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Friday, January 29, 2010

Thank God it's Fragments!

Mommy's Idea

Was this week long or what? Always glad to hit Friday -- especially because of Friday Fragments, courtesy of Mrs.4444. Check out her site for more freaks who like frags.


Yesterday I was in a funk. When I left the office, I was totally jonesing for some french fries (because potatoes and oil are a definite cure for what ails you). But something about eating fries on the way to the gym didn't seem right. So I made myself a deal. Workout first and if I still wanted the tasty spuds, I could get them on the way home. Well, what do you know? It turns out 40 minutes on the treadmill did the trick. No fries, no funk.


Two of our kids have birthdays next month. Their gifts from their great-grandmother are coming from the Sherwin Williams store -- paint and a guy to do the dirty work! (Because I am totally banned from painting for life.) So by this time next week, when I need an escape, I'll head to Belize (Annie's new tropical blue room) and when I'm hungry, I might just go nosh on Robbie's Edamame green walls.


There's a thing going on at Facebook right now where you're supposed to pick a Hollywood star that you look like and use a picture of that person as your profile pic. I can't decide who I might be? Rosie O? Kathy Bates? Maybe Katie Couric, the early years if she had had a serious addiction to ice cream, making her gain 50 pounds? Got any ideas for me?


The latest on the Go Red for Women Better U front was an early morning of playing dress up at Macy's. Five women with free reign in a department store before it even opened! We got to try on a bunch of clothes and just act silly for a video they are making for the luncheon. Then they shuttled us to the Estee Lauder counter to have our make up done so we could have photos taken for the luncheon program. Too bad I had to go straight to my workout with "Father" Kyle, the trainer, and sweat off my beautiful painted face!


Charlie's basketball team plays tonight. I am vowing to keep quiet -- even if I have to get out the duct tape. I think I scared some of the other mothers at the last game when my alter ego appeared.


Attenion iPhone users! I keep forgetting to mention this. Mike had an app made for me for the iPhone. You can download it free from the App Store. Just search "4th Frog." Then you can have my posts and my tweets always at the ready! He said he thought it might be available for Blackberry users, but I'm not sure about that.


Finally, please keep Hope, a good friend's 3 year old, and Jeanne, Charlie's teacher's wife, in your prayers. They are both very, very sick and could use all the prayers we can offer.


The Crazy Coxes said...

You should have gone for e the fries! Oh well. You're a better person than I am!

What's with the free reign of Macy's??? Lucky! And hooray for you that you still went and exercised!

Happy Friday!

Eternal Lizdom said...

How cool that you have your own App?!

Fries... reminds me of my "fat because of my brain" post this week. You found the right distraction to remove fries! Way to go!!

Cat said...

Working out helps me curb temptation too- but in a pinch I brush my teeth, because nothing tastes good in a minty mouth.

Yay paint!

Yeah, any doppleganger I would pick would be "...if she gained 50lbs" too.

Shelley said...

Reeeeeeesisting the urrrrrrge to tell you to shuuuuut uuuup about how fun the treadmill is.

Free reign of Macy's sounds TOO FUN!!!!

I didn't know you were banned from painting for life! Because SO AM I.

Mrs4444 said...

I'm happy for you; that you could be treated to all of that fun-You deserve it :)

Bravo on passing up the fries! Wish I could say I'd done the same earlier tonight.

I'm sure your son appreciates your support (even if he pretends he doesn't know you :)

Thanks for joining in FF! Hope you had a great week.