Friday, July 23, 2010

Friday Fragments, Episode #104

Welcome to Friday Fragments, where the little thoughts/observations/bits of nonsense found throughout the week finally find a home. It's the easiest, yet most satisfying post you'll write all week.  Thanks for stopping by!

I Can't Blog is a new and very simple idea from Lislemen, of A Few Clowns Short.  It's a fun blog that will have only one post. That's right--one post. The idea is that all the excitement will happen in the comments!  He would really love it if you would stop by and say hi.

My son has grown into an intelligent young man! Here's what I heard him say to his girlfriend, in the kitchen last night (they were making something to eat):  "Just let me do it my way--the "guy" way, that isn't necessarily the right way, but the way I want to do it."  At least he's honest.

Mr.4444 said the sweetest thing the other day. He told me that he woke up around 5am, wide awake, his mind instantly launching into overdrive about work. He thought he might as well give in and get up, but then, he looked over and saw me, sleeping ever-so-peacefully, and a feeling of calm came over him. He snuggled up to me and was able to just embrace the extra tranquility and ride on a wave of peace, back to sleep. What a wonderful gift to be able to give him.

I've decided to feature three of my favorite Saturday Sampling posts each week, in my sidebar. I'd also be open to suggestions for how to "tag" other SS posts that you think are especially good, if you think that's a good idea.  Maybe like this:  If you especially love a SS post you read, sing its praises in the comments, and I will add a * to each title that receives more than one comment?  IDK...just thinking

If you're the person I stole this divider thingy from, THANK YOU!! I LOVE IT!! And here's a little something for you:  If you click here, you'll find out how to get rid of the borders of pics like this!

Inspired by Melisa, I created a page on Posterous for my favorite photos. I'm new at Posterous, so I don't understand the whole thing yet, but it's starting to dawn on me that it is a new blogging platform, like Wordpress, Blogger, etc. You can use Posterous to upload all kinds of files (photos, video, etc.) via a simple email.  It's very nice, but I'll be staying right here to blog, thank you.  I plan to only post my favorite, favorite photos, so I promise it will be worth your time to check it out! Melisa, too, is having a ball with her new foster "baby," so check her page out, too, if you want to see the object of Melisa's adoption dreams :) 

Here's your chance to share your Friday Fragments. Link up, and then be kind enough to stop by some of the other Fragmenters' blogs to say hi! Have a great weekend!! [This linky is for FRIDAY FRAGMENTS only.  Other links will be deleted, sorry.]

And BTW, tune in on Tuesday to learn how to add a "Like" button to your blog!


  1. Your hubby rocks!

    I love the divider-thing, too. So much easier to read.

    Gotta check out

  2. Snuggling is always better than getting up for work.

    Ah yes, Kyle is already learning what it's like to have your partner putting their two cents in on something. LOL

  3. Snuggling is the best...I always sleep better when my husband is next to me all snuggly.

    I love the flower dividers that you have going on this week. So cute!

    I think "starring" the SS posts that get the most comments is a fun idea!

  4. I love what Mr. 4444 said to you! That's one of the "awwww" moments.

    Love the new dividers!

  5. Thanks for the tip on "border removal" I've been wanting to do that for a long time and wondered if it was just my template making them come out like that!

  6. I love the comment your son made, how very grown up of him indeed. I also like your idea of everyone rating one another's SS posts so you pick a post of the week.

  7. Mr. 4444 sounds like a sweetie!

    I don't know if I had anything to do with your divider thingy...I sometimes divide mine with a crayon


    How silly am I?

    Your son...that cracked me up. He sounds like a sweetie too!

    I love the SS post idea as well. I squealed when I saw a friend's old post on Teaching old people pop up there. That was hilsrious! I have read it 2 or 3 times. She cracks me up. She's even more hilarious in real life, I think.

    Have a great weekend!

  8. thanks so much for the shout out and I already had one blogger come over and comment. I do plan and little more for the site - team building idea if I can pull it off.

    Oh probably a typo but I guess I've cloned myself already and now became Lislemen not Lisleman. Don't bother to change it - I like the multiplicity.

  9. oh one more thing - I hate when I hit the button too quick -
    That was a very sweet thing Mr. said but would he have scored even more points if he had gotten up and made breakfast for you? Not that I would but I was just wondering for the sake of mankind.

  10. Those dividers are totally cute! Love 'em!

  11. Thanks for the feedback on the SS idea. I'll be gone this weekend but will try to pop in at least a couple of times to add the stars!

    LisleMAN, Mr.4444 regularly makes me amazing breakfasts (on the weekends), without me even having to ask, too! (I had to pop in to give him props on that :)

    And thanks for your flexibility; I shall leave it as is :)

  12. Hop, hop, hop....
    I love what your son said, and what your hubby said!
    My hubby makes breakfast too...we are lucky aren't we??

  13. Aw, that was so sweet of your hubby to say!!

    I need to get in on Saturday Sampling... hopefully time will stop for me soon, so I can do all these things I want to do!

  14. I think I might have been the one with the flower dividers. I used them a few FF ago. I remember you sharing the directions with me on how to get rid of the border. Thank you for that. I got them originally from, but I removed their return link because it de-prettied the border!

    You hubby sounds as sweet as mine! Such lucky ladies we are!

  15. I like your "Saturday Sampling" idea about voting for our favorites (Now if I can just remember to go see it on Saturday).

  16. It sounds like you've raised him right! It's not every day that you meet a guy who is willing to admit that his way might not be the best way.

  17. I think your son should teach a class. and maybe the hubs too!

  18. I love how you are a plethora of interesting info from other blogs! I thank you from the bottom of my heart as I could never find most of these if I had all day!

    Kudos to you and the words of your son! A great "good mom" moment!

  19. You are so awesome....Have a wonderful weekend!

  20. I'm impressed that your son is so self-aware at such a young age! :) Good job, Mom!

  21. I love those dividers and wonder how to get smart enough to learn to use them.
    ******* (that's my own little divider - not nearly as pretty as your flowers!)

    Poor Kyle's girlfriend: such heavy lessons so early in life!

  22. I'm starting to feel like a needy child asking for your help every week.... boo!

    I still need to try it from home!

  23. Your hubby is amazing!

    I think Kyle & Josiah would be GREAT friends if we lived close enough to introduce them to each other!

    The divider is AWESOME! I almost thought about stealing it but I went looking for my own instead. What a GREAT idea!

  24. I love the little divider ...cute , Also you did not steal it from me but I appreaciate the advice you offer.. Your son will be just fine keep him on the path of honesty women like that =)

  25. I love the little divider ...cute , Also you did not steal it from me but I appreaciate the advice you offer.. Your son will be just fine keep him on the path of honesty women like that =)

  26. OOPs sorry for the double comment

  27. Oh your husband is very sweet!
    I have to admit I still get nervous about all this techy stuff but my husband told me he is impressed with how I am learning to do all these things and he told me he loved my blog. (I didn't know he was reading it)..better be careful what I say!
    And your son; that was so cute and yes at least he was honest.
    I hope you have a positive and productive week!

  28. AWWWWwww, sweet...Hubby is a sure keeper! Farm Boy makes breakfast on Sunday morn' while I put my face on, it's always appreciated.

    I'm lovin' your cute.

    I love the upfront and honest reply from your Alpha Son.

    I'm off to check out some of the above mentioned blogs.

    Have a fantastic day and a wonderfully blessed weekend my friend!!!

  29. The dividers are very pretty!
    Aw, how sweet of Mr4444's. Hubby cooked breakfasts on the weekends are fabulous too!
    Sounds like Kyle has if figured out already.

  30. what a wonderful thought from your hubby, super sweet! and I love what your son said, lol!

  31. I have to applaud your son for speaking his mind and not being harsh. That is a hard thing for some people to learn so three cheers for a young man who is ahead of the game already.

  32. You've got some GREAT men in your life.

    Your son ... gosh that's insightful. And honest.

  33. LOVE the little flowery border, it's super cute!
    How cool that you are what your husband needs to relax and sleep. Aww...
    Kyle has learned well!! It takes some men a life time to learn to say what he did so well! Good job, mom!

  34. I'm a joker
    I'm a smoker (quit thank goodness)
    I'm a midnight toker
    I get my lovin' on the run

    But now YOU are a member of Team ICB
    I Can't Blog

  35. I love that your son is secure in being a "Guy" - that is awesome.

    Jumped on board for the Fragment Friday!!

  36. How sweet of Mr. 4444 :) Breaker has managed to keep his dad around a few more minutes every morning...that is their wake up and bond time :) I love it!

    I do love the divider...very nice way to had a little something.

    Now I need to go catch up on your other posts!

  37. what a cute idea to do Friday Fragments! I may have to join in next week. I actually "stumbled upon" you through another person's blog. new follower here!

  38. I love the hubby snuggle story! That is the sweetest!

    The flower divider is so cute!

    Off to check out your linkies!

  39. I think it was a few hours ago that I came over here to read your FF and leave a comment. You have sent me all over the blogosphere and I ended up editing HTML and looking at posteriors LOL

    Love what your son said. Love it!

    Kristin - The Goat

  40. You are raising your son right! LOL!

    I used to use a fancy divider for my frags, but I've gotten lazy and just use a bunch of asterisks now.

    Like the idea of the fave SSs in your sidebar. Do you put your fave frags over there too?

  41. Snuggling in the morning makes for a wonderful day! This is the second week in a row that your hunny's sweet talking warmed my heart.
    Happy Friday and have a great weekend!

  42. I love that your son was able to say that to his girlfriend. It shows he is honest and won't be a pushover to any girl!

  43. You got me all choked up with the bit about Mr. 4444. Just beautiful!


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