Lots going on over here, which is why I'm happy to be able to unload the randomness.
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When you eat ice cream, do you get an ice cream headache, ice cream chest pain, neither, or both? I've never had an ice cream headache, only the chest pain. Mark's never had an "ice cream heart attack" until this week, and it won't surprise some of you to know that I laughed until tears ran down my cheeks. Good thing it wasn't a real heart attack, as I would have been incapable of dialing 911, due of my hysterical laughter.
I think blogging conferences are great; fantastic, actually. The networking opportunities and business skills developed can't be beat. That said, I would really love to go to a gathering of lazier bloggers who were there for nothing other than hanging out. In fact, I'd like someone to organize a bloggers "convention" in the Caribbean or some other tropical destination. We could lay on a beach, do a little shopping, maybe go hiking, and just be there for the sake of relaxation. Oh, and if it were free, that would be awesome.
Steve is settling in nicely. In case you missed the introduction of our newest family member, check out Milo and Steve. I have the BEST photos of Milo and Steve for my Sundays in My City post this week! Here's your reminder to join in with Unknown Mami for her weekly photo meme featuring photos from places all over the globe. Speaking of Unknown Mami, have you voted for her? It literally takes two seconds to do and can be done once per day.
On Sunday, I shared my blogroll button "quilt," along with directions for making a "Grab My Blog Badge here" gadget for your own (Blogger) blog here. (You still need to know how to resize an image, I suppose, but you can google that, right? :) And, because Keetha politely asked, I found the answer to the question, "Do I really need a blog button?"
It's not too late to enter my Tupperware Giveaway (which, incidentally, ends Sunday night).
I'm still sick, but it's all in my throat now--lots and lots of itchy-throat coughing and throat clearing. I'm pretty sure it's been exacerbated by my terrible sleep routine (Mr.4444 and I taking turns getting up with Steve on and off throughout the night, and yes, he's sick, too, now). Thankfully, Steve's almost sleeping through the night now, so maybe I'll get well in time to start school healthy.
I have fond memories of my cousins' exchange student experiences; I've always wanted to have one, but Mr.4444 has always said no, though he never offered a specific reason. Guess what?! He said yes this time! And Kendall said yes! And Kyle (whose bedroom will become the student's bedroom) said yes! We are now expecting (again), pending approval! We have only committed for six weeks, at this point, and we can end the arrangement if it turns out to not work for our family, so don't worry. For those wondering if I've lost my mind (empty nest thing....two puppies...now an exchange student), it's very possible. Stay tuned.
Have a great weekend! Don't forget to link your Friday Fragments up! :)