Sunday, November 22, 2009

Fun and Games

This weekend has been THE best. It started out as not-so-good but turned into one of the best I've had in ages. As with every work week, I was anxiously awaiting Friday. Well, my Friday was a bit like a nasty Monday...

a nasty Monday on crack.

Have you ever started your day by looking at the clock and saying "Oh Sh*t!"? That was my Friday. I overslept. Don't know how it happened but I woke at the time I should have been leaving. I sprang from the bed...not even sure my feet hit the floor until I was in the ready in 15 minutes...raced to work and hoped like hell I was fully clothed.

Remember my gotta-clean-for-the-cleaning-lady Thursday? Yeah, well, it became a much bigger task than anticipated. I had to also clean the game room in the basement as the cleaning lady only does the main 2 floors. It's been a few weeks...ok, a few months...since I cleaned downstairs. We never go down there. But having out-of-town guests will spur you into was time to clean that darned basement.

Well, my stinkin' vacuum decided to do nothing more than spit my super-sized dust bunnies back at me. Actually, if I were the vacuum, I would have done the same thing. Some of those dust balls were bigger than me! I would have choked on them...spitting should have been expected. So there I was, on hands and knees, wiping up the dirt and dust with Swiffer wipes. I never knew how large that room is!!! After what seemed to be hours on the floor and a lengthy scrub session to remove the pink and green rings in the toilet of the extra bath, I realized it was well past my 4 hours!!! You think that could have been a contributing factor to me oversleeping???

I get to work late and can't seem to find my focus. The first 2 hours of my work day were spent struggling to get my act together. Then a bomb was dropped. The cleaning lady called to say she couldn't make it. WHAT???? I wanted to be angry but just couldn't as her reason was more than valid. But what the heck was I going to do now. Unmade beds, in great need of clean sheets, dirty floors, ringed toilets and filthy sinks were anxiously awaiting her arrival...not to mention I was too. And my guest was arriving at time to get home and do it myself. To top things off, a nasty migraine paid me a visit. By noon, I was a wreck! lol! But somewhere, somehow, after that, everything began to get better. I ended the day with several work tasks completed. Leah, Taylor's girlfriend, offered to clean the house for me and even did the grocery shopping. And the migraine disappeared with only minimal damage. I made it to the airport in time and all was grand!

A quick recounting of the weekend:

Friday night - Dinner at a local tap room for pizza and beer followed by darts afterward in the bar upstairs. Made several new friends. Talked until 3:00 am

Saturday - Convertible ride around Asheville. Visited the area where I grew up and reminisced about days gone by.

Saturday night - Keri arrived home for the Thanksgiving holiday. Homemade chili, a few cocktails and board games until 2:00 am with my kiddos and several of their friends. Laughed so hard my sides ached.

Sunday - Visit to Grove Park Inn to view the Gingerbread House exhibit. Fun! Fun! Lots of themed Christmas trees and a roaring fire in the great hall left me wishing for a white Christmas!

Sunday night - Blog writing and passing out from exhaustion! :-)

I have always been one to only require minimal sleep...well, I WAS one to only require minimal sleep. Now that I'm an old lady in her mid-forties, I need all the beauty sleep I can get. And I got little to none this weekend. So forgive any and all nonsense in this post. I'm a walking zombie!

Before I go, I wanted to share the last of my Serendipity layouts from my November Just Enough Please kit. Remember you can click on the images to view a larger version.

Wishing you a Happy, Happy Monday!



  1. *shoot* julie is kicking her butt right now remembering that i forgot to tell U that was her shirt i was talking thought it was cute!!!!! Bummer your weekend started off bad.....but in the end it sounds like U had TON O FUN!!!!!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE the lo's!!! GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. So glad to hear your weekend went so well after such an awful start....but I can so identify with your manic cleaning into the night...I guess we all live with a certain amount of grime which is invisible until we can see it as our visitors might!! Leah sounds an absolute gem...coming to the rescue like that...I guess she scored some serious Brownie points there!!!

    Those LO's are simply GORGEOUS! I especially love the 'Ker-Bear' one....and I've said it before & I'll say it are one stunning looking family! Truly beautiful photo's!

    Now.....go catch up on those Zzzzzz's!!


  3. So sorry your Friday was so bad but thankfully things turned around for the better. I have never had a cleaning lady in my entire life but I can totally relate to the staying up late to be sure everything is clean. Hope you got some pix at the Grove Park Inn. Love your layouts - that looks like a very sweet kit with soft colors - the photos you used are just wonderful! Have a great Thanksgiving!

  4. Glad you had such a fabulous weekend! I love your layouts!

  5. Well, at least the GREAT weekend made up for the CRAZY week!

    I cannot do those late nights anymore either. And even if I did manage a night 'til 2am, it certainly wouldn't happen 2 nights in a row! LOL!

    Adorable LO's, Lisa! What a cute kit & I'm lovin' all the fun photos, too! :-)

  6. FAB layouts.... and a fun to read post, I had to chuckle! I HATE oversleeping, ruins the whole day!

    But your weekend sounds divine- fun, fun, have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. Well.....after such a nasty Friday morning, I'm soooo glad that you had such a FUN weekend!! I have two of my closest girlfriends (we've been friends for a couple of decades now)coming up here at the end of the week and I'm looking oh so forward to it! Now, if only Mary Poppins would stop by later today and help me out in the cleaning department!! I'm starting to scramble and not quite sure how its all going to get done...ACK!! Your layouts are lovely!!!! :>:> Hope you can get some rest in tonight. And thank you again for my goodies!! :> (((HUGS)))

  8. awwwww that sounds like a very fun weekend! I love it when I laugh so hard my sides hurt! lol
    Love all the cute and fun layouts, especially Friends. that is my fav!
    Have a great week! It is a short one for me! yaya!

  9. Oh what great layouts Lisa, especially that first one! As for your weekend, so glad it turned out good. So nice to have a great ending to that Friday.

  10. Beautiful LO's Lisa! I'm sooo glad you had a fun albeit tiring weekend. Hope you get some rest and HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you too!!

  11. sounds like an amazingly fun weekend! glad it all worked out and that your migraine left you alone so you were able to enjoy it! Beautiful work as always Lisa! Happy short week!

  12. How you find time to scrapbook in your busy life I will never figure out. Not only that but your pages are always to die for! Sounds like you had a busy weekend and man did you stay up late. I have ALWAYS needed all my sleep lol. I am glad that Leah came to the rescue with shopping and getting the house cleaned! Hope you get to enjoy your time with your family:) Have a great week!

  13. The LO are realy nice. Love the photos, beautiful smiles!

    Have a great week!

  14. Yeah for Leah...saving the day!! You owe her big time...she's your June Cleaver!! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I'm so thankful that we met and proud that I can call you my friend! Love ya! Kim

  15. Oh dear sweet did sound like it started out to be one heck of a weekend!!! So glad your were able to salvage the rest of the weekend!!! YAY for Keri being home!!!!

    Love the Lo' go girl.....wear that Biggie crown with pride!!!!!

    Wishing you a Fabulous Thanksgiving filled with smiles, laughs, love and Blessings!!!

    We so need to talk...been way to long!!!! :-)

  16. Your blog entries never fail to make me laugh :)
    I'm happy your weekend ended well after a less than stellar start!
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Lisa!

  17. such a funny post (sorry to laugh) but it sounds like your weekend ended up great.
    Fab layout. xx

  18. Glad your week improved for the weekend! Love the layouts as usual.

  19. Just had to pop in & say hi! & wishing you & yours a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! I've been a little behind on my blog hoppin' duties :o) Spent last weekend in Kansas City @ NCYC 2009 with over 20,000 teens! What an amazing event! Keep your eyes peeled for a chance to win a Dec kit @ Scrapbook Circle...ssshhh...don't tell anyone :o)

  20. Oooh, those layouts are great, lisa!! fantastic job with the kit! Ugh, I hate oversleeping, and i've been there too many times! such a bad feeling having to rush rush rush - glad you survived AND had a good weekend (no cleaning lady and all! ;-) Happy thanksgiving, my friend!

  21. Stoping by to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!
    I hope you spent a beautiful day with your family.
    (((((BIG hugs)))))

  22. Sounds like a great weekend after the mess!! Happy Thanksgiving!

  23. After all that hustle and bustle last week, I hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving. You deserve it!! Love, love, love ALL your layouts. Beautiful!!

  24. Glad your weekend was good although it had a bad start...that just makes it sweeter!

  25. If I lived any closer I would have cleaned for you!!! Of course, my house is the same way, and our basement is in dire need of some serious cleaning too!!
    Glad you made it through the weekend, and had so much fun doing it!!


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