Thursday, July 24, 2014

Friday Fragments: Episode #311

Half-Past Kissin' Time

What a relaxing week! I've had the house to myself and have gotten back into the eat-healthy-and- exercise mode, and it feels great. That doesn't mean my mind is exorcised of randomness, though, so it's time for Friday Fragments, the perfect place to unload the bits and pieces of your week that didn't quite make it into posts and are too small to stand-alone as posts.
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What do you think of Al Yankovic's latest video about grammar errors? Personally, I wish he hadn't made demeaning comments in it toward people who make grammatical mistakes; of course, I see it from a special ed teacher's point of view, and remarks like "Get out of the gene pool" "Go back to preschool" etc. wreck it for me; there's no way I'd play that in school.

Why Ten Percent of the Population Hates Cilantro is an interesting article; here I thought people who hated cilantro were just being picky.

We very much enjoyed spending time with Kyle and Alayna last weekend. We just chilled (with our three extra children, two dogs, one cat, and five adults--holy cow!) The best part was after we dropped the kids off at camp (sorry you missed this, Kendall) and Kyle and Alayna cooked dinner for me and Mr.4444! We loved the Butternut Squash Soup (the recipe to which Kyle added fresh ginger) and open-faced French Bread with homemade pesto, ham, and cheeses! YUM


We are loving this little sweetie; he's gentle, loving, affectionate, and vocal. Milo and Ted are becoming great buddies. Steve, too, has chilled out for the most part (but still wants to chase him). Because Steve is so much bigger and heavier than Ted, we have to watch him closely; he could easily hurt Ted accidentally.

Sadly, when Kendall was home last weekend, she did nothing but sneeze; I fear she is allergic to Ted. She is allergic to cats but we always had cats when she was growing up, and she didn't have a problem tolerating them. We've found that she's not allergic to all cats, and since she did spend time in a friend's house with two cats one of the nights she was home, we're all hoping it wasn't Ted she was reacting to. Seriously...I'm praying she's not allergic to Ted.

We had a scare on Sunday; Ted fell from our loft above our living room. I had no idea he was up there (where I didn't want him) and no idea that he would try to jump from such a height (about nine feet) or maybe he just fell, walking among the spindles of the railing. Regardless, I freaked out. Fortunately, he didn't break anything, though the vet said he probably had a concussion, since he slept a lot afterwards. 

I'm giving away three copies of The Most Magnificent Thing, a great children's book I reviewed this week with the help of my great nieces and nephew. 

Speaking of our visitors, check out the cute little doghouse the girls made for Milo. This week, they're at camp with Kendall (and Cousin Caden). We're picking them up tomorrow; I can't wait to hear all about their adventures!

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