08 February 2008

It's Friday night and I'm doing my usual thing. Sitting here on the couch with the laptop, in my lap, of course. The only sound is the swishing of the washing machine in the laundry room that's right off the family room. Very convenient place, I must say. I've got an open jar of Planters dry roasted peanuts next to me and that's kind of dangerous. Like eating ice cream straight out of the container. Talking about food, I still haven't gotten back to 'eating right' since my trip. Not that I'm terrible, but I need to be strict for a while.

I worked a half day yesterday to accommodate some of the clients I had to cancel last Friday. I worked 4-7 which felt very strange. I went to my parent's house in the morning, then my mother, sister and I went to our favorite Chinese restaurant for lunch. I went to two grocery stores, picked up Emily from school, then went to work. It actually was not bad.

I've gotten into the habit of driving Emily to school every morning. She really appreciates it, and she gets to sleep for 40 extra minutes. This morning, as I was approaching the intersection where I would turn left into my development, I noticed that all the traffic lights were swinging wildly. I was scared. Was this just because it was windy? Was my imagination just overly active? As I got closer I saw that a traffic light was hanging about 4 feet from the ground, and a cable was scattered on the blacktop. I steered around it and turned in at the next left. Very strange. I'm glad I hadn't arrived minutes earlier.

I have a busy weekend ahead. I'll be working tomorrow and then hanging out you know where. Emily and I are going to a cousin's birthday party at night. I'll be making Fumi salad. Yum. Sunday is the book club meeting and it's at Kit's house. She's making The Pioneer Woman's pot roast, on my recommendation. I'm going to make a chipped beef dip in a bread bowl. Emily's coming with me. She'll be able to talk about the book since she read the last third. Yes, we finally finished Eat Pray Love. I liked the first and last parts of the book, but overall didn't love it. I wonder what we'll read next?

I finally had to roll the jar of peanuts across the carpet so I would stop eating them. I'm so full!

Well, I'm off to read your blogs. Have a great night all!

11 comments:

Mary said...

I've often wondered how traffic lights manage to survive the weather. I'm never comfortable driving under them when they're swinging. I'm very, very glad that it was already down by the time you passed.

It will be interesting for you to hear your fellow book clubers take on the book.

Andrew said...

Me and you live strange lives. I was on my grandmother's street tonight and a big limb fell out of an oak tree causing me to slam on my brakes. Close call!

Planter's dry roasted peanuts are dangerous. I will eat a whole can in just a day or two if I buy them. Don't succumb! LOL Thank you for the update Cheryl. My day is just not the same without you and Annabel updating at least once.

Brad said...

I can't say no to the dry roasted peanuts either, I know there's a jar of them in the kitchen as I type, poor lonely peanuts, calling to me....

heiresschild said...

4-7pm are good working hours.

i'm glad you were minutes later also for the signal light.

you have a busy weekend, but a good one. enjoy!

fiwa said...

lol... you crack me up, rolling the can of peanuts away. I just wanted to stop by and say hello! I hope your work day goes by quickly tomorrow so that you can enjoy your time at Borders.
Miss you!
lovins,
fiwa
PS, I think driving a kid to school is worth time out of pergatory. I HATED riding the bus, that was the worst thing about school.

Ginni Dee said...

Trips always throw off my diet too. I'm glad I'm not the only one!

Hope you have a great weekend.

Mo said...

Have a great weekend. Sounds like you have fun times ahead of you.

Me? Not so much. Dinner and a movie tonight but the rest of the weekend will be filled with errands and getting stuff ready for my trek to Idaho.

Summer said...

Yep. That's a funny one, rolling the jar of peanuts away. Sounds like something I'd do. It's so difficult to read a book that you don't like. Was it like three in one? Enjoy your weekend.

happyone said...

I've put Eat Pray Love on my ever growing to read book list. There are so many books I want to read.
Sounds like you have busy weekend. Enjoy!!

abbagirl74 said...

Hey there chickie! Hope you are having an outstanding weekend! Thanks for stopping by. I feel terrible that I don't comment more than I do. I stop by every chance I get though. Talk to you later!

SOUL: said...

i really enjoy reading about your daily life. it's so "normal".
well.. i will admit the peanut rolling thing-- sounds like something I would do-- IF i liked peanuts-- but, we all know .. i am not so normal. :))
maybe that's why i like the serenity and normalness of your world.

are you having nice weather there?

does EM rush out of the car at school hoping no one she knows will see her with her MOM???
that was really the one thing i hated most driving soulkid to school. i was her biggest humiliation. it's great to be loved by a teenager . :))

anyhow-- after driving her to and from school for eight years-- we finally moved right across the street from her school-- it is mahvelous! she walks now-- but somehow, of course manages to be late-- and complain in bad weather-- like i will drive her across the street! geesh. never satisfied, these kids.

anyways.. have a great sunday!

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