Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF

 

Lucy and Twiggy

“So you don’t want to play? It’s Friday.”
“Oh, that’s right. Okay, you’re it.”

Another Friday has finally graced us with its presence. I think most of us are glad to see it here. I can imagine a nightclub bouncer would not be too thrilled with Friday, but for the rest of us, it means the eve of freedom. It means the beginning of the end of the workweek. Eight hours is all that separates us from our work world and our relaxing world.

I think given all that is going on in our country these days we definitely need to spend time in the relaxing world. I’m not sure but I have to wonder who is really enjoying all the vitriol coming out of Washington. I for one have had my fill.

Today’s JohnKu talks about trying to live through stressful times.

I hope you all have a very relaxing weekend.

Living by John W. Howell Β© 2019

It’s not all roses,

And living can be stressful. . .

Need an inner strength.

67 comments

  1. Great closing line, John! All that separates me is 6 hours. I’m leaving the day job early to spend time with my mother. Enjoy your weekend!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Have a great visit. Moms are precious. have a great weekend too.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Definitely an appreciated weekend coming up. A little busy, but next week is short anyway.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. That is true. Here’s to short weeks.

      Like

  3. I plan to spend the weekend outside, soaking up the sun and listening to birdsong. Like you, I am tired to my core of the daily stream on insults and accusations issuing forth from DC. Beyond dispiriting…

    Liked by 2 people

    1. I wish we could throw all of them out and start over. *sigh. Thaks, Lori. Enjoy the sun.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Right there with you. Have a great weekend!

        Liked by 1 person

  4. Wondeful Friday Spirit, dear John! Enjoy the week-end! πŸ™‚

    Liked by 2 people

    1. You as wel, Maria. 😊

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Great poem to close off the week, John. You guys have your Washington, while we in the UK have our Brexit nonsense, lol. I reckon somebody put something in the water the politicians are drinking! Have a relaxed weekend, too πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    1. This is politician heaven. They really don’t have to do anything but there is an appearence of being busy. Thanks, Harmony. 😊

      Liked by 1 person

  6. I don’t know — right now, my relaxing time is at work. I’m moving in a week, and I see a busy weekend ahead. I don’t suppose you have some extra boxes left over?

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sadly, I got rid of all the boxes. Where are you going to be?

      Like

      1. I’ll be in the same apartment complex, but I’m downsizing — going from a third floor large one bedroom to a ground floor small one bedroom. I actually can see my new place when I go down to the parking lot from my old — but there still will be a three-man moving crew involved!

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Yeah. Hard to avoid hiring someone. Best of luck with that. 🍸

        Liked by 1 person

  7. Great point, John. Thankfully, I don’t watch cable news. Enjoy the weekend!

    Like

    1. Smart man. Thanks, Frank.

      Like

  8. I, for one, have stopped watching the news so much. Have a good weekend, John. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Good idea. Sadly you can’t trust the news summaries for accurate information either. Thanks, Suzanne.

      Liked by 1 person

    2. I also have largely stopped watching the news.

      Liked by 1 person

  9. I am in total agreement with this one, John. I went from “I’ve had enough” to “enough is enough” to “aaaaaagh, make it stop” and it’s still coming. Time to search for that inner strength.

    I hope you all have a nice weekend. Enjoy the quiet, if you can find some.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thank you, Dan. We’ll be looking for quiet.

      Liked by 1 person

  10. I’ve virtually stopped watching everything but local news. I think many of us feel the same way.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. A good idea for sure. Thanks, Craig.

      Liked by 1 person

  11. Perfect sentiments, John. Sadly, I think it will take a long time for our country to heal from the abuse, but we will heal. We’ll find that inner strength. Happy Friday, John! ❀️

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Hopefully, Marie. Thank you. ❀️πŸ₯ƒ

      Liked by 1 person

  12. An inner strength and a trusty remote.

    Here’s to Friday, Boss.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. And easy mute button. Thanks, Marc.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. That too. πŸ™‚

        Liked by 1 person

  13. I agree that we need inner strength, John! We live in troublesome times here in the U.S. I turned off the news several years ago and I’ve never been more happy about that decision than I am now!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I like the no news is good news approach. Thanks, Jan

      Liked by 1 person

  14. For the next four weeks, I shall be the opposite of most of you. I shall be working Fridays and Saturdays, serving Christmas party happy people… gimme strength…
    Happy weekend to you!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Deck the halls with Boston Charlie fa la la la la la la la la. You poor thing. Here have a snort. πŸ₯ƒ Survival weekend to you. πŸ‘Ÿ

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Hahahaha! Oh yeah…
        It’s actually mostly fun – the fact there are no members makes it so πŸ˜‰
        I’ll need more than one but that should get me started, thanks! πŸ₯ƒ
        Indeed!

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Here is unlimited refills. πŸ›’

        Liked by 1 person

      3. Careful… I gotta stay sober…ish.

        Like

  15. Add stupidity to the vitriol! TGIF, indeed! πŸ™‚

    Like

  16. There’s certainly a lot of vitriol coming out of Washington. And there’s plenty of uncertainty over here, on the other side of the pond. If it wasn’t for relaxation I don’t know what we would do.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Yes, relaxation is the way to go. Drinking helps too.

      Like

  17. I’m glad the week is over, too. My mom went into the hospital emergency a couple of nights ago- scary! She’s out and on the mend now, but I noticed a few more gray hairs when I looked in the mirror!

    Liked by 1 person

  18. We sure do! I’m looking forward to taking a few hours off to ski tomorrow then it’s back to preparing for family!
    Have a great weekend, John!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. You as well, Susie.

      Like

  19. When a former journalist like me turns off the news, you know there’s a problem! Too much hollering, too much hate, too much divisiveness. Wish we could toss the lot of ’em out and start afresh. Sigh. Enjoy your weekend, John. The Domer is coming home, so I plan on relaxing for a change!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I wish we could do the same, Debbie. Enjoy the Domer.

      Liked by 1 person

  20. I’m definitely in Friday mode, just longing for some peace.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Peace be with you, Liz.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. And also with you, John.

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Did we just go to church?

        Liked by 1 person

  21. As a neighbour to your north, I feel for you and your fellow Americans, John. You have been saturated with political chaos for quite some time now and yes, you need a retreat, if only for a short time. Have a great weekend!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you, Mark. It has been a long while and I’m not sure how long the people are going to put up with the mess.

      Liked by 1 person

  22. Hear hear!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks, Jennie.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. You’re welcome, John.

        Liked by 1 person

  23. I hope you have a lovely week-end.

    Twiggy’s back is getting more brown I see. When will you know how much her coloring will change? By what age…a year? Diva Dog was more Honey-colored when we got her as a puppy, but by one she was white with just a smidge of honey left on her ears. I miss her.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. She shoulld stay about where she is.Sometimes the photos make her appear darker. I know how you feel about Diva Dog. I still miss all our departed pets. Thanks, Deborah

      Liked by 1 person

  24. I’m to the point of not listening to the news radio at all, and turning off the TV news. Too much, too ugly. Yes, we all need that inner strength, for sure.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I agree, Pamela.

      Liked by 1 person

  25. You say we need to spend time in the relaxing world, and I firmly agree … but … where is it??? I cannot find it! Perhaps if you could give me the latitude and longitude I could program it into my GPS? Sigh. Yeah, I know, it’s somewhere within, but …

    Liked by 1 person

    1. All within. (sadly)

      Liked by 1 person

  26. Often wonder what kind of life many of us live. We slave and drag ourselves over 5 days in the hope of getting to the end of Friday. We slave and drag ourselves over 11.5 months to be able to pay for an exotic holiday. Strange.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. At least we are still dragging. Thanks, Ankur.

      Like

Put your favorite fiction or non-fiction in writing. I would love to hear from you

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: