Friday Five

May 29, 2009 Uncategorized 12


It’s time to reflect on the good that has been in my life this past week, to remember to be thankful for the blessings I have………..and the craziness that is my life.
1. We had a wonderful weekend of softball and a day to rest and re-coup on Monday.
2. I had a fun kick off to my new Meme and I got my button up…….blogging fun things is just uplifting!
3. I found great bargains at Marshall’s yesterday, and the girls even liked the swimsuits I found, at low low prices!
4. I’m finding more time to read, and I found a great audio book at the library, so I’m also listening to “Water for Elephants” during all my driving. I’m finishing up “Handle with Care” but I have been sneaking some reading in of ” The Hour I first Believed” it’s from the library, but no wait, the new Elizabeth Berg book is now waiting for me at the library………too many books!
5. School is winding down, the girls are out, and Nick is really doing very little. Why does elementary school seem to be out a week before they actually are? Nick hasn’t had homework in days, he’s not studying, it kind of burns me up, like they should be learning til the end or just let them out…LOL! Oh and along the lines of school topics, I found a great personalized coffee mug and note pad set(Marshall’s bargain) for Nick’s teacher, I’ll just pick up a B&N Gift Card to go with it and voila, end of the year gift, not unique, but some things I hope she will enjoy!

Enjoy the weekend………ours is going to be busy. Friday, Saturday, Sunday Caitie has soccer tryouts, same team, they just try out each year. Sat/Sunday Kevin and Adrienne are headed to Clearwater for a softball tournament. Nick is maybe going fishing tomorrow with a friend, and I’ve just got “stuff” to do….LOL!

12 Responses to “Friday Five”

  1. Tammy Howard

    The end of the school year irks me, too. Worthless.

    Glad you’re finding so much time to read! That’s awesome!

    And bargains – ahhhhhhhhhh (drools like Homer Simpson)

  2. Crazy Mom of Three

    Anita, remember Nicholas’ first school I always talked about? They learned new material with full homework loads until the very last day every year. In fact, someone on Facebook whose daughter just graduated 8th grade from there had posted that her daughter had homework the night before graduation! Trust me, a slow wrapping down of a year ending is soooo much better!

  3. sheila

    Sounds like a busy busy weekend. And I totally agree with that whole last week of school thing. Mine have only 3 hrs daily for testing each day then come home. How stupid is that? Just keep them 2 full days and let them get out a few days earlier. Do they know gas if $2.65 / gall? Geez!

  4. Bonnie

    I love Friday 5.. can others join in? I loved Water for Elephants and I listened to it in the car too. I also love Elisabeth Berg but haven’t read any of her books in a while, maybe I will check into it at the library. Have a wonderful weekend. You are such a positive person, it comes through in your writing and the music!

  5. Alex the Girl

    The end of school is pretty worthless, actually. Grades are actually due like two weeks before the end so that pass/fails can be decided on. le sigh

    I’m so envious of you having so much to read. I’m trying my best to get into reading “The Mermaid Chair.” Wish me luck!

  6. Pam

    I LOVED Water for Elephants. Can’t wait to hear what you think when it’s all done. I agree that the last week of school is basically a waste of time. And I agree with the the other posters – you are very busy AND very upbeat and happy!

  7. MiMi

    Sounds like you had an awesome week! You have to feel good about yourself to have accomplished so much!

    Hope you have a great weekend!

  8. My name is PJ.

    This Friday, compared to last Friday, reads ‘less stressful’. YAY! Handle With Care is by my favorite current day author. She is the queen of story telling. My favorite book of all time? My Sister’s Keeper. As for The Hour I First Believed, I like it…but Wally Lamb hasn’t been as good since She’s Come Undone. That was a remarkable book. Haven’t read the Elephants one. I read in spurts, when I can concentrate. Now not being one of those times because of the hub-bub in the addition building process… 🙂

  9. Lisa

    How cool that you’re getting a chance to read more! And I hear you on the winding down. When my kids ask if they can stay home because all their going to do at school that day is “clean,” I tell them they have to go or I’ll put them to work at home. Still – it really is kind of a necessary nuisance.

    Have a great weekend!

  10. Miss Healthypants

    I hope you had a GOOD busy weekend! 🙂 By the way, I haven’t read “Eat, Pray, Love” yet–but I heard it’s good. Have you read it??

  11. Terra

    Oh I so wish you were reading Water for Elephants instead of listening to it. I LOVED THAT BOOK, read it 3 times! AMAZING. But I imagine it could be a bit crude to listen to…

    We are ditching the last week of school with Lauren – Mostly because of Peter Pan…but also because they seemed to be done last week anyway!

    They cleaned out their lockers on Friday…School isn’t out till THIS Friday!

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