Thursday, January 3, 2008

Friday

Wow, lots of things happened last night! It took me forever to sweep the confetti off the floor this time. But now the place is sparkling, the coffee's hot, and I'm hoping farfetched will bake some fresh rolls for us. See you in the comments.

33 comments:

AndiF said...

Here, I'll add my own sparkle to the place. And all the political pundits who drop by can evaluate the patterns and tell us hidden meaning.

Happy Friday everyone.

Family Man said...

Morning Nancy and Andi.

Wonderful picture Andi. I'm hoping FAR will bring some cinnamon rolls this morning too.

Beth said...

Morning everyone! What fam said.

Interested to see what folks have to say about last night's political stuff. It's all Greek to me.

Hope your day is sunny and bright and filled with limitless possibilities.

And cinnamon rolls.

katiebird said...

Hi Andi, FamilyMan & Beth. I'm posting and running today (I've GOT to go to work, if only for a couple of hours)

I hope no one is too cold....

Kimberly Frost said...

Morning, everyone:

Will be offline for a few days, but wanted to drop in and say hello & have a great weekend. :)

Nancy P said...

Love the photo, Andi. And you're right, it really does look like something a medium should "read." Speaking of reading, the news is rather fun this morning. Both the front and sports pages. :)

Nancy P said...

Morning fam man!

Kb, I take it this means you're a little better, but not yet cured? I hope you watched KU last night. They were grreat, even better than the score suggests.

Beth, my sympathies on the game. (Hey,I'm trying to be sincere here!)

Kimber, we'll miss you.

FARfetched said...

Cinnamon rolls it is… wanders into the kitchen, calling out over the sounds of clattering bowls and utensils

Andi, nice pic, but I'm not seeing any political message whatsoever in it. But then I'm not a politics junkie.

This weekend will kick off a "home maintenance" series on TFM, as I start tackling the cleanup (and eventually, installation) of an Earth Stove fireplace insert.

Knee is getting better now. It just aches, which is better than the metal-shavings-under-the-kneecap feel of previous days. I'm icing it as needed, taking anti-inflammatories, and a couple shots of rum before bedtime to help it (and me) sleep. Mobility is much improved, but it prefers to not get tested very often.

Hokay, enough about me. Grab a roll while they're hot, and I'll get on to job-related writing. Later!

Beth said...

Did you guys leave me any rolls?!

I have to admit I only watched the first quarter. Didn't sleep much the last couple of nights, and it caught up with me. And if the first qtr was any indication (and apparently it was), I wasn't going to miss much. So I slept almost 10 hours instead! Guess I needed it.

Good to see you, Kimberly! Hurry back - we'll miss you.

Hope all the sickies are healing - it's back up to 60 here, so I turned the heat off. (Yes, I know, shut up, Beth.) :-)

Beth said...

Okay, I just posted a nice version of the nasty post I drafted two days ago to my mean relative. This is the relative who says I'm not a writer because I spend too much time blogging. She has many other reasons that I'm not a writer, which she posts in her blog regularly, but I won't bore you. I guess there's only room for one writer in the world, and that will be her. Once she publishes her 900-page life story...

I just wanted you guys to know why I wrote it, since it seems weird to be talking about myself like that.

Now back to our regularly scheduled programming.

Beth said...

Boy, I feel like I'm hogging more than my fair share of the seats today.

Did anyone see that Hank Phillippi Ryan's book Face Time was chosen as a January 2008 Book Sense Notable Book? And Prime Time was nominated for a Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award? Just saw it on Kristin Nelson's blog (which I check every day and love). Many congrats, Hank!! I know she wanders in occasionally.

Sure is quiet in here...

Nancy P said...

Just got in. . .

Beth, that's great about Hank's book! I'll go over to their blog and say congrats.

I'm quiet partly cause I was gone most of the day, but also because I have this interesting routine going of throwing my lower back out this week. Twice in the last three days. Back later when the Tylenol kicks in.

Beth said...

I'm sorry, Nancy! Sounds like you need a massage. Lower back problems suck. Hope the drugs kick in soon.

Nancy P said...

Thanks, Beth. Your post today was excellent--a firm and positive statement. Your relative is a lower back pain. :) Very lower back.

Beth said...

Thanks, Nancy. It's due to folks like you that I can say it with a little more conviction than I have in the past.

VERY lower back - LOL!

{{{Nancy}}}

FARfetched said...

Yes, "very lower back" is quite inspired, I must say. :-D Right up there with "assholery."

I used to skate some, would go three miles a day almost every day for a while. Amazing how that will work your lower back muscles. It's fun to cruise into a drive-thru on skates.

boran2 said...

Hi all. Any sign of those rolls? Take care of the knee, Far.

FARfetched said...

Hey Boran, I got "first post" on your new painting series this evening!

I saved you a roll, it's wrapped up & stashed behind the toaster oven in the kitchen. ;-)

katiebird said...

Hi Nancy -

I had something clever to say about me taking pain pills too. But I accidentally shut off my computer, so I probably wasn't being all that clever.

In any case -- I hope you're feeling MUCH better. And what HAVE you been doing this week? I hope it's been fun??

Beth & FAR & FamilyMan -- I'm off to your sites now. Be warned.

Nancy P said...

Hi, b2 and far.

Ooo, a new painting? Must go run and see.

Kb, how's your ear?
(I'm better, thanks.)

katiebird said...

The pain pill is helping. I think. And I like the light-headed feeling.

I'm glad you feel better. But, I'm worried that it's happened so often this week. Do you think it's 'cause of the cold?

Nancy P said...

Maybe it is partly the cold, kb. After this is healed--swelling goes down--I'll start doing more "core" exercises to strengthen the pertinent muscles. Or impertinent. :) Wish I had the nerve to skate, like farfetched, but I've always been scared of skating and bicycles.

So glad you feel better, too!

katiebird said...

Really? Always?

I'm sort of timid now, but I do try -- we roller blade. But, when I was at my heaviest, I was afraid of falling & breaking something.

But, when I was a kid, I was fearless. The sort to ride bikes down a mountain or a flight of stairs. And I walked on fences too.

Skating isn't too scary if you do it on a flat area. It's fun once you get going.

Nancy P said...

Yep, really and always. I admire your daring!

Nancy P said...

Did you see your team last night? You'd a been proud.

katiebird said...

I didn't even let myself give it a THOUGHT. My interest is a CURSE.

Nancy P said...

lol! The Curse of the Katiebird. Oh, no, not that!!

FARfetched said...

Echo the flat area for skating. Wear a helmet, wrist guards (which can also be worn backwards for wrist injuries), knee pads, and elbow pads. The guy at the skate shop might try to tell you that you won't need elbow pads — thank him for trying to save you some money, but get them anyway. And wear them. You'll go down backwards a few times if you don't do some cRaZy clown dance to stay upright (like I did) the first few times you get up.

Oh. If you aren't alone, kill anyone with a camera.

Lean forward, knees bent, push forward, and away you goooooo....

I actually landed the first jump I attempted. I was approaching a speed bump too fast to stop (at the time) and figured I had nothing to lose. Talk about a thrill! :-) Speaking of stopping, you may find yourself pulling to the right at first when you lean back on the brake. I eventually wore out my brake pad — with enough practice, you can lift your left foot entirely off the ground & put all your weight on the brake pad… and keep it straight. It makes one hell of a racket when you do that, but you can stop safely in a hurry that way.

Now I want to get back on my skates. When my knee gets better. I've taken my medicine for the night, so I guess I'd better reel into bed.

Nancy P said...

We are the walking wounded, aren't we? Must be winter. A dose of happy gardening would probably cure all my ills.

katiebird said...

Walking wounded... and happily sedated. :)

I'm the laughing stock of the family. I skate from wall-or-pole to wall-or-pole 'cause I don't use the break. Too scared....

Have a Good Rest FAR.

&

Good Night, Nancy.

Nancy P said...

G'night, Katie, g'night, far, g'night John-boy.

katiebird said...

I hope that doesn't mean one of us has to be Mary Ellen :)

Nancy P said...

Nobody here by that description. :)

Go to bed!