Friday, August 28, 2009

Friday Fragments

It's Friday Fragments time!! ** I'm reporting today that 35 doesn't feel much different than 34. Back to you, Tom. ** Hectic and stressful week at work this past week. Our budget process usually takes 2 months. Due to changes this year, it wasn't going to happen until around the holidays. Then we got word from corporate that they needed numbers that would have come from all that budget work we normally would have been doing the past 2 months. So we took a 2 month process and did it in 5 days. For reals, yo. ** After 2 weeks off, we start back to dance class tomorrow morning! ** I hate it when someone you thought was a friend suddenly yanks the rug out from under you. ** Teagan has discovered her power over boys. I've seen it at church and it has already played out at school. There are 4 kindergarten boys who join the aftercare kids at the end of the day. Apparently, those 4 boys make a beeline directly for Teagan! Per the teacher, most of the girls are pretty much "girly girls" who play dress up and kitchen and so on. Teagan is more of a "keep up with the boys" kid who also has a feminine side. So the boys love playing with her! I think this is a recipe for future trouble... ** More adventures next weekend as we head to Huntingdon, TN for Jeff's annual family reunion! ** I need a new keyboard at work. My keys constantly stick and some of the letters are starting to wear off on the keys. I had brought one from home but it sucked. ** I got a very exciting birthday present! Details coming soon! ** Christy likes to give many gifts over the course of the week or so surrounding one's birthday. The first gift she gave me- books about being a mom and working and funny stuff- had a birthday card. It was very pretty. It had my name on the envelope- written on a post it. Hm. Inside, she had signed it... on a post it. Hm. She very excitedly told me that I could reuse the card that way. ooooo-k. Then goes on to tell the actual exciting part- the card was made by Adopting M.E. and she had won the set and saved one just for my birthday!\ ** When I've been hurt by someone and am all in jumbles on the inside, I want nothing more than to go home, snuggle my kiddos, and color. See ya next week, Fragmenters!


Garret said...

I hear raising girls is tougher than boys? I'm wondering what the general public thinks?

Take lots of family reunion pics and DO try to make fun of the wacky old Aunts and Uncles.

Teacher Tom said...

I'll be curious to learn if Teagan is still hanging out with boys next year.

Garret, as the parent on one girl, I was always told that boys are tougher when they're little, but girls get tougher around middle school . . . It hasn't proven true to far, but I have 2 years to go!

Alison said...

Sounds like an emotional roller-coaster of a week!

I notice Garrett is MUCH nicer to you than to Alix. Makes me wonder about what Alix is really like in person... ;)

Garret said...

Flartus: Alix is pole dancer but I love her. She's awesome. I met Alix last month. She's a hoot.

Stacey said...

Enjoy the family reunion! Safe travels!

Happy Friday!

MrsSki said...

I hope you have a safe and fun trip to TN for the reunion!

I miss snuggling and coloring!

Claudya Martinez said...

Yay for dance class!

Happy Birthday!

Kori said...

Happy belated birthday! 35 was horrible for me, I cried. And every year since, it's all like, whatever. Another day. It's all relative.

Stacy Uncorked said...

Happy Birthday! :)

Teagen sounds just like the Princess Nagger - she can keep up with the boys, too. Of course she's only 6, we'll see how long that lasts... ;)

I hate it when someone you thought was a friend suddenly yanks the rug out from under you, too...been there, it's not fun.

Have a safe trip next weekend - and a fun time at the reunion!

Looking forward to reading about your exciting birthday present! :)

Christy sounds like such a card - I think I'll steal her idea and the next card I send out to someone I'll address it with post-its so they can re-use it...brilliant! :)

Happy FF! :)

Sara Elizabeth said...

35 doesn't feel like 34?

I know what you mean about just wanting to be home snuggling with those you love when everything else in the world is wrong. I know that so well. I cherish that feeling everyday.

Happy FF!

Mrs4444 said...

I hate feeling hurt by people you don't expect to hurt you. That feeling is so surprising (because that crap usually happens in middle school, not adulthood!)

I have to go to bed (I know, I know, but I had a TON of cleaning to do around here!!) Anyway, I'll bet if you clean your keyboard, it will feel like new. I found directions on line somewhere and gently removed all of my keys (with a tiny, tiny screwdriver to lift them off) I dropped them all in soapy water and wiped down the rest. (oh, I did not remove the big keys like bkspc, enter, and shift, because the directions said not to.) Let everything dry well before putting them back (don't forget to print a pic of where the keys belong, or you will be in trouble, haha!!)

Miss you. Sorry I've been AWOL. Just getting back to school, but things should settle down eventually :) Have a great week~!