Welcome to another edition of Friday Fragments, brought to you by the lovely and charming Mrs.4444. She posted some really great news over there today, so you should go check it out (no, she isn’t pregnant). While you are there, check out her Friday Fragments post and join in.
***Here is a direct quote from a commenter on the newspaper article about CF’s sentencing:” Don’t you think at 15 that she could of got away from him? Why stay there and let him do things to her that she knew was wrong.”I have to thank “jazz” for her incredibly thoughtful and, of course, well-informed comment. One might say, then, that if she or her daughter is raped, we can also conceivably blame it on her inability to prevent it from happening? Funny, for some silly reason I thought the perpetrator was at fault, but gee, I guess I was wrong. Fuckwad.
***Mornings at my house have pretty much sucked the last couple of days. This morning I lost it and finally said, “Thank you all SO much for making me so thrilled to actually go to work!”
***I just got the recertification for my child care assistance. My co-pay went up because according to them, I make $2,239 a month. Well fuck me running, wouldn’t THAT be nice? I have to email them next week to find out how they came up with that amount; before taxes, I make $1600. I WISH I made over $2,000 a month before taxes!
***On a happier note, it is not likely that Steve is going to die based on the minuscule amount of charcoal lighter fluid he swallowed last night. Especially given the fact that it was diluted greatly in the can of soda he had just opened. Note to Steve: if you leave a soda can out on the step, ALWAYS smell it before you swig.
***Ms. Moon is having a grandson very soon, maybe already. So if you love her like I do, send up happy thoughts for her daughter Lily and Son-in-Law Jason as they labor to being another Owen into the world.
***Hannah and Eli’s dad always calls the house during the day, in the middle of the week, when he knows they are not going to be home. Twice this week he has done this, and I am baffled. Because when the kids call him back at night, he won’t answer the phone. I am not sure if he is trying to be all “well I call all the time and you guys aren’t home” deal, not REALLY wanting to talk to them, but who knows. It just annoys me; why call when you know well no one is going to answer?
***I really need a vacation. When I burst into tears this morning because the dog got out and wouldn’t listen when I called her back in and I dropped my coffee cup while going after her, well, that is a pretty sure sign I need a break. It isn’t happening anytime soon, though, and the entire weekend is already filled up with shit that HAS to be done. Stuff I have put off because there was all this other more pressing shit to do. I know this is the way of it all, just LIFE, and I am not really complaining. Much.
***I finally got the new fishing reel Steve bought for me for out Fourth Anniversary. It is lovely, with a beautiful gold patina and a wooden handle that feels so nice in my hands. It has a lot more bearings in it than my old one, which means it reels in a lot smoother. I cannot wait to use it.
***I had also pre-ordered book that was just released on the 22nd. In tacking my package, I found that it will be delivered to my house today. Is is bad that I am just as excited about this as anything else? Talk about being a nerd! This will be great motivation for me to get done all I have to get done early in the weekend, so I can delve into my new book. Maybe I will get to take my new reel AND my new book out on Sunday morning!
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