Friday, March 13, 2009

Friday Fragments - Snow Day Aftermath

Friday Fragments?

Because I couldn't say it better myself, Mrs. 4444 says:
"Friday Fragments; those bits and pieces of your week that are too small to stand alone, but too good to let go. It's the next best thing to closure. " Visit her and other's Fragments at Half Past Kissin Time!
  • We spent most of the week indoors as a big fat blizzard rolled through. My husband left earlier than usual for work (overnight, in a town 1 hour away) and couldn't make it back until Thursday morning! They closed the interstates border to border while drifts as high as our van settled it.

  • I really wanted to send the kids outside as they were driving me crazy being cooped up in the house. Problem: -40 degree windchill.
  • I shoveled out my own van and left hubby's side of the driveway for him. It took me over an hour and I'm still sore today. THEN our nice neighbor came by and used a large front-end loader to push all his snow!! *sigh*

  • A.M.'s Destination Imagination group is still practicing. We've even scheduled an extra practice next week. If you're not familiar with it, it's an extra-curricular school group that encourages kids to use their problem-solving skills and creativity to do on-the-spot challenges and our kids will perform a play they've made up involving problem solving. They go to a meet and the older kids can win competitions to move on to state and national competitions!!! This is my first year helping out. Fortunately our kids are 1-2 graders, so this meet is the only one. It's really fun, but I'll be glad when we're done!
  • I started sewing stuff for the Etsy shop I've already signed up for!!! I have lots of baby items as well as Scrabble Tile pendants I'll be making. More about that soon...AND a giveaway!!!

  • Um, I also had to much wine last night. Maybe I should save that for "Not ME Monday"
And I forgot to mention I've been scouting out cloth diapers. I'm actually hoping to win a few before I invest. Here's one such giveaway:

Win a free Bumgenius 3.0 Diaper! This is a valuable All-In-One cloth diaper that you can use for yourself or give as a gift to someone expecting a baby! Go check out Hot Belly Mama's Blog for details on how to win this wonderful All In One Cloth Diaper. Hot Belly Mama will announce the winner on March 30th, after her 30th birthday! Here is the direct link to her blog:
Good luck!


Kristina P. said...

Your snowstorm makes our snowstorm look like summer!

Mrs4444 said...

"This is a valuable All-In-One cloth diaper that you can use for yourself or give as a gift to someone expecting a baby!" I'm sorry, but that hit me as VERY funny!! Just might have to use that one for my Favorite Fragmenter this week :)

My sister is doing D.I., too, this year. She was telling me about a winning team headed by two engineer dads. Now seriously, can you imagine two men, let alone engineers, who would be able to stand back and let the kids do their own planning, organizing, etc. Tough group to beat, that one. They're having a lot of fun trying, though :)

Anonymous said...

I thought we had nasty weather but I can't compete with your blizzard. Yikes!

Brooks said...

Don't you just love DI? My oldest has been in for 2 years! we have the state competition next month!

going to check out your etsy now!

Brooks said...

you don't have a link up for it yet! did you get the scrolling blog rolls?

Ellen said...

Can't believe you had a snowstorm. We have been lucky, no snow for a few weeks, I really hope we are done. Daffodils are coming out, very exciting!

Hope you had a good weekend.

Jena9286 said...

Tell me about the Scrablle tile pendants. I am interested!!!