Weekend Plans?

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Registered: 04-01-2002
Weekend Plans?
Fri, 08-17-2012 - 6:39am

It's FRIDAY!!  What's happening this weekend? 

I am most happy to report that I have few plans.  Tonight DD has softball practice.  We will grab something to eat on the way to the park, likely Fazoli's, then while she practices I will run.

Then she is spending the night with me.  Tomorrow I am going to sleep in.  You have no idea how much I am looking forward to that.  Yes, summer vacation is easier at my work, but I still have to work.  I get so tired of hearing the staff that is off all summer say their summer was good "but not long enough" or "I needed a longer break away from here."  I took 8 days off this summer.   I know we chose it, but having a tournament every weekend meant not one Saturday away from the park.  And even if we had a late game I had to be on the road by 9:00.  So I am going to enjoy every second of sleeping in tomorrow.

Saturday during the day I am going to deep clean and purge DS's room. Jeff will be out of town with his daughter at a soccer tournament all weekend. 

Saturday night it'll be me and the kids.  No clue what we will do.  Maybe cook something they love, like tacos, and get a Redbox movie.

Sunday they are going with their dad to his parent's house for DD's birthday.  She is bent about the whole thing.  Her cousins have soccer practice and a dance class, so they won't be there.  Her father is making the kids go then, to "visit family."  But the family they want to see won't be there.  It's just his parents and youngest brother.  That brother has a 5 year old girl that defines "spoiled brat."  My kids can't stand her.  They say she shrieks, whines, cries, and demands to get her way in all things.  If the other 4 cousins want to do one thing and the brat another, they have to acquiesce to the brat.   The brat lies on them, tells her grandparents that the others hit her or called her names.  And she is always believed and they get punished.  My kids come home in horrible moods when the brat is there.  She has come to some softball and basketball games with her grandparents.  She was playing in my mom's classroom in between basketball games one year.  She was trashing my mom's room-pulling out things on the shelves and not putting anything back- and my mom told her to stop.  Brat, at age 4, told my mom she does what she wants and Mamaw will clean up after her.  I could go on and on.  So, DD has to miss the end of year party for her summer softball team to go to this birthday party for her that she doesn't want, with people she doesn't like.  Sounds like a miserable day.

I intend to get so much housecleaning done on Saturday that my only thing to do on Sunday will be birthday shopping for my daughter and go to the pool.  Just me and a book.  I can't wait.

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Registered: 11-01-1999
Fri, 08-17-2012 - 9:20pm

Amy and her boyfriend have gone to Austin for the weekend.  (Amy went to college there.)  They are meeting up with Amy's college roommate who has moved back to Austin from Amarillo.  She got a teaching job in Austin after trying for years, and is delighted to move her family there.  She is married and has two boys, and I don't know what her husband does.  Austin is an interesting, progressive city.

Amy is in Austin.  Her ex has the boys.  I have her dog.  So I have four Pugs and a Siamese in my house for the weekend.  Amy's dog is only a little past two, but he is being quiet and very good.  He is used to my animals, and they all get along fine, but Pre seems depressed and misses his family.  He slept on the bed in the spare room, which I hadn't changed since my grandson spent the night with me earlier in the week.

I have to go to the shelter tomorrow morning for a volunteer appreciation reception and group photo.  Don't plan to stay loing because the people who work M-F volunteer on Saturday, and I'm going to let them handle it!

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Fri, 08-17-2012 - 9:49am

Tonight will be cleaning and starting laundry.

Tomorrow my sister and I are shucking, cooking, cutting, and freezing sweet corn...to the tune of 52 dozen...624 ears of corn.  BUT, I will be better with it come December and we're eating sweet corn.  Tomorrow evening we're having a campfire.  WONDERFUL weather for a campfire and we'll start burning some wood from the trees we lost earlier this summer.

Sunday we're not sure yet.

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