Ah...Fall Break! What a treat it is to have a little relaxation after a wild week of parent-teacher conferences, party planning, and teacher in-service. I've got plenty of randomness for you this week, so let's get to it!
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***In case you've been wondering, you'll find our Halloween Party recap here. You can also read about my Wizard of Oz moment in windy Wisconsin here. If you need a wonderful apple cider recipe, check out my mom's Spiced Apple cider recipe here. (I took it to work one day this week, and it quickly disappeared.)
***Speaking of recipes, you really should try this one out for Thanksgiving: Berry Mallow Bake is to die for. You have plenty of time to
***I decided to sew (rather than pin) the medallions onto my costume last week. What I'd like to know is why the heck someone decided that the eyes of needles were too big and needed to be downsized along with the economy. That is pure crazy.
***I found this photo from the Green Bay Press Gazette very funny!
***I was deeply moved by Tyler Perry's sharing of horrible, traumatic childhood sexual /physical/emotional abuse on the Oprah show this week. What an incredible man. If you get a chance to see his interview, you should; he is incredibly inspiring.
***My brother Tom goes around metal detecting, and he finds many valuable things. Sometimes, he finds the original owners and returns things to them (wedding rings, for example)! Recently, Tom found a silver, homemade initial ring with a cursive G on it. He asked my sister Geri if she ever went to the beach at Dykesville when she was a teen in the 60s. She said yes. He mailed the ring to her, and guess what? It is her ring! Can you believe it? Pretty amazing.
***Coby's Baby A provided my Favorite Friday Fragments this week, one of which was:
This is the same kid who was pretending to feed me Cheerios from his pocket. Only he didn't have a pocket. So he reached down the back of his shorts, inside the underwear, pulled out his hand and said, "Here you go, Mommy. Eat these. They're yum." How could I resist? Pretend Cheerios from inside my son's underwear!
The award is yours this week, Coby! :)
To read the rest of Baby B's cute fragments, visit Finding Joy.
***I'm getting really used to the stupid Anonymous spam comments I've been getting every day. They all go along these lines...
"Thank you for your great post. You've helped me with my assignment. I will look into this further on Google."
"Please excuse my bad English. Please email me."
"I cannot view your blog in Opera. I hope you will fix it."
WTH? Of course, one cannot email Anonymous. I delete two to three of these comments daily and still haven't figured out their angle. Any ideas?
***My sweet, geeky nephew and his friends are super excited about their Halloween costumes this year. Are they planning to be ninjas? Star Wars characters? Zombies? Nope. They are going as Steve Jobs, an Iphone, and Bill Gates. (Yes, I'm serious.)
***I didn't know Mike Rowe had a blog! I found it today while looking for cake decor ideas for Kyle's Court of Honor next week. Mike Rowe is an Eagle Scout, and he wrote on the subject here. He also wrote a Letter to Eagle Scouts, which is excellent. (If you follow the instructions, he will even sign and send the Eagle Scout a letter of congratulations!) Gee...I thought Mike Rowe was hot before I found his blog; now, he's even hotter! :)
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