Saturday, December 6, 2008

The Weekly Wonderings #87

1. Trying to catch up on my Bloglines, having "fallen behind" in my reading, I realize I should delete a few blogs.

2. Those are the ones where I express disappointment that there's another new post (or 10) which I need to wade through.

3. Why "fallen behind" in quotes? What, is it a job, reading blogs? Is there a deadline?

4. Kat Wilder used the term "cougar" and I had no idea what it meant. And I'm an old lady, presumably someone who could be a cougar if, in fact, I were not happily married.

5. Last night was the big Father/Daughter dance at the elementary school. It will be Daughter's last. I do believe Pete is grateful for that.

6. I was one of seven mothers organizing it. Let me just say that if you're ever involved in putting one of these shindigs on, don't bother with the veggies and dip tray and the cheese and crackers tray.

7. Just stick with the chocolate fountain. And double up your order of mini-marshmallows and Red Vines. And napkins.

8. One father arrived and asked me if I had any ice. I said I did, but only if it was for some Jack Daniels. What did he pull out? A smallish bottle of Jack. Can I call it or what?

9. I should have thought to have Pete bring some scotch.

10. Eldest was left in charge of Youngest for the two hours Pete and Daughter were at the dance. Youngest behaved, although he was worried about me. Tucking him in Friday night I told him he needn't have worried as he knew where I was. His response, "Well, Eldest and I decided we would call Dad at 9. If he didn't answer, we would know you guys were either on your way home, dead or captured."


Ann On and On... said...

I am taking the afternoon to read new blogs. I hope you do not mind me stopping by. Feel free to check out my blog. I am having a give-a-way that will end on Monday. Three winners! :D

Fun writing...I love the CSI food particles, made me gag a bit, but funny.

Lori the eco-artist said...

captured by whO?

D... said...

LOL at Youngest. My son did something along the same lines this week. He is going to Washington DC in March with some of his 5th grade class (& my mom). There is only 1 other boy going so he & my son will room with 2 other boys from a different school. Son looked at me and asked if he had permission to defend himself if the boys started to beat them up. Strange boy says what? Apparently he is more than a little anxious about it because he mentioned rooming with strangers to my mom as well.

jenica said...

your weekly wondering are my favorite posts. cougars and scotch and being captured, oh my!

Kelly O said...

1: I have a suggestion! I tag as many blogs as I can possibly stand to with "delete at the end of the day." I try to mark them all read every day, and hope I'll have more time the next day.

Janet said...

I know what you mean about feeling like it's a job. I'm 2 weeks behind and trying to catch up today. But I don't have anyone on my roll that I don't thoroughly enjoy reading. The little updater feature is very helpful.
Youngest is a hoot. i didn't know what a cougar was for a long time either. Technically I may be one since the Mountain Man is 3 years younger than I am.

Anonymous said...

I have an idea — just read my blog, and then you won't have to fall behind ...
Oh, OK — it was just an idea...
Thanks, as always. for reading.

Jillie Bean (AKA Bubba's Sis) said...

I, too, have fallen behind on blog-reading. I think I got all caught up tonight, but - like you - I have realized there are a few I should delete from my blogroll. In fact, I think I'll do that now.

Don't worry, you're not one of them! ;-)

Oh gosh, I hope you didn't delete me from your Bloglines!


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