Friday, January 21, 2011


I am soooooooooooooo thankful that today is Friday and I am soooooooooooooo ready for a low-key weekend.

As much as I love short weeks (we were off Monday for MLK Day) they have a tendency to feel long and this short week was no exception.

Last night we took the kids to the mall to get a few things they needed. You know I'm not a mall girl, right? I don't know that I darkened the doors even once in December. I just don't like the place. Last night was pretty painless though. Evidently, Thursday night is the time to go shopping if you despise crowds--the place was almost empty! We found what we needed pretty quickly and most of it was on sale. Hooray! I stumbled across a store I've never seen before called Crazy 8. It's a children's clothing store and it's owned by Gymboree. Y'all heard of it? Their stuff was CUTE and very reasonably priced. I could have bought a lot more (for Abbey, not the tween or teen) but I had a budget to stick to. Anyway, thought I'd pass that fun find on to the rest of you. Sometimes it's nice to have options. :)

Speaking of fun finds, do any of you live in a test market for Chick-Fil-A? If so then you really really really need to try their spicy chicken nuggets. We stopped at a Chick-Fil-A just north of here on our way back from Winter Park. I ordered them, loved them, and have been craving them ever since. I was out and about one day last week around lunch time and decided that I must have some more of those nuggets (they're sorta like boneless buffalo wings--very spicy) and decided that my craving was worth the nightmarish drive-thru line at my Chick-Fil-A. I was beyond disappointed when I ordered them and was told that they're only available in test markets at this time. Evidently Denver is a test market and Colorado Springs is NOT! Booooo. My craving is still unfulfilled, so if you are able to enjoy them, please do. I'm hoping they had amazing response and will begin offering them to the the rest of the US soon.

Yes, I really just wrote an entire paragraph about Chick-Fil-A spicy chicken nuggets.

I'm about to head out for my huge bi-weekly grocery shopping trip. I want to get all of my domestic chores finished today so that I can relax and enjoy the weekend. Hope yours is a great one.

Please continue to keep Joanne in your prayers. She's been taken off the meds that induced her coma. Hopefully she'll begin "waking up" soon and they can then determine what her recovery might look like. Toben has been great at keeping her blog updated with news of progress and ways we can all pray.

Thanks you guys. Hope you have a great weekend!!!


Gretchen said...

Could you do my grocery shopping while you're there? :)
Enjoy your weekend!

Oh, and btw, I LOVE the spicy chicken sandwich. I would be all over some spicy nuggets!

Unknown said...

Have a great weekend Meredith!!

Oh...and we love Chik-Fil-A...but I bet we're not a test :(

Diane Meyer said...

Did you know when someone mentions spicy buffalo-style chicken on their blog, and I read it, I begin to actually salivate?
True story.

jen medeiros said...

Happy Friday to you!!

Cathy said...

If there's one good thing about my cold that's kept me at home, it's being able to read some of the ole blogs I love.

LOVE LOVE LOVE your new header. From what I know of you, it's perfect.:)

I do have to so thought that I get a little upset when people talk about Chick-fil-A and it's greatness because I have NEVER been to one, nor do I live within a couple hundreds miles of one. But if I ever do go by one...let's just say, my stomach WON'T be thanking me in the end 'cause I'll need to try everything.:)

Hope you have the relaxing weekend your dreaming of!

Cathy said...

not "so thought" more like "say though"

I really should proof read before I post.

Elizabeth said...

I have lots to say, but I'm in a hurry. Just wanted to tell you that Tulsa IS a test market and my kids have been asking to try those nuggets. I don't do spicy:)

Also, I love Crazy 8 and have a coupon if you need it!

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Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...

Ugh - not a wings girl. :) Sooo, that does not sound good to me at all. But you know I love CFA. I have heard of Crazy 8 but we're not quite there yet.

And this was SUPPOSED to be a relaxing weekend but it's been full o' puke! (I really shouldn't complain, it's been totally mild and manageable. Coulda been SO much worse.)

Sami said...

I always always read blogs through my reader. But tonight I decided to use the "next" button option. And oh my word I somehow missed when you changed your layout!! I feel like I am incredibly behind!! I miss the cute woodsy-ness but LOVE simplicity and the banner!!

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