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Peach State says: After My Week I Deserve Some Facebook Funnies!

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It has been a week of non-stop-chaotic-running-with-a-dash-of-beat-the-clock type of activity. Something everyday! I was so focused on the things that had to be done I forgot what day it was until my youngest got home yesterday! But that’s another story…After My Week I Deserve Some Facebook Funnies!

How about a couple of Straight-Jacket Award contenders:

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That was a close call…for a second I thought she was asking which method he preferred!

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This makes perfect sense! Winner!!!

A new award presentation calledShould Have Known Better:

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Maybe this Award should just be called“DUH!”

A favorite of mine this week has become a mantra of sorts with another friend…I will share if you promise to laugh!

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I am missing something..fluffy and filled with love….

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That’s not what I meant…sounds like my friends are having the same type of week.

Trying again…

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Okay…so the fluffy concept did not work!

How about cleaning the house…

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See…a nice Fuzzy Feeling…(“Could you pass the Kleenex?”)

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Ah…the smell of a clean house!

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And I still am cleaning up after all these years!

Time to just relax at home…

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“Honey the Balloon Animals are out again!”

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Uh oh…maybe he should reconsider relaxing at home!

Well I have saved the Blog Worthy Award Winners for this next section…Can you guess the theme?

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(Just thinking out loud…I think I will have to make one of these for several members of my family!)

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Yep…this is me…is there a cure? MORE COFFEE!

And drum roll please….Blog Worthy Award Winner:

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Hey! Do I get paid for being a Test Subject?

This week holds the promise of less stress! “What? A girl can’t dream!”
I can only try!

“May your cup runneth over with joy, love and laughter oh, and a really fabulous cup of coffee!”

Peach State

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Peach State says: Another Day Out of School!

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The teachers win…Another Day Out of School!
The tumbling temperatures swooped in…Finally! The percentage of snow accumulation decreased as the evening progressed until the threat was less than visible. By less than visible I mean the flurries I have previously called “Georgia spit” So, with all of this wintry weather tumbling into my area of the state, I will just plan on staying home and doing what I normally would do! “Well maybe!” I do have my oversized cozy socks on and the radio is on and…two books craving for some attention! Stephen King or Brian Kilmeade…oh the decisions I have to make! “What’s a girl to do?”

“Make more espresso of course!”

As I paused to brew my multiple shots of espresso I also found time to wash the dishes after cleaning out the fridge.
Wash dish…push buttons…repeat! I love pushing buttons as long as espresso shots are the result!

“OOO…The “Georgia Spit” is sticking!”

A better description of “Georgia Spit” would be a garden gnome, with a minor case of dandruff, standing up on the roof scratching his head! “Does that help you understand the amount of snow in the flurries?” (Insert a side-splitting chuckle)

My youngest has gotten up and eaten his breakfast! He is laughing at his hand-held game as his head bobs up in down, like a dog on the dashboard, to the song on the radio! He was asked to take the garbage out, before the garbage truck came by, and assisted in cleaning out the fridge located in the garage. He seemed excited at the possibility of snow…then he announced: “Oh, but you have never seen snow…have you?” Goody, goody! He has been up less than five minutes and already his snobbish brilliance has surfaced! “It is going to be a long day!” It would be different if he were witty but he does not have a witty bone in his body. In the midst of his snobbish brilliance the other evening he told me I had no idea how much pizza cost in 1984. I asked him how he knew…his reply “Are you that stupid that you don’t know when you were alive?” I shook my head and chuckled. “I was alive and your oldest brother was born in 1989!…and it is not respectful to call your parent stupid!” He just shook his head and said “Whatever!” I smiled and said “Goodnight!” Needless to say when hubby got home 15 minutes later he took a few moments and had a math lesson. “He must be a “Math Savant” due to his exceptional abilities in math at school and lack of understandings for the basics.

Okay…well enough of the dreary! Things to do and people to see…in my books!

“May your cup runneth over with joy, love and laughter oh, and really fabulous coffee!”

Peach State

Peach State says: Decolorizing of the Home!

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It has begun…the annual Decolorization of the Home! This has also been named “Just put it in a box labeled Christmas”…Oops! I hope my son realizes that there are a few more decorations to add to the oversized bins this year!

“Mom bought a few new items this year…on sale!”

The simple, and often complicated, job of taking down the decorations gives the home a fresh and uncluttered feel as we usher in the New Year. The only drawback is the Diva-like-attitude that accompanies the repetitive picking up and placing in the bin motion. SO…being the loving mom, that I am, I have already begun taking down items and have made piles of similar decorations.

“Grab a bin and place the pile into the bin…move to the next pile….”

I will need to stress, once again, to please place the Fall and Halloween decorations on top of the Christmas decorations so that I can actually find them next year! “And please do not stack them to the ceiling where I can’t reach them!” That’s a fair request…I am Vertically Challenged!

This sad part about this is the fact that next year I will be decorating ALL BY MYSELF! “Remember my go-getter-I’ll-do-it-I-got-this-for-you son is leaving in 28 days…and counting…for the Army!” Maybe my hubby can pay the servants a little extra to do the decorating! “Wait a second….We don’t have any servants!” I know what you are thinking…What about the youngest son? If I want all of the Christmas Coffee Cups lined across the counter I will know who to call! Even though he has been here for 6 1/2 years he still has no concept of where things go…much less what a tree skirt is. “He was taking one of my tree skirts to the trash because it had a hole in it… “We had a quick lesson on hems and seams!”

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“WAR EAGLE!!!”

Well, time to make another pile…

“May your cup runneth over with joy, love and laughter oh, no really fabulous coffee!”

Peach State

Peach State says: But Then Again It’s Monday!

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The noisy clicking and clacking of raindrops seem unending while the splatter and splash leaves a visible sogginess on my screens. What a lovely day…to bad I have to go out in this cold, miserable rain.

But Then Again It’s Monday!

I sat down this morning to find myself with a checklist of sorts. My calendar, open to this weeks events, was already full as I added in the preparation To-Do list! I have something important every night…but tonight! “Of course I should consider the staying home and relaxing IMPORTANT as spending time with family is a high priority!”

Monday:
Usual morning routine,
Prepare to close E’s Design Party,
Prepare for C’s Design Party,
Go to the bank,
Routine cleaning and laundry,
Plan dinner,
Cook dinner,
Same old…same old…,
Goodnight!

Tuesday:
Usual morning routine,
Final prep for C’s Design Party,
Get Crock-Pot Dinner started early,
Minor daily clean,
C’s Design Party,
Home about 9pm and relax,
Goodnight!

Wednesday:
(Here is where the week starts getting a bit hairy!)
Usual routine for hubby’s day off,
Plan and cook dinner,
Leave for various practices…Ladies Quartet, Christmas Cantata, Praise Team,
Arrive home about 10 PM and put feet up for an hour,
Goodnight!

Thursday:
(You know the pattern for the daily grind so let’s just skip to the good stuff!)
Prepare to close C’s Design Party,
Go to the bank,
Get youngest off the bus, cleaned and dressed in presentable attire,
Leave for Hubby’s Work party,
Back home about 9:30PM,
Put wired 13 year old in bed after shower and relax for a few minutes,
Goodnight!

Friday:
After drinking double the coffee I will…
Close C’s Design Party,
Plan and cook dinner in my trusty Crock-Pot,
Leave as early as I can for the Music Ministry Christmas Party….( I am so excited…I just can hide it….I love this Party!!!)
Come home and explain to hubby why I am later than usual!
Goodnight!

Saturday:
Early morning Dress-Rehearsal at 10,

Uh oh….no football game to watch! ( running around the house doing a bad “Home Alone” imitation!)
My team did win their pivotal games and just won the SEC Championship…next the National Championship!! “Please excuse my bragging!”
Anyway…Don’t panic…I am sure I will find something to fill my time with!
Dinner and relaxation,
Goodnight!

Sunday:
Third Sunday…
(This is the busiest of Sundays and a few extra kinks have been inserted into the schedule!)
Up and out for early sound-check…church…home? I may just stay with friends….”hmmm”
(Hubby may be driving our 20 year old to my parent’s for his visit. My 20 year old will be staying with them while my 23 year old travels out of town with his job! This will be good for many reasons…my parent’s health is not good and they need someone who can drive and lift…also with my 20 year old leaving for the Army shortly after Christmas they will be able to spend so quality time with each other!)
Singing at the Lodge at 4:00 PM,
Back to church for evening sound-check followed by Christmas Cantata,
Home to put feet up…oops I forgot about dinner!
Goodnight!

I am exhausted just thinking about it…not to mention the little odds and ends not included! Wait a minute…the rain stopped! NOT…it is just a lighter rain now! I had better begin my day and let you get back to your’s!

“May your cup runneth over with joy, love and laughter oh, and really fabulous coffee!”

Peach State

Peach State says: Couldn’t Tell It Was A Monday

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The butt-crack-of-dawn rising did not cause any ripple effect today. The smarter-than-mom 13 year old didn’t even have a chance to ruin the start of my day. Everything just flowed…fell into place…(translation…) everything was accomplished. I am not that weird…Am I?

Couldn’t Tell It Was A Monday!

Dinner is ready before my youngest has even hopped off the bus…basketball practice tonight!
Typical never ending chores completed giving me time to talk with friends about stuff! (VBS planning…Don’t shake your head; I told you we were getting an early start!

What a grand feeling!

BUT…What happens in a few hours when I finally sit down and put my feet up?
“Yep…you’re right…” The same thing will happen to you! Well what do you expect? It’s Monday! I think I better grab another cup of coffee!

“May your cup runneth over with joy, love and laughter oh, and really fabulous coffee!”

Peach State

Peach State says: Labor Day Weekend Chores

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What is Labor Day without a few Labor Day Chores?

Up before the roosters this morning…as usual…while visions of basketballs bounce through two of my son’s dreams. Today is game day in more way than one. After getting hubby off to his daily grind I will lovingly motivate the younger two, as I stir them from their restful slumber, so we can leave about 8:30 for a 9am game. During the time at the church gym I may, or may not, have a practice for the special tomorrow. Once the game is over we will race home for a possible meeting with my Straight-Jacket Award inspirer and a flexible Pre-K teacher friend for VBS Planning. “Yes, I said VBS!” Once completed…it is time for focused viewing of some long-awaited college football. My team’s game is at 7PM tonight so it will be a long day.

[“Laundry moved and commuter-coffee put in hubby’s car!”]

Tomorrow I will get to sleep in a whole 20-30 minutes before preparing for my day of sound checks and time with dear friends at church. Bragging rights for the college football fans will start early with colors and high-fives. The only raising of voices will be during the singing and, of course, preaching portion of the services.”The day will be slower than most Sundays with a church-wide picnic tomorrow night. I hope to attend for a little while…seeings how my hubby would rather stay home! “Maybe I could tell him I am going to pick up dinner!”

Labor Day itself…well we will just have to wait and see how that day unfolds.

“Speaking of unfolds…time to fold the recently-removed-and-still-warm clothes.”

Those of you reading this, who have college teams playing today, I wish you luck…unless your team is playing one of my favorites…(insert evil chuckle)

“May your cup runneth over with joy, love and laughter oh, and really fabulous coffee!”

Peach State

Peach State says: Just Your Average Run-Of-The-Mill Monday

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It is one of those days…
An event filled Monday…is there any other kind?

Just Your Average Run-Of-The-Mill Mondays!

I woke up before my alarm could jerk me from my peaceful slumber…which was way before the butt-crack-of-dawn. I followed the same path taken every morning in true automatic pilot fashion. Once the lattes and breakfast were complete I was off again back up to hubby’s office to enjoy a quiet 55 minutes before he got ready for work.

I planned the day and and shook my head. “Combining trips are essential to my survival!”

*I wrangled the laundry into the washer early this morning and headed back upstairs to pick up after my own laziness.
*I opened the cabinet under my bathroom sink and started throwing things away.
*I took all of the empty coat hangers out of my closet and took them to the laundry room.
*I woke up the huddle masses yearning to sleep just before “Precious Princess'” groomer arrived for a pamper and cut.
*I ran to the bank…to Starbucks (added nutrition of course)…and to the dry-cleaner.

After lunch I am…
*Trying a new method and product to refinish the wood floors in desperate need of help.
*Make a decision about what we will eat for dinner.
*Make dinner.
*Leave for our first Basketball practice of the season.

Once home…RELAX…WITH FEET UP!

I have managed to accomplish other errands and chores which I find myself doing everyday as well as connecting with an old friend and making a lunch-date on Monday…back to school celebration!

(Woo Hoo…oh boy…YeeHaw…goody goody…)

Please excuse my momentary celebration!

Well I am off to move the laundry and fold the next load. All in all it has been a great Monday…Wow! Did I just say that?

One last thought…my oldest is an official resident of Dallas, Texas. He left yesterday and arrived safe and sound!

(One Down!…AGAIN!)

Till next time…
“May your cup runneth over with joy, love and laughter oh, and some really fabulous coffee!”

Peach State

Peach State says: Have Fly Swatter will Travel!

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The continuous deluge of rainy weather have finally ceased…leaving us with a new battle of sorts!

Flies, Flies, Flies…all over the place…Did I say Flies?

Have no fear…“Have Fly Swatter Will Travel!”

My family has been smoking/ cooking out, since about Father’s Day, and the invading-swarming-trash-heaps have really interrupted our little piece of the world. The dive-bombing routines convince me that these invaders are also severely ADHD! It seems there is a correlation between “Life-span of a fly” and “ADHD”…you see they exist for such a short period of time they must find a way to see and do everything. After all it is a big world…especially to a fly! You would think that with all those eyes they could take in more of their surroundings…I would just get sick and throw up.

I have to chuckle at the amount of people who have armed themselves with the flimsy-fly-trap-device. They should be made available to visitors so they can assist homeowners in their extermination of the buzzing-pestilence. I remember my mother always had several hanging by the doors for just that reason. “I guess you could use them as a fan of sorts.”

I need to apologize for the grotesque topic…you can relax now and go back to drinking you “Heavenly Brew”. “Ahh…that is so much better!”

“May your cup runneth over with joy, love and laughter oh, and really fabulous coffee!”

Peach State

Peach State says: Close..But No Cigar!

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Are you done yet? How much longer? Are you going to start painting SOON? These are just a few of the lovely questions coming out of my mouth this past week…even though my son has done a lot of the work I still feel out of sorts. So the answer to the above questions…

Close…But No Cigar!

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Now if we could just get the 20 year old to finish the edging!

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Previous ceiling paint giving away to a brighter-room-opening color.

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Okay…the previous yellow does look a bit _(baby-poo-meets-squash-baby-food)_ and the new color is growing on me!

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What do you think?

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I just wish The painting was finished and I could clean my house. Oh…and has anyone seem my iPad charger? I hope I can locate it so I can post tomorrow.

Relax! I will charge it on my hubby’s charger! I would not want to deprive you of some funny…funny…Facebook..humor!.

Have a great day!

Peach State

Peach State says: So…What Did You Do Today?

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We know all to well NOT to ask it but we do. It may be out of kindness or just a plain conversation started. “Hey Honey…What Did You Do Today?

As I looked around at the chaotic-debris-field-called-home I smiled and said…

“Well I cleaned out the freezers and cooked about 13 pounds of ground beef and 10 chicken breasts. I shredded the chicken and divided it into four meals and then once the ground beef was completed and cooling I divided it into 10 meals. I cleaned up behind myself. While the chicken was cooking I was cutting out coupons and making my grocery list as I planned the menu for the next week. I let “Precious Princess” in and out at least 50 times and unloaded and loaded the dishwasher. I washed the clothes and towels and they are folded and put away. I picked up your dry cleaning and took your youngest to TKD. I then came home and cooked dinner and cleaned up from that while moving the laundry again. I carried on conversations with the children and tried to convince them that Mother does possess some knowledge. I watched the weather and investigated the worsening conditions for those driving home in the darkening-stormy skies. I straightened as best I could around the painting project filled house and…”

“OKAY!…I was just hoping you had a good day…I never thought you weren’t busy!”
“But there is more…” I said. Hubby just smiled and asked if I brought the mail in…”Nope, I delegated that to one of the boys…”

We each do more than we think everyday. When we sit down and think about it we wonder how we found time to do each and every thing. The little things get lost in the doing of major things…I know you can identify with this!

I saw this story and just had to share it…it speaks to the little-everyday-things we take for granted.

A man came home from work and found his three children outside, still in their pajamas, playing in the mud, with empty food boxes and wrappers strewn all around the front yard. The door of his wife’s car was open, as was the front door to the house and there was no sign of the dog.

Proceeding into the entry, he found an even bigger mess. A lamp had been knocked over, and the throw rug was wadded against one wall.
In the front room the TV was loudly blaring a cartoon channel, and the family room was strewn with toys and various items of clothing.

In the kitchen, dishes filled the sink, breakfast food was spilled on the counter, the fridge door was open wide, dog food was spilled on the floor, a broken glass lay under the table, and a small pile of sand was spread by the back door.

He quickly headed up the stairs, stepping over toys and more piles of clothes, looking for his wife. He was worried she might be ill, or that something serious had happened. He was met with a small trickle of water as it made its way out the bathroom door. As he peered inside he found wet towels, ****my soap and more toys strewn over the floor. Miles of toilet paper lay in a heap and toothpaste had been smeared over the mirror and walls.

As he rushed to the bedroom, he found his wife still curled up in the bed in her pajamas, reading a novel. She looked up at him, smiled, and asked how his day went. He looked at her bewildered and asked, “What happened here today?” She again smiled and answered, “You know every day when you came home from work and ask me what in the world did I do today?” “Yes,” was his incredulous reply.

She answered, “Well, today I didn’t do it.”

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I hope you get everything accomplished and have time for you today!

Have a great day!

Peach State