Thursday, June 29, 2006

Thursday 13 v. 16

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Thirteen Reasons Carmen Needs the Weekend
  1. No Work: I can't begin to tell you how f-ed up my work situation is at the moment, but let's just say it is.
  2. No Rain: Apparently, Virginia now has a monsoon season. My roof cannot take any more.
  3. Mini-Vaca: I'm taking Monday off (seriously, someone needs to talk with the holiday folks and make sure these things only fall on Fridays or Mondays.)
  4. Going Home: I haven't seen the 'rents in several months. I miss 'em.
  5. Hanging with Dad: I didn't get to see him on Father's Day, so I get to take him his presents and have a Daddy/Daughter day.
  6. Mom Spoiling Me: I've had a rough week, and she'll let me rest and cook for me and take care of me. And we'll get to chat all night Friday while Dad's at work.
  7. Cookouts: I live in a third-floor condo. No grills allowed on the balconies. So I don't get to eat grilled burgers very often. I have requested that we grill every night that I'm there.
  8. Milkshakes: My hometown has this retro drive-in place, and they serve THE BEST milkshakes ever. I think they're laced with crack, but I don't care.
  9. X-Men III: So I have this friend who's MIA. We were supposed to see XMEN when it was released three weeks ago. She doesn't seem to want to hang with me, so I'm hoping to talk my dad into driving 40 minutes to the closest stadium seating theater so we can see it. (Yes, folks, my hometown is also known as Podunk. But I say that in a nice way.)
  10. Rice Krispie Treats: Looks as if my diet might be taking a serious hit this weekend. Mom's making Rice Krispie Treats for me.
  11. Homemade, Southern (aka sweet) Lemonade: See what I mean? I'm going to have to do some extra gym exercises this weekend. Don't drink it you say? Are you crazy? Have you TRIED my mom's lemonade? It, too, is laced with crack. ;)
  12. Rest: I haven't been feeling well, and I'm really stressed, trying to make some big decisions (a move to another state maybe?), so I'm looking forward to rest time.
  13. Showing Off My Egypt Scrapbook: I finished the darned thing this past weekend, after going to a scrapbook convention. I always feel like I spend so much time on them, yet no one sees them. So I'll show them to my parents, my grandmom, random people off the street (it's a small town, so they'll know me.)

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111 comments:

Red said...

Sounds like you’ll have a fab weekend with loads of fab food! Forget the gym, the diet, the waistline... just enjoy the burgers, the milkshakes (mmm… milkshakes), the lemonade and whatever else your lovely Mum prepares for you the way Tom Hanks would after Castaway!

And try to clear your head... Looks like there’s a lot of change ahead in your life. I wish you all the best.

angela said...

Have a great time! I remember when I used to come home (before I was married) and I would sleep alot...I think some of us just relax better with our folks.

Just eat and drink everything...it's a holiday, right? :-)

Suzy said...

You'll have to share that wonderful sounding lemonade recipe, unless of course, it's a family secret. hehe!

Oh to be able to go home and spend time with family that loves you and to be spoiled. Now that sounds like bliss to me! =o)

Naomi said...

Sounds like a fun weekend! I'd look at your scrapbooks, and ooh and aahh over them, because, well,I can appreciate the work that goes into them. And they'e fun!

Have a great weekend!

Michelle said...

It sounds like you really need it!
My TT is up.

Reverberate58 said...

Carmen you rock! Already have a scrapbook of Egypt! So cool. Sounds like you do need some Mommy & Daddy lovin".

My T13 is up. Have a Terrific Thursday!

Norma said...

How can you possibly be stressed so soon after that fabulous trip to Egypt? Have a good time with mom and dad.

Thanks for visiting my TT. I always enjoy reading about what you are up to.

twiga92 said...

Sounds like a great weekend! Hope you can relax and de-compress. That Egypt scrapbook sounds like fun.

Katrina said...

Aw - sounds like you're really ready for the weekend. Hope it's a great one!

Lazy Daisy said...

You go girl...rest up, get spoiled by mom, and adored by dad. Stay dry...our backyard looks like a cranberry bog!

Anonymous said...

Nothing beats the way mom and mom take care of ya, no matter the age. Hope you have a wonderful, relaxing, long weekend.

Louise said...

Have a great weekend. And Rice Krispie cakes -yummy.

Heather Smith said...

Definitely sounds like a weekend to look forward to! Me, I'm in wedding #2. At least this bridemaid's gown isn't pink...

Goofy Girl said...

Sounds like you're going to have a wonderful weekend and it was well needed and deserved!!

Buffy said...

XMenIII made me fall in love with Hugh all over again.

Write From Karen said...

I wanna see your Eygpt scrapbook!

Rain, we NEED it here. Mind sending some our way?

Yeah ... there's nothing like mom and rice crispy treats to make a gal feel better. *grin*

Karen said...

you finished it - but you just got back from egypt!! you sound like you need a weekend with mom & dad. I'll go see xmen with you, I haven't been to a grown up movie for along time.

One Scrappy Gal said...

GASP! You went to a scrapbook convention?!!

Tell me all about it! Any new tips? New products?

Have a good time with your parents!

Amy said...

Enjoy the grilling, milkshakes and REST! You sound like you need it. Get away from the flooding!

colleen said...

My car has a foot of water in it! And some of my corn fell over! Nobody told me about the Virgina monsoon.

Mine are up and popping.

Stacy said...

Sounds like a terrific weekend to me - seeing the fam, grilling, great milkshakes, good movie (we loved X3), and the Rice Krispie treats. Yes, I zoom in on all things food-related :)

Post some of your scrapbook pages, I'd love to see!

Hope you have a terrific weekend!!!!!

One Scrappy Gal said...

Let me know where you went to find out about the convention...because I never know where to look for them. :)

mar said...

Have a wonderful time, you seem to have great plans for the weekend!! enjoy it, you can exercise and diet the week after, lol. Happy TT!

Andrew said...

I'm all about the weekend these days. We built a pool three years ago, and it's the best investment we've made. I used to spend most Saturdays at the office, but no more.

AC @ bloggedy blog

Chris said...

1. SOOO AGREEEE
2. Tired of rain aswell
3. Wish I could do this...
4. See mine too often :(
5. Nope
6. This never happens
7. Love em. Going to one this weekend. Went to two last weekend. FUN!
8. Love em
9. Good movie.
10. HAHA I love those too thanks to someone at work.
11. We all need some.
12. Rest is good!
13. ?

My TT is up!

Margaret said...

(holding mug of coffee up in unison) Here's to the weekend, may it get here fast! Great and funny list. -Margie

KarenW said...

I've been watching about the floods in the north east. We were just in MD last month. Wow! I hope you are safe and have a great weekend!

Amie said...

nothing better then going home to see family! Have a wonderful time!! Okay and i crack up everytime i see that cat thing you have on your blog, of the cat taunting the other cat then getting pounced on?! omigosh it is HYSTERICAL!!

Tricia said...

Mmmm those milkshakes sound pretty good. :) I hope you have a fantastic weekend. :)

mominprogress said...

FUNNELCAKES!!! Hot with powdered sugar.....LOL I though I'd just say it one more time :)
Yep we are having TONS of rain lately, but today Rockbridge Co. is sunny, let's hope it says that way.
Thanks for visiting my T13.

Shash said...

Share the recipes later, have a blast on your holidays, don't worry about the extra calories... they don't count when you're on vacation... thanks for stopping by me TT.

Tess said...

have a great time with your parents, it's always nice to go home and be the daughter again for a little while

Janet said...

Can I go to your parents' house with you? Sounds FAB! I'll go see X-Men (again) with you ;-)

Christine said...

It's monsoon time here in AZ, but we're just getting 50mph winds...No rain ! :( We need it!
I agree because the 4th comes on a Tues. my husband gets Monday off too. Who doesn't love a 4 day weekend, but he doesn't get paid for Monday! Have a great time with your folks, get in a little down time and have some fun!
Thanks for visiting my TT!
Have a great Thursday!

Darla said...

Have a good weekend, Carmen!

I'm looking forward to the weekend because my daughter's arriving on Sunday! (she's in college in TX) I'll probably be pulling my hair out by Tuesday, but for now, I'm excited. :)

Cin said...

Isn't it wonderful to have a chance to be with the ones you love? And all that food? Sounds like you're going to have a great weekend!

Mama Duck said...

Most excellent. Have a great weekend.

Becky, Mom, Mommy, Hey you, said...

Sounds fun..have a happy mini-vacation. :D..And eat a LOT...

amy said...

yes, yes, yes to all! sounds glorious and I hope it turns out to be!

enjoy the rest and relaxation!

Ocean Lady said...

Oh wow - the homemade lemonade, milkshakes, and grilled food sounds soooo goood! Hope you get plenty of rest and get to see X-men 3; we really want to see it too. Good luck with your decision! :)

Courtney said...

Wow, have a GREAT time!!! Sounds like a well-deserved break for you.

Momma Bee said...

Oh, I so hear you!! Hope you have a great weekend and can forget all about work. And hey, I'm from Podunk, too -- the nearest mall growing up was 45 minutes away, though it's better now. Enjoy those crack shakes. LOL!

Trina said...

I totally envy you. I have to work all weekend! Thank's for stopping by!

Beck said...

Is there a non-sweet lemonade that I have been happily unaware of all these years? I also see "sweet" iced tea. Who drinks it not?

d.challener roe said...

Have a milkshake for me.

My 13 is up.

Trinity13 said...

Ahhh, you'll love X3...it's fantastic!!! I'd love to see it again, but since Superman is out, that's my next movie to be seen.

marsena said...

I was wondering what to have for lunch; how could you beat rice krispie treats and a milk shake?!?!

Finn said...

Happy weekend to you. Relax and enjoy yourself; you can exercise on Wednesday!

Happy0303 said...

Being spoiled by mom is always great!

LunaStone said...

I have a love/hate relasionship with the weekends... Love to sleep in... hate not being able to use the comp as much as normal... darn kids! LOL

Trish said...

Lovin' the fact that Canada Day falls on the weekend. We get Monday off. :)

Hope you have a great weekend!

Happy TT! Thanks for visiting!

Jen said...

Wow, that sounds really nice!

What makes Southern Lemonade different than lemonade elsewhere? I've never had it, but it must be good to toss aside your diet for it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Natsthename said...

You've got a great one lined up! Now, let's hope the rain DOES stay away!

Have a great 4th!!

Jackie said...

I love love love love lemonade like that.

Lyn said...

"Everybody's working for the weekend" - I have another song by them in my T13 at Bloggin' Outloud. Can you guess the other artists? lol, lgp

Dorothy said...

I'm gona live vicariously thorugh you, ok?
zi

Mandy said...

Sounds like you're about to have a great weekend, doing all those things in your list. I like the sound of the krispies!

mandy

Great Day said...

love the hometown milkshakes. While I'm not in the south, our town also has killer milkshakes and is pretty podunk!!
Have a good weekend, enjoy every minute!!

Geggie said...

Enjoy the long weekend. That lemonade? Sounds like it'd be fab with a shot of vodka for that extra crack effect!

Mary Horn said...

I'm definitely down with the 'rest'!
My TT is up.
~Mary

phoenix said...

We could all use the break me thinks. I hope yours gets you all the rest you need!

About your answer on my T13:
Ok, ya'll are close but still no cigar. You are getting the theme, but not the message or meaning.

Take a closer look and try again. The person that gets it right wins a guest post on my blog on how you came by your answer, and what it truly means to you. :)

Kimba said...

hope your weekend is everything you hope it to be!!!

gail said...

Resting, seeing family, griling, milkshakes.....good weekend!
thanks for stopping by.

Jenelle said...

Your mini vacation sounds awesome. Be sure to veg out, grill out, and drink lots of those milkshakes. I want one of those milkshakes, even if they are laced with crack. ;)

Happy T13!

YellowRose said...

Have fun going home....it's always fun being spoiled and having your parents take care of you for a change, no matter how old you are!

Happy Thursday!

GreekGoddess said...

I am so jealous!! I want one of thsoe weekends too!!!

Anele said...

Oh, that's so wonderful!
Run! Run as fast as you can and only stop when you're laying on the sofa with your head on your mom's lap!!!
I'm playing TT too!
Hugs!!!

Sarah said...

You know, until people's Thirteens kept talking about it... I forgot this was a holiday weekend! But I also work in the service industry, and will no doubt drag myself to work on the 4th of July to find no guests at the restaurant... and hopefully get to leave really early. Have fun!

Haley-O said...

sounds like it'll be a great weekend, and like you need it! Enjoy the rice crispy squares, and don't even think about the diet!!! :)

Lisa said...

I hope you have a wonderful weekend. I am partial to krispies also, and the lemonade sounds really good right now. Have a blast and thanks for sharing.

Kris in Tn said...

Love your list! I'm trying to diet and you have to go and mention Rice Krispie treats .... AAAAAHHHHH!! Love those things. I also like to make them with Cocoa Krispies for those chocolate cravings!

Kris

MamaKaren said...

I feel ya on the rain issue! I was shocked when I heard about the mudslide that shut down part of the highway on Monday.

Enjoy your weekend!

Cristie said...

oh man, no grills? I would be so sad! I couldnt live without my Mom and Dad, they both spoil me and my kids, Im glad yours spoil you too. Im doing Weight Watchers so no milkshake for me, boo hoo. I did have a strawberry/ peach yogurt smoothie this morning. Yum (yea right). Love your list, Thanks for stopping by mine.

~ Stacy ~ said...

Hope you get the rest and relaxation you need, as well as a tag-along to see X-Men III with you. Enjoy the Rice Crispy treats. Yum.

Thanks for stopping by my T13 today!

Gail Martin said...

Enjoy your long weekend. You have earned it.

Susan said...

You're going to be busy...but boy those milkshakes sound great.

:-) My TT is up here. Drop by for a visit sometime!!

Mrs. Cranky Pants said...

Everyone needs a break now and then. Sometimes you just gotta take it and run.

Lisa said...

Sounds like a good weekend you have planned there! I wish that I had plans like that! Send the rain this way...we desperately need it.

Enjoy X-men 3. I loved it!

Thanks for stopping by my 13!

astrocoz said...

That rain sounds crazy! Keep dry!

Thanks for stopping by my TT!

Kendra said...

I love the 4th! I love my mom's homemade lemonade too. To die for! Well worth the extra gym time.

TLC said...

Sounds like a great weekend, Carmen. Enjoy your family.

Thanks for visiting my T13.

PresentStorm said...

Sounds like a great weekend planned to me .. My mom always makes the best stuff too .. One being her homeade lemonade :)

I know make it with my daughter. Come to think of it .. We have not made it this year. What am I waiting for???? Maybe I will just do that this weekend !!

Have a great ... stress free weekend!!

Missi said...

Wow, you have a great trip planned!

Moogie said...

I hope you have a great time and get to rest and get spoiled. Good luck on your decisions as well. Thanks for stopping by!

DATEXPECTATIONS said...

I'm gettin that Friday feeling too....

Mom Nancy said...

Sounds like you need some spoiling and are going to get some! Enjoy it, babe!

Thanks for visiting my TT!

Roscoe said...

Enjoy your weekend, Carmen. :)

And thanks for stopping by my T13 list earlier.

angelsarentfree said...

Ohhhhh, milkshakes...I'm jealous! Hope you enjoy your weekend and get lots of pampering in!

Lisa said...

Can I go with you? PUHLEEEEZ?? I want a mommy to take care of me (my situation is the opposite, I have to do stuff for her!) and I want a weekend of fun!

I'm just over on the eastern shore! Come visit me sometime!

Have a great weekend, girly!

Pink Chihuahua Princess said...

Have a great weekend! I've been thinking about you and your "monsoon season" condition everytime I hear about the flooding on TV.

Stay safe and dry.

Happy Thursday!

Jo said...

Have a GREAT weekend!

Fleur De Lisa said...

What an excellent weekend you have planned! I hope you get in plenty of R&R and rice kripsy treats. :-)

Karri said...

Mmm rice krispie treats! At least they're fat free lol :)

EmilyRoseJewel said...

You had a ton of visitors today. I look forward to grilling out--nothing better than grilled food. Go for the lemonade, indulge yourself! X-Men III, not as good as the first, but entertaining. Take some time to relax and just breathe! Thanks for visiting mine today!

-R- said...

I hope the random people on the street love your scrapbook!

ficklechick said...

Have a great mini vacation! There's nothing like being spoiled to make you feel rested. ;)

Anonymous said...

awe, I so know what you mean! its so awful to be away from homw!

Stacie said...

Isn't it cool to get spoiled every now and again by your parents? Very cool..it sounds like you're goingto have a good time. Great TT. I played. Stacie

kaye said...

yes,you need a weekend,i dont have a so called regular weekend..everytime im not working is my rest day or my own weekend..thanks for dropping by my blog

wrigley said...

take a vacation! you deserve it!
thanks for the visit!

The Red Queen said...

Carmen, when you get home go out and stand or sit or lay in the back yard for a bit and get grounded once again- I promise everything will be better after that even those milkshakes.

Otto K. said...

Hey, #1 on your list. Same thing with me. I can't wait for the long holiday weekend. Here via Wendy again. :-)

Melli said...

Oh Sweety! It DOES sound like you need this weekend baaaaad! Enjoy that good pamperin' from the mama unit, and hope you're able to make some good decisions too! (but if you opt to move, we MUST get together BEFORE you leave town!)

Wendy sent me BACK again! Did you want I should audition for YOU???

PixiePincessMom said...

Oh oh oh! If you do go see XMEN III & someone didn't already tell you; you MUST stay until the end of the credits!! Do not leave until after the scene at the end of the credits!!!

I hope you enjoy your relaxing weekend. Sorry you are having a yucky work week. At least it's Friday & it's almost over??

SEND THE RAIN OUR WAY PLEASE!

Otto K. said...

Oh, I love rice krispies treats. Back from Wendy's. :-)

Christine said...

Sounds like a lot of fun. I'm so jealous. I want some rice krispie treats too.

Mrs Lifecruiser said...

#1 and #2 is just exactly the very best I'm enjoying right now :-)

OK, I'm in a hurry, birthday partys to attend and packing needed before our next trip, but that's just pure FUN!

Scone said...

Sounds like a lovely time. You can daydream about never going back. :)

Mandy said...

Rice Krispies are on my grocery list because of your TT! Enjoy your weekend!

Woman Wonders said...

Thanks for stopping by my T 13! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

Nancy said...

Holy cow 110 comments! YOu are popular.

I hope you got the rest and relaxation you needed w. the parentals.

It is always nice to be pampered.