It’s that time of the week again, the time where we can all relax just a little and dump out all that extraneous crap that’s been floating in our heads all week. If you haven’t been over to Half Past Kissin’ Time to participate in her Friday Fragments, please do; it’s been a lot of fun, and I have stumbled upon some great new blogs to read, too.
***So, anyone else a little freaked out by those toilet covers that look like snowmen? On the tank is the head with a rather creepy face, and on the seat itself is the arms and hands. I don’t know just why this bothers me so much, but those arms on the seat cover look like they are getting ready to embrace you; when I am getting ready to pee, the last thing I want to think about is a creepy little snowman reaching up to embrace my nether regions.
***And just what is the deal with getting Christmas catalogues already? THAT annoys me to no end. I don’t even want to think about Christmas yet, and if you are one of those people who already have half or all of your Christmas presents bought and (gulp) wrapped, don’t tell me, please. I won’t be able to be your friend anymore.
***My boss and his wife had a bassett hound called Maggie who is now ours. Long story short, they don’t have the time to give her the attention she needs, she is just over a year old and hyper is a mild description. I will write more about Maggie as she applies to us another day, but when we picked her up, T. was telling me that when she would come home from work at night, she would have to sneak in the front door and close all the drapes so that Maggie wouldn’t see her through the windows and know she was home. “Do you know how awful it is to have to come home and hide from your own dog?” she said.
***Hannah and her boyfriend are planning on going to Homecoming next weekend. Most of the kids at Hannah’s school are in various kinds of trouble, but when those girls found out Hannah was going to her first dance, and a formal one at that, they gathered around her and before she knew it, offered dresses and shoes and hair/makeup tips. From what Hannah has told me so far, she appears to be a much beloved and slightly awkward sister figure to all these much more worldly girls. Which makes me smile.
***We were at the store last night and ran into Steve’s old girlfriend; old girlfriend that still calls him or stops by his work “just to say hi.” We have seen her one other time, and yes, there was some petty satisfaction involved then. Even more so this time, because she is looking like 40 miles of bad road, her face is all scabbed, indicating that she is NOT, in fact, clean; and there were Steve and I, obviously doing the family grocery shopping together. I think if she could have, she would have hit me, that was how ugly her look was. We have a bet going that she will call him today, because she has been pretty silent lately. I hate that I am STILL so petty, but that doesn’t change the fact.
***Eli was sick Wednesday and Thursday (he was sure it was the swine flu, which of course just made me roll my eyes), so I laid my hand on his cheek to see if he was still running a fever (he was) and was very disconcerted to feel his whiskers on the palm of my hand. For some reason the fact that he shaves-and actually needs to-is much more striking to me than the fact that he is almost 6 feet tall and has an almost-deep voice.
There you have it, my fragments for the week. If you want more fragmented deliciousness, go check out Half Past Kissin’ Time. It’s well worth your time.