Happy Saturday Morning

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by Wiped Out, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Happy Saturday!! The weekend is here:whew: All of us are still adjusting to being back at school. difficult child, husband, and I all have horrible coughs and easy child has been fighting a cold. Hopefully we will be well rested before going back to work on Monday.

    In a bit I'm off to work and then home for a quick nap before the football game starts!:fan:

    Later husband and I must get to the health club as we haven't made it there since Monday due to schedules and not feeling well (although I did walk the dog 3 miles on Thursday).

    Tonight I'm guessing we'll watch movies and have popcorn.

    Wishing everyone a peaceful day:flower:
  2. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    Good morning. :coffee:

    Sharon- I hope the family is feeling better soon. Get some rest!

    Duckie and I will be leaving shortly to take part in a beach sweep project with her new girl scout troop. It should be cold but fun... and the right thing to do. After that she has a birthday party and will possibly get together with her best bud. I will make a turkey breast for dinner. Hopefully, it will be a fun and relaxing day.

    Have a great day. Hi to anyone that snuck in. :salute:

    Have a great day.
  3. LittleDudesMom

    LittleDudesMom Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Morning Sharon, TM and all to follow.

    Sharon, certainly hope you all get some rest this weekend so you all are feeling better. Nothing worse than the weekend coming and everyone feeling sick. Have fun watching the game!

    TM, great project cleaning up the beach! Turkey sounds nice for dinner. I've yet to give it a thought!

    Have a class at the gym at 10 this morning and then a quick grocer run for about 4 things. After that I need to do some work on picture taking for some things I'm listing on ebay for some friends of mine. They are not really compter literate - not that I am - and I get a percentage of what sells!

    I like Sharon's idea of popcorn so I might suggest that difficult child and I check out the movie listings on demand and see if we can find something we both agree on!

    Have a great Saturday all!

  4. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    Good morning all,

    It's very chilly here this morning!! Brrr...but it's supposed to warm up later.

    I have WW weigh-in at 9:30, then coffee with my WW pal, and then a run to the bank, food shopping, etc. I already have the laundry going and at some point I need to tackle the pool so we can cover it before all the leaves fall in (hate that!).

    Everyone sounds like they are ready to enjoy this beautiful, but busy Saturday - Enjoy! Sharon, feel better. I have a cold, but I am trying not to let it knock me down. Lots of Vitamin C!!
  5. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    G'day, folks.

    Sharon/WO, go easy with the exercise if you have a bad cold. Too much exercise when you're unwell can make you sicker. Mild exercise plus extra vitamins can help you recover faster, though.

    TM, what is a beach sweep? A sort of clean-up campaign? The party afterwards will be a good reward for hard work.

    Sharon/LDM, enjoy some relax time after the morning rushabout. We sometimes do the movie thing too, plus we bought a popcorn machine years ago for just such occasions. Movies - we had NOTHING on TV tonight, other than sport. But one obscure little TV station was playing the Glenn Miller Story (the Jimmy Stewart/June Allyson movie). So we sat up and watched that together. I've seen it before several times, I like it each time. But time for bed now. Tomorrow won't be quite as busy, but busy enough. At least I'll be able to sit and relax!

    Jo, enjoy the pool cleaning. Does ANYONE enjoy pool cleaning? Something we do in Australia during winter - we stock our swimming pools with Rainbow Trout (cooler states) or Barramundi (tropical states). Some places even set up hydroponics for the plants which runs the water to and from the swimming pool. The plants clean nitrogen from the fish-tainted water and cleaner water gets returned to the pool.

    Well, I survived Saturday.

    We decided to grab the chance to go to the open day at the nuclear reactor. The last one was five years ago! We knew it would make for a busy day because of my schedule meeting in the afternoon, but husband & I have never been to the reactor before. So busy day or no... had to do it. It's the only nuclear reactor in Australia, primarily a research reactor. This one is new; it's predecessor is being decommissioned over the next 10 years and apparently 'the world is watching to see how we do it," we were told.

    We were rushed but enjoyed the time we spent there. Very high security - higher than catching a plane - but fairly unobstrusive, considering. Lots of Homer Simpson jokes, of course. Then we split up - me to my meeting, husband to drop difficult child 3 off at his tennis coach's place to help clean bricks.

    My afternoon meeting went well but a bit over time. We're planning a dinner for a local organisation, as well as some workshops for children and writing. Three or four upcoming events, a few niggles but they're being straightened out. I've got some radio publicity to organise.

    Tomorrow we're going on a one hour steam train ride through Sydney's inner suburbs. Of course for us it will be an hour's train ride each way just to get there! Still, it will be fun. husband is taking loads of photos. Considering we could take NO photos today, he will make up for it.

    Monday difficult child 3 has a study day at school plus I have a specialist's appointment I am going to have to cancel at the last minute. I don't think I can squeeze in both. Plus I have some more admin to sort out with school, it will be easier to do it in person. He has another Study Day on Thursday, it's a busy week for him. And for me. I think Tuesday is my only free day - and I suspect easy child 2/difficult child 2 is going to want to spend the day sewing the last bridesmaid's dress, in one big workshop day. I still need to telephone the florist and organsie soem times with her, to drop off the ivy from our garden and to collect the bouquets. And perhaps order some spare bunches of flowers for the flowergirl's head wreath. Roll on, October!

    Enjoy your Saturday, everyone!