Because my heart is so full of Christmas joy, I'm happy to have Friday Fragments, where we unload the excess. Here are my random thoughts from the week:
***I hope Santa was good to you or that your Hanukkah was wonderful.
**When did teenage girls begin aspiring to dress like hobos? One of Kendall's favorite gifts this year was her "hobo mittens (finger-less gloves with removable mitten covers.) (They're adorable.)
***I had to laugh--Heaven forbid I should blindly sit in any old chair to open gifts at Grandma's 4444's house! This morning, Kyle politely yet firmly let me know that I was sitting in his "gift-opening chair." Ahh....traditions....
***To be honest, I haven't gotten through half of last week's Friday Fragmenter's posts, but so far, here's my Favorite:
My daughter got married this week.... she's three! She describes her husband differently every time. Originally he was black and wore black clothes, and they had met in New Orleans. Then he was pink with pink eyes but they still met in New Orleans. Now he's shifted into Prince Eric (from The Little Mermaid) She cracks me up! :D The Infamous Jillean
Jill, please accept this award as a token of my appreciation for your cute little bride. Congrats to both of you :)
***Just because I love you all, I went back to the candy store and tried one of the "snowballs." One snowball cost me 88 cents. And yes, it was good, but not $15.25 per-pound-good.
***My library card has been getting a lot of use lately. No, I don't check out books with it; it's sitting on my nightstand. Since I don't have any fingernails, I use my library card sometimes to scratch my itchy legs before I go to bed at night. (Sorry if that's disturbing to you; Kendall says it's "sick." It is what it is...)
***Shame on Arrow Trucking Corporation, which abruptly shut down its operations on Tuesday and left its drivers stunned in cities all over the country, and kudos to Schneider National (and others) for reaching out to the shafted drivers (no pun intended) to help them get home without having to get on buses. (Read the story here.)
***Here's another random reason why I LOVE teaching 6th graders (new for me). On the last day before break, with two boys working on some homework in my classroom, I spontaneously started singing Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer--not super loud or anything, just happily, as I was writing something on the board. Suddenly, I heard the sweet little voices of my students enthusiastically joining in. Seriously; my heart melted, and I feel a little lump in my throat writing this.
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