Thursday, February 10, 2011

Friday Fragments, Episode #133


Yay! It's finally Friday! It's time to unload the bits and pieces of your fragmented mind to a post that has no rhyme or reason unless you like it that way. It's the easist, yet most satisfying post you can write! Thanks for stopping by :)

Groundhog or No Groundhog...I'm not sick of the snow yet, but I really could do without the 25-below-zero windchills. Even a warm Packer-victory heart isn't warm enough to take the edge off.

My Mom, a Kid at Heart...If you missed the voicemail my mom left for me on Monday, you really should take the time to listen; it will make you smile.

Life is Like a Glue Gun....During our Difference Makers meeting tonight, we were making Valentines Day cards, and one of the kids said she had brought a glue gun to use. One of the boys spontaneously gushed, "Ooooh! I love glue guns! They burn you, but they're fun!" 

Proud Parenting Moment #344... Having attended Snow-Ball last weekend, my sophomore daughter, Kendall, commented that today, kids in one of her classes were talking about the dirty dancing that had been ignored at the dance. [Several girls "danced" bent over from the waist, their hands on the floor and rear ends up in the air as their "dates" rubbed up against them from behind (and no, I am not kidding).]  A young "man" commented that dancing with distance between you [aka respectfully] is "dancing like a freshman." Kendall said she replied (with conviction), "I'd rather dance like a freshman than dance like a whore."  She got reprimanded by the teacher for saying whore out loud in class (but I don't mind at all).

My niece, Nicki, is married to a beautiful man who not only adores her but is also a very talented artist (just one of his many gifts)  If you admire original design, outstanding craftsmanship, and reasonable prices in handmade jewelry, I strongly encourage you to visit Earrings by Organic Architecture.
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32 comments:

  1. I'm with ya... I'm boycotting this cold! Happy Friday!

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  2. I love the glue gun comment, and I love your daughter's response even more. You have every reason to be proud!

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  3. I loved your mom's voicemail, it was great! Way To Go Kendall! I burn myself every time with glue guns, too LOL Funny thing is that they don't burn like a stove burn, it's more like a temporary zap of intense heat that doesn't do too much damage (usually.) Those earrings are exquisite. I made his shop a favorite.

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  4. Yay Kendal! yay!!

    I love that she said that. LOVE it.

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  5. About the only thing I don't like about your frags today is the -25 degree windchill. Everything else gave me smiles all around. You should send your mom's voicemail link to Ellen Degeneres -- or at least the Packer's front office.

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  6. They are allowed to dance like that,but your daughter cannot say whore out loud in class. (hmmmm!) when one of my daughters went to her high school homecoming she said so many couples were bumping and grinding that the principle cancled all the dances but the prom for the rest of the year. They had be given earlier warnings on a dance before homecoming.

    Erika

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  7. Kendall is awesome! You should be proud.

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  8. Beyond sick of the freaking snow! Good girl Kendall..Katelyn is going to Blizzard Ball at school with friends aka dateless and is a little worried about the dirty dancing...I hope she doesn't hide in bathroom a night! I don't understand why they would have to dance like that, so gross!Have a great Friday!

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  9. That is an AWESOME parenting moment right there.

    I'm done with winter. DONE.

    Stay warm!

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  10. ....and Kendall was reprimanded??? Go figure. Where the heck were the chaperons durin' the 'dirty~dancin'???

    I have listened to your sweet Mamas voicemail several times...she's the best!

    I'm off to check out the earrings. Ya know a girl can never have too many baubles!!!

    Ya'll have a wonderfully blessed weekend! :o)

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  11. Someone should take the title "Life is Like a Glue Gun" and run with it, challenging writers to write a story around that title. Ha.

    I checked out the earrings at the link in your post and forwarded the link to my daughter and a couple friends.

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  12. Looks like Kendall has a good understanding of peer pressure. Peer pressure is a strong force and it still lingers around after your older. I could never be a High School teacher or administrator. Most the school would be suspended and I couldn't afford my legal defense.
    I'm still not back to a regular blogging routine.

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  13. I think I love Kendall!! At Lydia's high school, the students just lean against a pillar and do what they will during dances. During lunch on school days, they just need to lie under a lunch table. Please transfer Kendall to our school now. Lydia could use a friend like that with common sense!

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  14. Give Kendall a big old hug for me. :-) Smart girl.

    Have a great weekend -- we'll be making our Valentines on Sunday.

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  15. I LOVE the glue gun comment - so true and funny!

    And awesome proud parenting moment... that is great! It's wonderful that she would stand up for herself in class and hopefully the teacher wasn't too hard on her.

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  16. Kendall is INDEED a daughter to be proud of! And I am appalled that none of the adults in attendance did anything to stop the dirty dancing! That is horrible!

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  17. I love the Mom voicemail! She is a trip!
    Way to go Kendall! So refreshing to see that she sees how disgusting that sort of nonsense is.
    Loving the glue gun comment, it is so true.

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  18. I (and my sons) love a good glue gun! And you should be proud of your daughter. I shudder to think of what it will be like when my kids get that age.

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  19. Good for you daughter!! You've done a great job raising her.

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  20. I was so fragmented today that I completely missed getting my ff post up... first one I've missed since I found the meme...
    can totally see why you're proud of Kendall - I'd be reprimanding the teacher for calling her out when the school ignored the dancing but hey, what do I know...

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  21. I'm glad your daughter has conviction and the guts to go against the crowd. What an admirable quality! {Good job, mama!}

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  22. I'll swap you some of your cold for our sweltering heat ;-)

    Way to go Kendall - that doesn't sound like dancing AT ALL to me :S

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  23. I'm proud of Kendall for that one!!!

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  24. Go Kendall! And cheers to you for raising a daughter without fear of her convictions!
    Your Mom is just the sweetest and funniest :)

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  25. The glue gun comment is HILARIOUS. And pretty true, really. hahahaha. I am over the snow too but it is GORGEOUS here today and I have been taking advantage of it :)

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  26. Yeah for Kendall! I have a kid who stands by his convictions too...I'm never prouder of him than in the moments where he does or says what's right no matter what.

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  27. That was ignored? Ohhhh so sad. Those things really disturb me for so many reasons. I'm afraid to think of what it will be like when the wee ones get to high school.

    And you aren't sick of the snow? Sersiouly? I'm ready for June. Stat. 55 on Friday!

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  28. Glue guns don't burn people, people burn people.

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