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I survived strep throat this week. On my sick day today, while googling, I learned that historians now believe that Mozart died (age 35) of complications due to strep throat. On Tuesday night, I got a glimpse of what that might have been like; I had no idea how painful strep throat is, having never had it before. (You have no idea how often you swallow until you can't do it without excruciating pain.) I am very, very grateful for antibiotics and am feeling 100% better just 24 hours after my first dose.
Kendall grabbed a banana for breakfast and ate it in the car on the way to school today. "You know what I really hate about high school? All of the sudden, bananas are dirty; you can't eat a banana in school without somebody making a sick comment."
Caution is always good for a laugh, isn't she?
I was behind in my Favorite Friday Fragmenter award, so I'm going back a week or two here for this one...
We need to finish on a positive note, so .... kudos to family dynamics that make us smile:
this morning's example was our 8 year old boy who said just as he left for school,
"Oh, I can't leave until I say good-bye!"
I smiled and held out my arms, but the boy turned the other way and walked toward the dog."
Thanks, Caution. I hope you've built a closet for all of these awards!
To those fragmenters I missed last week, I hope to catch up soon!
It's very easy to enter my What Think Ye of Christmas book giveaway. Take a couple of minutes to enter here. Giveaway ends Sunday.
My Favorite Post this week was my Difference Makers Magic post, which I plan to link up on Saturday Sampling (set to publish at 9pm central time Friday night.) Have you checked SS out lately? There are so many great posts there. Link up your own or just enjoy the many offerings; it's a treat.
I found a very, very good book this week. It's called Socially Curious and Curiously Social, by Michelle Garcia-Winner and Pamela Crooke. This book is a must-read for any teen or young adult on the autism spectrum (or struggling to understand unwritten social rules). Anyone who works with such young adults needs to read the book, as well.
Guess what? My brother's step-son just found out that the "new guy" he worked with recently was actually the CEO of the company he works for! Yup, he will be on an upcoming Undercover Boss show! (Their cover story was that they were doing a story on "green" companies; Rich works for a company that recycles waste products.) I don't know many of the details except that the episode will be airing in January or February. Rich has a "larger-than-life" type personality, so I'm sure he will come off as quite a character on the show.
Remember how handsome Kenny Rogers was, back in the day?
Is anyone else as sad as I am that he completely ruined his good looks with plastic surgery?
Why, Kenny? Why?