Welcome to Friday Fragments, School's Out Edition! WooHoo!! I know that for some of you stay-at-home moms, summer kicks off three months of pure insanity, but for me, it's 90 days of rejuvenation. This week, that rejuvenation starts with the purging of random thoughts:
On Thursday, a warm day, we took 6th graders went on a end-of-the-year field trip that included a movie at a local theater. While standing in line for popcorn, one of my students (smiling brightly) glowed, "I brought my pencil in--So it doesn't melt on the bus!" She held it out for us to see, with a, "See how smart I am?!" look on her face, and I just had to say, "Wow! Great thinking!" I'm gonna miss her one-liners next year. [In case you're curious, yes, she's the one with Roman knowledge this year.]
I'm very excited to draw at least six winning names from my Gratitude Giveaway commenters (using Random Generator, when I figure out how to do it--HELP!) It's not too late to enter, and you don't even have to Tweet, Post, or Follow anyone. Come on, let me thank you--Stop by and enter. [Comments will close at midnight tonight.]
Every week, two or three random
Mr.4444's mantra, last weekend, was "Hon, we're camping," in response to numerous observations from myself or the kids. For example....
Kendall: Does my makeup look bad?
Mr.4444: Kendall, we're camping. Don't worry about it."
Me on Day 2 without a shower: How bad does my hair look?
Mr.4444: Hon, we're camping. You look fine.
Me: Is this a bird turd on the table?!
Mr.4444: Hon, we're camping. Don't worry about it."
Important camping supplies: baseball caps and table cloths. Can you think of any others?
Even though I just "met" her tonight, and though she's never even fragmented here, I'm making Mimi (of Living in France) my Favorite Friday Fragmenter this week. She was featured in Unknown Mami's fragments last week, which included this piece of terrific:
Is that awesome, or what? I love it!
Mimi, take this award as a token of my appreciation for your crafting wizardry :)
If you haven't read my post about LMAO around the campfire, do yourself a favor and at least bookmark it for a day you need to laugh.
My mom is so darned sweet. Knowing how busy I've been, she remembered that a month or so ago, I asked her if she had any trumpet vine seeds that I could have to send to a blogging friend. At the time, she had said yes. Today, I received them inside a card Mom mailed to me. Now, if only I could remember who I'm to send the seeds to...Was it you?
As I type this, we are watching America's Got Talent and Taylor Matthews. That kid is wonderful, and watching his dad look on, just bursting with pride and teary eyes was incredibly heartwarming. To see his audition, click here.
Awesome--I feel more relaxed already. Okay, now don't be that guy/girl. Link up only if you have a Friday Fragments post. Then, stop by and visit some other fragmenters--You'll make someone's day :)