Friday, September 12, 2008

Fractional Friday 2

Once again it's Friday! YIPPY - at least that's what I think I should be saying. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for the weekend, it's just that I've been a little scatterbrained this week. Since I did the Fractional Friday post last week and really liked it (not to mention it is kind of fitting for a scatterbrained me) I thought let you all in on where my brain has been this week.

1. Foot - Not in a lot of pain, but it aches. I didn't run Thursday, but I've scheduled an easy run for this weekend so hopefully, this will go well.

2.IKE! - Ike has tormented my poor brain this entire week! While I hated the idea of Ike heading back to the Louisiana/Mississippi gulf coast area, I really hoped it wouldn't head into Texas either. As Ike headed more for the southern part of Texas, I began to panic. 'Hell' as I more commonly refer to it, is where I grew up, is where my family still resides and Ike, was making a Bee line straight for it. After Katrina, I don't do so well with Hurricanes and have been pestering my family now for days...good news is that Ike has moved north and now they are mostly out of harms way.

3. IKE! - Yes, Ike is the primary focus of my brain activity because while I was mostly concerned with my own family and quite happy Ike decided to take a hike to the north...Ike, is now on a direct course headed for the hub's family. Yes, we are both Texas born and raised and can attest the old saying about 'once a Texan always a Texan' is typically true. Both our family's reside in the great state so this weekend will not be such a relaxing weekend after all.

4. Homework - Oh I know all too well about homework...I've been in school for what feels like forever. I'm not really complaining because I CHOSE to go to school and I enjoy it, I just get tired of the homework. I finished my Bachelors and went right into my Masters and dream of earning a PhD. one day so I know I won't be rid of it anytime soon, but sometimes I wish there was a way to go to school without homework!

5. Soccer - DQ has soccer again this weekend and hopefully it will go better than last. We lost the game last weekend, which we were kind of sad (we haven't lost a game in 2 seasons). The kids had fun and that is what counts, but I'm not entirely thrilled with her coach. For the fact that we meet to practice 2x a week I think the kids should be more focused and armed with some more definitive plans of attack, but instead they are kind of unruly on the field. Yes, I am one of those parents who critique the coach and I am all for stepping up and offering advice (solicited or otherwise) I am just trying to give the coach a chance to get his footing before I voice my opinion. He is new so I'll grant him that, but if we don't get something more organized soon, he and I are going to have a little chat.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend - hopefully not as 'fractional' as mine!

What are your plans?


Aleta said...

Take care with your foot. Can you take advil to help with the aches?

*hugs* My prayers are with your husband's family that they get through this safely. We're feeling the gusty winds and rains over here, losing power periodically, but it's not nearly the brunt of the storm. Please keep us posted how they are doing.

I understand about the homework. A number of my friends are in school for their Masters or degrees. I admire adults going to college. You already have a heap of responsibilities and then add classes on top of that. I've thought about going back for a Masters, but then, I can't stand the idea of someone testing me. Life is enough of a test, I figure.

the cubicle's backporch said...

I was watching news on Ike this morning, while it was pouring outside like crazy. (In INDIANA!) Not sure if the rain is just normal weather, or from the previous hurricane-type, but whatever. I hope Ike downgrades safely!!

Homework. Yuck. That's all I have to say about that. I've been out of college 1.5 years and the horridity (new word!) of homework still sticks with me. hee hee.

GoteeMan said...

Keeping you in my prayers...

and by the way, I love your blog, and I gave you an award...

J/ (

Queen of the Mayhem said...

Hurricanes are the BANE of my existence!

I was relieved when it took a turn away from us...but worried for my friends in TX.

I hope you were able to get some rest....oh...and I feel the SAME way about you as you expressed on my site! I love your willingness to be so open and has made you one of my faves! :)

Jojo said...

I'm scared of natural disasters...I would never live on a coast, near water, near mountains...I dunno, maybe I need to be in a bubble. Homework is where I'm with ya - if you find a school that doesn't give out HW, let me know - ASAP!