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jorr Apr 22nd, 2005 05:09 AM

Freaky Friday Rants and Raves 4-23

Rant: Its cold again.

Rave: I looks like summer.

BuffaloGirl Apr 22nd, 2005 05:20 AM

Rave: Did an overnighter in Niagara Falls with my husband Wednesday night.

Rant: We both lost at the new casino, but had a good time anyway! The new casino is very nice - classy!!!

Rave: Thursday was a beautiful day and we walked around and enjoyed the falls and the sunshine.

Rant: I've lived here my entire life and have never stayed overnight in "The Falls."

Rave: 12 days until my next getaway - Florida! I can't wait to feel the sun on my head and the sand in my toes!

Rant: Good friend was just diagnosed with breast cancer.

Rave: It hasn't spread, she's having a masectomy, and she's very upbeat. I think she's gonna be OK. Please keep Jackie in your prayers!!!

Have a great weekend, everyone!!!

dcespedes Apr 22nd, 2005 05:28 AM

Mornin' Jorr! :-D

Rave: Enjoyed a great trip to Houston last weekend and the weather was perfect ((#))

Rave: Unexpectedly, we were upgraded to a newly renovated suite...sweet!

Rave: The drive between San Antonio and Houston is beautiful, especially so when the wildflowers are in full bloom ((f))

Rave: Miss Congeniality ((~))

Rant/Rave: Downstairs bathroom renovations

I hope everyone enjoys a nice weekend :)>-

ahhnold Apr 22nd, 2005 05:31 AM

Rant: What's up with people being surprised and upset that the Catholic Church elected ....A pope.

Rave: Painted my boat and ready to launch.

seetheworld Apr 22nd, 2005 05:34 AM

Good Morning, everyone! Happy Friday!

I'll absolutely pray for your friend, BuffaloGirl.

Rave: My DH is coming home today! It's been a tough week without him - I need a hug.

Rave: Limited work schedule because of spring break and the schools were closed. I used the extra time to clean out my closet and hang out on Fodors.

Rave: My youngest son is heading up to Boston to visit his brother. He needs the comfort of his brother to help heal his heart.

Rave/Rant: Going to California with my husband. But I'm feeling anxious about leaving my big guys behind - just like when they were little (even though their still away at college and are happy that I'm going with their dad). I think the events of last weekend are causing my feelings.

No family vacation scheduled this year -- so far. It's okay. After we return from the oldest son's graduation, DH is taking a couple of days off. We've decided to all go into the NYC and see some shows (Spelling Bee is on the list L) :), visit the museums, and head out to dinner to some new places - maybe stay a night in town. Definately sailing the boats at Central Park. Just being together is what matters.

I wish everyone a peaceful and healthy weekend and Happy Passover to those Fodor friends who celebrate.

cd Apr 22nd, 2005 05:57 AM

RAVE: New patio furniture delivered yesterday!:-)
RANT: Rain and maybe snow all weekend to baptise new furniture.:-(

Prayers for Jackie!

Happy Passover to our Jewish friends!

Happy weekend to all.

shaya Apr 22nd, 2005 06:09 AM

RAVE: Planning fun trip to NY with help from you all

RANT: Woke up yesterday and couldn't lift my right foot - I have "foot drop", a litle scarey but the neurologist thinks I will get it back, crossing my fingers since I can't cross my toes.

RAVE: Could actually see a neurologist very quickly!

Praying for speedy recoveries to all who need it and strength and peace to their friends and families.

ncgrrl Apr 22nd, 2005 06:18 AM

Rant: The mother of a friend of mine died this week. It's been hard for the family and I hope they can find peace.

Rave: The yard is looking good. I hope I can say that in July.

Rant: No travel plans at the moment.

ronkala Apr 22nd, 2005 06:24 AM

Just had great three day weekend in Baton Rouge. So much to see and do. Great food too. Found a great hotel for next years ship's reunion.

Rave: went aboard the USS Kidd DD661, same class as the one I was on in early '50s. Very eerie feeling, like stepping back in time.

Only section of interstates heavily patrolled from VA to Baton Rouge was I-12 between NO and BR.

ethel Apr 22nd, 2005 06:25 AM

My heart goes out to all of you who are suffering losses or poor health.

Rave: Exactly 2 weeks until we leave for a much needed vacation!
Rave: Dinner and drinks with a good friend tonight
Rant: BBQ canceled due to the cold weather and rain expected this weekend :(

Have a nice weekend everyone!

seetheworld Apr 22nd, 2005 06:31 AM

Rant: My poor spelling on my FFR&R post. :D

Shaya: That IS scary - I hope your foot gets better quickly.

eileenleft Apr 22nd, 2005 06:32 AM

Rave: 2 weeks and counting until New Orleans trip. I've been printing off pages from this site to take with me. mmmm..sounds like good eats there!

Rant: ALL the plumbing in my house backed up yesterday and I found an inch of water on the kitchen floor(leaking into the basement) and the dishwasher was full of black sludge. Yuck.

Rave: Rooter guy was only $60 and problem was solved.

Rave: Discovered a restaurant in Stoughton Wi where the food's good and the waiters sing show tunes during dinner. Great birthday dinner for my daughter.

Rant: Farmers Market opens tomorrow in Madison and it's only going to be 48 degrees here.

Rave: Such minor rants I have. Peace to all.

sfamylou Apr 22nd, 2005 06:36 AM

Rave: Angels came from behind and won in the 10th last night! Of course, we had our kids (7, 2) with us and left after the 3rd, but we won!

Rave: I'm going to San Francisco this afternoon for a friend's 40th birthday party complete with the band the English Beat.

Rant; I had a friend refuse to join us for a Passover sedar because they claimed their 7-year-olds would find it "confusing." Not sure if it's anti-semitism of just a lack of sophistication or maybe they don't like us very much, but it's rant-worthy to me.

Edye Apr 22nd, 2005 06:49 AM

Rave:Leaving for Playa del Carmen Mexico for late spring break with hubby,kids and friends on Sunday.

Rant:My brother and I run a business and he has been in Europe for 10 days. Headaches for me are almost over.

Sfamlylou: How did your friends get the English Beat? My 40th is coming up and I'm in planning stages!

sam Apr 22nd, 2005 06:52 AM

Rave: The 85 degree day we had on Wednesday, it was wonderful!
Rant: Supposed to be cold and rainy for the weekend.
Rave: 3 weeks from today we leave for Disney/Universal for 10 days!
Rant: The space shuttle launch was pushed back a week, we had planned on viewing it from the coast, now we may be home by the time it takes off :-(

Best wishes to all for a happy and healthy week ahead!

mms Apr 22nd, 2005 07:00 AM

Rave--Family and friends (including fodors friends) that have been so helpful and supportive this week.

Rant--DS medical test result was not what we had hoped for.

Rave--Got into another doctor for a 2nd opinion this morning.

Rant--DH is out of town during all this.

Rave--Will stay busy this weekend and keep my mind off of things. Get to travel to Salem for a track meet and visit my old haunts.

sunbabe Apr 22nd, 2005 07:06 AM

Rave: DH returned home from Argentina & Chile after being away 2 weeks. Kids & I are so glad he's home.

Rave: Spent last Sunday shopping in Chicago.

Rave: having dinner Saturday night with good friends.

Rant: Nomar Garciaparra's injury.

My continued thoughts and prayers to our military. ~sunbabe

cd Apr 22nd, 2005 07:07 AM

Invite me, invite me, invite me! I've always wanted to attend a Passover sedar!

neworleanslady Apr 22nd, 2005 07:20 AM

Rant: Hungover. :-!

Rave: Great time at the Brooks & Dunn concert last night! \:D/

Rave: Finally booked flights for my 1st trip to Europe this week!

Rant: Have to wait until September to go.

Rave: Good weather for the weekend - hopefully I'll make it to Jazz Fest!

OneWanderingJew Apr 22nd, 2005 07:29 AM

Rave: We sold our condo--finally!
Rant: We haven't found a house yet and have to be out by the end of May
Rant: I lost another one...
Rave: Those closest to me never let me down and hold me up when I need it.
Rant/Rave: We're celebrating Passover with close friends but will be out all day Sat. househunting. Will have everything cooked by tonight.

Prayers and best wishes for BuffGirl's friend!

Happy Passover to my fellow Jews.

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