I am running around like a chicken with my head cut off today, so if you've come for bits and pieces of my mind, you've come to the right place! [Click here to find out what this fragging business is all about!] Here I go!
So excited! I've signed up to help with a local Extreme Make-Over Home Edition home build! Some day soon, someone in the Green Bay/Appleton area is going to get a knock on their door have have their lives changed forever, and I'm going to be a part of it!
Speaking of knocks on the door, the Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol has notified me that someone with my initials, in my zipcode, is the winner this month, and I am STOKED! I should buy something from them, just to seal the deal, right?
The mammogram appointment lady called to pre-register me. We had a series of interactions that were pretty dry (name, address, insurance info, etc.) Finally, as we were wrapping thing up, she asked, "Do you have any questions?" I replied, "So, I should leave my nipple rings at home, then?" Of course, I did not give her time to get uncomfortable before admitting I was only kidding. She LHAO and said, "That was the funniest thing I've ever heard in my life!"
Speaking of mammograms, I think that instead of just feeling you up and sending you on your way, they should at least give you a free deodorant sample for the road. [For your mammogram virgins out there, you are not allowed to wear deodorant during a mammogram.] Really; it's the least they could do, don't you agree?
Mom and I are Draeger descendants, and our bi-annual reunion is this weekend, so once again, I am taking off for the weekend! I'll schedule the Saturday Sampling post automatically, (Friday night, as usual). By the way, last week, a handful of people linked up other people's posts, and I loved it! It's always great to read excellent writing and make new friends in the process. Thanks for making SS an great resource for quality posts! I haven't even had time to read last week's yet, but I'm really happy about having a place to catch up when thing settle down around her.
I used the timer on my camera for a shot or two last weekend on our Michigan trip. That photo there--on the right, in my header? That one shows how cooperative Mr.4444 was feeling on Day 3.
For the first time in three years, I have not only fallen insanely behind in replying to comments, but I've even fallen behind in reading some of them. This week, I've had some time to catch up, but I have a confession to make--If you do not have your email in your profile, making it inconvenient to reply to you via email, I did not go searching for it. So, if you didn't hear from me this week and that's the reason, you might want to fix that, since I'm sure it affects everyone who would like to communicate with you. Let me know if you need help adding your email address to your blog or profile page.
Do you go back to every blog post you've commented on, over and over again, to see if the blogger replied to you? If so, then you have too much time on your hands, and I mean that in the nicest way possible. (Either that, or you only read a few blogs.) If inspired, I will comment within the comments, but I usually reply via email, since I know most people don't stalk my comments looking for replies. I still have 100 comments in my email box to reply to, so thank you for your patience :)
I've gained 10-15 pounds since I started
Thankfully, we are super organized as a reunion planning committee, and we have the whole schedule nicely laid out for us. We've rented out a YMCA day camp, which is a perfect place for our huge family. Here are some schedule highlights of the upcoming weekend (in case you're interested.) [Email me if you're planning your own reunion and would like a copy of our detailed write-up.]
*Friday-Arrive, hug, kiss, yuck it up a little.
*Saturday-Make Personalized Omelets for a Crowd for breakfast, hang out/eat/hang out/eat, play Family Games!, swim, eat/hang out, then settle in for the talent show, of which my mom is the emcee. (I know, you so want to be there! Trust me--It's something to see!) End it all with a campfire singalong, complete with s'mores. Fall into a food coma and hope you hit the
Sunday-eat, kiss, hug, say good-bye
Why, yes, I do have laundry and packing to do, thank you. And no, as a matter of fact, I haven't started planning our meals for the weekend or shopping for the ingredients. I can take a hint! I'm going! I'm going!
Link up your FRIDAY FRAGMENTS post here [all others will be