TGIF-Good Morning

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Wiped Out, May 22, 2009.

  1. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Happy Friday Friends,

    Rain is in the forecast and I don't mind at all. I'm taking a half day comp day this afternoon. I wait until May to take mine usually and hope for a warm sunny day. This year it doesn't bother me because I plan on coming home for a long nap!

    Tonight husband and I are planning on hitting the health club and maybe watching a movie. Easy night for dinner since it's Friday and it's everyone for themselves. I do this because on Saturdays I weigh in so I usually just have cereal for dinner.

    Wishing everyone a peaceful day:peaceful:
  2. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    Good morning. :coffee:

    Sharon- Enjoy your 1/2 day... a nap sounds wonderful. ;)

    One of my friends called around 8:30 last night.... she hadn't made plans for childcare for her daughter for today (they have no school) and her usual babysitter is going out-of-town. So, Duckie will have a nice loooooong six hour play date.

    Wish us luck. :hammer:

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

    LittleDudesMom Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Happy Free Choice Friday Morning!

    Enjoy that nap Sharon!!

    I have unfortunately reinjuried my arm! It's really painful this morning......A lot on the agenda today. I probably will be gone from the house until I get difficult child. Trying to get everything done so this weekend can be a restful and fun one. Oh, forgot, difficult child wantd to see Terminator this afternoon. Guess I'll be out a little longer......

    Hope everyone has a great Friday as we head into the harolding of summr!

  4. Andy

    Andy Active Member

    Wiped Out - That is a great idea to save a day for the end of the year. I took one sick leave day and one vacation day these last two weeks and decided NOT to try to make them up. It was a great break!

    Tired - Enjoy the extra girl today. Hopefully the weather is good for some outdoor time.

    Little Dude's Mom - Take it easy with that arm.

    I face contracts at work today. I was in a phone conference yesterday that answered many questions. I will be making a manual for myself to follow the next time these are due. It is a good thing that the State's contract expert is very patient.

    Lunch room duty today and then possibly some shopping. I have gift bags for teachers for year end and need one or two more items in them. I also need to figure out what to get the 6th graders for their graduation and a sibling gift for a baby shower.

    Last night I made the mistake of taking difficult child and Diva shopping! Not good! difficult child was so tired by the time we checked out which meant complaining about how much money Diva spends! I know, I should have known better!

    husband just told me he probably can't come on our family trip! I have everything booked but he doesn't want to miss a quarterly meeting at work! Come on! After oodles and oodles and oodles of years of work, can't he skip one?

    Maybe I should just stay in bed and skip today? :(

    Everyone have a great day and find a way to make your kids laugh!
  5. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    G'day, folk.

    Sharon/WO, enjoy your quiet day, I hope you get in some power snoozing.

    TM, I hope the playdate goes well, so you can arrange for your friend to return the favour. There's nothing like the satisfaction you get when you store up BIG favours in other people!

    Sharon/LDM, sorry you hurt your arm again. At least the pain will be nicely authentic when you watch Terminator, so you can really identify with the characters copping all the biff on screen.

    Andy, you sound well organised with the end of year gift bags.
    About the trip and husband's feeling of having to be there for a work meeting - why not arrange for husband to attend via speakerphone/conference call? That way he can enjoy a holiday with you (and not lose out on what has already been booked) and still meet his sense of obligation. I had a conference call meeting yesterday, the school is increasingly arranging things this way and it works well. For now we're only doing it via telephone - any people unable to be there physically are hooking in via conference call, and we're on speaker-phone for all the people present in the flesh. I could hear everyone quite clearly, they could hear me, we got the meat of the meeting over and done with in 45 minutes.
    With a bit of time in preparation (which I didn't have for yesterday's meeting) I could have arranged to use the built-in camera in the computer and hook in via the 'Net for a videoconference session. That way I could see them, they could see me and any need for the persoal touch would be met.
    But as it was for me yesterday - they emailed the paperwork to me, we all edited it together round the table as we talked, then amended copy was emailed back in along with confirmation of the next meeting and some last minute informal discussion. It's the modern way to conduct business... tell that to husband and drag him along on your holiday anyway.

    It's been a busy day today. We left early to get to the doctor on time. difficult child 3 has possibly a reinfection of something that could need antibiotics; or he may have an allergy and early asthma. Blood tests again in two weeks. I, on the other hand, have the best blood test results I've had in years, except there seems to be a hint of a problem in terms of protein metabolism. More blood tests again.

    Then I saw the neurologist, who worked me to a later of sweat with some exercises he wants me to do, to increase flexibility.

    After that it was difficult child 3's turn with the therapist.

    In between we got some shopping done, mother in law got her blood tests done and we got home late. Tired.

    Tomorrow I've got a meeting (with difficult child 3's therapist - a different one) plus easy child 2/difficult child 2 is meeting up with me to collect the pieces of bridesmaids' dress no 1, so she can hand-tack it together. She's also meeting up with a friend who is doing the hair & makeup. We talked today about plans for the bouquets, I found some lovely silk flowers but she is adamant - REAL flowers, please. At ten times the cost.

    Meanwhile I have to get difficult child 3 moving with schoolwork over the weekend. Only I won't be home tomorrow to nag him, so little is likely to get done.

    It's still raining and windy here, cold wintry weather. It's beginning to fine up over the next few days, hopefully. Up north it's flooding badly, the rivers are lapping the edge of the levee banks. The news is full of the evacuation procedures, the army stepping in to move people to higher ground before the crisis hits. Everything is swinging into place to be prepared. If the flood isn't too high, the levees will be manned with teams sandbagging. But if they know it will be futile, then efforts will go into early rescue of people and livestock.

    It's a difficult time for a lot of people, but they've been through it before.

    Enjoy your Friday.

  6. Andy

    Andy Active Member

    Thank you Marg! That would be a great idea. I found another solution. I called and the cabin we are renting if available the next Monday, Tuesday. So, we will reverse our plans - Wedding, vacation, grandma, home
  7. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    Ah, the gentle art of compromise...

  8. Andy

    Andy Active Member

    This way I get his full attention the entire trip (I hope!). I also had him call and add Sunday to that list so we get the cabin for three nights giving us two full days of touring (some lighthouses, ships on Lake Superior, ect).

    Diva is a little disappointed that we will not stay at the casino. I hope she isn't too bored with the trip - she has to learn to chill.

    I even found someone at work willing to do the 1st day of the month project for me if we can get permission to bring in her back up to do her job July 1st.

    Flexibility does have its advantages. husband is concerned about the condition of the cabin since there was no problem changing dates this late in the season. I think it is because Grandma's Marathon is the weekend before and 4th of July the weekend after - people planning on going on vacation will choose one of those weekends. The website shows a very nice place. It is right on Lake Superior and I believe a fire ring is available for bonfires. Should be peaceful!

    husband says it still isn't the best time but he will make it work. (He better!)

    And Grandma has no plans on Wed, July 1st so we can see her any time we pass through on the way home.

    And, this means we get to attend the Last day of Adult/Jr league bowling and a church social at a ball game (if we can still get tickets).