Friday Fragments is hosted my Mrs. 4444, and is the place we can blog about all those little things that have happened during the week that don’t warrant a full blog. This week flew right by, Christmas is going to be here before we know it!
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GMYBS is hosted by Lolli at Better in Bulk, for us to showcase our best shot(s) of the week. Lolli was lucky enough to go to NYC and the premier of Motherhood this week. Check out her post, and share you favorite photo of the week too!
This is one of my best shots of the week. Tara and I spent lots of time outdoors this past week. I took this last Friday, after a rather “tense” 24 hours before at home. The day was gorgeous and the water on the lake calm. It was the perfect place to clear my head and readjust my attitude. (Click here for other photos from that day). This photo also works for Weekend Reflection hosted by James.
First, please keep this family in your thoughts and prayers. Little Donna is 4 yr old who has battled brain cancer for 2 1/2 yrs. Donna is at the end of her journey here on Earth. I can not even begin to imagine the sadness her family is experiencing. I don’t know the family, but I have followed their journal for quite awhile. This little girl has lived “gracefully, and hopefully, and realistically, and joyfully.” We could all take a lesson from this little one!
Also, my 85 year old mother, Betty, is headed off in about 24 hours for her third trip (since turning 80) south to help with Katrina relief. This time to Baton Rouge, LA with a group of 5 other folks from her church. She makes me proud! If you could keep them in your thoughts for a safe journey and a successful week. Even thought Katrina was four years ago they still need help!
There has been a penny HEADS DOWN laying by our front door for 3 days now. I WILL not pick it up… That really seems like inviting bad luck to enter our lives. Not that I’m really superstitious or anything!
We are in the midst of two N’easter storms and it’s been snowing in the Poconos, about 2 hours from home. Tara has been begging me to drive her to see it. She hasn’t seen snow in 6 years and 8 months, and she really wants to see it. I will consider driving there on Saturday if snow is still on the ground. Feb 2003, the last snow that Tara has seen.
I’ve been sleeping in Tara’s room this week, hoping maybe she would fall asleep earlier with me in the same room. I’m not sure it has helped much, but I do have to say, I sleep VERY WELL on the futon that is the bottom bunk of her bunk bed!
Watching baseball playoff games is SOOO stressful, especially when they play late games for us on the East Coast. We were up cheering the Phillies on to victory until after midnight last night. They are ahead in the NLCS 1-0, winning against the LA Dodgers in LA last night. That’s huge! 14 yrs out of 17 years, the winner of the first game has gone on to win the title. I SO want to see them repeat the World Championship this year now that I am back in Philly! UGH – they LOST – not just LOST, they THREW the game away tonight!
Tara’s cat Kovu has fallen in the bathtub three times this week while Tara’s been taking a bath. You would think he would figure out by now that he should not walk along the edge of the tub when it is full of water!
During one of our walks in the park, we came across this. Either someone had a pillow fight with a goose down pillow, or something terrible happened here. What do you think?
Myself and 3 kids (12, 9 & 8) sat through the double feature of Toy Story and Toy Story 2 on Monday. I love those movies, and being in 3D made them even better. I can’t wait to see Toy Story 3, coming out in JUNE. I’m hearing good things about Where the Wild Things Are. I have never read that book. Tara says she loved the book in 1st grade when they had it in their classroom library. I’m hoping to see it this RAINY weekend.
So, what are your plans for the weekend? I’m hoping to attend VGNO tonight! I’ve got a great bottle of Spiced Apple Wine that I’ve been waiting for the perfectly chilly night to open, or maybe I’ll pick up something a little harder and have a nice coffee drink! The Phillies play earlier today, so I might have to start drinking EARLIER if the game is anything like the last few!
Have a great day!