Friday, August 20, 2010

Your Favorite Day


Welcome to Friday with Friends - and we are talking about our favorite day of the week. I'm glad for all of you that stop by - and hope that you will leave a comment and even join in the fun if you can. Before I get to my fav day...just had to share a quick story.

I was at my favorite quick stop for lunch - yes, you know the one...Chick Fil A...yesterday and I watched an interaction with a Southern older gentleman (actually he didn't look that old but he referred to himself as "Granddaddy") and his accent totally gave away the southern part!....and his granddaughter. She was playing with something at the table. He asked her to stop. She did not. Finally, he said firmly, "Give it to Granddaddy." She began to complain, discuss, argue, disobey - all of the above. He said it again. And she was stubborn (as little girls can sometimes be...) I found myself rooting for this grandpa. Don't give in.

He did not. However, he played the tough card and said, "If you do not give it to me now, I will tell your mom you do not listen to me today." (She did....right away.) Go Granddaddy - make Mama be the bad guy - 'cause everyone knows we grandparents have to keep 'em in line but all the "reality stuff " comes from the parents!! :) And double high fives for Mom letting them know that a "bad report" when Mama gets home is never a good idea!


Here is the cutest two year old I personally know at Chick Fil A! Sure wish I could take her there myself:) Oh, and during the same lunch visit, I heard a mother calling to her wandering child..."Arizona....Arizona...come here." Really now.

I'm all for cute - even semi-creative - names for our little ones but there just has to be a limit. And if your little sweetheart is named Arizona - I apologize ahead of time.

As for my favorite day of the week (that is why we are here, right?) Debbie left me a comment and said her favorite day was Sunday. I really like Sunday, too. I enjoy church - for the preaching, the music and the fellowship. I rarely cook on Sundays. Hubbie really likes to eat out after church - and, well, who am I to argue?

But, Chick Fil A is closed on Sunday..so I can't pick that. Just kidding. Honestly, when you don't "work" AND the kids are out of school, the days really start to run together. It really is not as easy to differeniate one day from the other but I know I would have to pick

MONDAY!!

And strictly because of my mild OCD tendicies toward schedule and order. I love the beginning of a new week. A completely fresh page in the daytimer. Whatever did not get accomplished last week is over and behind me. A time to start anew. I feel completely at my best on Monday mornings - yes, that could have something to do with those good Sundays and the encouragment there! But Mondays definitely win it for me!! And I really don't have a "least favorite" day?? Like I said, they all are about the same - hey, does that mean...in my world...every day could be Monday??!!

So what about you? What's your favorite day?



10 comments:

  1. Loved the grandpa story!!! Sounds like he was a good one...and Arizona?? HHMM!!
    Loved your favorite day...I think we are truly kindred sisters!! Have a great weekend!

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  2. I'm having a hard time with this question. If I have to pick a day of the week, I'd pick Sunday...the day to rest. Otherwise, I'd pick rainy or snowy days. When I can justify curling up with a good book and ignoring all the work to be done.

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  3. I missed the post about linking up so I will say here that my favorite day is Friday. I like getting the house in order and knowing that Sweet Hubby will be home for two days. Friday night we can stay up late and watch movies together. It seems like there is no rush and I love that.

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  4. I loved the Grandpa story, haha...I have been known to do the same thing at times. Really the only one who challenges me is Lindsey, the little one who just spent a few days here. She is just soo strong willed, and stubborn and contrary by nature it is REALLY hard for her to listen sometimes, haha. All of these things if channeled in the right direction could be soo beneficial to her and others someday, but left to her own could also be disasterous. I only "rat her out" when she has truly pushed me to far. I used to babysit this little one 3 days a week so I had LOTS of time with her. Makes a big difference of course. She was as good as gold this last week. As for strange names I actually know some children who are brothers and sisters and their names are Stone, Sparrow and Crow. Can you believe that??? Especially Crow...and it's a girl too....very sad I think. I feel for them. And now for my fav. day, haha....I would have to go with Friday, though like you they all kind of run together and are somewhat alike. But Fridays my hubby makes a point of being home early....he works in LA and this is not easy for him...and it is "date night" for us. We go out to dinner or to a movie or just to get frozen yogurt or something and sit and talk and talk. Tonight we are going out to dinner with my parents and then they are coming over here for pie and cards. Another one of our favorite evenings. The whole week-end looms ahead and it's wonderful. I try to have the whole house pulled together well and groceries bought. I love Sun. though too for all the reasons everyone has already said....Mondays don't cut it for me, haha...the whole week of work looms ahead for my hubby and I am often tired. You have put a new spin on it for me and hopefully I will think of it different now, haha. Have a wonderful week-end my friend. HUGS

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  6. Luv the grandpa story!!! And, Arizona?????? Honestly now, I live in AZ and LOVE AZ but can't imagine giving my child a handle like that.....can you imagine the nick-names.....Zoni, Ari, Desert flower, Prickly Pear, Tomb Stone, Dry Heat, SB1070 (just kidding)!!

    Oh....my fav day is Monday, too! Fresh start, whoo hoo!

    Have a blessed weekend!

    Hugs!
    Jackie

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  7. Thank you for having Friday with Friends. I am really enjoying it!

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  8. Jennifer:

    I'm so glad you stopped by today! It made me hop over here and I have had such a good 'visit'. Your blog is such fun and so creative. The thing that really roped me in was reading the sidebar about your precious Tyler...

    I keep saying, the list of those who are already there and waiting for us is growing longer and dearer to my heart each year. Won't it be such a glorious day?

    Thank you for the good visit here today!

    Hugs!

    Sonja

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  9. HI JENN
    THANKS FOR COMING BY TO VISIT AND ALWAYS FOR YOUR SPECIAL COMMENTS, THEY ARE ALWAYS SWEET AND ENCOURAGING.
    FIRST, BEFORE I FORGET, WE BOUGHT THE SKINNY CARAMEL MACCHIATO CREAMER AT PUBLIX SUPERMARKETS. IT IS GOOD STUFF!

    LIKED YOUR STORY ABOUT THE GRAMPA, SO CUTE. A LOT OF CHILDREN WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN SO MOTIVATED BY HIS COMMENT, SO HIS DAUGHTER IS DOING A VERY GOOD JOB. GOOD FOR HER!!

    ALSO....SO GLAD YOUR HUBBY IS OKAY,
    MY GOODNESS THAT TRUCK AND HIS CAR ARE A HUGE MESS FOR SURE. GOD WAS VERY GOOD TO HIM!! AND YOU!!
    PRAISE HIS NAME!!

    SORRY ABOUT YOUR LIL BUDDY LEAVING FOR COLLEGE TOO! WOW, SO MANY RELATIONSHIPS AT ONCE, TOUGH ON THE HEART!! HAVE YOU BEEN ABLE TO HEAR FROM JORDAN YET?? SURE HOPE SO.
    WILL BE PRAYING FOR YOU HON, IT IS TOUGH TO LOSE THOSE YOU HAVE A CLOSE RELATIONSHIP WITH ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU SEE THEM SO OFTEN. BEEN THERE, DONE THAT....GOT THE T-SHIRT TO PROVE IT. THAT WAS PRETTY MUCH WHAT GOT ME STARTED BLOGGING, I MISSED ALL THOSE RELATIONSHIPS. SO REMEMBER YOU ALWAYS HAVE YOUR BLOGGING BUDDIES, AND YOU SLOWLY MAKE NEW RELATIONSHIPS TOO. SOMETIMES I THINK THESE ARE WAYS THE LORD IS USING TO BUILD A CLOSER RELATIONSHIP AND DEPENDENCY ON HIM AS WELL.

    SO YOUR FAV DAY IS MONDAY!! GOSH I REALLY DON'T KNOW THAT I HAVE A FAV DAY......IT USED TO BE THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL.........NOT BECAUSE I WAS AT ALL HAPPY ABOUT SENDING MY KIDS BACK, CAUSE I REALLY HATED THAT, BUT OUR SUMMERS WERE SO LAID BACK AND UNPRODUCTIVE THAT IT WAS A
    DAY OF GETTING BACK ON TRACK AND STARTING TO ACCOMPLISH THINGS AGAIN
    AND CREATING A ROUTINE AGAIN.......I HAD A NICE BREAK SO NOW IT IS TIME TO GET WITH THE PROGRAM!! SO GUESS I LEARNED TO FOCUS ON THAT RATHER THAN BEGRUDGINGLY MISSING MY KIDS.

    MORGAN LOOKS LIKE A VERY NICE YOUNG MAN AND YOU CAN SURE TELL HE LOVES THOSE CHILDREN AND THEY LOVE HIM. WHAT A GREAT LEGACY HE IS LEAVING ALREADY!! HOPE HE HAS A GREAT YEAR AT COLLEGE.

    SO DID YOU GET A NEW HELPER YEY??
    I WILL PRAY THE LORD GIVES YOU ANOTHER REALLY FUN ONE!!
    CAUSE I AM SURE HE IS GONNA BE SORELY MISSED.

    HOPE YOU HAVE A DYNOMITE WEEKEND GIRLY. GEE, DIDN'T REALIZE HOW MANY POSTS I HAD MISSED FOR SOME REASON, I THINK THEY MAYBE WEREN'T COMING UP ON MY DASHBOARD OR SOMETHING.

    ANWAY, GOOD TO VISIT AND CATCH UP.
    BLESSINGS, HON
    NELLIE

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  10. HI JENN
    THANKS FOR COMING BY TO VISIT AND ALWAYS FOR YOUR SPECIAL COMMENTS, THEY ARE ALWAYS SWEET AND ENCOURAGING.
    FIRST, BEFORE I FORGET, WE BOUGHT THE SKINNY CARAMEL MACCHIATO CREAMER AT PUBLIX SUPERMARKETS. IT IS GOOD STUFF!

    LIKED YOUR STORY ABOUT THE GRAMPA, SO CUTE. A LOT OF CHILDREN WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN SO MOTIVATED BY HIS COMMENT, SO HIS DAUGHTER IS DOING A VERY GOOD JOB. GOOD FOR HER!!

    ALSO....SO GLAD YOUR HUBBY IS OKAY,
    MY GOODNESS THAT TRUCK AND HIS CAR ARE A HUGE MESS FOR SURE. GOD WAS VERY GOOD TO HIM!! AND YOU!!
    PRAISE HIS NAME!!

    SORRY ABOUT YOUR LIL BUDDY LEAVING FOR COLLEGE TOO! WOW, SO MANY RELATIONSHIPS AT ONCE, TOUGH ON THE HEART!! HAVE YOU BEEN ABLE TO HEAR FROM JORDAN YET?? SURE HOPE SO.
    WILL BE PRAYING FOR YOU HON, IT IS TOUGH TO LOSE THOSE YOU HAVE A CLOSE RELATIONSHIP WITH ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU SEE THEM SO OFTEN. BEEN THERE, DONE THAT....GOT THE T-SHIRT TO PROVE IT. THAT WAS PRETTY MUCH WHAT GOT ME STARTED BLOGGING, I MISSED ALL THOSE RELATIONSHIPS. SO REMEMBER YOU ALWAYS HAVE YOUR BLOGGING BUDDIES, AND YOU SLOWLY MAKE NEW RELATIONSHIPS TOO. SOMETIMES I THINK THESE ARE WAYS THE LORD IS USING TO BUILD A CLOSER RELATIONSHIP AND DEPENDENCY ON HIM AS WELL.

    SO YOUR FAV DAY IS MONDAY!! GOSH I REALLY DON'T KNOW THAT I HAVE A FAV DAY......IT USED TO BE THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL.........NOT BECAUSE I WAS AT ALL HAPPY ABOUT SENDING MY KIDS BACK, CAUSE I REALLY HATED THAT, BUT OUR SUMMERS WERE SO LAID BACK AND UNPRODUCTIVE THAT IT WAS A
    DAY OF GETTING BACK ON TRACK AND STARTING TO ACCOMPLISH THINGS AGAIN
    AND CREATING A ROUTINE AGAIN.......I HAD A NICE BREAK SO NOW IT IS TIME TO GET WITH THE PROGRAM!! SO GUESS I LEARNED TO FOCUS ON THAT RATHER THAN BEGRUDGINGLY MISSING MY KIDS.

    MORGAN LOOKS LIKE A VERY NICE YOUNG MAN AND YOU CAN SURE TELL HE LOVES THOSE CHILDREN AND THEY LOVE HIM. WHAT A GREAT LEGACY HE IS LEAVING ALREADY!! HOPE HE HAS A GREAT YEAR AT COLLEGE.

    SO DID YOU GET A NEW HELPER YEY??
    I WILL PRAY THE LORD GIVES YOU ANOTHER REALLY FUN ONE!!
    CAUSE I AM SURE HE IS GONNA BE SORELY MISSED.

    HOPE YOU HAVE A DYNOMITE WEEKEND GIRLY. GEE, DIDN'T REALIZE HOW MANY POSTS I HAD MISSED FOR SOME REASON, I THINK THEY MAYBE WEREN'T COMING UP ON MY DASHBOARD OR SOMETHING.

    ANWAY, GOOD TO VISIT AND CATCH UP.
    BLESSINGS, HON
    NELLIE

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