Friday already. Time really flies when you are off work and having fun!
At least I have some fragments for Mrs. 4444′s Friday Fragments!
Mrs. 4444′s daughter just bought her first car and she asked us what our first car was and if we paid for it or if our parents did. My first car was a bright orange 1979 Mercury Capri. I bought it in 1980. My father kicked in the down payment and I financed the rest. I think the payments were $123 a month! I kept that car until 1983.
For those that don’t know that word up there in my post title, PARASKEVIDEKATRIAPHOBIA, it is a morbid, irrational fear of Friday the 13th. (Paraskevi – meaning Friday, dekatreís meaning Friday and phobia). This term was derived in 1911. Can’t say I’ve ever seen that one before, but then again, I am not phobic about Friday the 13th, or black cats or much of anything along the superstition line!
We’ve been on the move this week, but not so much that I feel like I need to rest up before I go back to work on Sunday. (Why didn’t I take Sunday off too?)
My Tuesday was spent being the chauffeur for the girls to their concert in Allentown. Instead of having to make to round trips (120 miles total) I decided to stay in the area and go on a photography adventure. I really had a great time exploring, the time went quickly. Once darkness came, I found myself a parking spot near the venue and relaxed in the car watching Pretty Little Liars on Netflix on my phone! Technology is great!
I went in search of covered bridges, making it to three of the seven in the area. I spent time communing with nature. Watching the stream flow over the rocks, conversing with a couple of ducks, chasing a butterfly, and being startled by a snake! (Note to self – next time you commune with nature, you might want to wear something other than flip flops!) Two of the three bridges I found are still “working” bridges that you can drive over. Good thing Tara was at the concert and not with me… she is petrified of driving across these old bridges.
We got home after midnight, and although I had hoped to sleep in a bit on Wednesday morning, it was not meant to be. Instead, I took my mother out for her belated birthday breakfast, and for a fun filled shopping adventure at Wal-Mart. I don’t shop there often, but I needed to load up on pet supplies, and the prices are the best. I am hoping I am good now for the next month! I hate running out of dog or cat food, or not having litter or bedding when boxes and cages need to be cleaned!
After Tara and her friend resurrected from their “concert comas”, Tara and I did some errand running. I felt like I was in and out of stores all day!
Thursday found us heading to the movies for an early showing of Magic Mike. (Channing Tatum – yummy!) I enjoyed the story line as well as the “boys”. Tara is mature enough to not be embarrassed sitting next to me while there are men’s tushes on the big screen! Some many not think the movie appropriate for a 15 year old, but even after seeing the movie, I don’t regret my decision to allow her to see it!
We were both excited that Big Brother 14 started last night! Tara and I have watched all of the seasons of Big Brother, even before she knew what she was watching in the early seasons, she was still with me while I watched it! In years past, we were a bit too much into it, having both Big Brother After Dark on Showtime and the live feeds. This year we are going old school, just watching on TV. (If I really want a spoiler, all I have to do is go to any number of websites or twitter!)
That brings us to today, Friday. I am not sure at this point what we will be doing. After today I have another day off!!! I have been taking a lot of my vacation time this month and into next. I think I will have worked 16 days and will have had 14 days off. Trying to spend some time with Tara. Last summer I don’t feel like we ever really did very much!
So far today, I’ve got one load of laundry done. There is a litter box to be changed, a guinea pig cage to clean, a bathroom to clean and more laundry to do. I think later maybe we will head out to Pennypack Preserve, and do a little walking and photography.
This week’s statements:
- My day always starts by letting feeding the dog/cat and making a cup of coffee. (I do this simultaneously – hit the button on the Keurig while getting the food for Princess and Kovu ready.
- I prefer (even on a hot day) my first cup of coffee to be hot not iced.
- I never thought I’d prefer my daughter with pink hair until I agreed to let her dye it bright pink! (It so suits her personality!)
- I wish I could sleep, just one night for TWELVE uninterruped hours.