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!!

74 comments:

Denise Taylor-Dennis said...

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.

Janine Huldie said...

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!!

Masshole Mommy said...

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.

Launna said...

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 ♡

Robin said...

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!

mail4rosey said...

Checking into the basketball program stat. ;) :)

Julie Corbisiero said...

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.

mail4rosey said...

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

mail4rosey said...

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

mail4rosey said...

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

mail4rosey said...

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/ :)

mail4rosey said...

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

Wonderful weekend to you too! :)

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

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.

mail4rosey said...

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. ;)

Manzanita said...

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.

mail4rosey said...

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!!

Dana said...

Enjoy the carnival!

mail4rosey said...

Thanks, Dana. :)

Laura B said...

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!

Ugochi said...

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

mail4rosey said...

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. :)

mail4rosey said...

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

Totally looking forward to the carnival.

Happy weekend to you! :)

Sandee said...

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. ☺

Jen said...

Wishing you an amazing weekend! Hugs!

Susan Kane said...

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

Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books said...

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

Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books said...

oops..meant to put teenager

Pat Hatt said...

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

RACHEL DEMAS said...

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!!!!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

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

Elephant's Child said...

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

alissa apel said...

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.

~ Noelle said...

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


Launna said...

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

The Mom Jen said...

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!

Anonymous said...

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.

Holy Ghost Writer said...

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

Debi Gerhart said...

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

Joyce Lansky said...

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.

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menopausal mama said...

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

Theresa Mahoney said...

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!

Betty Taylor said...

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.

Binky said...

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

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

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 ♥

One Momma Saving Money said...

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

valmg said...

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

Robin said...

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???

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

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.

M Clark said...

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.

mail4rosey said...

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

mail4rosey said...

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. ;)

mail4rosey said...

Hugs and happy weekend wishes to you too. :)

mail4rosey said...

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

mail4rosey said...

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. ;)

mail4rosey said...

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

mail4rosey said...

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

mail4rosey said...

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

mail4rosey said...

I hope your weekend was wonderful too. :)

mail4rosey said...

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!!

mail4rosey said...

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

mail4rosey said...

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

mail4rosey said...

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

mail4rosey said...

That is very true. :)

mail4rosey said...

I hope your weekend was a great one! :)

mail4rosey said...

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

mail4rosey said...

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

mail4rosey said...

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. ;)

mail4rosey said...

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. :)

mail4rosey said...

They would have indeed been popsicles. :)

mail4rosey said...

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.

mail4rosey said...

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. :)

mail4rosey said...

I'll second that. :)

mail4rosey said...

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

mail4rosey said...

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