Friday, March 02, 2012

Friday Fragments

Mommy's Idea 

Its Friday.... & I'm home!  Perfect day for Fragging...

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Why am I home?  Because the news channels have scared the bee-jeez out of me!  They were all talks about storms coming through here today.  Using words like "Terrible" "Destructive" "Extreme Danger" ... & they said that there are many Storm Chasers that have come up to the area just for the storms that are supposed to happen.

We had horrible storms, tornados in the area earlier this week & I was at work & I just sit & worry about my house.  Always afraid my fence is going to blow down & my dogs get loose.  I have all kinds of irrational fears... so decided to go ahead & take a day off & just stay home.  Hunkering down...

except as of right now, we've had nothing... its not even raining...

I wasted a day for this?.... great....

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I always hate taking a sick/personal/vacation day... I'm always afraid I'm going to need it for something down the road & then not have it.  And usually by the end of the year, I end up having an overload of days I didnt use & they dont carry over to the next year... but today, now I've got that fear that I'm gonna get a flu that takes me out for 3 weeks & I've got no time at work.

.... yep, I live in "Irrational Fear Land"

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Tomorrow is the first race of the Triple Crown... excited about race season starting!  Tomorrow is the easy race - a 5K.  Its always fun to run with THOUSANDS of people & thats what turns out for these races.  The downside?  Its early - like I have to leave the house at 6:30 am (which is way later then the I have to leave during the week, but still, its 6:30 am).  And its also COLD.  This race is always cold.  Tomorrow its going to be 32 degrees.  I can run a 5K in Eskimo gear though so no problem.  Just praying the neuropathy isnt bad in my feet.


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& yes, I have to go pick up my race packet today.... so taking a day off, I have to end up going downtown anyways... AND its during the time when the hardest storms will probably hit.

Again - probably shouldnt have taken the day off... oh well... I got to sleep in till 9 & I got to make some yummy pancakes.

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I'm still in mourning about Davy Jones.  I always had such a crush on him.  Its funny, when Ricky & I were dating, they were in concert in an outdoor baseball stadium.  They played after the baseball game... it was 105 degrees... the hottest day I can ever remember standing outside for HOURS.  Ricky was such a sport dealing with the heat.  We were DRIPPING sweat but Ricky never suggested we leave.  He still laughs that I was up dancing, screaming at the Monkees with my hair full of sweat (I only do sweat if I'm running).  We especially laugh knowing that's when we were dating & Ricky was just trying to keep that good impression up.  He said now, being together 20 years, he'd NEVER sit in that to see the Monkees... much less anyone.. except KISS.

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Speaking of Ricky - let's do the SPAT OF THE WEEK:  ICE MAKER!!! ... so yes, we got our new frig this past weekend.  and yes, I realize I still dont have a picture up.  (When I edit a photo session, nothing interrupts my picture zone)  I know you're all so excited to see a picture of a refrigerator too...

Anyways - we've never had a ice maker on the front of our frig.  Its exciting times.  They told us though that we had to dump the first couple of trays of ice.  Get all the gook out of the lines.  But on Sunday, at 6:30 am, I fell a nudge.  "Rebecca, wake up!  WAKE UP!"... I jolt up.  Ricky is standing there with a pitcher.  "LOOK!!! WE HAVE CRUSHED ICE!!!!" .... I just looked at him like he had lost his ever loving mind.  "Did you just wake me up at 6:30 to show me ice?"... "Yes!!! WE HAVE CRUSHED ICE"

... dude, only wake me up at 6:30 am if we have a winning lottery ticket - not if we have crushed ice...

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American Idol Finals.... I'm rooting for Phillip Phillips & Colton - or as Ricky calls him, "Skunk Boy"


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One extra look at the pictures I'm doing... finishing up today... on my day off for storms, that arent' happening so far...



Happy Friday everyone...

13 comments:

  1. I hope that those storms aren't as bad as they predict!! I remember living in KY when I went to grad school--storms this time of year are crazy!

    Love the photo. I love how it kind of gives the illusion of a mix of sepia/black-n-white and then you get the pop of color from her feet!

    Good luck with your race! :)

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  2. While we're not in the path of the really, really bad stuff (we're just to the north of it), we were supposed to get thunderstorms with hail ... so far nada ... zip ... zilch.

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  3. ROFL -- waking you up for crushed ice! He must've been really excited... that cracked me up!! lolol.

    Hope the storms stay away lol - a day off is always awesome =)

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  4. With weather, it is still better to be safe than sorry.

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  5. LOVE the picture with shadow heart hands - really cool!

    LOL at the spat of the week - I would probably have had to murder him. Just sayin'

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  6. Man, I certainly need a day off. And soon too! But I know what you mean. I'm a Leave Hoarder like you wouldn't believe. I'm right there at that edge that if I don't use it, I will lose it. As it is, I have 10 weeks of vacation stored up. You're jealous, right? Of course your are!
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  7. Hehehehe - living in irrational fear land. I can giggle since it isn't I living there!

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  8. We're supposed to get some storms here tonight...it's that time of year, I guess! Hoping we'll both come out of it unscathed. I know you're going to do awesome in your race tomorrow. Just keep remembering Ben from that video you posted...YOU CAN DO IT!!! I really like that little gal from Mississippi who made it to the top 10. She reminds me a lot of Miranda Lambert, whom I love! The picture of the couple you took is too cute! I love how creative you are! Wish you could teach me a thing or two!

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  9. Love your picture. And your comment about crushed ice. I would NOT want to be woken up over a few pieces of shaved ice, either. I struggle with fear, too. Usually not weather-related but we all have our personal nemesis, I guess. Take heart, God is in control, even if the weather bugs out.

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  10. I'm glad you stayed home, but I wonder at all your worries. Girl...

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  11. Wow: Stephen Curtis Chapman AND Davey Jones??? you live the life of a rock star...or a roadie...or maybe even a groupie! :)

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  12. Oh I love Derby time!! Our reserve unit did security for it several years in a row, I really miss doing that. Thunder is amazing, the parade is huge, and seeing horses run... oh yea!

    I feel just a bit guilty each time you talk about running. When we live in LouKy I ran all the time. I was training for a half marathon and could run 10 miles straight. I just need to make it start happening again. No excuse. I hope you have a great run!

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