Friday, December 23, 2011

Friday Fragments

Mommy's Idea

Its the Friday before Christmas.... it bad to say I'm still in denial?  I have made progress though.  Only need to stop & get about 5 more things & I'm done... fingers crossed they let us out of work half a day today so I can finish them up without Ricky... mainly because the 5 things involve him.  I'll figure it out... until then, let's frag...

Its always so weird around the office this time of year.  Half the office takes their vacation now, so I am the one doing 4 things at once to keep things caught up.  It makes me exhausted & ready for my own vacation after everyone gets back. 


Are you going to have a White Christmas where you're at?  Around here?  We're looking at 50 degree, sunny weather all week long.  I know people are upset about it... they want the cold & white stuff for the Holiday.  Me?  I'm giddy.  I told Ricky, I can run every day this week, outside... in shorts!  That's actually a big thing for me because I'm loosing my "runners tan", which is the outline of my shorts on my legs.  My legs NEVER tan & to see the tan line disappearing, its been a tad depressing.... solar rays?  Attack my legs this week please.


I just saw where Walgreens, the Family Dollar & McDonalds are open around here on Christmas Day.... really?  We live in a country where we cant live without a Big Mag for 24 hours?  That just blew my mind...


CUTE ALERT!!!!! ... I was talking to Madi (my 7 yr old niece) on the phone the other day.  I asked her what she wanted from Santa.  She told me she didnt tell him, but she told Charlie, which is their puggle dog.  I asked what that was & she said, "I want Santa to get Charlie fit, because he's getting too fat" .... isnt that the cutest thing?  I just hope she doesnt bring my name up in that same kinda sentence....


I cant tell you how many times I've misspelled "Santa" as "Satan".... my Scrabble mind is always at work, I guess.


Here's the picture of the grandbabies in Texas with Santa....

Isnt Isaac's face the cutest?  Julie said he told her he was wasnt shy anymore & jumped up in Santa's lap... guess he showed her :)  Then she said he kept whispering in Santa's ear "Iron man toys"... the funny thing is, that's exactly what Ricky did too! :)


SPAT OF THE WEEK:  The Wrapping Station .... My kitchen has been destroyed the past few weeks.  I just wrap as I go, so I leave out the wrapping paper, tape, name tags, ribbon, pens, markers... geez!!!! Why is there so much stuff to wrapping a gift?  See why I dont put it all up after wrapping a gift?  Needless to say, my counter just stays "the wrapping central station" until Dec 25.  So I'm wrapping presents when Ricky comes home from work... & puts his keys & wallet, right in the space where I have to roll out the paper.  OK... I was nice about it at first. "Sweetie, can you move your keys, I need this area"... he was nice about it at first too, moving them.  I wrap a gift.  I turn around & what's there?  A 64 oz cup of tea.... Ricky laid it down in that space again.  "Sweetieeeeee, can you move your tea, I need this area".... he moved it.... wrapped another gift.  Turned around & there was a knife & flashlight there.... "swweeeettttiiiiee" - by this time, I'm saying it through a gritted teeth smile.  Honestly - I thought he was joking because EVERY TIME I turned around, there would be something there.  A few gift cards, a bag of chips... & get this... literally, his socks he found in the back yard that Sydney had taken through the doggie door.

I gave up... I'll finish wrapping when he sleeps tonight....


My dad sent me this picture... I wish I could find a way to put it on Ricky's birthday cake tomorrow...

it'd probably be the next "spat of the week" though if I did


I know a lot of you are going to be missing from Blog-World with all the Holiday-Happenings... so if you dont stop back by before then... MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!

... & Happy Friday! :)


  1. Greetings from Texas....
    I love the family portrait of the sweet ones. Their smiles are contagious.

    Oh and I also love the innocence of the youthful...that about getting fit is too darned cute.

    And yes, I know that it will all work out and your five things will be accomplished. Soon, tho...right? Time's running short.

    Friday Fragments

    ....and may I add my wish for you:

    Happy Christmas and Merry New Year!!!

  2. I love the Spider Man cartoon! Wishing you a happy Christmas!

  3. Walgreen's is always open around here on Christmas, and that was good when a 2-year-old Mac got sick. But the other places? Yikes!

    It's not 50 here, but it's been warmer. I am okay without snow, we'll get some eventually.

    I've been exercising often over the past two weeks, but not much running. I don't know that I can strengthen my shins enough to avoid splints. Working on that by jumping rope on concrete with my shin sleeves on...

  4. I never saw the Satan in Santa. But I have seen the rapist in therapist.

  5. Yes, We're having a white Christmas right now!! It's so exciting since I am in Texas!! I know it's not technically Christmas but this never happens so it's close enough!!

    I am glad to know I am not the only one that keeps all the gift wrapping stuff out!! It's just so much easier that way!! Speaking of wrapping, I really should get on that today, since I SNOWED in!!

  6. Listen, after my (3) glasses of Merlot, I can barely focus. I'm sure you said something funny in your post and somewhere along the line there was a cute kid named Isacc, but to tell you the truth, the father looked pretty cute too.
    I just noticed that you have 5 more Followers than I do. I think I'll make it my personal goal to outdo you in the next month. I have a little competitive issues thingy.
    Wait, where was I? I don't know.
    Listen, if I don't hear from you, I wish you the very best Christmas ever.
    I'm so happy that I met you this year. You've inspired me to improve on my photography.
    Your Friend, m.


    I hope it is beautiful and SO BLESSED for you and Ricky and your families.....

    I love you girl ~~. Dawn

  8. Merry Christmas to you guys! And I , too, have done the "Santa" "Satan" thing!! ha!


  9. You are so kind to start off your sentence to your husband with "sweetie"! I would have put a post it note in that spot that said "Put anything here and you're losing an eye!" and then a big smiley face. LOL Ahhh yes, I'm full of Christmas spirit! lol

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  11. In his defense, it your house is anything like my house this week, was there any other empty space to put that stuff?haha

    That is a pretty real-looking Santa. Very cute.

    It's been unseasonably-warm here, too, but it did snow on Christmas eve. It's melted now, but that was really sweet.

    Merry (late) Christmas!!


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