Friday, November 12, 2010

FF: No Frontal Lobe

A student told me yesterday that I looked good. Since my belt couldn't even touch end to end before work and I had to go back to my fat belt, his comment made me smile.

In the oops category goes the comment that I made to a completely bald man this week.  "I like your hair cut."

My youngest child has been streamlining his morning routine.  For a while now, he's been sleeping in his school clothes and there have been times when he has slept with his school folder.  Last night he slept in his jacket.  Are the shoes next?

Yesterday I was on a road with a speed limit of 50 MPH. The woman behind me was talking into a cell phone in her left hand and was texting with another cell phone in her right hand.

I met a woman recently who said she is going to push me to go back to work full time, and I realized that I am ready for that. That she works at a university where I want to work is convenient. Now if she could only really get me a job!

My newest quest? Non-pilling, non-shrinking sheets that won't leave my husband swimming in a sea of perspiration by 3 a.m.  If they could be less than a mortgage payment, I would love them even more.

Dolly Parton is a brilliant business woman and some of her lyrics are just wonderful, but I think she should have refused to record "Stairway to Heaven." Have you heard it? Go on!! YouTube it. I dare you!

On Wednesday, while in a waiting room, I listened as two elderly women had a conversation. They spoke exceedingly loudly and were quite conciliatory toward each other, but although they took turns in speaking, neither woman was involved in the other's conversation. They were in parallel conversations - just taking turns talking. If this post is any indication, I am well on my way to joining them. Fortunately there are those who understand. 

Mommy's Idea


imbeingheldhostage said...

My mother's family has always spoken in parallel conversations and usually simultaneously. Big gatherings can really do your head in.

Lora said...


love the random bits :)

Cranberry Morning said...

Fun post. Love the pic. :-) Wow, he takes school seriously, doesn't he!

For sheets that cost less than an arm and a leg or both arms and legs, go to Get 100% cotton sateen sheets and your husband shouldn't have the urge to swim in them. They're about 40-50 dollars, and worth every penny. I'd get at least 400 threadcount. Think of them as an investment. According to the link I just included, today they're 39.99. (No, I don't work for Overstock. But I won't buy sheets anywhere else cuz they're so expensive elsewhere!) :-)

The Incredible Woody said...

Two words: Egyptian cotton

Prairiemaid said...

Hahahaha.....was I one of those women?

I like preparing before bed for the next day....less rush! He is so stinkin' cute!!!

I'm beginning to think cell phones are dangerous as well as a bother. What did we do before we became so electronically tied to the world?

Prayers for a great weekend and a blessed week!!!


Busy Bee Suz said...

Oh, all of this made me chuckle. Except for the crazy driver...seriously, don't you carry a bb gun for times like that?

I got some amazing sheets at costo a while ago. No wrinkles, no piling and not hot. They were a little less than a car payment.

Unknown Mami said...

Have you tried the jersey cotton sheets or bamboo?

P.S. I can't see you, but I think you look good too.

Aging Mommy said...

Another interesting week! I can't believe your son sleeps in all those clothes!

The Crazy Coxes said...

GREAT frags!
I love that your son is sleeping fully outfitted and with his school folder.

Have a great weekend!

Matty said...

Hey, a compliment is a compliment.

And I have heard all the bald jokes. Believe me.

Yes, I understand. Unfortunately.

Kirby3131 said...

Sleeping in his jacket - LOL I bet shoes are next!

I have bamboo sheets from Target that I love love love. They don't have them all the time - usually in their seasonal section (and then I have only purchased them when they go on clearance.)

Kristin - The Goat

Betty said...

I always love your FF´s. Leaving your blog smiling. I call that a success. :)

Carolee Sperry said...

For a while there, my boys would sleep in their school clothes (when they were kids).

Maybe they are just lazy in the morning?

Visiting from Friday Fragments.

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My WP sign in name doesn't seem to be working.

Karen MEG said...

Parallel conversations - how awesome!

That texting and talking on the phone is scary. It's actually illegal here, finally. Although I still see people doing it.

A Lawyer Mom's Musings said...

Ah. Dual monologues. I have so been there.

Brenda Susan said...

haha! So hilarious! Thanx for the laugh. let randomness reign!

Martha in PA said...

Your son streamling made me laugh... my 13 yr old just came out and asked where two pieces of clothing that I just washed today were.... she told me she was wearing them to bed so she could stay in bed longer. I asked her wasn't it just as easy to have them laid out so she knows where they are in the morning? Can't say I haven't thought about it when I don't get home until 11pm and have to be back out the door at 7:30am!!!