Friday, May 29, 2009

Friday Fragments: the Name-Dropping Edition

I'm back to Mrs. 4444's Friday Fragments this week. It always feels wonderful to defrag.

Sat chatting with a friend the other night while our boys were in karate. It was hard to concentrate because she smelled so strongly of gasoline and I debated whether or not to mention that to her. I chose not to because I am working on being demure this week. When I got home, I realized that I was the one who had spilled the gasoline.

Do you suppose if I had won Mental P Mama's contest, that she would have given me the jacket she was wearing in this picture Daryl posted? That would have been kind.

I would like to meet a blogger in real life, so, WON, you had better watch out since we live 4 miles apart!! Sonic and soon?? I do promise not to spill my slush in my lap while we're together.

Decided on Monday night that I needed to paint our 1980's bathroom vanity this week. By Tuesday morning, I was pretty sure the vanity would look better if I tore out the tile on the floor and in the tub. However, I got distracted pestering Jill and some others with emails, and never got around to tearing that tile out. I suspect that Checkered is very relieved.

Sent my son on a big fieldtrip to here. The problem was that he had an infected throat and was under doctor's orders to stay home. I am pretty certain that school will be out for the summer by the time the health department and angry parents track us down.

Thank-you, Facebook friends who encouraged me to get a second opinion on my boy's asthma. Of course, the doctor looked puzzled when I told her I was there because my FB friends had sent me.

But on an EWWW note, my child was sick again Wednesday night. Coughed violently and vomited in his sleep and then some. Dangerous. Scary. Messy. I only knew about the stuff that landed all over the bathroom and that I cleaned. Then I put Mr. Asthma in my bed. Later, when Checkered got home from the Red Wings' game, he kindly got in Mr. Asthma's bed so the little guy could stay with me. I swear I did not know that child had been sick in his bed - until Checkered got in it. I'm sorry!!

I asked the grand Miss Marlene and Lovely Miss Betty for advice this week and they responded immediately. Love those girls. I do, however, need to do a better job of keeping in touch with my local friends. That's what summer is for, right?

Child #2 is working on a scouting merit badge where he had to build a bird feeder and identify 8 different bird breeds (kinds?) who come to eat. We seem to be getting the same 3 birds and I wonder if he takes pix of those birds from all different angles, will it seem like 8 different breeds?

And lastly, it is surely time for the school year to end. Drove my daughter to school one morning. Waited through the traffic line, and when it was our turn in front of the school, I drove away having completely forgotten to let my daughter get out.


kim-d said...

Facebook? You are on Facebook? I want to be your friend on Facebook. If you're game, send me, Kim Danielson, a friend request. That would make me so happy and I promise to go for at least a week before I say something offensive to you. BWAHAHAHAHA.

The smile on that cute little face up there in the pic on the right makes me happy! :)

kim-d said...

Yeah, so now the picture changed. But you know the one I'm talking about...oh gosh, so cute!

Decadent Housewife said...

I liked Mental's jacket too and then remembered I have one just like it.

Unknown said...

Marlene loves you too...maybe we can find a photo of that jacket and I can figure out how to make a copy.

Too funny about Checkered...snicker.

You should meet a is the most surreal experience.

I talk more to my blogging friends than I do to my real life friends and when i am with the IRL friends i talk about my blogging friends. They are starting to hate me.

Why do you see me in a different light because I love to watch the National Spelling Bee? What light did you see me in before...that is what scares me!

MsTypo said...

I laughed reading about how you forgot to let your daughter out. It sounds like something i would, and have done. LOL

Mary Ellen said...

I've met several bloggers in real life, and so far (knock on wood) they've all been terrific.

I am really liking the bloggy world.

Great fragments!!That last one sounds like something I'd do (actually I probably have done it).

Laura ~Peach~ said...

omg hysterical!!!!!!!!!! you forgot to let her out!!!!!!!
poor checkered in a messed bed... yes you need to meet fellow bloggers... i thiink you should coome to georgia... or at least plan to meet me next year when i am in missouri

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

I will hound Mama till she gives you that jacket! You will look like a million bucks in it! Meeting bloging friends IRL is the coolest. Hope your boy is better.

annies home said...

feeling your pain with the asthma episode our child suffers and is triggered by lots of things including the food he eats. As he is getting older he is noticing it more but in the past there have been many scares including getting to the emergency room giving CPR and him not breathing scary stuff good luck I will be prayingfor you as you face this

won said...


Sonic AND an opportunity to face to face meet another blogger?

I'm in!!!!

I am without child this weekend, and then not again till the 13th. Perhaps this weekend, or even during schooltime next week (we should make the most of those school hour breaks, before they become a memory..kwim?).

Yeah....let me know. I am pathetically wide open and without any social committments.

Mrs4444 said...

Now, this early on Friday, it's tough to call, but that puke story is definitely at the top of the list for Favorite Fragment of the week! EWWWW! And the gas story cracked me up, too! Too funny.

Anonymous said...

Now I've heard of forgetting to pick up, but drop off? I'm always happy to get rid of the little urchins for a few hours. :)

Mental P Mama said...

My son used to cough until he vomited, too. He has mild asthma, and the doctor told me that sometimes the actual throwing up helped clear the airways...I don't know if I ever totally bought that. I would like to give you that jacket, but I love it too. I have been looking around for one, though. I'll keep you posted;)

Kathy's Klothesline said...

Thanks for stopping by. If you come check out the campground ask for the "blogger discount". I would love to meet more bloggers!

Kristin - The Goat said...

I have very few IRL friends that live near me, so I can safely say that all of my friends are blogging friends :) and I get advice from FB friends all the time!

I'm sorry to hear about the asthma incident.

Mental P Mama said...

Found one! ebay:

Betty said...

hahaha LOL! Something I would have done.
So did your daughter make the crumb cake?

Would love to hear how it went.

Have a good weekend!