Friday, October 30, 2009

Lucia Friday night free for all

It's certainly been quiet around here, lately.

My Fridays are now a little different. Last term, we'd end our school day around 3:30pm. I'd do a bit of housework, but more often than not, I'd collapse at the kitchen table to do hardly anything much until dinner time, which would be takeaways. So, always time to put in an appropriately timed FNFFA, if I could beat ZenTiger to it.

However, this term my oldest son has had his swimming times increased. Fridays are no longer lazy, but instead much like most other school days where we end about 3:30pm, I run around getting the washing into the drier, tidy something up, sit down for a cup of tea and then it's time to take the kids to the pool.

Afterwards, it's FNFFA time, but I'm not able to get to my computer, because it's off to get dinner straight after swimming and pick up hubbie from the train station.

What you've all got now, is the after-dinner Friday Night Free For All. I haven't eaten finished eating my dinner as I didn't feel like pizza - I really wanted salmon, salad and camembert. Didn't get around to eating the camembert because I had some of the family's chips from Dominoes and a cheesy garlic bread while I cooked my salmon, so it's waiting in the fridge for tomorrow. If I feel like it then.

After I hit post, I'm getting that glass of red. I need it, as I've just remembered I've still got washing on the line.

11 comment(s):

ZenTiger said...

This week was a short week with Labour day, except everyone I've talked to said it felt like a 5 day week.

I've had so much work to do, I celebrated "Work Deferment Day" instead.

Labour Day is supposedly in celebration of the 40 hour week. For me, that would be celebrating the 60 hour week, but being paid for 40 hours. I guess that's a bit cynical, I get paid well enough, but perhaps that's partly because it's not based on working standard hours.

homepaddock said...

It sounds like we've all had one of these fortnights this week - 14 days of things to be done squeeezed into seven.

Lucia Maria said...

Hi Hp,

Maybe it's the weather?

I know I haven't done much washing over the last several days, and today I went mad, even hanging some out while it rained on me. But it's been raining on and off all day, and I've managed to dry several loads of washing.

KG said...

Hi people. Night shifts here, which means we're getting around in the usual zombie-like state.
Four days off starting tomorrow morning will be welcome and very busy.
Maybe we'll get the pond dug and lined. And the pump shed built. And a window put in the shed and....

ZenTiger said...

..and it will be a small miracle if I get the lawns mowed. (And if it goes another week, I'll need a machete or a goat.

Although I did install a new phone system the other day. That involved using a drill at one stage.

KG said...

Growing fast, aren't they? Sometimes I think covering it over with green-tinted concrete would be the way to go.
A goat would eat everything--including the washing.

KG said...

I just put up a link to FNFFA over at CR. Given our vast readership I'm not sure how much difference it will make. We shall see....

Lucia Maria said...

Hi Kg!

Thanks for the link.

I wouldn't be surprised if it's quiet because we've managed to alienate a great number of our friends over the last wee while. Especially since National has been in power.

But, honestly, unless I left my brain somewhere before coming online, how could I not criticise National. Bunch of morons...

ZenTiger said...

Well, you know what they say.

When all you have are Keys, then every problem is a combination lock.

Leonidas said...

I love the FNFFA's, and in four weeks I look forward to contributing more.

I've just finished the mowing, and the front verge alone filled the organic wheelie bin........

KG said...

You're most welcome Lucyna. If my sleepless brain will co-operate I'll try to remember to put up a link every Friday.
As for National--they're enjoying near-record popularity.All I can think is that they're being propped up by vast numbers of Labour supporters, relieved that it's 'business as usual'.

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