Friday, May 31, 2013

Friday Already?

Friday rolled around faster than normal this week, thanks to the Monday holiday. I guess technically time still passed as normal, but these short weeks kinda mess with your head.  It's not just me is it? Since I've already started down the road to random, how about some fragments?

Half-Past Kissin' Time

For starters, I have a daughter in the house, and there are very few things that make me happier than having a daughter in the house. Unless it's two daughters in the house, but hey I take what I can get.


She loves walking in the door and having her picture taken. In my defense, she looked so adorable and teacher-y in her navy blue dress with the cute necklace and shoes I couldn't help myself.

Speaking of teachers...if you haven't read this post (Worst End of School Year Mom Ever) by Jen Hatmaker, and you're a parent or a teacher hanging on by your fingernails just waiting for the school year to end, you should.  It made me smile, and then my daughter came home telling me how her fifth grade students turned their classroom into a wax museum today, with all the kids in costume. Made me laugh, although she said the students all absolutely loved it and were really into their roles.  Not a slacker parent in the bunch.

Daughter2 is only home home for a week before she has to head back to uni and finish her final term in grad school. Not a long visit, but we'll make the most of it. Time flies when you're having fun, right daughter2?  She might not find that funny with a summer full of classes looming large, but I am super proud of how this girl always puts her nose to the grindstone and gets things done.

Hubs collected her from the airport last night (flight delayed, of course), and then I met them at the diner for dinner because that's what we do on airport pickup days. Not a lot of options for dinner at 9 PM in tiny town unless of course I were to cook.  Right. Who wants to cook at that time of night?  9 PM on a Thursday night is practically Friday, and I think it's been well established here I don't cook dinner on Fridays.

This morning daughter2 will have to rise and shine at the crack of dawn. Or rather, at what she considers the crack of dawn, but which in fact is not even close to the actual crack of dawn. She's going with me to help make and serve lunch at a nearby soup kitchen today, and lunch must be prepared at the 'crack of dawn'.

Next week we'll do some shopping, and some lunching, plus I've recruited her to help me bake desserts for my gourmet group, so we'll keep busy. We wanted to pick strawberries, and normally this would be the right week, but the weather has been so cool they're not expected to be ready. We'll see...it's pretty hot and humid here now.


We have some fun weekend plans involving a nephew turning seven. Daughter2 has never been in town on his actual birthday ever, so this one will be extra special.

And finally, today my sweet niece celebrates her birthday. FYI-we like to bunch our birthdays up around here. Daughter1's birthday is only a week away, and when they were little the two girls often had joint family parties.









I found this snapshot from way back when, my niece's 4th birthday and Daughter1's 3rd birthday party held in our backyard. This one had a little Mermaid theme and they both got Cabbage Patch Dolls and hot pink jellies. The 90's were fun, weren't they?  

My niece is turning something more than four this year, but is still cute as a button-


 Smart and funny too...Happy Birthday Miss K!  

For more Friday Fragments, or to add your own, visit Half Past Kissin' Time.  

17 comments:

  1. This post could have been writing about 4 or 5 years ago as my daughter was finishing up grad school. She married two short weeks after getting her degree, and then began grad school after she married. She was able to teach only one short year before she began having babies, but it is all just sitting there waiting for her should she ever desire to go back. When she would come for a visit after she married (before the babies) she and I would have ever minute planned trying to get in as much as we possibly could. The conversation would never stop...I am happy for you that you can have this time with your daughter...ENJOY every single little minute of it! Happy birthday to your niece as well!

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  2. My kids' school does a wax museum in the third grade. They have to learn some facts about the person they are going to dress up as and people come and push a "button" on their shirt and they recite their facts about themselves in the first person. It's really fun! Looks like you have lots of fun planned with your family. Have a fabulous weekend!

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  3. It's always good to have a daughter home.

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  4. Love that necklace,love her idea of a wax museum and I got tired of listening to all your fun plans. Her summer sounds a little less fun LOL, but I do understand why you are so incredibly proud.
    Have a great weekend.

    Lucy from Lucy's Reality

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  5. Enjoy your week with your daughter - I know it won't be long enough, but I'm confident that you will make the most of it.

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  6. I love that link to Worst End of School Year Mom Ever, except that I would qualify except that I homeschool so I probably qualify for worst homeschool mom ever. At any rate I simply couldn't motivate two of my kids to finish before the wedding, so now we're doing math in June. The Horror!

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  7. Yes, she does look teachy. Today is the last day of school for me, and I am a little sad-gosh I am going to miss and worry about these kids!! Must still be the teacher in me! Have a great week with your daughter!

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  8. When I turned four, I had a 101 Dalmatians theme. EVERYTHING was dalmatians in my life... and then I started liking lions, because of The Lion King (which had been my favorite movie since I was two).

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  9. I'm with you on Friday and cooking (and honestly, why keep it to Fridays?), and I think like your daughter when it comes to the crack of dawn...I think we'd have so much fun together. :) Eating out, sleeping in, and making dessert. Ha!
    I'm so glad you get some time with her, and enjoy the special birthday with your nephew! How fun!

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  10. Sounds like everyone is breaking up for summer in American! Enjoy everyone! Sounds like you have some fun plans ahead.

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  11. LOve summer time and the busy days! Daughter 2 home what fun and happy birthday to all your birthday peeps! Have a great visit.

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  12. Sounds like a good start to summer for everyone but your grad student but she will LOVE next summer, right?

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  13. Aw. So summery. Our strawberries are expected to be picked out this week. I just haven't wanted to brave the 90 degrees in the fields. I'm a fair-weather girl. Sigh. :)

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  14. Have a great time with your daughter, there's nothing like Mother/daughter time. Enjoy!

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  15. I am quite sure you will have a WONDERFUL week, enjoy!!

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  16. So nice to have daughter 2 home! DoodleBug returns from Europe on Wednesday. But then she house sits the rest of the month so, back to empty nest. Sigh. This is our last week of school and I keep thinking how glad I'll be come Friday. But then I remember my 5th graders crying every day last week as each class came in to the lab for the last time. It was all I could do to keep it together!

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  17. Glad you have a daughter home....enjoy! Have fun at the party and happy birthday to everyone.....

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