Hodgepodge- n. jumble, combination, mess, mixture

“I bring to my life a certain amount of mess.”
~Kitty O’Neill Collins

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Just a few random things today.  A hodge podge, if you will.

First, and please, hold your applause…it’s officially been more than 2 weeks since the lice outbreak. WOOHOO!  It’s also been 3 days since I’ve found any nits.  It’s pretty exciting!  Though I have instituted a ban on sleepovers until we are nit-free for at least a week.  I don’t feel like it’s wrong.  I don’t want to inadvertently infect anyone or RE-infect anyone.  Emma wasn’t too thrilled with me because she had her heart set on a sleepover tonight.  Call me crazy if you want to.  I’m just being cautious!  Instead, we compromised with the Midwestern phenomenon of “the late night” aka “the half sleepover”.  I say it’s Midwestern only because I had never heard of such a thing before I moved out here.  If you are unfamiliar with the late night, it involves having a friend or friends stay over until about 9:30 or 10 PM and usually requires a little popcorn and movie or “night games”.  Then back to their respective homes.  It seems to be a good alternative sometimes.

Second, there is only ONE Friday left in the school year.  😀 I know some moms dread the end of school, but not me!  I love it!  I love it when the kids and I can just hang out, sleep in, be spontaneous.  Stay up late.  Catch lightening bugs.  Snuggle up in our pjs on the couch in the morning and watch cartoons together.  It’s like every day is Saturday!  Wouldn’t that be great??  If every day was Saturday?  Now is also the time we start to look forward to our annual summer trip home to North Carolina to visit our family and the ocean!  It’s always a blast.  Jiffy comes with us too.  And that just adds a whole other level of fun and excitement to the trip! Just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

Third, I’ve read today that Rosie is exiting “The View” ahead of schedule.  Finally.  That’s all I’m saying about that.

Fourth, I spent $46.00 to fill up my gas tank today.  HOLY COW!  Somebody make it stop!!!

And finally, on a more serious note, it’s Memorial Day weekend.  A BIG shout out to all the amazing people who currently serve and have served this country…even to the point of total sacrifice.  Thank you.  And just a query here:  Why do we wish everyone a “happy” Memorial Day?  Is it really a happy holiday?  I’m kinda thinking it’s not.  It’s really a time for some reflection and gratitude.  But, as is the case with most holidays in this country, it is seen as an excuse to eat, drink and party.  We don’t need much encouragement to fire up the grill this time of year, do we? 

However you are spending your long weekend, cultivate a little gratitude and enjoy the extra time with the family! 

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“Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.”

~Jacques Maritain, Reflections on America, ch. 17

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3 responses to “Hodgepodge- n. jumble, combination, mess, mixture

  1. Tiffany

    Hey girl… yeah, it\’s better that I\’m not around my Sister… it\’s just not worth all the drama that she creates.  And, to be honest I\’ve been MUCH happier not being around her.
     
    We go to Destin every year… LOVE IT!  We leave in 22 days and I can\’t wait!  It\’s going to be so much fun!
     
    Hugs – Tiffany

  2. Tiffany

    Hey girl… I hope you had a wonderful weekend!  Ours was long, but fun! 
     
    Glad the lice is gone!  I can\’t believe you have had it lurking in your house that long.  Makes me itch!  🙂
     
    Hugs – Tiff
     
    PS – The other day I was on empty and it cost me $60.00 to fill up my van.  The gas prices are $3.23/gallon!

  3. Aimee

    you know i finally got time to look at your pictures…i have the same i-pod….
    :o) smiles are free and contagious…so pass one right now to the people you love and those you don\’t…soon everyone will be smiling… :o)

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