Friday, September 10, 2010

More Little Bits of Randomness

Mommy's Idea

I started doing Friday Fragments last week, and I like it! (The idea is courtesy of Half Past Kissin' Time, where you can go to read more of other people's "fragments" or to do your own.) It's fun to compile, and last week I made two new blog-friends from it. I'm going to try to do it weekly. I find myself going on Facebook less frequently for status updates because I think, I'll just put it in Friday Fragments! And less time on Facebook = more time for other things. Anyway, onto some of the random bits from my week...

*We officially sold our house in Connecticut this week. I didn't even know this until a few days after it happened because Peter's company bought it from us so that they can handle the closing with the buyers. It's good to have it sold and no longer something we need to worry about, but it makes me a little sad to lose that connection to a great place that we enjoyed living in for four years.

*I started hanging up pictures in my house this week. Pictures make such a nice difference. No more bare walls! Actually there are still plenty of those, but I'm getting there. I try to hang up a few each day.

*This week we had both the playroom and Sam's room painted different shades of yellow, which brightened things up really nicely. Paint makes an even more significant difference in a room than pictures. Hooray for paint!

*About the paint...we got the no-VOC type because it's supposed to be much healthier to breathe in then conventional paint. It was more expensive but I think that's something worth spending on. There was much less of the paint smell, that's for sure!

*My 11-month-old son Sam has been sick with a cold this week. There should be a law of nature that babies under 2 can't get sick. Fortunately, he's getting better. But now my husband Peter has a sore throat. Wonderful! I hope that John and I won't fall victim too. Allergies are enough for me, thanks!

*Peter injured his foot somehow and has been walking with a funny limp all week. I feel bad for him but it cracks me up to watch him walk around like that.

*I watched the movie Monsters vs. Aliens with my 5-year-old son John. I was not impressed. That's got to be one of the worst children's movies I've ever seen.

*Iowa City (our new home) was ranked the #3 college town in America to live in for college students in the category for metro populations below 250,000. I'm not a college student but it's definitely a nice place to live and I enjoy living by a university again.

That's it for this week. I hope you had a good week. Happy Friday!


Kristina P. said...

Congrats on selling the house! That must be a relief.

Donna said...

It's a big relief! It's not an easy market to sell in right now, that's for sure. I'm glad we're out of that market now.

Lisa K said...

I'm really tempted to steal this idea for my blog. I have a lot of fragmented thoughts that I need to get out there. =)

Donna said...

You should do it Lisa. They're easy and quick to write and it's fun to read other people's. And it's good for getting out those random things that for some reason we want to document!

Mrs4444 said...

So, we're neighbors, then! Allow me to introduce you to Dave, at 42N (as in latitude). He, too, lives in Iowa.

Hanging pictures is a sure sign of settling in. I never used to do it when I knew we'd be moving some day (back in the early days of my husband's career), but I learned to just settle in, eventually.

Happy for you, that your house sold!!

I hope everyone in your house is feeling well again soon.

Thanks for linking up! Welcome :)

Me (aka Danielle) said...

I agree, small children should not be able to get sick. It's heart breaking to watch.

I find that the movies being put out "for kids", just aren't the quality they used to be. Which I feel is sad.

Doreen McGettigan said...

What an adorable family you have! One of my followers told me to join something called sky watch. It is a blog where you post sky pictures. I'll send you the info.
I am a new visitor and follower from the beautiful Mrs. 4444's Friday Fragments.
I hope when you have a chance you will stop by to say hello.

rachel said...

Hi Donna!

I've essentially taken the entire summer off from blogging, so it's been awhile since I've stopped by. I'm so glad you sold your house! How are your two cute boys doing? Iowa looks beautiful.

Donna said...

Welcome back Rachel! :)