and I’m not really sure why it’s affecting me the way it is but it’s just stuck inside and I just feel very sad.

    I’m going to work out at Vicki’s in a little bit. Stupid weight doesn’t seem to want to come off the last few weeks. It’s so funny that before I was working out hard, the weight came off somewhat easier and now that we’re working seriously hard, not only is it not coming off but I’ve gained this week. Lord help me!

    Have a good weekend all.

    • Laura says:

      Muscle weighs more than fat. Keep remembering that. If you’re working out harder, it could be that it’s putting on more muscle. Also, you might be going through phases. I’ve talked with people who have had serious weight loss, and they’ve hit ‘plateaus’, where their body just needs time to adjust to this new thing, and no matter what you do, it’s not going to budge. be patient, grasshopper.

  7. Nikki says:

    I’ve always changed things around, even when I was 8 months pregnant, I was moving entertainment centers. I get bored REALLY easily, so I need change. Change that I can control! πŸ™‚

    I must have slept on my hand all night, it’s killing me now! It makes it hard to type with my right pinky and ring finger.

    Last nights practice got moved to today, because of the wind last night. After practice we’re having pizza. I love when I don’t have to cook. I love cooking, but once in a while I like a night off.

    Have a good Friday, everyone!

    • Joy says:

      I think we may splurge tonight too and eat out. I haven’t eaten out since this challenge started and I’m craving The Triple R’s Chinese Salad with sesame seed dressing.

      • Nikki says:

        That sounds really good! We don’t go to Applebee’s anymore (horrible service) but when we did, I’d get their chinese chicken salad wrap! I wonder if I could find a recipe to make them at home??? Hmmm

        Oh, hey did anyone watch the new show last night, “Person of Interest”….we liked it a lot. I’m very happy with the selection of shows on right now.

      • Joy says:

        Yes Nikki, we have seen that and really like it. I had to DVR it last night because we weren’t home but will watch it over the weekend.

  8. Karen Joy says:

    I used to love rearranging my furniture!Thats back when I lived in smaller houses but as weird as this sounds now in this big house I cant do it.Somehow no other arrangement seems to work.In the living room which really is like 2 in one.The fireplace is on wall l,the only other wall Id like to move the tv and the larger wall is window,and bedroom doors on the other.SO Im stuck with it this way FOREVER!AHHH!I’d love a change!Oh well!Even my bedroom I cant change..darn it!

  9. SKL says:

    One thing that bugs me about my living room is that there’s no good place to put the TV. The couch has to go on the only long wall, and the fireplace is directly opposite the couch. That leaves two short walls east and west, and the TV has to go on one of those. You either have to sit on the couch and turn your head or body to watch TV, or sit on the far wall and squint your eyes. For a while I had a folding moon chair right in the middle where I would sit, but that was sent to the basement at some point. We also get glare in the afternoon, as the double glass door in the back is directly opposite the TV.

  10. Jenny says:

    I love rearranging stuff but when you have limited space and the tv can’t move, its hard to move stuff around! The entertainment center is built into the wall (dumb move on our part) and we have a 42″ tv with a big back on it. We’ve been talking about tearing the entertainment center out and we would have atleast 2 more feet of living room!

    The other day we got my mom’s old fireplace and put it in the living room cause Hunter wants to be “cozy & warm.” LOL He kept bugging us to go get it so he can be cozy & warm. Goofy kid! Mel was nice enough to let me use her halloween decorations that she still had at mom’s house to put on the fireplace. Looks pretty cool.

    This weekend and upcoming week its gonna be super nice! Cant wait for the 70’s again. Hunter was outside lastnight raking and jumping into a pile of leaves. Enjoy the weekend!

    • Nikki says:

      I want one of those fireplaces SO bad-you have no idea! I agree with Hunter. I want to be cozy and warm too!

    • Joy says:

      I really love ours right now too. We can’t use the heat element on ours when the furnace is running since it’s right under the thermostat and the furnace doesn’t come on and the rest of the house gets too cold so right now it’s the perfect like “cozy me up.”

  11. Sue says:

    Ok, for those of you who care…I ordered the grey (but really cream looking) toggle coat from Pac Sun πŸ™‚ It’s soooo cute and I got free shipping and found some other stuff on sale with an additional 50% off! I love when I get a good bargain!!

  12. Laura says:

    Oy. I’ve been on the run all day today. Not by choice, either. I had planned a “sit on my butt and do nuthin'” day, but ended up for a couple of hours at Firestone, while they fixed my truck. Nothing serious, but I expected to be there for 20 minutes while they did the oil change. I asked them to check the battery, and they discovered that it was about one start from being seriously dead. So I had them replace it. I swear they had to mine the nickel first, though. Two hours and $150 later…. sigh. Then it was grocery shopping, pick up Steve, make another Chore Chart for Josh, dishes, laundry, pick up Josh, buy drano, unclog the drain… I need a nap.

    Tomorrow I get a “vacation” of sorts. I’m going with a friend to “Scouting University”, which is a day-long training where you choose classes to take, based on your position in your unit, and what you need to concentrate on. I’m taking a bunch of classes that are focused on running the pack from the Committee perspective (paperwork, administration, awards, this kind of thing), and then yesterday, our Cubmaster comes to me and says, “I’m gone for the next 18 days, so I’m going to miss the Leader’s Meeting, the Den Meeting, and the Pack Meeting (two of which he runs)… I emailed everybody and told them that they should give you whatever help you need in running those for me. Oh, and we’re moving to Cedar Rapids, so you’re going to need a new Cubmaster after Christmas.” So I’m thinking that I should have signed up for the Cubmaster classes instead of the Committee classes…… even though I do NOT want to be Cubmaster, I suspect, as Assistant, it’s gonna be me who steps up. Seems like parents “nowadays” just expect these programs to develop and administer themselves. AAK.

    Anyway, I AM excited about the training tomorrow. I’ve been looking forward for quite a while. I really love the Scouting Program and the support they give. I think it’ll be fun.

    Sunday, I dunno. I’m taking Josh around to hawk his popcorn, see if he can boost his sales up. A friend’s son has a football game at the HS field, we might go to that. The Bears are playing, too, but if the weather’s nice, I’d rather watch Football outside than in… And then Sunday night is a Leader’s Meeting that, apparently, I am running. So I’m busy all weekend.

  13. Laura says:

    Oh, and I don’t rearrange furniture around here. It’s a MAJOR no-no in this house where a blind man lives. Although I have threatened to do it when he has made me mad…

  14. Phyllis says:

    $150 for a new battery and an oil change???? 2 hours???? Holy crap, Batman! What the battery has gold hoogies for the cables on it??? UNFREAKING BELIEVABLE!!!!

    Nope, no rearranging furniture for me!! It messes up the vibes and smooth air flow. I also don’t allow clutter to build up (if at all possible) for the same reason. I’ve never figured out the reason, but I just can’t relax or be comfortable when things get moved or cluttered. Maybe I’m just an old stick-in-the-mud.

    • Laura says:

      the battery was actually $90. The oil change was somewhere in the vicinity of $25, labor was $10, there were a few parts in there, some wiper fluid, and taxes. This is a big ol’ truck, remember.

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