Monday, October 26, 2009

Monday Fragments

I'm so out to lunch the past few weeks that I haven't been able to blog my Friday Fragments. I've had a list of fragments on my computer or on the table next to me for over two weeks. Now that list is gone. Poof.  I can't find it anywhere.  I still have fragments in my head, so I'll see what I can come up with in the meantime.




I just worked on a theme based project for a group I belong to and the theme for this week is Gratitude. Funny how such a wonderful theme can stress me out as soon as I see the words, because I forgot to finish the task by this morning. I seriously need a personal assistant. They'd have to work for praise, though, as I've got no spare cash at the moment.

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Zora went back to school today!!

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When I was a kid in kindergarten I knew a boy named Danny Walker. He was my best friend :) In fact I saw him just a few weeks ago! Anyway, my family moved when I was in second grade just a few houses away from my new school. When the school bell rang at the end of the day an announcement was made that all walkers could leave, then those riding Bus 5, then Bus 11 and so on. I waited until every child left the room before I went home because my name was never called. Finally my teacher explained to me that the "walkers" were people like me that walked home and not just the name of a specific family.

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My mom was using a neti-pot for the first time in a long time the other day and I was standing near her making sure she did it correctly :) When she was nearly finished I reached over to grab a Kleenex for her when she gave me the dirtiest look. Seriously. I couldn't imagine what the look was all about! When I handed her the Kleenex she took it and then laughed. She thought I was grabbing my camera to take a photo of her using the neti-pot. Isn't that funny!! I'm obsessed with blogging, but I do try to make sure not to embarrass anyone that I know and love :)

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I went to an Estate Sale the other day. I found a whole armload of stuff that I just HAD to have. I went to the check out to pay for my lovely items and she told me it would be $8. I opened my wallet and I had $4. Nothing more, only $4. Who goes to an estate sale with only $4?? She told me that next time I came to one of their sales to bring the extra $4. I told her that I lived in Florida and it might be awhile. She just kept telling me that it was OK - it was the end of the day, the end of the sale and it was fine. So I got eight books and a folding ruler for $4. What a deal!! The books are purely for blogging, so you'll be seeing pages from them for the next year or more :)

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I went to dinner with an old friend and his wife. I can't stop thinking about them. I had so much fun and I always enjoyed hanging around this guy that I just can't shake the smile. His wife is just a delight, too. She asked how long I was going to be in Michigan and I said "A month, but this is my last week." to my astonishment she said "...but I love you." Isn't that just the sweetest thing?!! 

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My mother found a scrapbook that my grandmother (my Dad's mom) kept. It has all of these clippings in it from the newspapers about celebrities (like Amelia Earhart) and about her family. Turns out we have family named Isaac Newton Russell and Daniel Boone Doyle. Actually Daniel Boone named his son Daniel Boone as well. It's just to funny!

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I'm helping my sister clean her house and unpack.  I've got a dinner to go to an hour from my home this evening and I'm totally running out of time.  Gotta run!

I'm grateful to have finished my blog post for today so I won't be worrying if I have enough time after I get back from dinner tonight :) 

Kristin

7 comments:

Ruth Ann said...

Love your stories...especially the "walker" one! Too cute! And a netti-pot....I've seen them, but do they work? What does she use it for? I thought of getting my husband one for his sinus problems. That's funny that she thought you were grabbing the camera! lol Have a fun dinner tonight and a great week!

Just Breathe said...

Those are all great stories. I must say I like the "walkers" one.
We have allot of fires in California and one year when my daughter was little they kept saying that the fires were started by arson. My daughter said "why can't they catch this guy named arson"

Karen said...

Your "walker" story is so sweet. And you have only about a week left in the midwest? You are so lucky, to enjoy Michigan during this most beautiful time of the year and then, just as it is turning cold, heading back to sunny & warm Florida! I love living in Indiana but I could do without the winter weather.

Kirby3131 said...

Ruth Ann - The neti pots do work and it's probably a very good idea. My nose is stuffed up so much though, that it's virtually useless to use on me.

Just Breathe - Arson is one bad dude :)

Karen - I've been wanting to send you a little message, but I have no way to contact you. Send me an email so I can email back :) Kirby3131@gmail.com I'm not a fan of cold weather, but it's been so long since I've spent any length of time in michigan this time of year that it's been a real pleasure.

jennifer said...

That really was sweet that she said "but I love you"... SWEET, but I completely understand. To know you is to love you!

Walker... HAH!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Do I see a future thrifty thursday post?

I have wanted to try a netti pot. Not for photographic purposes though. LOL

LOVE the "walker" story

denise said...

i so need to get into the "fragment" postings...i have way too many of these in my head/journals that don't make it into full posts and drive me crazy...i love reading yours...random, funny, personal...thank you!