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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Late night fragments

Mommy's Idea Well, it's actually not that terribly late by my standards. Only 10:47pm. I'm just getting warmed up. Whether you're stopping by here late at night or early in the morning, welcome to Friday Fragments, hosted as always by Mrs. 4444s.

I bought a new pair of tennis shoes last week. I'm ashamed to say (but of course I'm going to say it) that I haven't been exercising because I lost one of my tennis shoes. And it's been gone for a LONG time. So last week, Mike and I rode up to Marshall's and bought a new pair for $30. The dog is happy about that. And I even went out walking on my lunch hour the other day. Good investment for sure.

PhotobucketWe took Robbie to see Zookeeper, the movie, tonight. I got free passes from Gofobo. I smuggled in some fruit snacks and we were set for a cheap night at the theater. When we got there, we saw a poster advertising free popcorn. So while we waited in line, Mike and I each fired up our iPhones and went to and got instant coupons for free popcorn. Woohoo! The popcorn was the small size -- about the same size as a brown paper lunch sack. Do you know how much they wanted for that stinkin' bag of popcorn if you actually had to pay for it? $6/bag! For about 25 cents worth of popcorn kernels. I'll keep walking softly and carrying a big purse, thankyouverymuch.

Charlie comes home tomorrow. He's been at my parents house since Monday, going to basketball camp at my high school. I miss that kid.

Is anyone else shaking their head, wondering how it's already July 7th already? The kids go back to school in just 5 and 6 weeks! I feel like I'm just getting warmed up to summer. Time to get out the calendar, try to squeeze in some memory-making activities and start watching for back to school sales. Where is the "pause" button?

Next week, I'm headed to Cincinnati to attend Bloggy Conference. (See the button to the right. I tried to paste it in here and it kept jacking up my entry.) I got my conference registration in exchange for volunteering to work the conference. And I'm sharing a room with another blogger, Judy, who writes at Dirt Road Musings. We've only spoken on the phone, but I'm pretty sure she's not a serial killer. She is younger and skinnier than I am, but I'll try not to hold that against her. Funny thing is that Judy is from the same town as one of my favorite bloggers, Annie, of Annie Weighs, but they don't know each other...yet. Bloggy Con will be the first not-for-business social media conferences I've gone to. I'm excited (and a little nervous). Anyone else going?

Don't forget to enter the Chex Mix Muddy Buddies giveaway. I'll draw the winner Saturday night at 9pm EST.

One last thing before I wrap up. God is good, all the time. All the time, God is good. No details necessary (no job offers for Mike to share, either), just thankful to be on the receiving end of His faithfulness today. 

Be sure to stop by Mrs. 4444s's place for more Friday Fragments.


Keetha Broyles said...

I've had both my tennis shoes all along, and STILL I find excuses to NOT exercise.

Mrs4444 said...

Good score on the movie stuff! I would like to see Bad Teacher this weekend, but I'm not sure I can afford an arm and a leg.

When you find the Pause button, do let me know, will you? (but wait til August, because I'm teaching summer school all this month.

Have FUN at the conference! I'm envious! You're going to have a ball.

Thanks for linking up. Have a wonderful weekend :)

Ellen aka Ellie said...

How do you lose a tennis shoe?

Sorry, it's a mom thing, I had to ask it.

Jealous you can find sneaks at that price. I have to be fitted. Such wussy feet I have!

Savor every second. There is time left.

Bill Lisleman said...

you didn't mention anything about he actual movie. The preview on TV didn't look like one I would care for (the gorilla one right?).
The blog conference - are those mostly just a great socialize/relax type of thing or do you actually learn new techniques? Nothing wrong with relaxing with birds of a feather type of thing but I was curious about what you expect.

Cyndy Bush said...

I need an iPhone! I'm a snack-smuggler too and it makes my husband SO nervous. Hee hee!
It just hit me that the summer is already practically half over. I'm not ready!!

Kay said...

i am also a closet snack-smuggler. with paying to get in, i am pretty wiped out after that!!! i love your polka dots!!! blue is my favorite color!

Ann in the UP said...

Good luck with the exercise. I'm trying to up my EQuotient, too. My neighbor is counting on me to be faithful at walking with her.

The price of popcorn at the show is ridiculous. I love it, but go without usually. My one bit of will power!

Traci Marie Wolf said...

I'm in your boat. Summer has passed me by as well. I love the prettiness of summer, the late nights, all the activity but I hate the heat.

How was the movie, it looks like one I'll wait to come on DVD because there are so many more I'd prefer. I smuggle the snacks in too because they don't have what I like there. Way to use your technology to your advantage, getting the popcorn.

Have a great weekend. Stopping in from the FF link party.

Christy said...

"I'll keep walking softly and carrying a big purse, thankyouverymuch." I love that! We went to the movies for the first time in three years last month, and were shocked at the prices of goodies. Also, we were glad that we had decided to do some smuggling ourselves before hand. haha It's the only way to not break the bank at the theatre!

Momza said...

Enjoyed your post as always...favorite part was the last line: God is good, all the time."