Thursday, April 14, 2011

Friday Fragments, Episode #141

As I type this, I am covered in...

never mind...I can't say, because Kendall might be snooping!  It's Friday, I haven't really rested from last weekend's Relay business. As usual, though, I did take the time to record plenty of fragments this week.

***My Difference Makers and I (mostly the kids) raised more than $2125.00 for the Relay! Can you believe it? I'm pretty proud of them.  I know I promised donors a little raffle prize of some sort; I want you to know that I haven't forgotten--I just haven't had the time to plan something nice, so stay tuned for that one.

***We have a friend whose idea of taking his wife to a "fancy restaurant" is taking her to R.L. (restaurant that rhymes wish "dead mobster). That cracks me up. The last two times I heard RL mentioned in casual conversation, the people said this, "We had dinner at R.L. last night, and it was actually good!" (It's like they feel like they have to apologize for going there or something.) I haven't been there in many years, but I'm tempted to go. They can't have been open this long if they aren't doing something right, right?

***Saturday is Kendall's 16th birthday party, and I am SO excited. Can't wait to tell you all about her party!

***Tonight is The Wizard of Oz musical at our middle school. Kendall and I are going. Yes, that's right--I have nothing  better to do a day before a birthday party with 16 teenagers than sit on my butt for three hours. I'll just let the professional party planner take care of everything.

***No, I don't actually have a professional party planner lined up! I might be in trouble...

***A gem from Kendall:

"I think it would be really hard to poop and fly at the same time."  

I heard this out of context (for just a second) and laughed right out loud. We were on our way to school at the time, and a flock of geese was flying by, returning from its southern migration.  She followed it up with, 

"Do you think they get out of line for a minute, poop, and get back in line? (Just so they don't accidentally splatter poop all over each other?)" 

Yes, these are the types of mother-daughter talks Kendall and I have.  I told her that I don't think geese have that high of standards for cleanliness, but of course, I could be wrong. 

***To say that I've been busy lately would be like saying Nezzy is a good writer or Pioneer Woman takes nice pictures. I've truly taken on far too much for a normal person to take on, so after Kendall's party, I'm just going to concentrate on relaxing for a while. I can't wait!!!

I'm off to the musical!  Here you go...for your linking pleasure.... Have a terrific weekend!


  1. Happy Birthday Kendall and sending mom a virtual bottle of wine for after the festivities are over...

    Hope everything goes wonderfully :)

  2. You mean you don't just call pizza delivery, have the shelves stocked with Diet Coke and M&Ms and call it a party? Oh, I have a lot to learn.

    Happy bday to Kendall and happy I've done a good job raising a kid for 16 years anniversary to you, Barb.

  3. I'm loving the geese conversation!
    As for the birthday party, um...have fun? Really it does sound fun, I love teenage girls, but it also sounds exhausting!
    WTG on the Relay for Life fundraising, that's incredible!
    My ex considered RL 'fine dining' too, in fact my parents do as well. They grew up very poor so RL is very expensive in their view!

  4. I can't wait to hear about the party - Happy Birthday Kendall!

    I'm a snob. I was raised a snob, I guess, because my Daddy told me that we don't eat at RL. I've carried that with me for most of my life and have only eaten at that particular establishment once or twice. I can understand eating there if you don't live near a seacoast and seafood restaurants aren't a dime a dozen as they are around here.

    I'm so proud of your Difference Makers! They did a great job :)

  5. congrats on the fundraising
    Happy Birthday to your daughter Kendall and I thought the flying poop thing was going to be about astronauts which I understand do have issues with it in zero gravity. Oh one more thing - thanks for the FF hosting once again.

  6. Love the shoulder shrugs and yups I get on the way home from school! I can't wait to hear about the party!! Have a wonderful weekend!

  7. hahaha "poop and fly at the same time!" hahaha

  8. Yay for the Difference Makers! :-) Great kids. I hope they know what a wonderful thing they did.

    Happy Birthday to Kendall! The last birthday party I remember is 19. It was rather loud. :)

  9. I think Kendall is right. That might be tougher than rubbing your head and stomach at the same time.

    CanNOT wait to hear about the party!!

    I had a giftcard to RL last fall. Went at lunch with Keith and one child and still had a significant amount out of pocket. I also had to rush home afterward to get to a bathroom.

  10. Yay! I finally, finally was ready to go with FF post. SO excited ot be back visiting the other great bloggers.

    Have a great weekend, enjoy the party, don't forget to take some pictures!

  11. I don't care for RL myself. It is NOT on my list of "fancy" places. Frozen, shipped in seafood, no thank you!
    Hope Kendall has a wonderful birthday!

  12. You may have taken on too much for a normal person, but fortunately you are not normal. I mean that in a good way.

  13. There is just nothin' like a deep meaningful conversation between mother and daughter to strengthen your bond! Heeehehehhe!!! Poop and fly...geese...'never thought of that one!

    Congrats on your Difference Makers...they truly have made a difference. Woohoo!

    Have a blast with Kendall's party! I can't wait to hear about it!

    Have a blessed and fun weekend sweetie.

    Kendall..."Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen!!!"

  14. Go Difference Makers!!!

    Kendall is a riot. I read her goose musings out loud to my husband after he caught me snickering.

    Have fun at the show!!

  15. I think everyone has a sort of RL where they go and the food it okay but always the same. Like Olive Garden. Always the same. Chili's, TGIF, Cracker Barrel. Same everytime you go.

    I can't wait to hear about the birthday party.

  16. I know Kendall will have a great birthday, and you will do fine without a pro party planner :)

  17. happy birthday to kendall! :)

  18. 16th Birthday's are so much fun and exhausting. You are due for a vacation!


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