It's Friday and I'm Home Alone

United States
December 2, 2022 9:37am CST
Happy Friday Everyone! it's a nice sunny day here today and I'm always happy when the sun is shining through the windows. My daughter is off from work today and is meeting up with her friends to do their yearly shopping day. They meet at a mall about an hour away from here, shop, have lunch, shop some more and basically just enjoy spending the day together. So it's just me and the pup. I don't have any big plans for the day but I do have some boxes to open and sort through while she's gone. Not everything I bought is for her but she does get some extra things under the tree on Christmas morning. Today is trash day and I'm hoping my wonderful neighbor will bring my pails up my driveway for me. He's so good and will do this frequently and every time he does I appreciate it so much. I have some ideas in mind for a small gift of gratitude because I like to show my appreciation. I'm just finishing up my coffee and will have breakfast shortly. I have blueberry English Muffins and will toast one up and spread some cream cheese on top. A few black grapes on the side and I'll be set. Tomorrow my grandson will be marching in the holiday parade in Philadelphia with his high school marching band. He's been lucky to have marched in many parades his high school years. He's becoming a good at playing the trumpet. Do you have anything fun planned for the weekend?
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@shaggin (64812)
• United States
2 Dec
I didn’t have garbage stickers on Monday so I will have double to put out this Monday if my stickers arrive in the mail in time. If not it may just be cheaper to take a truck load to the dump when my husband goes to work one of these days. I just got invited to a 50th birthday party Saturday night. Sunday all the dogs go for their vaccinations at a clinic.
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@shaggin (64812)
• United States
2 Dec
@Marilynda1225 we pay $4 per garbage bag and $1.25 per sticker. I have about 5 bags of garbage that will have to go out from things I’m tossing from the closets as well as two weeks worth of garbage by then
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• United States
2 Dec
@shaggin that does sound like it could get expensive
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• United States
2 Dec
Do you need stickers for a certain amount of garbage? We have to get extra stickers if we have more than what fits in our pails. A birthday party sounds like fun
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@LadyDuck (426389)
• Switzerland
2 Dec
I am checking the weather and we are going to have a cold and rainy weekend. I plan to stay at home and do some Christmas crafting.
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@LadyDuck (426389)
• Switzerland
2 Dec
@Marilynda1225 I have cut some huge branches from my rosemary. I am painting the wood in gold and copper, I plan to glue to it some pine cones, glass Christmas balls, and a few leaves and berries from the holly tree. I already crafted a couple of gnomes using old socks and a snow man.
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• United States
2 Dec
@LadyDuck that sounds like a fun project and very festive. I love gnomes. Hope you'll post a picture of your finished holiday craft
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• United States
2 Dec
Christmas crafting sounds like fun Anna. What are you making?
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@Juliaacv (74776)
• Canada
2 Dec
Nothing exciting here for the weekend, just resting and trying to get over this nasty infection. It must be super exciting to see a grandchild in the marching band in the parade, I can only imagine at this stage.
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@Juliaacv (74776)
• Canada
3 Dec
@Marilynda1225 I remember that he has marched in other parades, but being a Nanny myself now, I can only imagine the pride that you must feel when you see him performing.
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• United States
3 Dec
@Juliaacv my granddaughter (his sister) was also in the marching band when she was in high school but not as music orientated as he is. She went to a college that is noted for their marching band and then didn't join when she got there. Go figure
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• United States
3 Dec
My grandson has been marching in quite a few big parades throughout his high school years. Now he's applying to colleges with excellent music programs as he wants to pursue a career in the music field (a teacher maybe) The jazz band will be going to Germany next spring and he's very excited about that
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@aninditasen (12499)
• Raurkela, India
3 Dec
I have no plans for the weekend. I am happy at home with my son, busy cooking delicacies.
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• United States
3 Dec
That sounds like a good day to me
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@aninditasen (12499)
• Raurkela, India
4 Dec
@Marilynda1225 Yes, they are good days for me.
@LindaOHio (114862)
• United States
3 Dec
Our neighbor brings back the trash dumpster to the house every week. We are giving her a gift card to her favorite restaurant. Nothing planned for this weekend. Hope you have a great one.
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• United States
3 Dec
It's nice you have a neighbor who brings back the trash can for you. I'm sure she'll appreciate your gift card.
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@LindaOHio (114862)
• United States
3 Dec
@Marilynda1225 She always gets upset when we give her something. She feels she is paying it forward and doesn't want any reward.
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• Indonesia
3 Dec
@Marilynda1225 Today is Saturday, but happy Friday to you too. I am happy because yesterday there was a joint meal and charity donation event after we held a joint prayer at our mosque. And, for the weekend, I will most likely attend a family gathering the following Sunday. Glad to hear that you also have weekend events, Enjoy your weekend event
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• United States
3 Dec
Hope you are enjoying your weekend too
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• Indonesia
4 Dec
@Marilynda1225 the family gathering finished a few hours ago and went well. Nice to meet them, ask each other how they are, tell stories, and of course eat together
@snowy22315 (149135)
• United States
2 Dec
Yes, as a matter of fact I do. I am going to a lighted boat parade and am hoping to get some great photos! Plus there is a log cabin brewery and restaurant that has opened about a half hour from here, plan to check it out.
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• United States
2 Dec
That sounds like a great way to spend the weekend. Can't wait to hear all about it
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@snowy22315 (149135)
• United States
2 Dec
@Marilynda1225 With luck, maybe I will be able to upload a pic or two.
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@rebelann (104839)
• El Paso, Texas
3 Dec
Will you get to watch his band in person? Kids really love it when family is around to watch them perform.
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@rebelann (104839)
• El Paso, Texas
3 Dec
Well, at least you'll get to watch on a TV. You might even try to find something related to it on Youtube, people are constantly posting stuff there.
• United States
3 Dec
No I won't' be able to watch in person. HIs band has to travel to Philadelphia as we don't live anywhere near there. It's supposed to be televised on Sunday so I have it scheduled to tape and I'm hoping his school get some camera time.
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@wolfgirl569 (69065)
• Marion, Ohio
2 Dec
Will be going to the livestock auction tomorrow. After that just normal
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• United States
2 Dec
Looking for new livestock?
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@wolfgirl569 (69065)
• Marion, Ohio
2 Dec
@Marilynda1225 Another goat or 2 and maybe pigs.
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@just4him (272630)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 Dec
What an honor to have a grandson play in the holiday parades. I'm sure your daughter had a fun day with her friends while you took the time to wrap her presents and get them under the tree.
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• United States
3 Dec
The parade he's marching in tomorrow in Philadelphia will be televised on Sunday so I'm going to tape it so I can actually see him marching. It was nice to get the gifts wrapped and under the tree before my daughter gets home. I hope she isn't tempted to peek before the big day
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@just4him (272630)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Dec
@Marilynda1225 That's great you can tape it. She's going to need willpower.
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@RubyHawk (82170)
• Atlanta, Georgia
3 Dec
I love high school and college bands. Two of my sons were in both high school and college bands. The older was band leader and the other played trumpet and clarinet. I loved it as much as they did.
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• United States
3 Dec
It's exciting isn't it. I've always loved marching bands and parades but my children weren't offered any music/band programs when they went to school. So I'm excited to share these moments with my granddaughter when she was in high school and now her brother. She played clarinet and he plays trumpet
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@RubyHawk (82170)
• Atlanta, Georgia
3 Dec
@Marilynda1225 I'm glad you have this to share with your grandchildren. You'll love every minute of it.
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@Kandae11 (50039)
2 Dec
This weekend nothing fun -- except making to do lists for the next couple of weeks.
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• United States
2 Dec
Making "to do" lists for the next couple of weeks sounds like you're very organized
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@Kandae11 (50039)
2 Dec
@Marilynda1225 l try to be.
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@CarolDM (201709)
• United States
2 Dec
Rain is coming back for the weekend. Will be home watching football and doing laundry probably.
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• United States
3 Dec
We're expecting rain and wind tomorrow morning but it should clear up by late afternoon. The crazy part is the temperature is going to be around 60 degrees
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@CarolDM (201709)
• United States
3 Dec
@Marilynda1225 I think our chance is pretty much all day but not a heavy rain. That stops in the morning. We will get heavy rain the early hours in the morning.
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@Andini (3236)
• Indonesia
2 Dec
Now here almost 12 am, i was preparing my college exam which will start next week. Except studying, i scrolling mylot for keep discussion continues. Sometimes i like to use instagram and tiktok for make mind refresh. This week and last week most of time i spend in study while gossips with friends online social platforms and earning site and freelance task.
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• United States
2 Dec
You sound like you're pretty busy and I hope you do well on your college exams. I like Instagram but don't spend much time on TikTok.
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@Andini (3236)
• Indonesia
2 Dec
@Marilynda1225 yea thankuu I use tiktok and instagram both have same purpose to chill time
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@GardenGerty (149067)
• United States
3 Dec
I am not planning anything right now, but things can change at a moment's notice.
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• United States
3 Dec
Hope you enjoy your weekend even if you don't have any specific plans. Sometimes those turn out to be the best weekends
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@popciclecold (31016)
• United States
3 Dec
No, just taking care if some have to business. Enjoy your day.
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• United States
3 Dec
Enjoy your weekend
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@marlina (155250)
• Canada
2 Dec
The breakfast sounds delicious
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@DaddyEvil (111158)
• United States
2 Dec
Please, let me give you a little tip... No matter how tempting it is, DO NOT try your dad's aftershave! It really does burn! Nothing happening here, as far as I know. Have a wonderful day.
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@DaddyEvil (111158)
• United States
3 Dec
@Marilynda1225 Oh, that's a relief! I was picturing you slapping some on and running around the house like a madwoman. We are having a beautiful but cold weekend. Thanks.
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• United States
3 Dec
Have no fear...there's no dads aftershave here so no chance of burning but thanks for the tip Hope you're enjoying your weekend
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@JudyEv (300337)
• Rockingham, Australia
2 Dec
We have a small gathering at my BILs on Sunday. They will jam together and I might even read one of my 100 word short stories. It is funny and not long enough to put them to sleep.
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• United States
2 Dec
That sounds like a lot of fun. I'm sure your short story will be a hit
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@Beestring (9766)
• Hong Kong
2 Dec
Oh, marching in the holiday parade is fun. The weather will warm up a bit over the weekend. I plan to visit my nephew and play electric guitar with him.
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• United States
2 Dec
Visiting with your nephew and playing guitar sounds like so much fun. I'm sure you're going to enjoy it.
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