Saturday, December 04, 2010

Ah, Saturday

I'm not kidding when I tell you that I live for weekends. Especially during the school year and especially when they follow a busy week in December. Ah, Saturday. I love you!

Saturday morning is really the only day that I get to sleep in, and it doesn't happen with the frequency I want it to. I blame it on getting older. I seem to wake up around 5am whether I want to or not. But today? Today I slept until 8:20AM and it was glorious!!!

Our home is more quiet than normal today. Will and Sarah are at Wyldlife Snow Camp this weekend. It feels weird to only have one child at home, but let me assure you she is LOVING it. I'm pretty sure I heard shouts of joy as their bus was driving away yesterday afternoon. Her Royal Highness definitely has an agenda for the weekend.

One thing on our weekend agenda is to get our Christmas tree put up. The hard thing about traveling during Thanksgiving break is that you really don't feel like you've had a break and when you get home, BAM!, it's December whether you're ready or not. The only decoration we have out right now is our Advent wreath but that is all changing this weekend. We're going to put our tree up tomorrow afternoon but we're waiting for our campers to return before we put the ornaments on. It's a family event for us.

I was pleasantly surprised by the survey results that show I'm not the only one who doesn't have a Christmas tree up. Roughly one-third of you don't either. That makes me not feel so completely off my game. I was also surprised by the number of you (about 65%) that said "O Holy Night" is your favorite Christmas song. Wow. Only ONE respondent mentioned my favorite, "Hark the Herald Angels Sing". I'm dying to know who wants the Flowbee Haircutting System for Christmas this year. Or who it was that only wants sleep! Those two made me laugh out loud.

Moving on...

I'm sad there is no Razorback football on today but I'm NOT sad that they're going to the Sugar Bowl!!! (I guess we won't "technically" know that for a couple more days but it's looking likely. Go HOGS!) I want to watch the SEC Championship game later today and as much as it pains me I'm cheering for Auburn.

Well, the "princess" is calling and there are no siblings here to distract her so I guess that means that I must be at her beck and call today. Hope y'all have a GREAT weekend!

By the way, I said "y'all" one day this week on the way home from school and my youngest asked me to please not use that word any more. What in the world is wrong with that girl?


Anonymous said...

A.The traveling over Thanksgiving/BAM! It's Christmas the Second You Get Back Home? That's the song I'm singing. And unfortunately I didn't get to leave my house in the shape I wanted to leave it before we left so I feel like I'm playing catch up. I would also like to have our tree up tomorrow afternoon but we have a busy December weekend, so it might be tough....But it's a goal.

B. I can not believe you are rooting against my home state today. Especially since we Razorback fans know what it's like to be the underdog. And Auburn? Seriously? They can't even commit to a mascot for crying out loud. War Eagle? Tiger? WHO ARE THEY?!?


mer@lifeat7000feet said...

There are two reasons I'm cheering for Auburn, Amy.

1. They're in the same SEC Division (West) as Arkansas and they're representing us very well these days!

2. If they win, that clinches ARs spot in the Sugar Bowl.

However, if ALABAMA were playing SC today, I'd throw my weight behind SC. That's how fierce my "dislike" for Bama.

Anonymous said...

So I guess it goes without saying that if LSU were playing SC dot dot dot. ;)

But you are rooting for the Tigers today. Or I guess you're pulling for the War Eagles instead.

I didn't realize that the winning would ensure the clinching et cetera. That does make things trickier.

Not tricker enough for me to decide NOT to pull for SC, but I'll just feel a little more conflicted while I do so.

(go gamecocks.)

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

You have too many allegiances, Amy! Yes, if LSU were playing SC, I'd cheer for LSU. And yes, cheering for Auburn makes me feel rather schizo. Are they Eagles or Tigers? It's clear as mud to me. (Shrug).

*carrie* said...

I'm the one who said sleep, and I'd say it again if I took the survey today! =)

Thanks for your comments today.

Anonymous said...

Hello Meredith ...

My name is Rachel & I have been following your blog for a couple years. I LOVE it! You & I have a lot in common ... and I really enjoy reading about your family & activities.

I am the one who wrote that I wanted a Flowbee Haircutting System!!!! I cut my husband & my 3 boys' hair. There is always hair everywhere. All over the floor, counter, clothes, down my shirt, in their face, etc. I read about the Flowbee System that hooks into your vacuum cleaner so the hair gets sucked up into the vacuum as you cut the hair!!!!!! I asked my husband for one this year ... I REALLY HOPE he takes the hint!!!!!!!

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Rachel and Carrie...thanks for chiming in. I'd never heard of a Flowbee Haircutting System until you mentioned it and then I googled it. It made me giggle. But it is brilliant if you do a lot of cutting. I trim my son's hair and end up with hair all over both of us plus the house! Carrie, I hope you get some sleep!

Angela said...

SO excited about the Sugar Bowl. WPS!

We were minus a child all day Saturday, too, and it is such a different "house" when even one is elsewhere. The quiet is nice, but wow I miss them.

Did I mention, WPS!!

Kecia said...

When we first moved back here the girls said people here talked funny and they would NEVER talk like that.
Hee hee
Guess what? :)