Friday, January 28, 2011

Friday Fragments

It’s been so long since I did a Friday post!  Thank you, Mrs. 4444 for letting us wrap up the week!

Mommy's Idea
  • I don’t know how you super moms do it.  Maybe its just the appearance of “doing it” that I’m missing.  My house is usually on the verge of “Hoarders” status.  I have ignored my blog more lately just to keep my head above the sea of laundry and dishes 6 people create.  I never want visitors to stop by without a good warning so I have time to hurriedly stash the mess before they arrive.  I wish I had the money for one of those organizers to come and have their way with me….I mean my house.  When my young neighbor came by every day for a week we made huge strides in getting my place cleaned.  She’s great at motivating me and she likes to clean.  (We had a small disagreement on the music to listen to.  I guess I’m the only one in this small town who does not in the least enjoy Country music.  Unless I’m at a wedding dance.  Drinking.)  Now that I really have no one to answer to, I have slacked off…..  Need. Motivation.  I did, however, use “Tackle It Tuesday” to get something done.  I think I’ll have to stick with it.
  • I also don’t know why the dog puts up with JC.  I think it’s because he drops the most food on the floor.
  • Aria had her first “real” basketball game last weekend.  The 3rd and 4th graders (boys and girls together at this age) played during the half time of the varsity game.  It was pretty cool, she did well.  I would have taken a photo of her during the actual game, but I was recording it.  I need more hands.  And more cameras.  At least she’s easy to spot with that hair.



  • Princess Piper the Ballerina.  Even when it’s 20 degrees below zero, she will wear dresses.  I guess if you don’t have to go outside, it’s just fine.


  • Max and his Mario obsession.  He went to the fridge, took markers, and colored these “Yoshi Eggs”.  Fortunately, after a few pictures, he put them back in the fridge.  We’ve been eating them all week.  Apparently the Yoshi population was ok with that.


  • Lastly, would some of you out there PLEASE PLEASE learn the difference between “your” and “you’re”?!?!  I’m not the best at writing and grammar, but even when YOU’RE saying something very intelligent, YOUR IQ points slip away in my estimation every time you misuse those words.  The same goes for “they’re” “their” and “there”….oh, and apostrophes.  That is all.


brainella said...

That comment about "your" and "you're" makes me laugh. It's like the episode of Sex & the City when Carrie gets a note and there/their were misused. :)

Kristina P. said...

We had a lesson about your vs you're with my coworker. Who has a Master's Degree. He said that he never learned it. Sigh.

Jamie said...

Oh my goodness! The "your" "you're" thing makes me crazy too! Is it really that hard to figure out?

Love the Yoshi eggs!

Our dog has the same issue. Boom is probably the biggest pain in his fuzzy rear end, but he is also the most likely to either drop food or leave it unattended.

My Princess would wear a dress in -20. Today she really wanted to wear white shorts and a striped short sleeved top. We compromised with a short sleeved top and jeans, with a sweater if we go out.

Have a great weekend!

Unknown Mami said...

I wish I could just have someone come over and clean for me. I think that would make me a better organized person.

I do laundry every day and I still have more to do.

Chris and Krysta said...

Here is how I do it...
Although I only have one LO, which also means I don't have any helpers either :P

The Crazy Coxes said...

What a great neighbor to come over and help organize! But I'm with you on the country music........she's not that country music!

Love the Yoshi eggs!

From Tracie said...

I need some cleaning motivation. Laundry motivation would be nice too.

Those eggs are cute. Very color coordinated.

I agree about the "your" and "you're" that drives me crazy.

mimbles said...

If you figure out how to "do it" let me know too! I have the theory down pat thanks to Flylady, but the execution eludes me more often than not.

Have you seen The Oatmeal's 10 Words You Need to Stop Misspelling?

Dysfunctional Mom said...

Oh, I SO agree with the last one!! Drives me insane.
My house gets totally out of control sometimes, like this past week. I think most people just keep up appearances!

Kristin - The Goat said...

I don't have kids and I need help keeping my place clean and organized. I was part of a weight loss forum for many years. The words that drove me up a wall was Lose and Loose. People seriously thought they were interchangeable.