TGIF. And I’m Not Kidding About That

Posted by laura on Oct 05 2009 | Bicycle, Fun

[HA! I know it's Monday now. Honest. But it's just too funny that after the whole crazy week last week, I sat down Friday night to write a more upbeat post, and guess what? It didn't upload for some reason, and I didn't know it. A fitting end to a crazy week. So I've decided to post this anyway, just as I wrote it late Friday night. Here ya go.]

After a week of strep throat, the death of our neighbor and a suite of home, school and office issues too annoying to even go into, I’m glad it’s Friday. Really, really glad. I’ve decided I can’t let this week end on a sad note – so here are some good things that have happened lately:


I called the animal shelter on Wednesday and found out that the dogs we took in briefly last week were claimed by their owners that afternoon. That’s one point for good news!



There’s really nothing wrong with quiche. Hot Wheels did a little dance when he saw this one.

Help in the Kitchen


The very best kind.

Soccer Practice


Some of you might recall that Honey has a Friday afternoon soccer practice that runs till 5pm – last year we parents decided that it was a perfect setting to kick off the weekend, so we started bringing drinks and snacks to practice. Nothing too fancy. This year I bought a sweet new soft cooler for my xtracycle, ready for Friday afternoons. It’s been wonderful – each week we have more and more parents joining us, and it’s a terrific group of families. Look at this afternoon! Not too shabby.

Candy Corn


It’s October, everybody, and that means I get to buy candy corn. I know that to some people, candy corn isn’t even an A list candy. To those people I say, it’s ok! Just send me your candy corn and I will dispose of it responsibly.

Cloche Hats

I recently bought the most spectacular hat. It was so spectacular that I actually paid full price for it. Inconceivable. I thought I’d just take a shot of myself wearing this new hat of mine so you could see it.

Easier said than done, it turns out. I stood on the back deck, held out the camera and took a shot. Holy smokes that didn’t look so good. I took another. Yikes! I tried again. And again. And again. It got painful. I think my mirror must have vaseline on it because I’m sure I don’t remember all those lines and droopy bits and freckles. It was a horror show. So after about 654 shots, I quit. Here’s the damn hat.



When I bought it, the woman ringing me up asked me, “And did anyone help you with your purchase today?”

Why, yes – my grandmother and my great aunt Alice, as a matter of fact.

8 comments for now

8 Responses to “TGIF. And I’m Not Kidding About That”

  1. Sam

    That’s a damn nice hat! What lines and droopy bits? I don’t see any…ivory girl!

    06 Oct 2009 at 6:33 am

  2. aw, things are perking up indeed! i love that hat! it looks fantastic on you. and may i please have your recipes for the quiche and shells? maybe if i tell my fam that your kids eat it they will too.
    hope this week is all good.

    06 Oct 2009 at 12:11 pm

  3. laura

    Thanks Sam! You come on over any time.

    Amy – I’ll send the recipes over to you! The shells don’t actually have a recipe, but I’ll make something up so they sound impressive…

    06 Oct 2009 at 3:26 pm

  4. Debbie

    Send the recipes this way, too! They look amazing. And the hat? Looks perfect!

    06 Oct 2009 at 4:16 pm

  5. Kristen

    Laughed out loud on that hat bit. And Amy, if telling your children that Honey and Hot Wheels eat quiche works for you, let me know and I’ll try it myself! Candy corn on it’s way…

    06 Oct 2009 at 6:16 pm

  6. laura

    Thanks, guys!! You are much too kind. Debbie, I’ll send those recipes your way. Kristen – I’ll set up a little chair for myself next to the mailbox. No pressure.

    06 Oct 2009 at 10:18 pm

  7. Joe

    I can see that it’s true that a nice lid can brighten up even the glummest of weeks. You have my admiration for forcing, no, cramming a ray of optimism into a week that would have lastingly depressed a lesser person.

    08 Oct 2009 at 7:23 am

  8. laura

    Just doin’ my job, Joe. You know I’m the ray of sunshine pusher around here and I’ve got a quota to meet.

    08 Oct 2009 at 4:21 pm

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