Friday, January 22, 2010

Friday Randomness - 2

It's Friday. Seems like on Friday I just need to clear my head of all the rambling, rolling, raucous thoughts going on in my head. So hang on, here we go.

1. Posting this week was a bit sporadic, mostly because on Wednesday afternoon I walked in my back door and all of a sudden the world started spinning. I managed to get dinner on the table, but headed straight to bed after that. Thursday was so busy that I didn't even have time to think about how I was feeling, but this morning . . . well, not so much.

2. As a result of having some kind of dizzy disease this week, my husband said something to me this morning that I don't think he's said in 25 years of marriage. "Hey, after you get all the kids off to school, why don't you just go back to bed?"

WHERE IS MY HUSBAND AND WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH HIM?? Serously, I think he's mellowing with age. So I got that going for me. . . .

Which is nice.

I think.

3. Name the movie.

4. Our sweet Costa Rican daughters leave tomorrow morning. Many, many tears will be shed, I'm sure. We have had such a great time with them, and I've learned some things. Things that will take a much longer post to explain, so come back next week when I reveal the main difference I have seen between "them" and "us."

5. B's birthday is on Monday, and I have no idea what to get him. Could you help me out a little? What do you get for a guy who has a newfound love for hockey, who has a reputation for neatness, who occasionally slips, who knows how to score great tickets, and who is a great family guy. What did you get for your husband at his last birthday?

6. I'm so excited about this weekend. We're taking the girls to see the stage production of "Mama Mia." Oh, you can say whatever you want, but I'm a sucker for a good Abba song, and to me, they're all good. B and I saw "Mama Mia" on Broadway a couple of years ago, but it was so strange . . . nobody danced, nobody clapped, nobody sang. I thought this was supposed to be an interactive show, but nothing. Nada. Nope. It was weird.

So this morning I told the girls that I was hoping for more, so much more, from this show. I'm really hoping for lots of raucous singing and dancing from the audience. But I've already been warned that I will not, should not, under ANY circumstances, start the singing and dancing.

I will not embarrass my kids. I will not embarrass my kids. I will not embarrass my kids. . . .

O.K., so spill it. What are YOU doing this weekend?



  1. Take a chance, Take a chance, Take a chance chance...

    The first things that came to mind are one of those high end Blackhawk jerseys, red or white is fine, not too tight.

    Secondly, a DVD of Miracle on Ice, the 1980 USA Hockey Team. Wow. I got choked up just typing it.

    Have a great weekend


  2. Very funny, Jeff. Already has the alternate jersey--black. I like the video idea though. Hmmmm.

  3. Oooooh, I'd LOVE to see Mamma Mia on stage! I've heard it's soooo good!!! Have fun!

  4. My weekend is off to a great start! Just got home from the quilt show. Awesome!
    Dinner with Adam, our Greek friend, tomorrow evening.....Kind of a little "thank you".
    Usual Sunday activities.
    Enjoy yours!

  5. I'm getting ready to fly to London tomorrow night to meet Mark. Our plans are to spend the night there and travel to Dallas on Sunday. I'm a little freaked out by the UK government upping the terrorism risk today to "a terrorist attack is highly likely." Will be praying/ asking God (over and over) to take away my fear and re-implant in me the spirit of power, love, and a sound mind as I sit on planes for the next few days.

  6. Mom, have fun with Adam! Say hello for me.

    Rachel, I just heard about that on the news. Yes, it is scary! I'll be praying for safe travels.

  7. I'm taking a breather this weekend. No big plans and that's a good thing.

    Ah, my husband is SO HARD to buy for. He doesn't shop for himself so I usually give him shorts and practical stuff. Ugh. It works for him though.

    Have fun... and you can start the dancing as I'll be right behind you as our daughters slither onto the floor in embarassment.

  8. I saw Mama Mia in NYC and it was amazing! There was dancing and singing involved, so I hope you get that!!
    My weekend started today with a trip to the Oprah show! It was so much fun. Have you been?
    Tomorrow is Angel Food Ministry at church and a wedding reception in the

  9. I saw Mamma Mia on Broadway and people were up dancing and singing like crazy--did you go to a matinee?