Friday, November 16, 2007

T. G. I. F.

Wow! What a great Friday!

See these roses? Yes, this is shameless flaunting on my part. I received those last night from my sweetie, with thanks for putting up with him. See, it has been a very looooooooooong week around here. I knew it would be, and I tried, really I did try to keep things good. But you know how when one person in the family is grumpy how eventually nothing goes right? Well, that was our week. I blame it all totally on work. See, my husband is a control room operator at a nuclear plant (yeah go ahead, think Homer Simpson) and it happens to be the annual re-qualification testing and exam week. (in nuclear power family terms- hell week) Then things sort of culminated Wednesday night with me being stranded with a dead battery in my van. I won't even go into it here, but it wasn't pretty.

However, today things are looking good. I managed to get all my files done at work yesterday so I could have today off to run all the errands that never get done during the work week, including grocery shopping. AND while I was at the grocery store the lovely lady in front of me gave me her coupon for $9 off on an order of $90 or more! Her cart was no where near that full, but with Thanksgiving coming up and kids coming home mine sure was. Wasn't that sweet of her? People can be so nice.
Next is a picture of some fun fun fun candies I found for Sunday. See, I have this cool friend, Kris, who hosts a gingerbread house party every November. She makes the houses and then invites a bunch of friends over to decorate them. We have such a blast! We all sit around her huge extended table with loads and loads of frosting and candy and anything we think to bring and yak and yak and drink coffee or cider and play. I'm working on a special hostess gift for her this year, I'm building her a gingerbread house pot holder. Last year I found a really cool gingerbread house link for her charm bracelet. It is the highlight of November- Kris is such a welcoming hostess and we all have the BEST time. I can't wait!!!
I'm just feeling soooooo GOOD today and praying sooooooo hard that my honey has a GOOD exam today and comes home with a smile on his face.


Susan Freebery said...

To say that the dead batter event "wasn't pretty" is a major understatement! I have had a rather lousy week at work, what with my partner out of the country on vacation and all. I must say that knowing the details of the debacle has given me the strength to persevere... Every time I feel overwhelmed, I think of that beach in Wisconsin, and I laugh all my stress away! So for that, Mare, I thank you all the way from Florida!

atet said...

Ouch, sounds like a tough week but a great weekend to look forward to. Those flowers are lovely and those candies? I wanna come decorate gingerbread!

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