Friday, April 21, 2006

What a Week It's Been ...

Well, I feel a bit like this kitty ... lacking sleep, wanting more !!

It has been a tremendously busy week for Meow, this week.

Coming from a long weekend (Friday through to Monday), where we were away, I then spent most of Tuesday recovering from it ... washing, putting things away, tidying up, etc., etc. I also wrote over 20 postcards !!! It was a long night, Tuesday night, as Chicky had developed a shocking ear-ache late in the day ... she cried herself to sleep, eventually, around midnight.

Wednesday, Chicky woke up feeling lots better, but her ear was oozing yucky stuff. I made an appointment for the doctors, as soon as they opened, but the earliest appointment I could get was 10.10am. After her doctor's visit, and a trip to the Pharmacy for antibiotics, she wanted to go back to school (the ear had stopped oozing!), so I had a whole hour (!!!) to go shopping for her birthday present, before I was required to be at a friend's place to do some typing. Then I had to get back home by 2.30, to prepare some clothes, so that Hubby and I could head off to be at a funeral by 4pm (a friend's dad died last week). Afterward, we went back to the family's home for some drinks and nibblies, and to share some memories. Home again, after picking up Chicky, by around 8pm. More typing, then off to bed !!

Thursday (yesterday) was Chicky's birthday (as you would know by yesterday's post). I went grocery shopping first thing, after dropping her off at school, then home to do long overdue housework, prepare cake and nibblies for the evening, and dinner (a school friend of Chicky's was joining us), and then visitors after 7pm. The visitors were gone by 11pm, I tidied up, watched TV briefly, then went to bed. Chicky had a wonderful day, and received some great presents. She sends a big thank you to all you wonderful people who sent their birthday wishes to her via yesterday's post.

Now it is Friday ... wow, what a week !!

This morning I had to go back to the shopping centre to exchange something that I'd bought Chicky for her birthday, as it was faulty. Then I headed round to a friend's boarding cattery, to help out whilst he popped out to run some errands. Then I came home ... phew !

Right now, I am sitting here preparing this post ... when I should be sitting here editing a document for a friend to include in a monthly newsletter. I also should be doing some washing (but it's too cold to be outside hanging up clothes right now, so I'm avoiding the washing until tomorrow !!). I also should be getting back to designing a web-site for another friend ... but I don't really feel like that now. I need to head off in less than an hour, to pick Chicky up from school, then we will be home for just over an hour before heading off to her German school until 7pm. Then home briefly, and the 3 of us (Hubby included) are off to friends for a late dinner BBQ.

Yay, tomorrow we can sleep in, before Chicky needs to be at netball at 1/4 to 12 ... then we have no other plans until Monday, when it is back to the usual Monday to Friday routine ... nothing special planned next week, thank goodness.

So .... how has your week been ??? And what do you have planned for the weekend ???

Take care, all ....



~Jennifer said...

Sheesh! I'm tired just reading all that. Have an enjoyable, RESTful weekend! :)

Bar Bar A said...

yes REST! Love this song every time I come here - it cheers me up

Dick said...

Well, at least the time passes quickly when you are that busy!

Tomorrow night I am going to a comedy show at a local casino. My neighbors won two tickets on a radio contest but they left today for a week in Branson, MO, so gave the tickets to me. I bought another ticket & will take my son & DIL. Sat is the MG Car Club 25th annual Tulip Rallye & I will be there with the Miata. Sun is church and I don't know what else.

Meow said...

Jennifer ... thank you, I hope to do a lot of nothing, once Chicky's netball is over !!

Barbara ... I'm glad my song cheers you up ... I was worried it would be annoying !!!

Dick ... Yes, time passes quickly, but .... I really want it to go slowly for a change !!! Sounds like you are in for a busy weekend. Hope it is enjoyable. The comedy show sounds like fun.

Take care, Meow

Granny said...

I was glad to see you include bed a couple of times in all that bustle.

Weekend? Wish I knew. Ask me again when it's over and I'll tell you what I did.

(It's still Thursday here but not for much longer).


Wish I could be that kitty on that hammock. Photo of water melon makes my mouth water.

Meow said...

Granny ... yes, I did go to bed occasionally during that time, but unfortunately I didn't get more than 5 or 6 hours most nights !!

Fridays Child ... I know what you mean. Curling up in a hammock would be wonderful right about now.

Take care, Meow

Reverberate58 said...

My week has been very slow. I have spent most of it looking at jobs on line and working on my quilt. But we are making a trip up to Knoxville this weekend to visit with the kids and I am excited. Haven't seen my Joshua since the move in January and that is the longest time apart since he was born. Have a good weekend.

Gail said...

Hey girl slow down your giving us all heart attacks,I thought I had a busy week, I am retired compared to you. Have a quiet w/end maybe at least take an hour off.

Feathers said...

You deserve a nice long rest after that week! Hope Chicky is better, and glad she had a nice birthday.

Try and slow down a bit, and rest up :)

Neo said...

Meow - Damn! You weren't kidding about being busy!

You're making me tired!

Have a great weekend.

Peace & Hugs,

- Neo

Devil Mood said...

Yes, what a week! Mine has been calmer...
I've changed my address to's easier this way, I hope. Sorry to trouble you :)

Tab said...

I am taking my hubby in my hand for a little walk along the beach and look for sea glass together :)
Happy weekend to you too..!
Love the kitty in the hameck!

Saur♥Kraut said...

Hi hon! Happy Friday! Here's another postcard from St. Augustine for you. I'm sorry to hear Chicky's not well, but glad that she's getting better! Have a great weekend! We'll probably be acting like tourists in Sarasota this weekend, and bring back MORE stories.

Saur♥Kraut said...

P.S. I know it's cheating. Does that mean I only get a "C" in Postcard Skills?

DayByDay4-2Day said...

I think after reading that I have plans on recoperating!
Spending time with mom tomorrow then SUnday is open.

Meow said...

Reverberate ... hope you have a wonderful time catching up with you kids. It must be hard not seeing them often.

Gail ... this was an extraordinary week ... normally I have plenty of "me" time !!

Feathers ... thank you, Chicky is doing much better now. We all had a sleep in this morning, now off to netball shortly !!

Neo ... thanks. Hope your week went well.

Devil Mood ... thanks. I've changed your address in My Favorites, and will do it in Blogroll shortly.

Tab ... oooh, that sounds wonderful. Hope you find lots of sea glass.

Saurkraut ... thanks for the postcard ... I'm gonna make that recipe !! Do you want to email me your snail mail address, and I can send you a postcard from here ?? Only if you want !! Looking forward to your stories from Sarasota. And, no ... it's not cheating ... not everyone has time to write and post things via snail mail ... this is cool, too.

DaybyDay ... enjoy your time with mum, and have a restful Sunday.

Thanks everyone, hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Take care, Meow

Michelle said...

Have a good weekend :o)

Meow said...

Thanks Michelle, you too !!
Take care, Meow

Jamie Dawn said...

I'm glad Chicky had a nice birthday, and that her poor ear started getting better. Ear aches are so painful.
We are going to a concert at church tomorrow night, and then my son is playing in both adult church services on Sunday. He plays for the youth services all the time, but he will be playing guitar for the big services. So, about 1200 people or so will hear him. Very cool!
Have a nice weekend!!

Meow said...

Jamie ... thank you. I'm glad she is on the mend, too.
Wow, that sure sounds exciting, playing in front of so many people. I'm sure he will be wonderful. Please give him my best wishes.
Have a wonderful weekend, take care, Meow

True Blue Guy said...

Wow, that IS a busy week, two weeks actually, but I always prefer it when its busy rather than have nothing to do. An idle mind is a devil's workshop right ? :-)

Meow said...

True Blue Guy ... too true, but a little bit of spare time would have been real handy this week. Oh well, there's always next week.
Take care, Meow

Connie and Rob said...

I I I am move to fast for me to

Glad Chicky had a nice birthday and is feeling better. Earaches are horrible.

I am hoping to get some much needed quiet time Saturday.


Meow said...

Connie ... I plan on having a few days of not much to do. Hope the plans come to fruition !!!
Have a wonderful weekend. Take care, Meow

Diane said...

Meow, I thought I had a busy week, till I read your list, LOL. :)
I had revival at church every night this week, and I really enjoyed it, bu it sure is tiring. I am ready for the weekend. Hope Chicky is still improving, and have a good, restful weekend. :)

Viamarie said...

I too had a tiring week at work. Glad it's the weekend so I can attend to my garden, go shopping and listen to my cds.

Hope you're weekend will be an enjoyable one.

Badoozie said...

i missed chickies birthday post. i'm sorry!

sounds like you are busy as usual. 'i'm sorta overwhelmed. i want to sleep.

angel, jr. said...

Have a good weekend!!
I went out last night to Siesta Keys, I was going to get you a postcard, but I remembered I didn't have your address to send it to, but know the thought was there.

Dr. Deborah Serani said...

Hope chicky is healed completely soon. Hopefully you can rest too. So busy you are !!!

Enjoy your weekend,

Kyahgirl said...

I'm tired just reading about all that!

happy late birthday to Chicky-I missed it.


Peter said...

Hi Meow, thanks for your comments on peters pictures, I am fairly happy with the way it's shaping up, I'll play tag with you on your next trip to the Cape!!

Nicole said...

Slow down my friend. I have received your fabulous postcard THANKYOU THANKYOU and I love it.. Yours is on it's way... many hugs xox

Meow said...

Diane ... thank you. sounds like you have been busy, too.

Viamarie ... thank you. So far, it has been a wonderfully quiet weekend.

Susie ... thank you, but it's cool ... you have been having a rough week, too. HOpe all is well.

Angel ... thank you. Hope you had fun at Siesta Keys ... do you want to exchange addresses ???

Dr Deb ... thank you, Chicky is doing great, and the weekend is peaceful !!

Laura ... thank you ... I slept in until around 9, and got out of bed around 10.30 (I'm reading a James Patterson book at the moment, and can't put it down !!), so I am fairly well rested.

Peter ... you are welcome, I enjoyed your photos ... more, please !! I may just take you up on that offer, next time we head north ... stay tuned !!

Nicole ... oooh, glad you got it. I hope your weekend is going well.

Take care everyone, enjoy your weekend, Meow xx

Jenn said...

Glad your little Chicky is doing better. I can relate to ear infections as a kid... very scary and painful. By the way, I found that Chicky business online. It's called Chicky's Car Rental. But I couldn't find any cute chicken sign... apparently that logo is only on the island.

Jenn said...

Your postcard will be in the mail next week. I need to buy stamps!

LoraLoo said...

Whew, that was one busy week! Hope you are having a restful weekend!

Meow said...

Jenn ... that's cool, I'll have to look it up. Yep, ear infections are nasty ... I used to suffer from them dreadfully as a kid, and a few times as an adult, too. Your postcard will be in the mail this week, too.

Lora ... thanks, I am having a lovely restful weekend.

Take care, friends ... Meow

kimananda said...

Wow, you sound busy! Expect to get a postcard so that you have something to read on top of everything should get there this week sometime, I'd expect.

Bossy♥'s YOU said...

hope you had a wonderful weekend girl..

sorry its been a few days since i have been here..but you life has been full of crap-ola latley..

your gonna ge carpel tunnel writing so many post cards:)

Meow said...

Kimananda ... thanks, I got your postcard today, and was posting about it as you commented here.

Bossy Britches ... thank you. No problems, I have been coming over to visit you, and know what you've been going through, so all's good here.

Take care, Meow