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Friday Fill-In

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Here is this week’s Friday Fill-In.

1. Ahhhh, it’s so nice to wake up on a Saturday morning with no obligations, hear rain pitter pattering on the roof, and roll over to go back to sleep. When I was in college I worked at Radio Shack. Every single Saturday morning we had a sales meeting at 8:00 AM even if our shift did not officially start until later in the day. When I began my career after college, I realized rolling over on a rainy, dreary Saturday morning to go back to sleep was one of my favorite luxuries and it does not even cost any money!
2. One of my favorite things on my desk or bureau is my picture of my family.

Jefferson Memorial Cherry Blossoms

3. Japanese Cherry Blossom I would love to visit Washington D.C. to see the Cherry Blossoms in bloom. The Jefferson Memorial is my favorite memorial. I have visited at dawn, dusk, daytime, and late night but I have never visited it when the Cherry Blossoms are in full bloom. As a bit of trivia, these trees were a gift from Japan in 1912. It might be fun to be there for the 100th anniversary of the the gift giving.
4. My bed is my favorite place to sit and read.
5. Peanut Butter and chocolate is delicious!
6. I love to watch Drew Barrymore in movies.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to watching Celebrity Apprentice and Lipstick Jungle on tivo with Mr. Right, tomorrow my plans include taking the children to the neighborhood pool and Sunday, I want to plan my activities for next week and write 3 blog posts!

Please leave a comment if you stop by my blog so I know who visited. I am always curious as to who visits my blog. If you have not done so already, be sure to check out this week’s other Friday Fill-In participants.

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Friday Fill-In

Here is today’s Friday Fill-In.

  1. I am looking forward to having a steady stream of income again.
  2. Australia is a place I have always wanted to visit and haven’t made it there yet.
  3. I’ve fallen in love with blogging over the past year.
  4. Six of one, half a dozen of another.
  5. Addiction may be prevented in the first place through moderation.
  6. The cast of Psych and the scripts of Chuck crack me up.
  7. As for the weekend, tonight I am looking forward to watching Celebrity Apprentice with Mr. Right, tomorrow my plans include taking the children to the park and watching part of the CPAC convention and Sunday, I want to plan my activities for next week!

Please leave a comment if you stop by my blog so I know who visited.  I am always curious as to who visits my blog.  If you have not done so already, be sure to check out this week’s other Friday Fill-In participants.

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Friday Fill-In

Here is today’s Friday Fill-In.

1. When my blog is broken, I (if mine were broken, I would) check other people’s blogs and catch up on reading in my feed reader.
2. I saw the most amazing scrambled eggs this morning!  I was really, really hungry and my husband cooked them for me without me asking him to do so.
3. PS I Love You is the new movie I’m most looking forward to seeing.  I read part of this book but had to stop reading it because it was so bittersweet and it made me cry.  I would really like to know how it ends without reading it.  Oh, and Mr. Right, thinks I am crazy to want to see this movie.  But, he loves me anyway!
4. Work: Necessary and rewarding and pays the bills.
5. Of all the new tv shows, I enjoy Chuck the most.
6. If only I had the money to pay off our debt.  If only, we had closed the business sooner.  If only, we had sold the business when we had the opportunity.  If only Mr. Right had fired 1 employee and never re-hired the other.  If only, we were at least caught up on our bills.  If only, . . .  There are too many to name and it really does nothing to think this way for us right now.  Instead, I am glad I have a loving family and supportive, caring friends.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to catching up on some tv shows from the weektomorrow my plans include decorating our Christmas Tree, attending a Christmas Tea, and watching a Community Christmas Parade with my daughter and a friend and Sunday, I want to catch up on laundry, rest, and plan next week’s actions and goals!

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It has been awhile since I participated in a Friday Fill-In and decided to do so again today.

1. The things I give thanks for this Thanksgiving are _____.

  • My family, especially my husband and our children
  • My friends (I learned what it was like this year to have friends who love without limits and judgment.)
  • The roof over our head
  • My consulting business
  • The health of my family and myself
  • God’s forgiveness and the peace forgiveness can bring when you give it to others 

2. My Thanksgiving traditions include eating turkey, ham, biscuits, and potatoes.  Mr. Right and I visit different family members for Thanksgiving or if we are really lucky we have family to our house and can prepare the Thanksgiving meal for them.  We are really lucky this year and have several family members coming to our home.  Mr. Right and I enjoy preparing food for family and friends and are looking forward to this.

3. The best part about Thanksgiving is taking time to prayerfully consider the things you are thankful for in the past year.

 4. My favorite Thanksgiving food is potatoes and biscuits with honey.  Oh, and the roasted marshmallows on the sweet potatoes but not the sweet potatoes themselves.   When I was a child that was pretty much all I ate for Thanksgiving.  I always thought the turkey was dry and the other food to elaborate and gross.

5. _____ was the most embarrassing thing that ever happened to me on Thanksgiving.  I cannot think of something embarrassing to happen to me on a Thanksgiving but I can think of one of my friends and former co-worker Ken’s most embarrassing Thanksgiving moment. 

Ken and his wife got a new oven and had their entire family over for Thanksgiving.  Ken was so excited about his new oven that he had to show everyone in the family all the features of it.  His wife had already started cooking the turkey.  He was showing what each of the dials and buttons did.  He said, “Look at this cool switch.  The oven will clean itself without any work.”  Next, he slid the self-cleaning switch to the on position.  All the women who were watching were yelling, “No! Stop!  Don’t”  Their warning screams were too late.  When he moved the switch the oven started heating up the highest temperature, locked the door, and would not budge. 

Ken was so devasated when he realized what he did. 

In the end, the men of the family had to use tools to remove the oven door from its hinges.  The Thanksgiving turkey was toast but at least he has had a funny story to tell over the years.  One that brings a smile to my face even now.

6. After the meal, I usually spend time with the family and then dash to the next family member’s house.  This year, I will get to clean up, relax, and then watch Miracle on 34th Street (the 1990s version) and sip hot chocolate with Mr. Right and our family.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to working while watching some of the week’s tivoed shows.  I have to label and stamp 5,000 postcards for a political mailing.  Tomorrow my plans include catching up on my Google Reader feeds from the week.  And Sunday, I want to go to church with our family and get a massage from Mr. Right in the evening after the children are in bed!  Woohoo!

What are your Thanksgiving traditions?  Do you have any humorous stories?  If so, please leave a comment below with them or a link to them. 

You, too, can participate in Friday Fill-In by going to the official website.  If you did participate, leave a comment below with your url so I can visit you. 

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 I see the laptop and my husband laying in bed beside me.

I hear the click of the keyboard and the whirl of the ac (thank goodness, since it was 100 degrees here today).

I touch the soft cotton of the bed sheets and the cushions of the feather pillows.

I taste or rather imagine I am tasting chocolate mousse cake from my favorite restaurant.

I smell nothing.

I sense that it is time for me to sleep.

As for this weekend, I look forward to sleeping through the night without one of the twins waking me up in the middle of the night (one can always wish!), tomorrow my plans include going to a State Republican Party Meeting and a 1 year old birthday party for a friend’s son, and Sunday I want to begin watching the new DVDs of last season’s House (since we have not seen it yet).

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