Five good things on Friday

By Mir
April 1, 2011

1) This morning I went to yoga and then spent several hours making granola with a friend. Call me a hippie but that is a DAMN fine way to spend a Friday, on all fronts.

2) Monkey had a good day at school, and happily informed me that his team did NOT win the Battle of the Books, but they were runners-up and the team who won really deserved it. Yay for good sportsmanship!

3) Chickadee and a friend were picked up from school and deposited at the State Science Fair by Otto, who then texted me: “Nerdlings delivered and safely locked in the nerd pod.” I am never deleting that off of my phone; you cannot read that and not feel cheerful. Well, I can’t, anyway.

4) The rain stopped. Finally.

5) Hey, guess what! It turns out that after all that angst that if you VERY STERNLY tell Licorice to “go to bed,” she’ll go sleep with Chickadee and not come stand on our heads until our alarms go off in the morning. Hooray!!


  1. Damsel

    LOL @ “nerd pod”! And hooray for Licorice!!

  2. The Mommy Therapy

    Sounds like an amazing Friday! Have a great weekend!

  3. elz

    Hippie. ;)

    Too bad we can’t train our children as easily as you can train Licorice.

  4. Katie in MA

    Maybe I should try this “VERY STERNLY!” thing on my childrens. Heh. :)

  5. Little Bird

    Yay for five good things! I can’t pick a favorite (though I do lean towards the nerdlings delivered one)! Here’s to a good start to a (hopefully) good weekend!

  6. Tenessa

    AND it wasn’t followed by “April Fools!” Thank you, Mir. From the bottom of my April Fool’s Day hatin’ little heart.

  7. navhelowife

    I am so thankful that it has stopped raining. I’d say you have no idea, but I think you do!
    And yea for Battle of the Books. My youngest is doing that too.
    And yea for science fairs!
    Have a great weekend.

  8. el-e-e

    I am wishing for a very cheerful weekend for you, Mir. Sunshine! Lollipops! Rainbows!

    You deserve it. :)

  9. Katherine

    Love the nerdlings delivered. I wouldn’t erase it either. Weekend is supposed to be beautiful – hope you enjoy it fully!

  10. Melody

    Wow! You are sleeping again :-) Hurray that Licorice is obedient!

  11. Karenp

    Very cute! Hey can you stop the rain here in rainy Washington? We had our April showers already in the month of March.

  12. Laura

    I love good news! I even love your good news! Have a happy weekend.

  13. Em

    All good things! Must be too much facebook but I kept wanting to “like” each thing. The best part about a good day being at the beginning of a month is it gives you hope for the whole month. Sets a tone, I guess. I hope all of April is as great as today for you.

  14. Scottsdale Girl

    THe VERY STERN voice works about 75% of the time here at Casa de Furball. Happy Friday!

  15. Karen

    yay for good days! Many more ahead :-)

  16. Kelly

    isn’t yoga…like, the best thing EVER?

  17. addy

    “nerd pod” hee hee hee

  18. Midj

    Yay, yay, yay, yay, yay!!!! Have a great weekend, Mir!

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  20. Melanie

    “Nerdlings delivered and safely locked in the nerd pod.” = Awesome!

  21. Debra

    You have no idea how happy I am that you’ve had a great day. You absolutely deserve many more days just like this! You know what you need? Fresh frozen yogurt to sprinkle that homemade granola on. :O Just an idea.

  22. Cele

    Nerdlings and nerd pods.. too much I love it.

    Skipping yoga tomorrow morning for the gem show. It’s in Eugene there will be plenty of granola.

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  24. Lara

    1. Yay for good things
    2. Nicely done Monkey!
    3. LOL Otto!

  25. Liza

    Best. Text. Ever. “Nerdlings delivered and safely locked in the nerd pod.”

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