Finally Friday

Avatar for michellejeanne
iVillage Member
Registered: 02-26-2000
Finally Friday
29
Fri, 09-07-2012 - 8:29am

What are your plans for this fine day?

Michelle

Pages

Avatar for georapper
iVillage Member
Registered: 01-06-2000
Fri, 09-07-2012 - 8:46am

dishes from last night

finish preparation for Youth Quest worship on Sunday night

blog post

clear the 8 foot table in the Scrap Corner so I can load it in the van along with seven boxes of CDs, two lawn chairs, a cd player and extension cord, a cash box or bag of some kind, and my shade (which I need to pick up from my parents' house)

I need to get change.

eta:  do four loads of laundry for All Star and Brooke which All Star dropped off this morning w/o warning (Brooke has apologized profusely for that!)

eta:  run Red to the high school to get the truck for his chiro appt. so I could have the van if I needed it for baby

There will be a baby run later today.  We have one on the way.

Plus 10 m. dumbbells, 10 m aerobics, 10 m yoga

and scrappy time.  Oh, how I'm hoping for scrappy time!

that's all I've got


&nb
Avatar for michellejeanne
iVillage Member
Registered: 02-26-2000
Fri, 09-07-2012 - 8:51am

Good MORRRRRNING!

Going to rain today, so after I take Mira to school I need to quick head out to the church garden to pick what is ripe. Hoping to paint an example fence post before Sunday, but we shall see.

My accupressure appointment. SO can't wait.

Then I'll choose one of the sort/purge/reorganize tasks from my list. I think I am also going to take photos of the LO's I did with Karen, whether the sun comes out or not!

Tasha is staying after for a crew meeting, not sure when I'll pick her up. Today is Competition Friday for Volleyball (play between all 3 grades) so I'll watch Sarah play until and maybe after I pick Mira up? I need to practice piano

DH just remembered there was a volleyball pep band at Iowa State tonight, for Iowa against Iowa State, which would be really cool for Sarah, but we'd have to be up there at 5:30 and I really have no idea how that would work. Now, we COULD make it to the game if we just bought tickets, but I don't think that has occured to him. I might suggest it if the girls things go later than planned.

Ugh - the gal who has a 'birthday weekend' so can't attend the confirmation dinner from last nights chat conversation? Just e-mailed to ask why there are only 3 families taking part in the dinner. Um, maybe because there are only 3 kids being confirmed?

 

Michelle
Avatar for michellejeanne
iVillage Member
Registered: 02-26-2000
Fri, 09-07-2012 - 8:53am
JULIEEEEEE! I thought you said you didn't have to WORK until Sunday? You meant "didn't have to go IN to work" didn't you?

Yes, scrappy time. you NEED it!
Michelle
iVillage Member
Registered: 06-25-2008
Fri, 09-07-2012 - 9:22am

Gooooooooooood Morning!

Sorry I missed chat! I'm a bum & fell asleep on the couch at about 9:15.  

Today, Sean begged to stay at after care and have lunch with his friends. Rosie is at school all day and I have the day off. Which means I HAVE NOTHING TO DO until 2:30!!! :smileyvery-happy::smileyvery-happy::smileyvery-happy:  I really *should* go in to work and catch up. But I'd really rather stay home and play.  I'm going to go for a nice long run and then maybe even do some scrapping!!

I hope everyone has a lovely day! 

 

Jill
CL-Signature Showcase
Mom to Rossalyn (8/22/07) and Sean (12/29/08)
Resort manager, avid scrapbooker, and Disney World guru.
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-18-2002
Fri, 09-07-2012 - 10:11am

Stacy texted me this morning that she has just been super busy this week and that is why she hasn't been around.  I need to text her back.  It came while I was scrambling to get supper in the crockpot and get out the door this morning.  LOL, the one morning we didn't have to be early and that seemed to make it even harder to get out the door on time?

Working today until after 5.  Unless I take a shorter lunch?  Hmm.  Then probably picking Em up from the high school.  She has to stay after cross country to load a school van tonight.  The bball trip team is handling the concessions at some of the football games as a way to raise funds for the trip to Orlando.  And because of the construction going on at the school, games are not on our own field, but at a local high school, so the concessions have to be carted over and back.  I suppose I will be hauling kids to a game and home later too.

So, here is a challenge for you all today.  On the radio this morning, they said on average, you say 1200 words of self-talk per minute, and only 100 of those words are positive.  Don't ask me how they came up with these numbers, but I know a lot of my self-talk is not positive (although really, who is to say "I'm tired.  I'm so tired." isn't positive?)  Anyway, I want you to make a conscious effort today to send yourself some positive messages.  I know when I tried while driving this morning ("I'm NOT tired. I am NOT tired. Really, I am NOT tired.") that at the very least it made me laugh.  And laughter is not a bad thing.

Karens siggy
iVillage Member
Registered: 06-25-2008
Fri, 09-07-2012 - 10:53am

How cool is that, Karen!? I've been so crabby the last few days, so today I will NOT be crabby!! :smileyvery-happy:

Just did my run -- 4.4 miles!
And thought it was about time for a before-after picture. So here's what's contributing to my positive mood today!

yipeee.jpg 

Jill
CL-Signature Showcase
Mom to Rossalyn (8/22/07) and Sean (12/29/08)
Resort manager, avid scrapbooker, and Disney World guru.
Avatar for georapper
iVillage Member
Registered: 01-06-2000
Fri, 09-07-2012 - 11:06am
LOOK. AT. YOU!!!!! :smileyhappy: GOOD WORK, Jill! :smileyhappy: So proud of you! :smileyhappy:

&nb
Avatar for georapper
iVillage Member
Registered: 01-06-2000
Fri, 09-07-2012 - 11:17am
YEAAAAA for accupressure! I've never had it, but I am SOOO looking forward to my massage on Tuesday! <3

I was going to say last night--and then never got around to it--that sometimes, families treat confirmation as one of those necessary rights of passage. They don't encounter it with any expectation of commitment or transformation or spiritual growth/faith formation. It is simply a hoop that has to be jumped through to be "of age". Sad, but true. Your birthday family sounds like that. Is there a pre-confirmation meeting where everything is spelled out? I meet with my kids' parents ahead of confirmation starting to explain that the six weeks of classes with included activities are *mandatory*. If they miss an event, they MUST make it up. Period. End of sentence. Not optional. And then I describe how that means additional time for the mentor who works with the child and me, so if they are going to miss, they'd better be close to death. It hasn't kept some from missing an event, but usually, not more than once. And it DOES get made up. Every minute of it ... which, honestly, has only started with the last two classes, but it *has* happened. It's a challenge. No question. My heart is with you. {{{{{HUGS}}}}}

&nb
Avatar for georapper
iVillage Member
Registered: 01-06-2000
Fri, 09-07-2012 - 11:21am
Well ... when I SAID that, it was BEFORE the emergency run to Children's Hospital, which changed my schedule significantly, and it was ALSO *BEFORE* an unexpected/unscheduled "meeting"/conversation that took half an hour of my night the same night. So ... yeah .... that threw things off kilter a good bit. I did not INTEND to have work to do at home yesterday and today, but .... the best laid plans ......

&nb
Avatar for georapper
iVillage Member
Registered: 01-06-2000
Fri, 09-07-2012 - 11:22am
SUH-WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET! Enjoy it, Jill! You deserve it! :smileyhappy:

&nb

Pages