Friday, December 11, 2009

Friday Fragments – Insert Clever Title Here

Welcome once again to Friday Fragments, your chance to purge your mind of all those little tidbits too small for their own post, too good to let go!  You can thank Mrs. 4444 at Half Past Kissing Time for the opportunity!

Mommy's Idea
  • I think our biggest news of the week is that Max went to the principal’s office.  I got a call just before 2 in the afternoon yesterday to let us know he had punched another boy in the mouth while in the restroom.  It turns out that there was another boy who encouraged him to do it, telling him he wouldn’t get in trouble.  I felt so bad for the poor kid who got punched, he wasn’t asking for it, he was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.  I’ve heard the “encourager” kid’s name before, often associated with naughty behavior or rude words.  We’ve officially grounded Max from xBox until after Christmas, and (the biggie) Legos for a whole week.  In addition, Daddy came to school with him this morning and had him stand in front of the class and apologize.  Daddy also told the teacher (not in front of the whole class) that Max was no longer allowed to hang out with the other rude boy.  We’ve really had enough.  This is kindergarten.  If we don’t take care of this now, I think we’re going to have a long road to high school.  Peer pressure scares me.  I hope we can instill in our children a strong inner voice.  I’m really most surprised that Max would actually punch some poor kid who didn’t at all deserve it.  I’m a little sad.
  • Totally Random: I miss film canisters.  Occasionally I find something that would store perfectly in a film canister.  I don’t have them anymore, my supply is limited.  I used to have tons when I ran a film camera and especially when I did weddings.  Now I only have a few.  Just one of the casualties of the digital age, I guess.
  • I want to say THANKS to Kristina at Pulsipher Predilections.  She recently posted  a list of her readers’ business sites and was kind enough to include my Etsy site!  If you don’t read her already, she is SUPER funny, I highly recommend heading over to her site and reading up!!
  • Speaking of fun sites to shop, my hubby steered me over to T-Shirt Hell and the shirts they have are hilarious.  Go take a peek, but check your indignation at the door, there’s sure to be something to offend everyone.  Fair warning.
  • Only one of our two cars started this morning.  It’s been below zero for most of the week, so I guess its no surprise.  The real surprise is that neither of our vehicles have block heaters.  Confused? Those of you not from the upper Tundra area have probably never heard of such a thing.  I guess when my dad first came to this area from Oregon, he thought all these cars with little plugs hanging out of the front were maybe electric cars?  Block heaters keep the engine/battery from freezing solid when you plug them in overnight (or day) so you can actually start your car in the cold.  Many businesses in this area even have them for their employees when they park at work. I didn’t know this was unusual to the southern folk. :)
  • Please stop by the RaMbLeR’s place OR tweet her @leanna_mom23 to congratulate her on completing the half marathon in Vegas last weekend!! She’s only ever gone as far as 7+ miles, so she is officially at the top of my hero list!!
  • I just learned Michelle Duggar (you know, the family with 18 kids!) just had baby 19 via emergency C-section.  The baby girl, named Josie, was very early and weighs only 1lb 6oz, and as far as I know is their first preemie baby.  A quick prayer for her would, I’m sure, be welcomed.  I find it amazing after all those kids, this is the only one who was early and who will potentially have health problems.  Frankly, I’m surprised she still has a uterus at all. 
  • It’s Virtual Girls’ Night Out again, I’m hoping I’ll have time to participate ;)  Of course, the hubby is home tonight, so I MAY spend a little time with him, too.  Fortunately he has a new computer game, so we may end up sitting beside each other on our own computers.  Do you ever do that?
  • Happy Friday everyone!!!


won said...

I feel you on the son/school issue. It is very disheartening to hear reports like that.

Hoping for a better week next week.

Confessions From A Working Mom said...

I am a HUGE fan of the Duggar family, and I had not heard that about Michelle. I'm going to have to call my mom and tell her! Thanks for the update :)


Kristina P. said...

You are so welcome! I just want to do a little bit to help.

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Sorry about Max - it sucks that peer pressure starts in Kindergarten!!

I'm still hanging onto my film camera - hoping they don't do away with actual film at some point. Want me to save my canisters for you? :)

I forgot to give a shout out to Kristina P. - she was so cool posting that list!

Oh I'll definitely have to check out T-Shirt I can find a funny (and possibly inappropriate) one for my hubby...heh, heh!! ;)

Growing up in Washington State it was an oddity to see the block heaters when I moved to Michigan... ;)

Happy FF and VGNO! I'm hoping I'll be able to participate in VGNO tonight, but not sure since hubby will be at a gig and Princess Nagger will be wanting my full attention... ;)

Ter said...

Hi there... earlier this week or last week you posted a comment on my blog. I saw the name Mel and thought it was another Mel that reads my blog and today I realized it wasn't, so I thought I'd come by and thank you for the comment you left on my blog! I hope you'll come again soon.

Speaking of block heaters, and plugging in the cars, I had a fun time teasing my internet buddy who lives in Texas after I posted that I went outside to plug the car in and she couldn't figure out why a car would need to be plugged in. :) Anyway it was fun to tease her a bit, but I have to admit I wish it wasn't so cold!

Ann said...

I never knew what those plugs were! (And yes, I'm from Oregon - Portland to be exact ;-> )

I need to go congratulate the RaMbLeR on her marathon

Mrs4444 said...

LOL on the uterus comment. I guess they've beat the odds up til now. I wonder if that was her first C-section? Maybe they will take that as a sign that it's time to quit? I love the Duggars...

It's been quite cold here, too. Mr.4444 has been heating the garage with a kerosene heater to keep the cars from freezing up. What are you going to do about yours?

And the punching thing? That's a bummer. Wish I could have been a fly on the wall during that apology; how did that go? Poor guy(s).

The (Un)Experienced Mom said...

I actually know someone who is related to the Duggars. Honest to goodness. Her husband is Jim Bob's cousin. Hadn't heard that the baby was so small!

That's too bad about your sun and the punching thing. Although, in grade school I punched a kid once. To be fair, he was taunting me (b/c he liked me) and my dad told me to stand up for myself. And that's what I did. Yeah, principal didn't like it, but she never did anything about it or about the boy being annoying to me either.

Happy belated FF!