Friday, September 25, 2009

Friday Fragments

Friday Fragments?
First, go ahead and scroll down to the last post... {then come right back - please}... see that? I haven't posted anything in a whole week!! Wanna find out what I have {and have not} been doing this last week? Here's the fast and dirty version...

*I'm overwhelmed at school with just getting lesson plans out and keeping my kiddos engaged for 7 1/2 hours a day, but for some unknown reason I went ahead and agreed to be the co-sponsor of our school's Odyssey of the Mind team. This was probably not the smartest thing I've ever done! I'm excited though since I'll get to work with 4th & 5th graders, which will be a completely new experience for me and OM will let me see those little minds stretch creatively. By about February, I'll probably be singing a different song!

*On day 64 of Amanda Jean's quilt along, I have exactly 55 blocks done. I went from being 2 weeks ahead, to 9 days behind. I'm going to blame this on school again. School gets a bad rap, but it's really my poor time management skills that have me behind on everything! It's really a shame too, since sewing calms me down & I'm guessing takes my blood pressure down a notch or two.

*Aaron truly believes that my real age should be somewhere around 85. Sure, I still get carded to buy lottery tickets or alcohol. And just the other day, a lady in the parking lot ask if my mom would be happy to find me skipping school. But I also like to quilt & crochet. I'm usually in bed by the time anything good comes on TV. And I'm now on blood pressure medicine. WHAT?! It's blowing my mind that I'm 26 and already on 'a pill for my pressure.'

*We laid down the law this week. No dogs are allowed on the couch any longer. I feel like a monster! The dogs may be taking it better than I am! :(

*After months and months and months and months of silence (to people I know in real life) about our struggle to have a baby, I've had the urge to tell our whole story on a couple of occasions this week. I'm not usually that open (again... in real life) but I'm tired of keeping it a secret. I still haven't actually told anyone, but I wanted to... and that's new!

*While I was watching my boys A & R this week, R (2) had a remote control car that A (3) wanted. R held A off right until the batteries were about to die and then handed it over and said "Your turn!" A could only use the car going downhill for about 45 seconds before it was completely dead. So SMART! And FUNNY!

*I recently discovered, and may be addicted to, dark chocolate covered soy nuts. YUMMMM!
*Packing lunches at night makes my morning so much easier, so much more streamlined, so why on earth do I resist actually getting it done the night before?!
*We were playing around at dinner the other night and I put ketchup on Aaron's arm. In retaliation, he placed a strategic swipe on my cheek. It immediately started stinging me. To the point that I had to leave the table and wash it off. I'm pretty sure that's not normal. I mean come on... I eat that stuff. If it stings my skin, what in the world is it doing to my stomach?!

*We are interviewing a dog/house sitter this weekend, and my house needs a complete cleaning before I'll be comfortable allowing someone else to stay here! Housekeeping has been a little too low on my priority list since school started!

If you made it all the way down here... Kuddos! Go have a cookie for me! And for tons more random fun, head over to Half-Past Kissin' Time. Lots of fun Friday fragments over there!!


  1. That's nuts about the ketchup. I know tomatoes are acidic, but I'd be worried if it was burning my skin too!

    I always feel like I should be way older than I actually am too. I worry about what I'll feel like when I'm 80.

  2. Well, you look fantastic for 85!

    Hope you get some down time.