Friday, April 8, 2011

Friday Fragments

Mommy's Idea


-A few weeks ago I did a blog post about an amazing sunset that I captured with my camera. I submitted a few of the photos to my local NBC news station for their "Hot Shot" of the day, and last week one of them was featured on the evening newscast! My name was on the screen with it. I felt special! This is the photo they used:




-I got a new vacuum cleaner, and I totally love it. It's one of those cool Dyson ball vacuums that I always thought was too fancy and sophisticated for me. A friend of mine got one recently and when I went to her house I thought she'd gotten new carpets because they looked so good. My Dirt Devil hasn't been working up to snuff, and with two cats, two dogs, and two kids in the house, we need one that is going to work up to snuff and beyond. So, using my friend's information and research, I went to Kohl's, where it's sold at a discount, and on top of that I saved 30% by opening a credit card account there. And in the process I got $70 in Kohl's Cash, which I plan on doing some shopping with tomorrow. Sweet! Our carpets and rugs look and feel so nice and clean. The Dyson sucks up every last little thing and is easy to use. I love vacuuming with it. And, perhaps best of all...it's purple!

-The most interesting thing I learned this week was from John's library book about spiders. This was truly horrifying to me: "Remember the nursery rhyme, 'Little Miss Muffet'? Little Miss Muffet was a real little girl. Her father was a spider expert who used to make her eat mashed spiders when she was sick. About 200 years ago, this was a common cold remedy." How gross is that? Poor Miss Muffet! She was chased by spiders and also had to eat them. That is so very, very wrong. I hate spiders, but I would hate eating them even more.

-Random picture that I want to put on my blog: This is a picture of me and my siblings that was taken at our annual Christmas dinner back home in Massachusetts a few months ago. Aren't we a cute bunch of kids?

Ben, me, Nathan, Jennifer, and Elizabeth
Anyone care to guess our birth order? It gets a lot harder to do when kids grow up! I'll give you a clue: I'm second-oldest.
-Tomorrow it's supposed to get into the mid-70s! I'm so glad that the milder temperatures of spring have arrived. My quality of life has gone way up because of spring. No more being stuck inside all day, every day, with the kids and I driving each other nuts!

For more Friday Fragments go to Half Past Kissin' Time. Have a great weekend everybody!

8 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Donna, that is so exciting! That picture is gorgeous.

Melani said...

Visiting from FF's!

You have an adorable family! Your boys have great smiles.

Ewww! I don't dig the spider thing...hate them! LOL

As for birth order: Nathan looks oldest, maybe because he is squinting, LOL and then you, then Ben then Jennifer and then Elizabeth. You guys are cute!

I love the color purple and I love that DYson! I will have to remember to check it out when I go to Kohls this weekend.

Ann in the UP said...

My son is a photographer who takes group pictures every time we are all together. He says one day I'll be real happy about it. We'll see.

I'm glad you like your Dyson. They look cool but I don't know anyone who has one.

Donna said...

Melani, thanks for the compliments about my sons! :)
Good try on guessing our birth order! Nathan must look older than he actually is in this picture. Our birth order is: Jennifer, me, Ben, Elizabeth, and Nathan!

Karen and Gerard said...

That's a nice picture of all of you! I am ready for the 70s too, even supposed to get to 80 on Sunday. I'll believe it when I see it.

Stopping by from FF.

dougandcheryl said...

Oh man! You told. I was going to guess and I was right!!
That is so gross about the spiders. That is child abuse. :P

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

Congratulations on you news debut!

I'm am drooling over your vacuum. My hoover is not cutting it these days.

Great picture of the siblings! My two brothers and I haven't all been together in years...and years.

Unknown Mami said...

Congratulations of your picture being featured! It is a gorgeous image.

I love my Dyson and I don't even have the cool ball one that you do. Mine is one of the earlier models and I adore it. I had no idea I could love a vacuum so much.