TGI has a whole new meaning to me these days - It means I survived another week and have the weekend to recoup ! Not that I will sleep in late - lay around the house eating bon bons or treat myself to massages and manicures ---But this weekend I am going to hit the weekend straight on to have some fun -- I am taking half the day off tomorrow - picking up my 2yr daughter and hanging out with her for awhile and then picking up the boys and heading to my friend's farm for her bday party - get together covered dish thing -- and I am going to have a good time !!! My husband is out of town on business and won't be back in time to go - so it's Mom & the kids -- we love it ! And I am too ! I am in "Information Overload" this week - too much information - too many tests -- too many stressors and just too much STUFF -- I will feel the cool crisp clean air - look at the brilliant stars, hear the horses neigh and smell the pastures -- and enjoy good company. The kids and I even volunteered to clean one of the barns for the owner - she's pregnant and my 10 year old said it would be a good thing to give her a break - So bright and early on Saturday morning - we'll be mucking stalls and feeding hungry horses -- and then later that day -- chill out - only in time to have friends over for a casual pasta dinner with good food, fine wine and great conversation - doesn't stop there -- my middle child has a Bible presentation thing at church and I'll be there too - And all the other chores too - No pity party for me this weekend - I am hitting this one head on -- OK - reality - it's going to hit me back - I know that - but I am trying some very positive thinking stuff to overcome all the aches, pains, swelling and crappiness I call it -- I bought a new outfit -- ok - a few new outfits tonight - and by the way -the kids picked out stuff too - hubby's away - let's shop ! So, wish me luck - I will make it through it all - and pay like HECK on Sunday night -- CHEERS - and to all a great weekend !!!!