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Friday, November 20, 2009

It's Friday... Wheeeeeee!

Wheeeeeeee! I really like writing that (simple things...). And after yesterday's post, which was more, 'Ugggggggh,' I figured a 'Wheeeeeeee!' was in order. And? I just like writing it. I'm pretty sure I'd sound like a dork if I said it out loud. Of course, I spent this morning talking to Ryan in my Professor Dolittle voice (not to be confused with Dr. Dolittle, please), which sounds a whole lot like Daffy Duck (and isn't complete without the spittle spray), so I'm thinking the dork-factor probably isn't much of an issue, huh? When she was really little, Ryan used to laugh and laugh when I did one of my voices (there are many... I have to let them out of my head every now and then... for air... it's stuffy in there, you know). Now she just rolls her eyes, shakes her head, and giggles when she thinks I'm not looking... but I'm always looking... 'cause I'm a mom and I have eyes in the back of my head. Ooooh... funny story...

When we first moved here (when Ryan was 6), we had a house with a big fireplace in the living room. It had a glass 'screen' and at night, if you were sitting on the loveseat, you could see everything behind you reflected in the glass. Well, I've always told Ryan I have eyes in the back of my head... so one night, when she was supposed to be in bed, I noticed movement in the glass and I watched her, without lifting my head from my book, creeping ever so quietly down the hall. What she was doing, I've no idea, but when I hollered, without even looking up, "Get back to bed, you," the look on her face was priceless! She stopped dead in her tracks, turned, and bolted back down the hall. The next day, she spent a fair amount of time running her fingers through my hair, searching for those eyes... :)

Anyway, it's Friday! Wheeeeeeeeee! I don't know why I'm so excited, really, as the only plans I have for the weekend have to do with cleaning. 'Cause I'm told Thanksgiving is next Thursday. And that means there will be people here to eat stuff. I won't be eating much stuff, though. I usually go to Weight Watchers on Thursdays but next week I have to go on Friday... the morning after Thanksgiving. Yeah. I'm totally not eating much on turkey day. So far I've lost the equivalent of a kindergartener, which is mighty cool. I'm going for a third-grader, though, so no pie for me.

I'm not a big fan of Thanksgiving, really (shock and surprise, I know, given how much I love holidays in general... pfffftt). It's not that I don't think being thankful is a good thing... quite the opposite. I just really think you should be grateful for all your blessings every day of the year... and I try to be (though I do forget sometimes). And I don't really see how gorging on enough food to feed a small village in Africa exemplifies gratitude in any way. And the whole 'family time' thing? Well, if you really love your family, have them over for dinner whenever you want! Be grateful with them and for them and feed them turkey and pie on June 11, or March 21, or October 2. And? I hate doing the friggin' dishes! You know? Anyway, that's my take on turkey day. I told you I'm a Grinch, albeit an adorable one (or so I've been told... and yes, I know the Grinch doesn't really apply to Thanksgiving but I couldn't think of a cartoon character that doesn't like turkey... sue me).

Anyway, it's Friday! Wheeeeeeeee! Hope yours is fabulous!! XOXO

11 comments:

Jane! said...

I had a friend in college who used to say 'wheeeeee' a lot.... when she was drunk. Just wondering - what'd you have for breakfast? Or are you just high on Friday? :)

I totally agree with your opinion of Thanksgiving. But I would give up everything EXCEPT the pie!

Hope your Friday buzz lasts all day long!

blognut said...

Wheeeeeeeee! I am doing my Friday happy dance over here!

It is stuffy in your head, and I totally appreciate you letting out the extra voices once in a while because they make it hard for me to concentrate in here. Professor Dolittle is really annoying and all the spittle spray gives me matted blue fur.

When you're done cleaning your house this weekend, will you come clean Blognut Manor?

Protege said...

You are not a Grinch.;) You just do not enjoy certain times of the year for certain reasons. I feel the same about certain situations I encounter in my life (considered cheerful and happy by others!), as they painfully remind me of something I do not have or that was taken from me.;)
I love to picture Ryan looking for the eyes on the back of your head, hehe.;)
Have a great weekend my friend,
xo
Zuzana

Shanna said...

I think I told you this already?? I'll tell you again, though because it makes me laugh. I do the same thing with the reflection in the microwave (I can see the whole kitchen behind me in it) and also if the light is just right in the car, I can see the kids in the back seat with the rear view mirror without adjusting it. Freaks them out every time! Isn't it great being a mom??

SSP said...

Whhhhhhhhheeeeeeee let's hear it for the whheeee factor...it just feels good to say it, doens't it...it is a LIGHT sound...as opposed to ughhhhhhhh which is a heavy dark sound..... have a great weekend (and we can all be grinches NEXT week...bah humbug)

Mr. Knucklehead said...

Double WHEEEEE! Not only is it Friday, but it's a Friday before we get a week off, and during that time, I'm going to VEGAS BABY!!!

Yep, fun times shall be had.

Michelle said...

Thank you :)

sherri said...

Well, of course I LOVE Thanksgiving for all the reasons you mentioned. I love to use any ole excuse for getting together we my peeps and enjoying delicious food! (We now use paper plates!)

Sometimes Sophia said...

"the equivalent of a third grader" - a great way of looking at it!! Made me snort ;)

Mel said...

That's what you did to her when we were on the phone right before we went to England and she was sneaking out of bed to try to find the surprise you got her. That was funny!

Mel said...

Oh yeah, I've convinced Alex that when she tells a fib, she gets a dot on her forehead that only adults can see.