Friday, February 25, 2011

Friday Fragments

Mommy's Idea

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We had a nice little teaser of spring last weekend and then we got slammed with snow overnight. Inches of it with freezy stuff underneath. I usually love snow but something about having those mild days with sunshine and light jackets is leaving me wistful... but the snow is definitely pretty. Maybe this is the snow's big farewell to winter? No matter- I can totally spring up my blog post today! Update from yesterday's post: Teagan is fine. She's eating and behaving normally. The chest pain is gone. She is on an antibiotic as a preventative in case the throat swabs did irritate any bacteria which could have a negative impact on her heart if there is anything wrong with her heart. We see a cardiologist in a few weeks. There is a lot of turmoil going on in a lot of states these days- including my own. And it's big government driven changes to education and unions and state constitutions. There are protests and a lot of angry people and a lot of heated emotions boiling over. I know that change is needed and I support that. But I also thinking we need to quit the chest pounding to show who's boss and show who the new sheriff in town is... and actually evaluate what changes will be most effective and beneficial. When I went to that event at the Statehouse recently, something really cool came out of it. I've connected really well with some of the bloggers who attended. The best part of connecting with local bloggers is the opportunity to get together- which I hope will happen soon. I've got 2 blogs/sites that I'd like to recommend- The Lazy Christian and The Average Parent. I'm finishing up final details for Teagan's birthday party! We will be inviting 8 friends to join her at Cookies and Canvas and each child will leave with their own masterpiece, led by an artist. Teagan has to do her invite list and I need to get those invites out stat! It's birthday season- we have birthdays every Saturday starting tomorrow and ending with Teagan's birthday party on March 19. I can't believe she is turning 6. I'm on a campaign... you know those Wheat Thin ads where Wheat Thins finds a tweet about their product and then they "surprise" that Tweeter with a skid of Wheat Thins? I have to tell you- Wheat Thins is probably my favorite crackers. I'm on a mission to get them to notice my tweets but I want YOUR help, please. If you are on Twitter, could you tweet them for me? Here's what I'm doing (feel free to copy and paste): Hey @CrunchIsCalling! @eternallizdom wants Wheat Thins for her local food pantry! Hook them up!! I need to get my plan in place for Project 52 for this weekend- more clutter needs to go! My goal is to actually load up the stuff for donating and get it to Goodwill so it isn't just bags of stuff adding to the clutter. My other goal is to get the kitchen back in order (we've been crazy busy lately so we've hardly been using the kitchen so there's just a sink full of lightly used dishes and piles of mail all around). I'd love it if you'd leave comments that include your e-mail address when you login. I like to reply to comments directly sometimes. And I have a Blogger gripe- I really hate embedded comments. I will type up my comment, hit submit, hit submit, hit submit, it finally goes to the preview with the word verification but if I'm not ready for it, I'll think my comment posted because it bumps me to the top of the blog! I have to remember to scroll down and hit submit again!

That's it for today... let me know if you have anything interesting going on this weekend. And let me know how you're doing... how's life treating you? Photobucket


C. Beth said...

I hate embedded comments, particularly when they also have word verification. I don't get why it's still the Blogger default; it takes longer, and I've ended up accidentally exiting a blog before typing the WV (and therefore losing my comment) more than once.

But on a positive note, I did your Wheat Thins tweet. :)

And I'm glad that Teagan is doing better and that you're following up!

Garret said...

I too hate embedded comments. I also dislike people who have captcha AND comment moderation on. One or the other please.

The Crazy Coxes said...

I hope Teagan is alright! Her birthdya party sounds like it will be really fun!

I'm with you on the comment thing. I can only hit submit so many times...and then...I admit, i get impatient and don't notice that I have to type in the word verification. Pain!

Have a great weekend!

Bill Lisleman said...

state turmoil - it always becomes a power struggle or power play (depending what side) instead of what would be best. I wonder how many people saw this union busting thing coming? I read the other day that some Indiana reps came over to Illinois to hide out. Our hotel industry is being helped by it anyways.
Comments - I really like the DISQUS system but I know some dont.

Rachel @ The Lazy Christian said...

Man, you didn't post about dinosaurs! :) But thanks for the shout-out!

You and Average Parent and I should get together sometime for coffee!

Mrs4444 said...

I tweeted for you--Happy to do that, especially because at first, I thought, "What in the world would one person do with a skidful of Triscuits?!haha

Glad to know Teagan is okay. Off to find out more...

Karen M. Peterson said...

I'm so glad Teagan's doing okay. I've been thinking about you guys.

I totally agree with you about the states (and feds) needing to cut out the posturing and figure out what the real priorities are.