Friday, July 31, 2009
Fragments of my mind for Friday
It is Friday and you know what that means! It is another edition of Friday Fragments. This party is hosted by the all-in-one-piece Mrs. 4444 over at http://www.halfpastkissintime.com/. Friday Fragments is where we bloggers purge the junk drawers in our brains of all of the little bits and pieces of thoughts that take up space.
One of my facebook friends has pictures on her page of her and her partner kissing and lots of personal posts between the two of them about how they can't wait to see each other again to kiss, etc. etc. No, this isn't one of my son's classmates posting this. It is a 40 year old woman. My reaction when I see the page isn't "Oh, look how much in love they are!", it is "who are they trying to convince that they have a wonderful relationship? Me or themselves?". It may just be me but I think that some discretion is a great thing and when a 40 year old acts like a teenager like that, it strikes me as pathetic. Just sayin'.
I had my very important Girls' Night Out last night. Usually we meet every other month but we are meeting a little more frequently. We didn't discuss it but I think it is because we all need it and we all really enjoy it. Last night, we discussed a Girls' Weekend Away. How cool would that be? I think it will really happen. Mary Ellen lost her mind for a moment and wondered aloud if we would run out of things to talk about. We all laughed. That would be like Hershey running out of chocolate or Tiger Woods running out of money. Not going to happen in this lifetime!
Judy, the third side of our GNO triangle, told us one of her son's best friend died in a tragic accident. She commented that she wanted to reside in a world where children didn't die. I have reserved a house next to her in that alternate world. That must have been a heart wrenching memorial service to sit through.
I mentioned yesterday in Thankful Thursday that my husband shooed a bat out of our bedroom. It happened at about 4:00 am when the dog woke us up barking. My husband realized that Katy was raising a fuss because there was a bat in the vicinity. He knows me pretty well so he told me there was a bat "in the house" so I wouldn't totally freak all at once. He told me to cover my head so he could turn on the overhead light. While covered up, I figured out that what he really meant was that the bat was in the bedroom - where I was!! Instead of bravely jumping up to assist "my man" in the bat riddance dance, I curled up in a ball and pulled the sheet totally over my head. I did try to figure out what was going on by the thumps and bumps that I could hear and every time I thought the bat was coming closer, I squeezed my eyes tightly closed. It seemed like hours but within a few short minutes, my hero had gotten the bat out of the bedroom, down the stairs and out the front door. The next night, he purchased screen to add to our attic vents. I hope we don't repeat that nighttime adventure anytime soon!
I went to Home Depot the other night and picked out several paint chips to consider for my upstairs bathroom. One chip I picked out is a hideous color but it had a really cool name. I always wonder who sits there and develops the names and how they decide between two shades which one is "Buttercup" and which one is "Buttered Sweet Corn." The color I liked the most under the glaring high wattage lights of Home Depot is the same color I liked the best in my car yesterday afternoon. The hideous color in Home Depot was still hideous in natural light. This weekend, I will be tacking the colors up in the bathroom and living with them for a few days (or weeks or months).
It is funny to see which blogs people comment on. I have to say, I never get it right.
Here's to fragments and it being Friday.