Thursday, September 1, 2011
Friday Fragments, Episode #161
It was Back-to-School week in my neck of the woods this week. Of course, I have plenty of fragments to unload, what with all the chaos.
***To those of you who are thrilled to finally be able to pass your brats on to their teachers. THANKS. (But really, I do love them and look forward to a year full of learning and fun. (Oh, and BTW, you're welcome. :)
***Update on my healing students: Brennan is making very good progress in an intensive therapy program at the hospital he's been in since July 29th. He's still not recognizing people or talking, but he is waving hello, throwing peace signs, and high-fiving. That's huge progress, considering his doctors had almost written him off a few weeks ago. The two students who received serious burns via a power line incident are still in the burn unit of Milwaukee Children's Hospital. GW is still in a medically-induced coma and is undergoing various surgeries (That's all I know.) His sister K is no longer in her medically-induced coma and is also facing surgeries. She is going to be doing major therapy to learn to walk again, as doctors will likely have to remove some of her toes. What a way to start 7th grade! (But least she is alive.) Keep the prayers coming!
***I am SO excited! I won a giveaway on the Highball Blog (gear giveaways and tutorials for outdoorsy types) and got the treat of choosing any piece of Prana gear that I wanted! I'm not a big shopper, but believe me, I had a good time in there. This is what I chose:
Prana and Highball Blog!!!
***Remember my pregnant niece, Nicki, and her sweet, shy husband, whom Kyle and I visited last summer? (Feel free to advise me on the proper grammar/punctuation on that sentence.) She has graduated to "new mommy," and if you haven't already read my post welcoming little Cypher to the world, I encourage you to do so--He is very possibly the cutest baby boy ever.
***I just wrote a very long fragment about what I think of parents who register their children at a new school the day before school starts (or later that week), but then I remembered that I'd like to keep my job, so I deleted it. Oh, and I'm pretty sure that no one who reads this blog needs to be told, but just in case: If September 1st comes and your kid is still not in school and you wonder when school starts, you need to get your head out of your
***For what it's worth, I have/had a Yahoo account I've been trying to close for a week. I can't make the emails stop, and I can't log back in, because my account's closed. Their "Customer Service" emails lead only to dead ends that are trying my patience. No wonder I never used the account!
***As a member of the One2One Blogging Network, I decided to enter their Bounce It Off Millions Contest on their Facebook wall. All you have to do is submit a decision you'd like help with--What nail polish should I choose? Should I quit my job? Which is better: solids or stripes? You can win prizes like free Bounce Bars and VISA gift cards (No, they didn't make me say this--I volunteered!) and even get your chance to have your question answered by millions. It's super easy to enter, so I went for it and asked a question about whether or not we should get a kitten. Feel free to join me! [YOU DON'T NEED A BLOG TO ENTER YOUR QUESTION!]
It's your time to unload! (Sorry--This linky is for Friday Fragmenters only. Other links will be deleted.)