Friday, December 14, 2012

Friday Fragments ....



Come play along with Mrs. 4444 today for Friday Fragments.  Pour out the little remnants of your week that didn't make up a whole post.  This time of year, my life feels like a series of little fragments in general.  Wait....that's each and every season of my life!

O.K. we see so many strange sights when we walk before the crack of dawn at 5:30 AM.....there are strange sights that time of day, people!  One morning, walking back into our neighborhood a school boy was waiting for his bus laying in the street with his head propped on his books.  At that age, they see no danger!  Granted, he was right in front of the sign entering our hood, but still....if the bus had just swung a little too far making that turn, he would have been a road pancake!

Another morning, we were again on the way back home, when we walked in front of some apartments with kids yes, again, waiting for the bus so I said in my cheery morning voice "Good Morning!!"  Not a word, NOT A WORD.....no manners children!  Some day you too will be old and you won't have to wait in the predawn hour for the bus to transport you to the dreaded school.  In the meantime, learn to return greetings!

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For your viewing pleasure....
See that dimple?  He gets that from his Pappy!  Isn't that the sweetest smile? 

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This is me in 1958......one of the few times it snowed enough to actually have a snowman......see the dirt and grass mixed in with his snowsuit?  That is a Florida snowman!  

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News flash!  I am almost completely done with Christmas shopping!  I cannot tell you how much more I enjoy Christmas with that off my mind.  I have actually mailed packages to those I send packages to, and my Christmas cards have gone out......I may have a few that I've left off by pure forgetfulness, and I've actually ordered the Superhero a couple of gifts.  Whew!

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We have his office Christmas party tonight, a ladies brunch tomorrow for church and one other Christmas open house before our Christmas Eve service!  I've told the Superhero I want to do supper after the Christmas Eve service at our house this year and keep it simple.  He quipped PB&J's?  I replied quite indignantly.....NO, I'll order pizza!  I like simple!

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Unfortunately, at this time of the year, people who suffer from depression and mental issues often take a nose dive.  If that's you this season, I pray the peace that passes all human understanding will guard your heart and mind!  

Have a great weekend and may your days be jolly and bright!!!


14 comments:

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Oh my ... that IS the sweetest smile. Thanks for sharing that ... I needed a baby fix. ;-)

I got your card earlier this week ... you guys are just the sweetest looking couple! Thanks SO much for allowing me to join your bloggy card swap. ;-)

LuAnn said...

Love the picture of cute little you and your snowman.

You are ahead of me with the gift thing. Need to get going this weekend.

Started working full-time in July and has really cramped my style.

Bee said...

We've pretty much finished our shopping, as well, except for the pet "cousins." I'm not looking forward to standing in line at the post office to mail them, though!

sara said...

I grew up in AZ and had the same experience with snow...though I don't think we ever got enough to make a snow man!! I made up for that when my husband and I moved to North Dakota for 5 years....enough snow to last me a life time!!!

I am done with Christmas too and you are right, now I can enjoy things a bit more!!!

Keetha Broyles said...

Sweet is too tame a word for that smile.

Even in states where we get a lot of snow a snowman's coat is often grassy - - - it just happens when you roll up all the snow off the grass.

I'm still a tad shocked that you EVER got that much snow in FL.

Deb said...

That looks like a Texas snowman... Enjoy your weekend...

That corgi :) said...

what a sweet little baby! loved his facial expressions!! I think it is a lost art these days to actually say "hello" to people. Hubby says "hi" to people as we are out walking and only about 70% acknowledge him back. I like your idea of pizza for Christmas Eve and keeping it simple!

betty

Sarah (Nikki) said...

Nancy...I loved this post. First...you bet little brother is sweet as can be. What an adorable baby. And love the early morning stories. I live up North....last year it snowed only once and disappeared by the end of the day. If it's the same as last year...our snowman will be like Florida's....Have a great weekend!!!

Needled Mom said...

That smile it so precious and I love the dimple.

The FL snowmen look like the CA snowmen ;)

I am a bit jealous that you are almost done. I need to start wrapping to see what I still need to do.

Just Be Real said...

Thank you for sharing those pictures. Blessings.

debi said...

So enjoy you!

Merry Christmas...

Hugs!

Auntie Bliss said...

Oh that baby is so kissable!!!
I LOVE your snowy photo...you are so lucky to have it and I hope there is a copy in a frame somewhere in your house :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Love that dimple!!! What a cute little snowman you made, hard to believe that was Florida. We have our freezer full of Lou Malnati's pizza ready for Christmas. Glad your almost done shopping. I still have to get started wrapping. I've been putting that off.

Mrs4444 said...

That baby is ADORABLE.

Our snowman had dirt in it, too, since we've had some crazy weather this year,and it never really froze before it snowed.

I really enjoy your positive, sweet attitude :) Thanks for linking up!