Friday, March 19, 2010

FF: There's a silver lining in here someplace

~An acquaintance has just learned that she is SURPRISE pregnant for the third time. This father, like the others, is going to marry her. She has a good decade of fertility left, so I think there's at least one more SURPRISE in her.

~My two youngest boys googled, "Ways to fake sick and get to stay home from school." They were so thrilled with the new great ideas that they immediately found me to tell me everything they learned.

~I've grumbled about having to drive a mini van for past 75 years. Now that I've insisted on getting a bathroomless/air-conditionerless pop-up camper, I will have to drive a truck. A really big truck. While I'll never be able to back-up or pull into a parking space again, I had a recent epiphany that my husband will be okay with us getting mulch this year since he won't have to pay for delivery.

~Mrs. 4444's, mother of Friday Fragments, says assertiveness is good. I wouldn't know about that. I do know that her blog is good medicine.
Mommy's Idea

~My neighbor drives his car about 50 yards every day. Twenty-five to the stop sign and 25 back to his driveway. He's getting great gas mileage.

~My friend's dog died unexpectedly on Christmas Eve. It was devastating. She is now looking for a new dog. My friend is compassionate, loving and having a terrible time finding someone who will allow her to buy a puppy. I sincerely think that other people are offering more $$ than the asking prices. When the right seller and puppy do come along, they're going to find just what a wonderful family my friend and her husband and kids make.

~Another dog-loving friend sent us to our current vet. This vet runs such a bare-bones, no frills practice that had I not trusted my friend completely, I might have thought the vet was not especially swift. It turns out that he is the father of several VERY smart children and he is so very, very compassionate. He always wants my kids to look through the microscope and see all those squiggly things or listen to the dog's heart so they can learn. What's even better is that he almost always gives me a discount. These are the ones I've received thus far:
"You gave my daughter an A in English : 20% off"
"You finally adopted a decent dog!: 15% off"
"You are raising fine children: 10% off.
"I'm sorry that Pepper has a hookworm :( 10% off.
I certainly love that man.

22 comments:

Cat said...

Best vet EVER.

Is your friend looking for a specific breed? My dog's a mutt and he's about as awesome as dogs get, all for a $5 adoption fee.

Your boys sound adorable! Have a great weekend!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

thank you :)

Living on the Spit said...

Love how the boys told you all about their web discoveries...they are so funny.

Would love to see you drive the big truck and camping trips with a bathroomless, un-air-conditioned camper...food for the blog?

Have a great weekend!!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I ADORE your Vet as well.
Your boys: KEEPERS!!!!
Just how big a truck? I am having mulch delivered this year. Do you want to earn some $$?
Pregnant for the third time with the third baby daddy. I am without words.

The Cotton Wife said...

I bought an Expedition last summer - it beeps when I back up. Yep - I never have to use my rearview mirror EVER again. Feel safe yet? :)

Much More Than Mommy said...

Impressive vet! And I love how your kids TOLD YOU all the ways to fake being sick! Awesome! :-D

I *dream* of having a minivan.

The Incredible Woody said...

I LOVE your vet!

Third 'surprise' pregnancy? I think someone is telling stories. Just sayin'....

Did you forget the benefit of big trucks? The law of the road! The one with the biggest vehicle gets to do any damn thing they want=)

My Mercurial Nature said...

I love that your kids TOLD you about the great ideas they found for getting out of school! Much better than the days (to come) where they realize it's better not to share these tidbits.

The Crazy Coxes said...

That is awesome that the boys told on themselves. I love kids! The vet is cool! I like his discounts!
Happy Friday!

Beth said...

Afraid I would have to have an RV ... with air conditioning and a bathroom! (One of those million dollar jobbies they show on HGTV would do me just fine.) I've always said that my idea of roughing it is a hotel without cable! :)

Nezzy said...

I find the fact that your kiddos shared that great find a hoot and a half! These were great!!!

God bless and have a fabulous Friday!!!

Matty said...

I know few "surprises".

I have to laugh at your kids looking up ways to play hooky. Sounds pretty normal to me.

Your vet sounds familiar. There is one nearby who runs a practice similar to that. Very low key, no frills, out of his house operation, but everyone loves him.

Have a great FF weekend.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Excellent. There is plenty of room here for the pop-up camper,the truck, *and* the vet during Blog Fest.

Carolee / Home4ever said...

Hey, I'm looking for a trailer, too- but I want a little bigger as I plan to travel a lot and "roadschool" my daughter.

I just started a blog about it:

http://athomeonwheels.blogspot.com/

Check it out, leave a comment. I'm hoping to get corporate advertising from RV dealers, campgrounds, etc...

Karen Deborah said...

humm random is good. the very fertile lady might want to try having the ring on her finger first--I know it's oldfashioned but I think it works.
Dogs? Love em waiting for the right dog is smart.

Double Wide Mom said...

HI-larious!

Jenny said...

I love this. It reminds me a lot of one of my favorite blogs...she does something called the Weekly Bleat...

Has your friend considered calling animal rescue places?

They often have puppies.

Saw you on Friday Follow...but I'm a day late...

ladyfi said...

That's my kind of vet!

Love the fact your boys didn't keep it secret that they will fake being sick...

Mrs4444 said...

You are a fantastic fragger, my friend, and I absolutely love the "Mother of Friday Fragments" title; just might have to use that next week.

LOL about the neighbor's gas mileage.

Yea, on the mulch!!

Someone I know has "no idea" why her "birth control" i.e. Huh? Method doesn't work. She's got three kids by three different dads, too. Poor kids...

Love you :) Have a great weekend!

Julie said...

oh my goodness I love that your boys told you what they found. Classic.

I also love that vet...that is awesome!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I'm cracking up over your kids googling efforts.
Tell your friend to adopt a rescue dog!!
Sounds like you have a wonderful vet.

imbeingheldhostage said...

Stop! Don't tell anyone else baout your vet-- he'll get too busy and you won't be able to get into him any more. He is DEFINITELY a keeper!
I love your fragment posts.