What Does Friday Mean?

Friday, February 4, 2011

Exactly what does Friday mean? Is it a beginning or an ending? I guess it depends on your perspective doesn’t it? For me Friday has become sort of a “welcome home, sorry about that” kind of day.

I first complete my post and commenting thing, and then I move on to the welcome home part. This is where I have to make decisions and preform several small educational lectures. Generally I start with a brief informative discussion with the house ghost.

I say, “Please let no food items or cooking utensils go missing this weekend. I do not have time to run to the store because you did not remember to buy pork-n-beans for your super bowl party, nor can you borrow my party tray. But, thank you very much for knocking everything down in the shower and waking me up. Be good, Ms. Twister is sort of afraid of you.”

”House do not break, leak, or burn out any receptacles over the weekend. Stay intact until Sunday night again. Everyone seemed to like your toilet story prompt so just save it up until I can write about it.”

I then find myself having to do the cleaning thing. Ms. Twister stays in nice motels during the week I must convert this artist attic/dog kennel into a home again. No longer can I pass the table and draw a “Kilroy was here” picture in the dust and laugh; I must dust it.

The aliens dust bunnies have to be evicted. I round them up and lure them in by telling them, “It’s new NASA plastic, jump in and take your seat.” Then I close the trash can lid and go search for the stow-a-ways. How do I know there are stow-a-ways?

Because my living room rug has a speed bump in it. Apparently when alien dust bunnies cannot handle their liquor they crawl under rugs. Looks like someone threw a great party and many of the guests could not handle it.

Now for my second educational talk. My furry companions have developed new behavioral traits in the past 4 weeks. I must sit them down and remind them of what day it is.

”Girls, its Friday; Shadow, Bamba, that is not a dog bed, you must return to your pillows on the floor.” These two assume since Ms. Twister is not using her king size bed, well it looked more like baby bears bed to them. It is not unusual to find these two laying on their backs, feet in the air, heads on a pillow, in her bed. This is why laundry is on my to-do list  as well.

”Mouse, you will not suck your mother into that poor pitiful me; my mommy is leaving, syndrome again. It makes her feel bad.” Last weekend that is exactly what she did; like a kid pouting and trying to get their way.

The moment Ms. Twister left, mouse went crazy. She ran through the house, rolling and rubbing her back on the hall rug as if to say, “Whew, I can stop acting now, got anything to eat?”

As for me, I’m going to put away the artist attic and try to complete the rest of the clean house, do laundry, change sheets, mop floors and hope I succeed. If I do not make it, well that is where the, “Sorry about that” part  comes in.

So let’s meet here again come Monday and compare notes. Besides I want to hear all about your favorite Super Bowl commercials.

Everyone have warm and safe Super Bowl weekend. Smile



Summer Ross said, 

You sound super busy! Best of luck my friend, enjoy your super bowl (I'm not a big fan) I might write and go to classes instead. Have a lovely Friday!

February 4, 2011 at 9:23 AM  
N. R. Williams said, 

Our house is on the market so I have to run around like a chicken everyday. Ugh! See you, but not Monday. I'm taking a break, but I will have a fun thing up so people can enjoy that.
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

February 4, 2011 at 9:47 AM  
Jayne said, 

Ah - sounds like my weekends, which are usually just a flurry of catch up. And catching up with a never ending accumulation of everything domestic is a rather ambitious goal!
Good luck... and enjoy!

February 4, 2011 at 9:57 AM  
Karen Walker said, 

Enjoy the Superbowl, Jules. Not a sports fan myself, though.

February 4, 2011 at 9:57 AM  
Melissa Bradley said, 

Fridays are the end for me. Once this day is done, I'm on break and nothing happens until Monday. LOL

Your dogs are so cute, I love those pics. I'll snuggling in for the Big Game and cheering on the Steelers because the Packers beat my Bears.

Have a great weekend!

February 4, 2011 at 10:24 AM  
Alex J. Cavanaugh said, 

I'd recommend skipping Fridays from now on. They don't sound like fun.

February 4, 2011 at 10:28 AM  
Margo Kelly said, 

LOVE the dog pictures!! I have a big black dog that looks like a Newfoundland but has the long feathery hair of a Golden Retriever. Dogs are awesome.

February 4, 2011 at 10:36 AM  
Blasphemous Aesthete said, 

With dogs so cute, I won't mind cuddling in along with them.

Your mixing of the weekend chores and the story told to a little child to make work look like fun to him, its good.

As for us in the hostel, its the time we wake up without alarm clocks. :) and maybe skip breakfasts.

Blasphemous Aesthete

February 4, 2011 at 10:42 AM  
Carolyn Abiad said, 

I like the alien dust bunny speed bump! Unfortunately, I do not have a house ghost, just two almost-men-still-mommy-dependents running amuck.

February 4, 2011 at 1:13 PM  
welcome to my world of poetry said, 

Like Alex said bypass Fridays,

I loved the pics of the dogs.

Have a good week-end.


February 4, 2011 at 1:16 PM  
Velvet Over Steel said, 

Ha.. Jules you are so funny and very Creative with your writing! Just love reading what you post.

Make sure you rest after all that house cleaning, etc!

Have a Wonderful weekend my friend!!
Coreen xoxoxo

February 4, 2011 at 2:41 PM  
The Golden Eagle said, 

It sounds like you're busy . . . hope you get some time to rest as well.

I love the pictures!

February 4, 2011 at 2:45 PM  
Paula said, 

Busy busy weekend ahead. Friday is both. As for me each ending holds the begin... Love and hugs to you

February 4, 2011 at 4:31 PM  
M Pax said, 

Hope it all goes well for you.

I have things going on this weekend, too. Looking forward to leaving the keyboard for awhile.

February 4, 2011 at 5:08 PM  
DL Hammons said, 

Tee hee! (Inside joke) :)

February 4, 2011 at 6:05 PM  
Jemi Fraser said, 

I hate it when the weekend wears me out and doesn't let up for a minute!!! Hope yours weekend is kind :)

February 4, 2011 at 9:04 PM  
Jilda said, 

Love this post, sometimes my weekends are so busy, I look forward to Monday! The dogs are awesome!

February 4, 2011 at 11:17 PM  

Enjoy the weekend yourself. I'll be watching the Super Bowl at home alone as I have the kids and wifey will be at work.

February 5, 2011 at 12:12 AM  
Life 101 said, 

They must teach dogs how to do that face - the one they use on you when you will be away overnight.

What did I do? I'm sorry about hurling on the couch. I'll never do that again if you won't leave.
I may never get over this (accompanied by this pitiful moaning sound).

And as for dust bunnies, I found one as big as a collie when I was looking for a lost sock. It scared me.

February 5, 2011 at 9:21 AM  
Flying high in the sky.... said, 

loved those shots... and as usual enjoyed reading your expressions ... have a great weekend..

February 5, 2011 at 10:14 AM  
Sandra said, 

Don't you wish you could train the furry companions to make sure none of the utensils or very important household items don't go missing?
My furry companions just sit there and watch as the food runs screaming for the door, then I have to go grocery shopping before Monday...sigh...useless furry companions.

February 5, 2011 at 12:12 PM  
Clarissa Draper said, 

I love those monkeys! How cute and your dogs - wow! I love German Shepherds.

Somehow in my house (and I don't know if it's a Mexican culture thing) but people just show up unannounced all the time. I've stopped caring what my house looks like. Two nights ago, four guys stopped by and spent the night. Why can't my weekends go right!?

February 5, 2011 at 1:50 PM  
floweringmama said, 

Whew, sounds like a busy weekend. Enjoy it!

It's a rough weekend here :-(

February 5, 2011 at 6:50 PM  
Tracy said, 

Jules, Friday is definitely a beginning; a wonderful start to the time I gett o spend with my family and some down time :) Whatever happens to be in there is a bonus!

February 5, 2011 at 10:34 PM  
The Words Crafter said, 

Awww, that was a sweet, fun read. House ghosts. Hmmmm. I have kitties that think they're invisible, but I see them. And I hear them....

I love the 'sorry about that' take on Fridays. It really fits lately....

February 5, 2011 at 11:52 PM  
Pk Hrezo said, 

Man, that crappy housework is always getting in my way too. I'm still waiting for my Rosie robot maid to arrive. Any day now ... any day.

February 6, 2011 at 5:50 AM  
Theresa Milstein said, 

Friday feels like a "welcome home" to me too.

Have a fun Superbowl party. How much I watch will depend on how much grading I complete today.

Have a good week!

February 6, 2011 at 8:18 AM  
Paula said, 

Thinking of you. Hope you are doing ok. Love and hugs

February 6, 2011 at 1:27 PM  
Michelle Teacress said, 

What cute dogs. :)
Did you get to see any of those Super Bowl Dorito commercials? They're so funny, and they work. I want to go buy some.
Have a great week!

February 7, 2011 at 4:44 PM  
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