Friday, February 28, 2014

Finally Friday!

Woot! I love the weekend, and it's almost here!


My husband's alarm for work has gone off at least 62 times this morning (very slight exaggeration). After the regular alarm started sounding, his iPad alarm starting sound too.  It hurts my ears three rooms away, I have no idea how he can keep sleeping through it.


Kid Carnival tonight at the elementary school. No one wants to go but me and the little man, but we're going to fun it up, let me tell you. It's not often you get to go to a carnival when it's cold outside like it is right now. :)



2-hour school delay this morning for cold.  We're at our number limit for days off, so I guess they're playing it safe.  Not sure if I'd like the extra day added later, or if I'd prefer the late day.  I wonder how understanding businesses are for their employees coming in late on weather delay days/ snow days.  I imagine some are not so very understanding.

My teen daughter seems more interested in building relationships these days

than she is in studying and school.


I for one, am not diggin' it. ;)  I'm noticing big differences already in raising a teen girl, over raising teen boys. Not bad things, just big ones (differences). 

Counting down to the weekend now, it's just a few hours away.  Happy Friday, all!!

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  1. Happy Friday I'm with you extremely happy the weekend is here. I've been working so hard at work for quite a while now. Sounds like we have similiar situations. I have a 20 year old daughter and a 4 year old son. Thankfully my daughter was into playing basketball so she didn't get boy crazy.

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    1. Checking into the basketball program stat. ;) :)

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  2. Happy Friday, Rosey! I know what you mean about the alarm and my husband does the same thing. It is blaring and takes him forever and a day to wake up and turn it off. Then, he will ask me why I am awake! But seriously have fun tonight and god help me with two girls when they do enter their teen years!!

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    1. I'll be here for you when they're teens, Janine. You can cry on my shoulder as need be, or laugh (when they're not looking). hehehe

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  3. LOL! I remember when I first discovered boys....my grades went from A's to C's and my mother set me straight right away.

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    1. Please have your mother phone my daughter's mother, asap. ;)

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  4. Oh Friday, I've been so looking forward to you...;-)

    I never raiseda boy... but oh my those teenage girls are fun... not ;-)

    Have a great weekend Rosey ♡

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    1. Thank goodness she's still got some sweet, giggly girl in her...that gets me through. ;)

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    2. Yes, I know what you mean Rosey... Valentina still has her sweetness... it helps me cope... lol :)

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  5. I have been on both sides of that alarm business. When I am really tired and deeply asleep when that dratted device goes off, I can punch the snooze button FOREVER. I am asleep again as soon as I hit it.

    I am not sure that I would be looking forward to an outdoor event at below zero temps. In fact, I know I wouldn't. BUT, I hope that you and the little man have a fun time. Drink something hot.

    Teen girls. I discovered when my ex's daughter was here for a week that it is not fun. All of the technology that they have doesn't do anything to make it better. Her grades went into the toilet (again) so her father took away her IPhone, computer privileges, and shut down her Facebook account. Grades were very important to me when I was in school, so I like to think I wouldn't have this problem when I was her age... but who knows? Hang in there... in about ten years this will all get better:)

    Happy Friday!

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    1. It's an indoor carnival. ;)

      I've thought many times that while technology is nice, it's certainly not a thing the teens need 24/7. My daughter has friends who sleep w/their phone!! She's got a cut-off line for technology here...kind of like my mom did for phone calls (no calls after a certain time).

      Ten years, Robin? :o/ :)

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    2. I say ten years because I was in my mid-20s before I decided that my mom got a whole lot smarter. Who knew? When did you figure out that your parents were actually smarter than you thought and you crossed that Parent/Child line to one more like Friends???

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    3. Probably when my oldest was born, many, many years ago. ;)

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  6. Hi Rosey, wow my husband is the opposite of me and just jumps right out of bed when the alarm goes off and I like to get out about 10 minutes later! Lol! Boy is it way too cold by you! It's like 10 degrees here in NY. Wishing you a wonderful weekend and have fun tonight with you son at the carnival.

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    1. Thanks, Julie. I like those kinds of events, it's fun when the kids get excited over stuff. :)

      Wonderful weekend to you too! :)

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  7. I raised a teen GIRL Rosey,... very tough during the teen years, but once they grow up, they are like your best friend ever. What is that old saying. A sons a son till he takes a wife. A Daughter's a Daughter for all of her life.

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    1. That's good news, Terry. I'll be thinking of that when I get the eye rolls or deadpan looks she doesn't think I see. ;)

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  8. Rosey
    I agree with Terry. After they grow up, you lose your boys but you always have your girls. By losing boy, they still have affection for their mother but they seem to go the way of the wife's parents because their wife is a daughter who never leaves her mother.
    Put on the long johns and button up your overcoat and have a good time at the carnival. Also have a warn and snuggly weekend.

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    1. My oldest is married, and while he still loves his mama, he's all about being the man and taking care of his wife and daughter (as he should be, but I miss him being little sometimes too). :)

      The carnival is inside, but we'll still be snuggling up warm to get there and back, it really is cold out there. :) Happy weekend to you too!!

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  9. HA HA HA!! You have an awesome weekend! Ok speaking from experiences, I have 4 boys, and 1 girl. She was a surprise and is now 14 and the boys of course are in thier 20s and 30s lol. THERE IS A DIFFERENCE IN BOYS AND GIRLS!!! Doesnt mean I love her any less! It means boys are so much easier lol. Theres alot of Drama with my girl lol. Its not so bad as others I guess, cause I homeschool her, but man...if I didnt I could just imagine! I cured the school work delima but confiscating the Ipad (gift from big brother) and the phone! (gift from other big brother) It worked for awhile, but I have had to do it off and on a few times.
    Enjoy the weekend!!!! I will be praying for ya!

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    1. My daughter's lucky I was a teen girl. ;) I remember how hard some things were, and I empathize. I also empathize with my mom now too, more than I ever did before. :)

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  10. ALARMS!!! I have a like/dislike relationship with them. I was a very teenage teenager so I can imagine what differences you notice, it shall pass, enjoy her and have fun at the carnival

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    1. What comes around goes around, or so my mom tells me. ;)

      Totally looking forward to the carnival.

      Happy weekend to you! :)

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  11. I want to go to the carnival too. I always loved these back in the day. Glad to see that they are still doing them.

    Yikes on that weather. Too cold for me.

    Teens. I so remember.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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    1. Parents remember the teens because it's so traumatic...
      I mean, we have to be sympathetic to our dear teens, because someday they'll be parents and totally understand. ;)

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  12. Wishing you an amazing weekend! Hugs!

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    1. Hugs and happy weekend wishes to you too. :)

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  13. Girls vs. boys. Teen girls have more ups and downs, drama.

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    1. Fortunately for my young lady, I remember what it was like to be a teen. That helps (me anyway, hahaha). ;)

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  14. Have a great weekend Rosey! =)
    I remember when my daughter was a teenage... =)

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    1. I do too, Melissa. Even though I'm way smarter about things now than I was then, it doesn't do me much good when I can't convey that knowledge to my daughter. I guess she's just got to learn a good number of things by trial-and-error. It's hard to watch sometimes though. ;)

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  15. hahaha have fun, bet you'll have your hands full with her. Carnival in the cold huh hmmm hermit me might avoid that

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    1. It was an inside carnival. ;) And yes, I already do have my hands full w/my little darling. :)

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  16. Please tell me more about raising a teen daughter. I know I have a ways to go, but, knowing my controlling side, I am going to need all of the advice I can get! Please lead the way, Rosey! You are SO patient. I am going to need your help!!!!

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    1. My advice: Enjoy Claire while she's little, sweet, and things you hung the moon. :)

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  17. Have fun at the carnival! I always enjoy those little school events.

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    1. They're fun because the kids get so happy. :)

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  18. Our weekend is here. I hope yours is wonderful - and I love the carnival idea.

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    1. I hope your weekend was wonderful too. :)

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  19. The carnival will be fun!

    Our alarms have been buzzing a lot this week as well.

    It's supposed to snow hard this weekend.

    I hope your daughter picks up her grades. I teach college level. Sometimes they are more into socializing than doing their work. Here they are spending a lot to come to class. I want to walk up to them and shake them.

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    1. I had to shovel myself out of the driveway to get to church this morning. It made me late because I hadn't anticipated just how much snow we really did get!!

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  20. how fun!
    hope you have fun at the carnival.. and stay warm...
    WOW - its getting colder here again, but nothing like that....


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    1. Don't be rubbing that stuff in over here, Noelle. :) I'd trade you GA weather in a moment during the winter months. :)

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  21. I feel lucky that my sophomore daughter is more concerned with school than boys, I know that won't last forever though! Stay warm and have a great weekend!

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    1. It might last!! She's halfway through, cross you fingers and knock on wood, and all that good stuff!!

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  22. My husband is guilty of this too and to make matters worse he set his clock ahead an extra 20 minutes. This drives me mad.

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    1. hahaha, yep. Same thing here. 20 minutes ahead, EASILY!

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  23. Boys are in school, so at least there is that.

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  24. I am definitely living for the weekend this week. I have seen differences in boys and girls too.

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    1. I hope your weekend was a great one! :)

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  25. As one who has raised one boy and two girls, I'll concur. There is a huge difference between raising a boy from a girl. Enjoy the carnival. Ours is tomorrow.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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    1. I hope your carnival was fun. Ours was very nice! The kids had a blast. :)

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  26. Oh yes---raising teen boys and teen girls---like night and day! Enjoy your weekend, Rosey. have FUN!

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    1. Def. night and day. :) We had fun. :)

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  27. My youngest daughter will sleep through the alarm blaring and it drives me NUTS! I don't even know why she bothers to even set it since I usually wake her up even after she's done slept through the alarm.

    The carnival sounds like a lot of fun! Have a great weekend Rosey!

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    1. haha, that's my 2nd oldest. Even when he graduated high school and was still home, I had to wake him for work on the days he'd sleep through his alarm. ;)

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  28. It is different to raise girls. My oldest is a girl and then 3 boys. Enjoy the carnival!! Little man will have fun. Our schools have all gone several days over the limit. They have now added to each school day the rest of the year. 15 minutes later at the end of the day and around 5 minutes at the beginning. I think they may still have to add one extra day at the end of the year.

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    1. I'm wondering if we'll have to extend too. I'm sure hoping not, the school year runs so late as it is (w/a late start too). I want to get summer going as soon.as.possible. :)

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  29. I guess if the kid carnival was held outside everyone would be a popsicle.

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    1. They would have indeed been popsicles. :)

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  30. Oh Rosey, I sure hope the weather in your area is improving. That bitter crap cold is not good for anyone or thing. wow. Thanks for the visit and the snaps for Heather. She is a dream blogger that busts her butt to be in blog-land everyday. She reminds me of some one, hmmmm? Oh YOU!!!

    lol ♥

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    1. I know I've told you before, but you can come over here saying those nice things anytime you want to... :)

      You're sweet, Renae.

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  31. Carnival sounds fun! Totally dreading the teenage years myself! At least we have a couple more years till then

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    1. I scoffed. Ha, I've done this twice before, no probllllllllllllems. Mm hmmm. :) It's okay though, she (my daughter) is a sweetheart. She's just full of her own growing pains right now, I guess. And this too, shall pass. :)

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  32. Whoa, -7!?!? That is completely uncalled for!

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  33. I'm dreading the teen girl she's almost 12 and I'm seeing a difference already. Boys do seem to be much easier. I hope you and the little man had a great night.

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    1. We did have a great night. He's got the whole carnival thing right down pat!! :)

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  34. Sounds like a busy day. I remember going to our school carnival (high school), we had to work at the booths, although I do not remember which booth I worked at....It's coming back to me, I think it was the ring toss.

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    1. There were high school kids manning the booths at our carnival too, and they were all so great with the kids! :)

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