Thursday, March 1, 2012

Friday Fragments: Episode #187

Mommy's Idea

This week's fragments are a bit soggy; we had some snow and ice (a Snow Day!), and much of it has melted already. I've managed to scoop up some randomness, and I hope you have done the same. First time fragmenting? Click the FF tab above and feel free to join in!

***A family in Tinytown has lost a beautiful young child, suddenly and unexpectedly. She was ten years old and full of sparkle and light.  My heart breaks especially for M's sisters, whom I know as students at our school. If you are the praying kind, please keep H and L and their family in your prayers.

***Some people just don't get it about blogging.  Blogging = sharing and we make connections that are real.  The friendships are not virtual at all.  Lisleman, I couldn't have said it better myself; thank you!

*** I knew it was only a matter of time...Brands are pinning their own stuff on Pinterest, as well as paying people to pin their stuff. I hate that, and I unfollow anyone who seems to be pinning because they're being paid to do so, instead of out of a sincere interest.

*** This photo is the epitome of irony, no? (An absolutely filthy hand-sanitizing station hanging in the middle of a restaurant)

I snapped it at a local HH restaurant. Disgusting.

***Mr.4444 is in a foreign country, training for his NEW JOB (Yes, that's my big secret.)! I cannot tell you how fantastic this is (because he won't let me). Let's just say that the past three years have been less than good for his mental health, and he has embarked on a thrilling, soul-filling journey that is full of promise. I'm so happy to be along for the ride. (No, I'm  not in Europe, but I'm there in spirit!)  Kendall and I may starve before Mr.4444 gets home to cook for us again. In the meantime, we are surviving on ramen and bananas.

***Have you seen my vlog, Well, You See, Officer..? It's rated PG, and it's funny (in case you're interested). If you're not into vasectomy stories, you might instead enjoy My Welfare Rant or the beautiful photo I took yesterday.

***The Difference Makers had a meeting tonight (Thursday) and planned like CRAZY for the next couple of months of Relay for Life fundraising, which include sales of cancer remembrance ribbons (paper, 25 cents each), a Family Movie Night, a BIG week of raffling (prizes that would appeal to middle schoolers are welcome), the Relay event itself, AND a talent show.  Last year, these kids raised $3000 in about two weeks. This year, they plan to raise $5000. (Seriously.) I hope to keep my sanity.

***Three hours ago, I told myself I was going to get some work done tonight. I have succeeded in completing about one-fourth of it. Guess I'm working this weekend.

Okay, I think that's enough for me!  For your FRIDAY FRAGMENTS linking pleasure:

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