It's a happy Friday in our world. Coffee is good... kitties are not hissy/pissy... boy is on his way out the door for school... it's casual day at work and I'm in my comfy jeans. All is well.
The big news in Hooterville is that there's a winter weather event scheduled for Monday. Even though I don't relish the thought of a lost day of work... and although I fear the potential loss of power that always accompanies these kind of icy storms... the potential of another 3 day weekend makes me giddy. I can't help it.
This is the first 5 day work week I've worked in a month and honestly... it hasn't been that bad. I do enjoy my job. It's no coal mine... it's a rather pleasant environment... I enjoy our customers... my co-workers are awesome and my boss is a fun guy. I mean... there are a lot of worse ways for a girl to make a living.
Austin is having his buddy Logan spend the night tonight which means things will be slightly chaotic here over the next 48 hours. Logan's mom is working tomorrow, the boys haven't hung out in awhile and I figured... what the heck? They're loud and messy but they are cut from the same cloth and they really understand each other.
The last entry that I quickly posted yesterday was from Beth Moore's blog. She wrote about a ministry for people with hidden disabilities. I would consider Austin's autism "hidden"... as he is so high functioning, normal looking/acting and honestly... he really is a normal kid... he just processes things a little differently. Things were much tougher when he was younger and more immature... but we still, obviously, face challenges as a family unit.
I've got to make a grocery run today... I can't remember the last time I did anything other than a quick trip thru the store. Probably around the last time I worked a 5 day work week! We're out of meat and fresh produce. And cat food... almost... can't run out of num-nums in this house! There would be a mutiny!
Time for me to put a little breakfast together... and a little lunch... run a brush through my hair and a different one across my teeth... maybe put on a little war paint and find some shoes. Gotta get this Friday thing started if it's ever gonna end, right? Tomorrow is Jamie's birthday party so I'll have lots of cute kid photos to post over the weekend... and then we'll hunker down and wait for God to show us some different scenery for a few days.