Thursday, March 03, 2011

Friday Fragments

Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! 
to the One Hundred Thirty Fifth Edition of Half Past Kissing Time's Friday Fragments!


Come on in y'all and listen to these little bits of fun and then run on down yonder to Mrs. 4444s place to go visit more friends and see their bits.  Well, their fragmented bits anyway.  

We always have fun on Fridays - thanks for joining me. 

I cleared out my Google Reader just last weekend and tonight it's up to 932 unread posts.  I think I have too many blogs in my reader.

I'm the type of person that doesn't want to miss anything.  I hate to go to bed because I don't want to miss anything.  I don't want to leave an event, be the first one to leave a dinner event or delete a blog I read once just in case something cool happens and I miss it!  So that's one of the reasons why I have 932 unread blog posts in less than a week.  sigh.

I remember as a kid when my parents would have a party that I would stay awake as long as possible with my pillow on the air vent and my head on the pillow just listening to the sounds coming from the floor below.  I couldn't hear any words really, just chatter and laughing.  It's one of my favorite childhood memories. 

My husband and I are working our local Home and Patio Show this weekend.  The event starts on Thursday and runs through Sunday.  As things slowed down on the first day of the show, we walked over to the booth across the aisle and purchased a new bed.   I've been expressing the need for a new bed for quite some time.  This bed we purchased is a dense foam bed.  I was considering it in October when we did the fall home show and today when I laid on it, I knew it was the right bed.  It's being delivered next weekend.  I'm so excited.  Our current bed is 13 years old and I've been getting poked in the side by a spring for quite some time. 

 I have successfully completed two months of my photo project - to take a photo a day.  Not just post a photo a day, but to physically take it.  Twice I have gotten to 11pm and realized that I had not picked up the camera!   I had to scramble to set up a shot that's for sure.  If you'd like to see all of the photos in my 365 set you can see them on Shuttercal listed like a little calendar or you can see them on Flickr in my 365 project folder.  I have really enjoyed doing this project. 

All of the photos in this post were taken by me while driving over the Hart Bridge in Jacksonville, FL.  I just put the camera on Auto and clicked away.  That's why they are all blurry :)  I still liked the color of the newly painted green bridge with the blue sky.

Thanks so much for stopping by my place!
Have a wonderful weekend.


jb said...

aisle, not isle (sorry...the English teacher in me just laughed! Oh Bob went across the ISLAND to get her new bed at the home show!)

The new bed sounds like a tempurpedic mattress...I enjoyed one of those beds for a year and a half...most comfortable and restful sleep I had in years! Sadly, the bed was deemed "uncomfortable" by you-know-who, and was sold for nothing on Craig's List. When I move south, I will be buying a new one for myself!!!
Enjoy the new sleep, hope Mocha likes it. 'Biscuit hated mine..I think it smelled funny to her!

Karen and Gerard said...

Don't feel so bad about being behind in your blog reader--I use Feedly and seldom have time to even bother looking at it. It's all I can do to visit my blogrolls every day. There should be some automatic dump available to clean out those readers.

Glad you finally got a new bed. I spring poking you sounds kind of dangerous and for sure uncomfortable!

Stopping by from FF. Oh, and I'm going to add you to my blogroll! I always enjoy your fragments and I think I'm missing some other good posts here.

Jene said...

My reader is totally out of control. It makes me anxious just thinking about it!

Good luck with the rest of your 365 project. Mine was a miserable failure, right around the 2 month mark :)

Ann in the UP said...

Bravo for you, girl! In keeping up with your daily photographs, I mean. I only flirted with that idea for a second or two. I knew that would never fly!

I used to listen to the Saturday night fights through the register. My mild mannered father used to really get into the boxing.

Amy said...

I just tried to clean out the list of blogs I follow. Of 140 or so, I was able to delete 5 or 6 for that same "something cool might happen" reason.

I love the bridge pics. If you could get clearer versions, they would be great to hang in a series somewhere in your house.

Tettelestai said...

the pictures are sweet, my folks just passed through there on the way to their cruise... wonder if they crossed that bridge?

i dont' use my reader, just my dashboard.... that many posts would make me nervous... not sure i would get anything done...

i love that memory of yours listening in, i would totally have done that!

Kristin - The Goat said...

That's what I get for writing this when I was too sleepy - isle instead of aisle. Thanks Bob for correcting me! I went and edited my post so I don't make anyone else cringe :)

Carolee Sperry a.k.a. The Blogging Biz Mom said...

We keep saying we need a new mattress, too. Some days, Ron can barely walk...of course a doctor or chiropractor would help!

Visiting from Friday Fragments!

Have a great day!

Dysfunctional Mom said...

I am the same way with not wanting to miss anything. But once I do finally go to bed, I want to stay there as long as possible!
Congrats on the new bed, it sounds nice!

Rachael said...

That second picture actually turned out pretty well! I like the colors too.

Congrats on a new bed, I would LOVE to have a foam bed. Maybe next time we get a new one.

I am totally the same way about not wanting to miss anything. I have to make sure to keep my reader pared down to a manageable number, sometimes I feel bad removing ones, but I have only done "mark all as read" about once in the last few years, because I'm too afraid I'll miss something!

doreen said...

I think the pictures came out really well. I am a bit homesick we usually head down to Daytona for Bike Week so those pictures made me a bit homesick. (I was born in Jacksonville). Too much going on to make it this year.
Thank you for stopping by and I agree you do shine. I can tell just from your words. You have an emotional job as do I. I take care of mentally challenged old folks. It can get to me but I am determined to make their last days the best they can be!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Awesome bridge. I love your pictures on the calendar. They are all unique and special. I do love the peppers a lot!!!