Welcome to Friday Fragments!! Many thanks to Mrs4444 for hosting it! I'm adding in a shout out to Ordinary and Awesome, too! She hosts Friday Freewrite which fits in so nicely with Friday Fragments that they aprtnered up!
I can't stop using exclamation points! Ack!
** First of all, do you know that she is NOT Mrs. 4-4-4-4? She has a nice little note on her blog. It's "Mrs. Fours." Ah ha!!!** I like visiting new blogs. And I am quick to add to my reading list if I like what I see within the first minute of checking it out. What I don't like is a hard to navigate blog. Overwhelmed with ads, clogged with too many visuals. Keep it simple and easy! A little organization goes a long way! Here's a really neat blog that Christy came upon this week. It's Charmaine's Pastry Blog. She used to be an opthamologist. Became a primo pastry chef. Makes amazing cakes and pastries. Check her out!! ** I'm so hooked on PostSecret. I've perused the books for years in bookstores but never read one. I am hooked on the Sunday posting of Secrets on the PostSecret blog. And am seriously considering ordering the new book- just so I can get the code to unlock old secrets! ** I am constantly amazed at how quickly my children can take a clean room and destroy it. ** I think we named Zach incorrectly. He should have been named Coronary. Because he is certain to give us one someday. ** Cute kid-bit from Teagan (this was e-mailed to me by the school's Director, Miss Lori): A student asked Nicole (school cook) if we were having tacos today for lunch. She said, "No, but we're having nachos...like deconstructed tacos." Apparently Teagan didn't hear the "for lunch" part. Nicole went out to the hallway to make breakfast, and came back with cereal and fruit. Teagan took one look at hers, and says, "What is THIS?? You promised NACHOS!" I really thought Ms. Nicole was going to pee her pants, she was laughing so hard! I love it because I can so totally and completely see and hear my daughter. This is so classic Teagan!! ** Someone at Target has a sense of humor. This Cinderella bathroom accessory apparently broke... ** I've got an accountability partner for my cleaning up today! Blog-reader and good friend (from church) Ashli! She has the day off and is also planning on doing some cleaning. We'll be checking in halfway through the day and again at the end. Here's hoping we each meet some of our goals! ** Step 1 of the clean up will be to clean up the couch and ottoman. If I have those spots cleared off, I'll just feel better and like I accomplished something. ** I think I'm going to start taking requests. I often find that, while reading someone else's blog, I start wondering what they would blog about if asked a question or assigned a topic. I want to know their POV on certain subjects based on what they've already put out there. So if you feel so inclined to ever want to know what I think about something, feel free to ask! ** I went to introduce myself to someone I've not before. I put my hand out, smiled and said "Hi! I'm Liz!" The response was to step back, not smile and say, "I don't shake hands." Hm. I understand that there are lots of reasons to not shake hands or touch hands. I'm not offended by it. But I do wish that people who don't want to shake hands would be friendly about it or have something funny they could say to make it all still friendly, you know? ** You know what I would love? To visit a new-to-me blog and discover my blog in their blogroll. That would be cool. I already think it's cool when I find a new blog and then discover that their blogroll includes people I love reading. Helps me feel a connection of some sort to that blogger. ** I'm getting the hang of this Twitter thing... Remember up there I said I like checking out new blogs? I've found oodles this week through Twitter. Keep watching my sidebar- I try to update there as well as to "follow" Blogger blogs. If I've got any Tweeps checking in- take a moment and say hello!!