Friday, May 30, 2008

Friday Fill-Ins

Happy Friday everyone! It's time once again for Friday Fill-Ins:

1. For me, watching those stupid "adult" cartoons like The Simpsons and The Family Guy is the opposite of creativity.
2. Pride and Prejudice was the last excellent book I read.
3. I like fill-ins because I don't have to come up with my own idea for a Friday post, and they're fun!
4. In nature I like looking at trees, hills, mountains.
5. I have no idea who should win the US elections.
6. The last time I laughed with all my belly was when Steven was here and he said something funny while we were talking on the front porch.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to going to hear Rachael's band, tomorrow my plans include nothing in particular (maybe spending time with Steven, she suggests hopefully), and Sunday, I want to get organized for the week. Maybe clean the boys' room before they come back!

Some Friday thoughts:

I started a post yesterday which was a long rant about my parents, but I decided against it. My parents are becoming more forgetful and more emotional as they get older. My mom will be 70 tomorrow. I can't believe it. That sounds so old! Anyway, they were both driving me crazy yesterday because they think that THEY are in charge of my children, not me. But it's all good now.

I haven't had much time to blog this week, because for the last 3 days I have alternated between periods of frantic activity, and slug-in-the-bed laziness. Lots of driving these last few days, and believe me that is going to STOP, or at least slow down. I am NOT going to be the summer taxi driver again. I did take the kids down to the local bookstore, and I bought a couple of good books for myself. This one looks particularly good.

Steven is driving to somewhere in Ohio right now. I am hoping he will find something coming this way for the weekend. The two younger boys are going with their dad for the weekend, so I will have a little more free time. I'll let you know if good things are coming my way!

I can see it's going to be real challenge to keep this house in order this summer. It seems to perpetually be in DIS-order! I told the kids, they get a pass on any semblance of organization THIS week, but starting Monday, the new system is in place. This involves reading, exercising, cleaning, and limited quantities of video games. I am also investing in a large stack of disposable cups, plates and plasticware. I am NOT going to see that sink perpetually full.

I have all these plans for my summer. I need to finish cleaning out my room, I need to do something about the bathroom and the boys' room. I need to clean out what used to be the playroom but is now just a dumping ground for toys, so Daniel can have a space of his own. I have some professional issues to work out, and I want to read. And of course, I want to have a little time to travel with Steven in the truck. Man! How am I going to fit all that in to 8 weeks?!

Anyway, have a great weekend everyone!


Jay said...

"1. For me, watching those stupid "adult" cartoons like The Simpsons and The Family Guy is the opposite of creativity."

I think you're trying to start a fight with me here.

"2. Pride and Prejudice was the last excellent book I read."

Okay, that's it. You and I are about to have words.

LOL ;-)

I LOVED "Marley and Me" ... I almost cried even.

Sayre said...

I've been insanely busy too! HOpe to catch up with everyone soon.

HoosierGirl5 said...

Jay - I'm sorry, sweetie, but I hate those shows. My ex loved them, but I would hate them even if he hadn't liked them. As for Pride and Prejudice, I forgot you put that on your blog until I read your comment! (laugh) Sorry! I DO love that book. But my all-time favorite book ever is Little Women.

Sayre - We miss you. I understand!


Jay said...

I guess next your gonna tell me that King of the Hill isn't funny? ;-)

HoosierGirl5 said...

Um.....yeah, I am. They're ALL stupid!

Have a nice weekend! (smile)


trkndude299 said...

Hello All,
I've deleted my blog due to my inattentivness and lack of time to be a certified blogger.

Happy trails to each + every one of ya'll.

I'll just march on being a lowly lurker.

Peace Out, trkndude

Shen-Shen said...

GASP. Simpsons doesn't do anything for me... but FAMILY GUY?! FAMILY GUY?! HOW CAN YOU HATE FAMILY GUY?!

I've heard good things about Marley & Me, although I've never read it myself.

Hope you have a great weekend! :D

HoosierGirl5 said...

Trkndude - Sorry to see your blog go, but I'm sure everyone understands. You can always "guest post" here. SEE you later! (smile)

Shen-shen - I'm sorry hon. It's an all-encompassing dislike.
You have a great weekend, too.


Jeff said...

Marley and Me is a great book. I even blogged about it here ( and here ( Enjoy!

Canadian flake said...

Sounds like you have lots to do to keep you busy for your summer vacation...I think the "travelling with a certain trucker" sounds like the best part of it

P.S. I totally agree about Family Guy, Simpsons etc...they drive me nuts!!!

Janet said...

Hope you had fun this weekend; thanks for playing!

I totally know what you mean about Dad is 82 ... and it's tough getting older.