Friday, February 1, 2013

Friday Fragments: No Common Thread

I've noticed of late that some of my favorite blogs to read have become mostly review blogs. That makes me sad. I'm all for making money at this, but I miss some of the more personal posts. *This does not include those I email with... we get our personal connection there! :-)


Winter in the South:  Early release last Friday due to snow, sleet and freezing rain, highs in the 30's all weekend and a delayed opening on Monday due to threat of more. The high on Tuesday: 75 degrees!


I am in an awkward position that probably deserves it's own blog post, but while I"m still trying to wrap my mind around it, I'll just say this:  it appears My Girl might have a learning disability. She needs me and my job is in the way... I am struggling to find a way to help her do her homework in the way she needs because I am so overwhelmed by my own... This is NOT the kind of mom I want to be.


Frustration:  Having you neighbors know you are home with a sick child and letting their almost 5-year-old come over when he obviously has not been taught that you ring once, maybe twice and if there is no answer, you GO HOME!


It finally happened.  Someone I know IRL commented on my blog.  I don't know her well and she did not indicate that she knew who I was, but it totally freaked me out! 


Prayers for a friend having surgery today.   Big positive changes for her, but whopping recovery ahead! 


Going to our first Bar Mitzvah tomorrow. I'm told we don't have to stay for the whole thing and might be able to wander in and out.   Is this true?  Thoughts on a gift of the monetary kind... I am clueless and probably should have thought of this ahead of time!  HELP!
Mommy's Idea


Angelwithatwist said...

Sending hugs for the situation with your daughter. You two will get there in your time working it out together. Sending prayers for your friend. We had no school last Friday and again this Friday but the day there are tornado WARNINGS during buses running they DON'T call it off?? Welcome to the South. If you don't like the weather right now wait 5 minutes it will change.

Heather said...

Oh that is a tough one with your daughter. I know you will be able to get her through it though.

When I was kid we lived next door to a family and the oldest child would sneak over to our house all the time. One time my parents returned home from an errand to find the little girl (she was about 4) sitting in our living room watching TV and eating a snack! They started locking their door after that.

I can't imagine how freaked you were when someone IRL commented.

As far as the Bar Mitzvah. You and your kids will have a blast. They are so much fun! My children wish they were jewish so that they could have Bar Mitzvahs. Money is good. Obviously the closer you are with the child the more. The last Bar Mitzvah my daughter went to, she was the only one invited so we got the birthday girl a bottle of the "in" perfume and a small gift card to the "in" store.

Have a good weekend!

Blond Duck said...

It's been 80 here. Loving it. I hope your friend is ok and good luck with your daughter. My sister is dyslexic and ADD, so I understand.

The Dose of Reality said...

Oh my goodness, that is a lot to have on your plate. I am so sorry. Hugs to you...hang in there, and I hope you are able to find a way to help your daughter.

bill lisleman said...

I wish IRL people would visit and comment on my blog. Other than the 5 yr neighbor you don't write much about IRL's do you?
Too much reviewing - yes I skip those posts. The only way to review IMHO is to work it into a personal story. Like a product placement in a show. Readers do not go to blogs for reviews. There are other places for that.

LuAnn said...

So sorry for you and your daughter but things are so much better for children now than 20 years ago.
Have fun at the "party" tomorrow.

Laurie Matherne said...

I love IRLs. I used to have more. Now it's a rare event. Sorry about your daughter, but in reality, none of us are without strengths and weaknesses. The key is to accept the weaknesses and believe that the best is yet to come for her and for you.

Review blogs are a disappointment and a waste of time, right?

Vicki M. Taylor said...

Busy woman. Tough when you have a sick child, hope she gets better soon. Followed you from SITS.

Bee said...

My fingers are crossed that you and your daughter will work something out soon. Sending good vibes for your friend.

The Liebers said...

There's a kid down the street that comes over all the time to visit. One night I told him he couldn't come in because we were eating dinner. So he sat down on the front porch to wait!!

Keetha Broyles said...

It will probably be a cold day in that most hot of hot places before you EVER see a review of any kind on my blog, so come on over. ;-)

Bless your heart and here's hoping you find the wisdom you need to deal with your daughter and the LD issue.

And now this IRL blogging incident that happened to me:

When we lived in Marion, Indiana my friend and I decided to go to the campus cafeteria at IWU for lunch one Sunday. I was standing in line, and a lady I had NEVER EVEN SEEN BEFORE, walked up to me and said, "Oh, hi Keetha!"

I looked at her like "who in this wide world are you?"

She giggled and said, "I know you from your blog."


Cyndy Newsome said...

It's been warm here but now it's FREEZING! It was so nice earlier, and I was wearing short sleeves (and I'm a cold natured whiny bag) and now suddenly it feels like the temps dropped 50 degrees! It is SO dang cold.
Could you maybe hire a tutor for your girl? I hate to see you struggling because I know you work and try SO hard!
I haven't had anyone mysteriously find my blog....well except my stalker but when you're that dedicated you can do all sorts of scary things =/

Leigh Powell Hines said...

I hope you are well. Oh gosh! I had a review post this week, but those are rare. Leigh

LuAnn said...

oh the hats aren't that much. It was other yarn I was looking for.
I sell the hats for $10. Let me know if you would like me and I would be happy to send you one. How old is your niece???

Jill said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your daughter! Prayers for her and you!

Tettelestai said...

Yea, I noticed the shift in blog focus too. It was just after the last blogging conference everyone went to. Something at that conference must have sparked the focus on moneymaking skills. I stopped reading blogs with popup ads, I hate them.

Yipes, will pray for you guys. It can't be easy for your daughter either but trying to make a career call while learning to cope with anything major is stressful.