Friday, September 10, 2010

My Week In Review

I have always disliked 4 day weeks. You know what I am talking about, the holidays that fall on a day that gives you a much anticipated 3 day weekend yet you suffer later with the fact that you only had a 4 day week. Having that extra day on a Friday does not seem to mess with me as much as when it falls on a Monday. It seems to throw me off completely.



In the beginning I do not think about it much because I am still enjoying the afterglow of the long weekend and of course we all know that at the beginning of the week we think we have all the time in the world. Those of you who are procrastinators know exactly what I mean. Yet as the end of the week gets closer you realize that abundance of time you had is dwindling down to little of nothing. Needless to say this last Labor Day week has done just that to me.



I am beginning to think also that Mercury Retrograde may have something to do with it. I have tried desperately to ignore the effects of this occurrence yet I feel that she is laughing hysterically at me and my fruitless endeavors. Thank goodness that it will be over next week.



The week was productive even though in some ways I felt it was far from. I did manage to schedule Winston to go in and get snipped. He had been such a lovely puppy and I did nothing but brag on him. I even felt sorry for him and his “appointment” with the doctor. No more mind you. Over the last couple days he has chewed to pieces two pairs of my favorite black panties as well as one of my expensive black bras. The panties… they can be replaced rather easily. The bra… well let’s just say when you are a size like me that it is best when you special order under garments. This is something that makes them not readily available as well as a bit pricey. So of course I was a bit inflamed yesterday when I caught him in the act. He went in today to see the doctor and I say have fun buddy. With my luck this will not help this fetish at all.



Hurricane Hermene paid us a visit over Wednesday and early Thursday morning. It was nice to get the much needed rain. Our pond was filled up nicely with the 5 inches that Mother Nature was gracious to bestow on us. The frogs were in heaven through the day as the rain fell soft and gentle to begin with and they were all over the yard exploring. I have been so amazed by the huge number of frogs we have this year. Most of them are about the size of a half dollar yet some are dime sized. It is a treat to walk along the ponds bank each evening or early morning and watch them as they jump in. I have tried to film this oddity yet thus far have been unsuccessful.



Finally I managed to send off my give away boxes to Mary and Leila as well as Tracy’s goodies she won from my Ewitch giveaway. With the surprise of my 300 plus followers and also the subtle signs of autumn I decided to start another one yet have it run only through September 23. What better way to celebrate the Fall Equinox and September’s full moon than with announcing a winner for my latest giveaway. I think I have far too much fun with these giveaways.



Believe it or not I am also making a good dent in my Christmas shopping/creating thus far for the year. I am so eager to share some of it with you yet I do know that some of my family actually read this blog and well I can’t let them know any of the presents. I have really enjoyed my crafty holiday season. I am also having Thanksgiving at my home this year and have even got a few ideas in regards to making it quite festive.



Lastly I am blessed to get to spend the weekend with my grandkids. I cannot wait. My grandson turned 4 on Labor Day. We are celebrating his birthday this weekend. Don’t think I have to explain to anyone how obsessed I am with my grandkids so I will leave it at that.



Hope all of you are blessed with an enjoyable weekend. Until next week.

13 comments:

Not Hannah said...

Oh, my goodness...those are FROGS!! It took me a minute to figure it out. Bless their sweet little hearts...

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Oh, Winston! Leave those bras and panties alone, bad dog!

Sara said...

Enjoy your weekend with the grandkids. Such special times.xx

mxtodis123 said...

Winston sure looks like a happy little fella...and I see, he is also very mischievous...panites and a bra? That is too funny.
Mary

mermaiden said...

I didn't appreciate the 4 day week either! I feel like this weekend has appeared out of nowhere and I didn't get enough done to prepare for the kids being home for 2 days. School is such a blessing :D

Illustrated Ink said...

You said it, this 4 day week has completely thrown me! I just can't seem to catch up...
We got hit hard by the storm too - there was a fire in our neighborhood, a geyser of 50 foot water shooting from the street, sliding boulders crashing into traffic, and our garage flooded for the first time. Yeesh, what a week!
Good for you getting your Christmas shopping done early, wow!
Can't wait to get my package! ;)

K(Banterings of a Basketcase) said...

the dog is a lab? yep- labs are known for eating things, we always have to check to see what my mom's dog has chewed up when we've been gone. We usually give her a rawhide before we leave the house now (and put away anything worth anything).
I started holiday making too- I make all my gifts, so I have to start early. I might finish one project next week. we'll see.
your week sounded fruitfull!

Alice in Wonderland said...

Oh, I know what it feels like with these Holiday week-ends! I always feel sort of jet-lagged, not really being sure what day it really is!
Luckily living in England, we don't get that many!
Then, everything is a mad rush...things that I normally do on Mondays are sometimes confused!
We have an extraordinary amount of frogs this year too, but I always find them lucky.
Blessings!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Sounds like you had a busy week, as did I. So many things to do, so little time it seems. My little boy Neo loves to get into things he should not. He chewed apart a toy raven yesterday, then chomped on a stray garlic clove. He always takes his "contraband" to the couch - so that is when I know he is up to no good. He's my baby, though, and I love him regardless. I feel a cold coming on, but I am hopeful that we can go pumpkin-picking on Sunday. I need to start baking up some up! Theresa

AkasaWolfSong said...

I totally hear the 4 day week thing Janie...it has thrown me off kilter all week long and I don't have to punch a clock any longer but....

I hope Winston will calm down for you now...I used to have a Terrier/Poodle mix - Charlie - who liked to do the same thing...one time even escaping outside with a pair of my panties and thankfully a friend came in to tell me as the Postman was rounding the corner to my house! I still get the giggles and nightmares over that one! Darned Dogs!

So happy you get to spend time with your Grandchildren this weekend...they can change your world in an instant, can't they?
Have a wonderful time with them and we shall see you on the flip side!

Blessings to All of You!
xoxoxo

Teresa said...

It certainly sounds like a wonderful week. I hope you enjoy your grandkids!

JoyceAnn said...

I totally understand the 4 day week issue , my hubby has been laid off every other week for awhile now. I don't mind having him home , but I've been out of balance since he's home 2 days 1 week and 3 the next. Every week has seemed like a holiday week.

You may want to sprinkle a little ground cayenne pepper on a old pair of panties and let him get a little taste of that , maybe that will break him. Just make sure he has water available (LOL).

Enjoy the Grands , they're such a Blessing !!

~ Many Blessings to You All ~

Illustrated Ink said...

OMG, Janie!!! I just got my package, and it was like Christmas morning!! I can't believe the amount of love and care that went into your giveaway package...I LOVE, LOVE it all. Seriously, it was all so perfect for me. Made my week! I'm off to have some tea in my new mug, with some delicious vanilla sugar...and daydream about Ireland with my new calendar. ;) Can't wait to read the book (hmm, mayne at Starbucks?)! You're the best - a sincere, heartfelt THANK YOU!!