Friday Free-For-All.....In Listy Form.....And a Prelude To An Announcement

1. It is 12:08 a.m. And I've been driving all day. Well, that isn't technically true. I started off my day attempting to shake my groove thing in Zumba class, which is equally exhausting. And Jim-Dad just informed us that we have to be up, ready, and perky for breakfast company in the morning. It's family that is coming over, but they aren't close enough family that I feel like I can stay in my jammies and show up to the table with grease monkey hair. So, I'm getting up at crack o' dawn thirty in the morning to get my cute on.

2. Oh yah. I'm at my parents' for the weekend.

3. With my sister and her kiddos.

4. So I woke up this morning and went to Zumba...where I danced to Thriller. And then had to ride for 5 nightmarish hours with 5 kids who were already sick of eachother after the first 3.7 seconds due to the fact that they JUST saw eachother and spent every waking second together just a week ago. But, whatever. Suck it up, kids. The mamas have shopping to do.

5. Shopping. Because the parental units just so happened to retire just down the road from the mecca of all things shoperific in this part of the country. And it being tax-free weekend is definitely the cherry on the top of my shoppy sundae.

6. So my sister is shopping for back-to-school clothes. But I'm not.

7. Because I have other stuff I need to purchase.

8. And it has to do with something giganticnormous that is going on around our house. And I'm so stinkin' excited about it. But.....I can't really talk about it yet. So, while you wait impatiently to find out what our HUGE news is....just know that it is happy.and amazing.and totally a God thing.

9. Are you crazy with curiosity yet? So sorry, Charlie, I just can't do it yet. But I did hear that patience is a virtue, so practice up on that.

10. So. I'm heading to bed. Because Jim-Dad's breakfast plans will be here before I even have time to count my sheep.

Nighty night. And all that bed bug stuff.


Cathy said...

You should move to Oregon. Cause every weekend is tax-free. Seriously.:)

Me thinks I may know what the big news is...but I'll wait for you to spill the beans. Just know that if you're excited about it, I'm jumpin' up and down like crazy singin' "I'm so Excited and I just can't hide it" kind of excited for you!

Good night. Sleep tight. Don't let the grease monkeys bite.

Jim said...

So sorree, miss molly, about the whole breakfast thang. It's just that the folks that are comin' live so far away in Washington state, and we don't get to see them very much at all, plus they've not seen the grands nor you girls in ages, plus he's a preacher cuz with a little of my "bent" that happens to be driving by this way on their way back to fly home. Well, you know, it'll be a while before we see them again.

But, again, I'm sorree. Really!

Jim said...

Oh, I promise I'll let you sleep in tomorrow - at least as long as your kids will let you. Looking forward to the day today. Shop 'til you drop, as they say!

I'm excited about the news, and pullin' for you.


Emily said...

I'll be in Mountain Home this weekend for a wedding! So close!

Anonymous said...

Hmmm...something new and exciting and God-given that requires shopping? I love it already.

Jennifer said...


And that's all I got to say about that!!

Love ya!!

Kendra said...

I don't even dare to guess what the blessing is. And enjoy our tax-free shopping!

Jessica said...

I might be super jealous about your tax free shopping weekend. And yes, I am crazy with curiosity! But glad for you if your news makes you glad! =)

Jennifer said...

Mes thinks you musts be preggers and adding a nursery to the house. If so, take it easy dancing to Thriller. Maybe shake your money maker to Human Nature, its got a slower temp.


Jennifer said...

Ok, super creepy. Just saw that me and the other Oregon commenter both spoke like Gollum with the whole "mes thinks". Creep.Y.

Elizabeth said...

Can we even have a hint? Please? Because I have an idea and I just need to know if I'm even on the right track.

Have fun shopping. We did it yesterday, before tax-free of course!

jericdav said...

I know, I know!!! Congratulations!!! Can't wait to see what room you guys use for the ________

mimi said...

My mind is racing with ideas. I'm tempted to call Tiff and pry it out of her, but I'll be good ;) You sound excited....I'm assuming very good news???!!! Ok, I'll be patient.

Jessica said...

Aw, man! Mom and I were going to Branson today for a little tax-free shopping ourselves, but someone's dad from her office had to go and pass away so she couldn't get off work. So we're stuck shopping in Rogers, where the taxes are high. Hmph! Have fun! Wish I could join you!

Tiffani said...

Well, I know I'm a privileged girl...so, I'll just say "shhhh" to myself...I'm am GIDDY just plain GIDDY.

I love you to pieces!!!!!

Can't wait to hear about your bargains!!!

Stephanie @ My Answered Prayer said...

I know...I know...but my lips are sealed! Super excited for your family!

I can't wait to see everyone's reactions!

Miss ya!

Stephanie @ My Answered Prayer said...

Oh and we passed on Pilates today!

Ginger@From The Cocoon said...

I so think I know what the surprise is....can't wait to see if I'm right..how long do we have to wait??!