Friday, November 20, 2009

It's Friday Night? Where has This Week Gone?

"Only Robinson Crusoe had everything done by Friday." ~Author Unknown

“There will be a rain dance Friday night, weather permitting”~ George Carlin


"And if you ask again whether there is any justice in the world, you'll have to be satisfied with the reply: Not for the time being; at any rate, not up to this Friday." ~ Alfred Doblin


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Fri Nov 20, 2009
This week's challenge:
'
Vehicle'.



I just loved this truck we saw recently at a car show.. If I could have any vehicle I wanted.. this truck would surely be one I would consider owning.. I have heard that they won't run very fast but that would be ok with me.. In case you were wondering.. that note on the door says.. Look but don't you dare touch!


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1. We need _a million dollars and then I'll be set to go shopping for the holidays!

2. I saw and old friend today_ and it made me smile.

3. If you want _to be a whiner go ahead.. just be warned.. I like whiners about as much as I like smart asses__.

4. ___Why?
_ because _I said so.. that's why.. Why? gets you up there with those folks listed in number 3__.

5. Massachusetts has a proposed 5% sales tax on elective cosmetic surgery; I think _they should charge more than that.. people quit changing yourself around so much.. a new nose will NOT make you happy_.

6. _Love and fa
mily_ makes for a happy holiday. Unless of course you have a million dollars.. then you can rent both of those..

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to _being ill and cranky_, tomorrow my plans include _nothing yet.. I'm ill and cranky.. I can't plan .._ and Sunday, I want to _make some pictures .. play the sims.. write some poems... who knows.. Y'all know I can't plan while I'm ill and cranky_!

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Yes it is Friday.. It seems like this year has flown by.. It is almost time again for the Holidays.. I looked around in the store yesterday and prices on everything were high.. The plastic faced Santa was smiling and dancing over the imported ornaments that are most likely made from lead and priced like gold... I didn't buy any new ornaments for my old tree.. I will be making my own if I get new ones this year... I walked down the toy aisle.. A pair of pants for a barbie costs almost as much as a pair for the little girl that plays with her would..and Barbie no longer holds the most space on the doll aisle.. I was flabbergasted that they have so many more expensive fashion dolls now.. from Hannah Montana to the new teenage vampires.. Barbie is getting crowded out by movie and television show dolls.. and all the baby dolls do something.. poop or spell or play eye spy..I wonder where they hid the big.. soft and cuddly. do nothing.. use you imagination to play with me.. baby dolls? Boy toys were no better.. when did water guns start costing twenty five dollars??.. and Model cars at least fifteen.. lego's cost a fortune.. Even a cheap coloring book was nearly five dollars..and most of them more than that... And why can't you buy just a plain old coloring book with pictures of dogs and cats and children and normal everyday stuff??.. Every single coloring book they had was associated with a television show or a kids movie.. I wanted to color a simple picture.. not cars from the movie with the same name nor transformers.. I didn't want to color animals from the ice age nor a walking talking sponge.. I just wanted to color a little girl or boy or a horse.. something simple and normal.. or I can't imagine how I ever survived the holidays when my kids were small.. or how they did.. I wonder if they felt deprived when they opened little trucks and cars or warm and fuzzy bears?.. I am almost ashamed that Em's Barbies had to wear dresses and tiny sweaters that I crocheted for them instead of the expensive ones that her Friends dressed their dolls in.. I am glad that my children survived their life of deprivation with me.. I would never spend eighteen dollars for a dolls outfit nor sixty five dollars for a robot dog that dances to the I-pod music that can be played through him.. I guess that I am a scrooge.. I haven't bought any Christmas presents yet this year.. I know I have to make a start somewhere.. I did buy a box of envelopes and a package of card stock.. I have spent most of today thinking that maybe this year I'll just make some cute and funny cards with my computer and stuff those along with a few dollars into those brand new plain white envelopes.. I won't need a list.. I won't have to worry about rather things fit or rather the color is right.. I won't have to try and remember who likes chocolate and who likes life savers.. and if I hang the envelopes on the old tree till I get ready to mail them I won't even need any new ornaments.. a big package of candy canes and a book of stamps to mail the envelopes to the children who live far away and I will be all set.. The more I think about it the more I like it.. I am feeling better about the holidays already.. I have my video's almost ready to burn for my siblings and I have only to print some goofy folding papers to hide a piece of money in for the kids.. Wow I guess I have all of my holiday shopping done.. I won't have to go to the mall.. I hate the mall and was dreading that shopping trip.. Maybe I'll stop being Ill and cranky by tomorrow... do you think??? No... Probably not!.. I guess I can't just stop being me.... :~} ! Have a wonderful night!
Patsy




5 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Great post and very funny. Have a great weekend.

clare_stjohns said...

Patsy, Christmas would NOT be the same without some little something from you... a birdhouse, a medicine bag, barbie clothes, clothespin angel oranment, goodies in a tin can... the list goes on and on. I do agree thought that things have gone crazy and so have the people buying them!

PJ said...

i don't enjoy the holidays much anymore. everything is so commercialized it is disgusting. i like your ideas on your shopping list. maybe i will have to try and use them.

have a great day my friend...hugz!

Maria @ Conversations with Moms said...

Love your writing style. Prices for toys are insane. Too insane. I never felt deprived as a child. My parents had 6 children and couldn't afford many toys. It made me learn to appreciate what I have and helped to make me who I am.

Pblacksaw said...

eileeninmd~ Glad you laughed! thanks for stopping by..

Clare~ I d have some little something..

PJ~ I almost don't even like the holidays any more.. I used to love them.. but now.. Bah Humbug!

thanks to all who visit here.. have a great day!
Patsy