Good Morning TGIF

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Fran, Sep 26, 2008.

  1. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    I figure if I can't sleep I should say good morning to everyone. The Thursday night premiere's were good. I have a few other premiere shows taped from the week to watch on Sunday since we have a Nor'easter blowing a lot of rain on our sunny Carolina autumn. Great tv day.
    I'm leaving in an hour or two for Galveston to survey the damage and hopefully salvage something. Grim work to say the least. husband is not looking forward to the visit. Not that I am but we are coming at it from 2 different angles. It's a task to get through for me. Surely it will be an emotional day.

    Hope you all have a Free Choice Friday. Do something fun.
  2. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    Good morning Fran & all who follow,

    Fran, I'm sure the task ahead today will be harsh - remember you have a group of ladies here holding you up in spirit. I didn't catch any of the fall season premieres. Nothing has caught my attention this year. Any suggestions.

    TGIF is right ~ though I wish this weekend were a respite weekend. I know I seem spoiled, I'm really not. It's just been one of those weeks. PCAs are coming in this weekend for long hours (they need to pay tuition & make up hours they missed in the last 2 weeks).

    In home therapist is on schedule for kt today; I have in home nursing coming in - help me set up medications, check this & that & monitor this weeks new start in prednisone taper. Yeehah!

    I'm working on a drawing of a huge crimson flower; husband took this picture on our vacation last month. It's an enormous bloom & I'm loving it. Not sure if I'll paint it or not - just enjoying the colors - the blending of the colors & the play between the many shades of green & the beautiful fushia/crimson hues.

    I hope you all have a good day; that you accomplish all you set out to do & that your world is calm.
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  3. LittleDudesMom

    LittleDudesMom Well-Known Member Staff Member

    :cheerleader: Happy Free Choice Friday! I may be alone in this, but I think Friday is coming around a little quicker these days!

    Fran, you know our thoughts are with you as you see the damage for the first time. I have been watching the reports the last couple days as they let folks back onto the island. You know it has fond memories for me. Stay strong - you may have to support husband today.

    Linda, sounds like a really busy day ahead! I love the sound of the flower. It's great that you are loving painting and finding inspiration. Take care.

    Well, today is a meaningful day at my house - easy child turns 18 today!! Don't know where the years have gone. I couldn't have ever wished for a better daughter - she is joyfull, caring, and focused. So I officially now have a teenage son (difficult child turned 13 a month ago) and an adult daughter - - thank goodness I have a good hair stylist :surprise:

    Have a great Friday everyone! :peaceful:

  4. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Good Morning,

    Fran-I'm sure today will be a difficult one, my prayers are with you. I'm curious to what other premieres you watch. I can't wait for the new Desperate Housewives!

    Linda-I hear you about wishing it was a respite weekend! I hope it turns out to be a restful weekend even without the respite. The flower color I'm sure is beautiful!

    Today it's work. It will be interesting to see if my room has been "vandalized" like in the past before the big game.

    After work we head to Michigan. I'm not feeling excited about the long hours in the car this weekend but the end result is worth it-especially if we win.:fan:

    Wishing everyone a peaceful Friday (and weekend too since I'll be gone).:kisses:
  5. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Sharon-You snuck in on me! Happy Birthday to easy child!:hapBday: She is quite the young adult!
  6. Andy

    Andy Active Member

    Fran - I hope you get lots done this weekend. I also hope all goes well on the home front for easy child and difficult child.

    Timer - I hope all gets done today and everything set up for the weekend so you can find time to draw.

    Little Dude's Mom - Happy Birthday to easy child! 18 - another milestone!

    Wiped Out - Hope your room isn't too "vandelized". The car ride should be nice this time of year - beautiful trees to look at.

    difficult child hasn't decided if he is coming with me or staying home with husband tonight. I am on my way to the cities (3 hr drive) for a scrapbooking workshop at my sister's church. Tonight I hope to get together with a friend that I haven't seen in about a year. I think sister in law said her husband is going to a game so she will join us.

    So, that means no computer for me until late Saturday or Sunday.

    Have a GREAT day everyone! Find a way to make your difficult child laugh.
  7. Happy Friday Everyone!!!

    Fran, I hope that your trip goes as well as possible. I completely understood about it being "a task to get through". I'm sending many positive vibes your way.

    Linda, it sounds like you have a lot of activity going on right now.... how do you keep up with it all ? It's truly amazing! I hope we get to see the crimson flower - it sounds like a winnner.

    Sharon, Happy Birthday to easy child! Don't the years pass quickly? I know that you are very proud of her and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

    Sharon , enjoy the game. I know it will be refreshing to get away for a little R&R. We all need it, don't we?

    Andy, the workshop sounds like fun - especially the part about seeing your friend that you haven't seen for a year. Enjoy her company and all the "catching up". :)

    Our easy child has been keeping us busy lately. He injured his knee two weeks ago, and despite a couple of doctor visits, he still has swelling, pain, a limited range of motion, and no answers. It's really difficult to help him manage this long distance. He's been referred to a specialist here - so I'm meeting him this afternoon with his x-rays in hand. I'm hoping that he won't need surgery, because if he does, he believes that time off could jeopardize his graduate assistantship. According to easy child, his boss is not very accomodating. It looks like he'll get a MRI evaluation and then the doctor will make some decisions. I hate to see him so stressed, but I know this is part of the growing up process. The nice side effect of this situation is that we'll be able to visit with him a little this weekend.

    I have a meeting to attend at Jekyll Island next week (one of the barrier islands off of the coast of Georgia). It's one of my very favorite places to go - and will be a three day peaceful "get away" time for me. No cooking, no struggle with difficult child over homework, away from the office..... The facility where the meeting is held is called the Jekyll Island Club Resort. It is part of what is called "The Millionaires' Village" which is a restored area of "beach cottages" where industrialists from the North East came to Georgia to summer in the late 1800's and early 1900's. They are cottages all right - 30 and 40 room cottages ... LOL. About 15 years ago a foundation was created to renovate these lovely homes - because they were crumbling and in great disrepair. The Hotel has been brought back to life and is just lovely. As, you can see - I'm not looking forward to this at all ...

    Have a great weekend !!!
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  8. katya02

    katya02 Solace

    Happy Friday to all!

    Fran, sending thoughts and good wishes your way as you set out on a difficult day. I hope things will go as well as possible.

    Linda, your art sounds amazing. My daughter is an artist and I love to admire the things she can produce. I'm in awe of artists!

    Sharon - happy happy birthday to your daughter! Big milestone!

    Sharon, hope the game goes well (and that your room isn't vandalized)!

    Andy, sounds like a really nice weekend - workshop and visiting.

    1 Day at a Time, hope you and easy child get good news about his knee. And your trip next week - wow! Beautiful!

    We're having a mundane weekend - getting carpets cleaned today, working on projects. I'm finishing another set of placemats (doing handwoven gifts for extended family) and should be receiving two shipments of new weaving yarn. Hooray! I can't wait to finish the placemats and get onto more interesting stuff. I also bought a bunch of great yarn yesterday to outfit daughter in fingerless gloves, mittens, hats, and scarves this winter. I'm low on my own yarn - I spin, but haven't gotten it together this summer to get yarn ready for winter. When difficult child ain't happy, nobody's happy and nothing gets done, it seems. Anyway! Lots of fiber arts coming up for me!
  9. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    I'm late tonight, I've had a busy day. Sorry I haven't got time to chat to you all. Fran, I hope your place on the island is sufficiently sound so you can repair the damage. For everyone else, enjoy your weekend with the upcoming football match and all your hobbies which are so vital at keeping us from going totally nuts. We have a football grand final here this weekend also. Sorry to disappoint, but frankly I couldn't give a rat's. I'm not a footie fan.

    mother in law & I saw the neurologist today. I've got to have another MRI, I have to wait for the hospital to ring me with the appointment. It will be some time in the next two months. After the doctor, we did a bit of shopping then headed home. I'd left difficult child 3 working, he says he got a fair amount of work done. mother in law & I had mail-ordered some clothes, the parcel arrived while we were out so I promised to drop in later on. But first, I HAD to rest. Meanwhile difficult child 3 had finished his work and decided to go bike riding. But his tyres were a bit low, so he hunted for a pump. Then he couldn't find the little hose bit - I told him to look in the end of the pump. He said it wasn't there. eventually he found it - where I said it was. Then he tried to pump his tyre and only succeeded in flattening it completely. Mind you, each time any of this happened, he had to come in and tell me - not much chance of a rest. Eventually I gave up and headed out to see mother in law, only to get waylaid by a neighbour, sawing the lower limbs of one of our street trees - a Banskia. He gave me the whole sorry saga; local kids have been pelting his house with banskia seed pods (these are the ones that are drawn as "big bad banskia men" in May Gibbs' illustrations of her "Bib and Bub" books). These things are big and hard. Kids have been ripping them off the trees and lobbing them at this bloke's house, he's gone through thousands of dollars of broken windows. Mind you, I think he is enjoying the conflict, he goes out to chase the kids and confront them instead of doing what I do - taking photos of them in action. So of course, it escalates for him.

    I eventually got to mother in law's place, it is exciting looking through new parcels especially when you've almost forgotten what you ordered! And at last, despite my misgivings, I own a 'little black dress'. Black is NOT my colour but if I bling it up a bit it should be OK...

    I'm sitting here wearing a new royal blue singlet top (shelf bra kind) with a light lime and white striped voile shirt. I probably should have changed out of it before I decided to clean the bathroom... but it's OK, I'm still looking clean and tidy. I still look like an ad for bathroom cleaner, actually. A pity bathrooms aren't as easy to clean as in the ads!

    Tomorrow husband has a meeting with his trains group and he's taking difficult child 3 with him, because I have a meeting with my writers group. I might wear my new bathroom cleaning outfit! As long as it's a warm enough day, of course!

    Our school holidays begin today for two weeks, plus the last couple of days have been the last day of school ever, for our final year high school students. They are now on stu-vac before their final state-based exams, the HSC (Higher School Certificate). Today and yesterday mother in law & I saw a lot of students wearing their graffiti-ed school shirts - they write on each other's school uniform shirts on the last day, because they will never be worn again!

    Enjoy your Friday. Our weather is definitely warming up, both my peach trees are in full blossom, looking pretty in pink. My Jamaican lime tree smells fabulous, the bees are very busy.

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  10. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Oh, Fran, what a sad chore. I wish you luck and strength. I'll be thinking of you.

    Linda, best of luck with-the prednisone taper ... and congrats in advance on the flower. Neat!

    18, Sharon!? Wow. She sounds like my easy child. Bittersweet. Sigh.

    SharonWiped, Enjoy the game! And good luck in the car.

    Andy, drive carefully. Enjoy the scrapbooking. I'll be wishing I were there.

    1Day, so sorry about your easy child's knee. To be in pain, confused, and annoyed by a nasty boss is a lot to handle. Great that you can do a consult with-the xrays. Jekyll Island sounds fabulous!!!! Wowie! That is so wonderful. ENJOY!

    Katya, your weaving sounds interesting. I love getting supplies in the mail. :)
    Enjoy your clean carpets.

    Oh, you snuck in, Marg. Holy cow, do you pack a lot into a day! Sorry about your neighbor and his broken windows. And your son's flat tire. Hmm. I hope you get some badly needed rest. You always seem to be so level headed and in such good spirits despite your lack of sleep. Don't know how you do it.

    It's a dreary day here, drizzling; stuff all over the yard from the Nor'easter, lunch dates canceled, but I will be able to paint.