Friday Fragments…

Half-Past Kissin' Time

It’s been a fast-paced, crazy week at our house, and I can’t believe it’s already Friday!  I must admit, sometimes I get a bit over-whelmed by how quickly time is passing.  Every time I turn around, it’s time to refill my weekly medication dispenser!  I sometimes feel like time is running out, and I wonder if anyone else my age feels the same way.  All of this being said, since it’s Friday again, I’m posting a few fragments.

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Yesterday was my brother’s birthday.  He’s nine years my senior, and to see us together, you’d think it was the other way around!  I always tell him that he got all of the good genes in the family 🙂  I wish I could have spent the day with him, eating a piece of German Chocolate Cake, which happens to be his favorite, but we live nearly 200 miles apart.  These days, our visits are fewer, but always special.  Sure hope he had a great birthday, and that we’ll get together again soon.

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Every day, without fail, my husband, Ed, goes to his mom’s house to feed ‘Trouble’, the cat. (His mom’s deceased, but the cat still chooses to live at the house.)  Ed’s been doing this for over a year, because ‘Trouble’ is too old and ornery to relocate anywhere else. Anyway,  I hadn’t seen ‘Trouble’ in a while, so I decided to ride with him, yesterday, to feed her.  It’s a good thing I did!

Last summer, I ran out of freezer space while canning vegetables from our garden.  I decided to put the remainder of my vegetables in the side-by-side refrigerator, at Ed’s mom’s house.  (His mom was  living in an assisted living home, back then.)  While I was visiting ‘Trouble’, I decided to check on the refrigerators. (Ed’s mom had two of them, because her house has two kitchens.)  Lo and behold, the refrigerator with all of the vegetables in its freezer had stopped working!  The freezer had thawed in the top, but, thank goodness,  the bottom area was still frozen.  I lost all of our corn-on-the-cob, but managed to save everything else.  Praise the Lord!  If I had to give up something, I’m grateful it was only corn-on-the cob, which I don’t cook a lot of.  One more day, and I would’ve lost everything!

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Speaking of Ed’s mother, it’s only taken the Veteran’s Administration four months to figure out the lady is deceased!  Ed filed the necessary paperwork, two weeks after she passed away, but for four long months, the VA has continued to direct deposit checks into her bank account anyway!  Finally, after numerous phone calls from Ed, and four months worth of checks, they realized their error, and contacted us to return the money.  That’s our government at work!  Better late than never, I suppose.

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On Wednesday, I’d asked for prayers concerning our son-in-law, who has been out of work since just before Christmas.  Several of you told me you were praying.  God is listening, and possibly answering.  We’ll know more in a few days, but something could possibly be ‘in the works’.  I sure hope so!  Please continue to pray.  These are tough economic times we’re living in, and jobs (of any kind) are scarce.

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Thursday morning, I had the opportunity to spend some one-on-one  time with our next-to-the-youngest grandson, Chase.  It was just the two of us, all morning, and this doesn’t happen often.  He just turned two, and is quite a character, guaranteed to make you laugh if you spend much time around him.

100_3443 (2)See that green ‘lovey’ in the picture?  It’s a frog blanket, and I’m always aggravating Chase about wanting to keep it for myself, because I like frogs.  On Thursday, Chase hid his ‘lovey’ from me, and had me searching everywhere for it before he finally showed me where he hid it!  Chase does things like that, and just smiles about it.  I believe we might have a ‘practical joker’ in the making!

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Is anyone else watching this season of Downton Abbey?  This year, there seems to be a lot more drama in the servant’s quarters than in the main house–or should I say the castle?  Who would’ve thought it?  If you haven’t watched this show, yet, you’re missing out.  The plot is filled with more twists, turns, ups and downs than a roller coaster!

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I got a new Kindle for my birthday, back in August.  I haven’t done much with it, because, honestly, it has been a bit overwhelming to me.  Why, oh why don’t Kindles (and computers) come with instruction manuels???  I’ve had a hard time trying to figure things out on my own!  Yesterday, I finally got brave enough to download my first e-book on it.  It’s a strange experience, reading without having to turn pages or hold a book open, but I think I’m going to like it!  The book I’m reading?  Lone Survivor, the book from which the current popular movie, by the same name,  was made.  Can anyone say, intense reading material???

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That’s it for my edition of Friday Fragments, which I will be linking over at halfpastkissintime.  Have a great weekend, y’all!

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  1. I haven’t tried a Kindle yet however I see more and more people using them especially when I travel, Fortunately with the bad weather and being stuck inside I have managed to read a few books.

  2. I love my Kindle! I’m always finding free books. I don’t know if I’ll ever have the time to read all the free books I have. By the way, if you like Beth Moore, she has about 14-16 free books on Kindle. I’m not sure how long they will stay free though.

  3. First…Chase is a doll-face!! How sweet.
    And secondly, my brothers and one sister are all older than I am…and I swear, all I got was the crabby genes. 😉

  4. I definitely have started having those “time running out” thoughts, added to the reality that I cannot do the things I used to do. Now I focus on all the great moments I am blessed with and trust God for the future.

    And reading about your creative Chase, your other grands and offspring, your gardening and chicken adventures and life in general supplies me with some of those moments. Keep ’em coming!

    And I’m still praying for your son-in-law’s job situation.

  5. Just wondering if I understand this – Trouble the cat is living alone in your MIL’s old home. I guess it does take awhile to get the estate all settled. You could start a blog just about Trouble the cat and his days at the house.
    Two-yr-old – it is a fun age. Probably more fun for Grandparents than parents.

  6. I think the e-readers take some getting used to, but I love the convenience of it, and especially being able to make the font large : ). I also like the light, so I can read without turning on a bedside lamp. Enjoy your weekend!

  7. Happy Birthday to your brother! So sorry about the freezer. I will continue to pray for your son in law. How blessed you were to spend time with Chase. Yes Downton’s staff is having a lot of issues this year! Have a great weekend.

  8. Chase is adorable! Good save on the veggies, and thank goodness you went along for the ride! Love Downton Abbey! Love it!! I agree with you about the drama this season. I have had a Kindle for about four years now, but actually gave my Kindle to Joe, when I got a new Nexus7. I have over 400 books on it now, and love just tossing it in my purse. It’s with me all the time. Most of my books have been free, through BookBub, which I get by email. There are also several free sites on Facebook. Have fun!!

  9. Is that a fireplace heater under the television?
    You’ll find information about getting to know your kindle on the website. My little one came with a user’s manual on the kindle. I got the Fire for Christmas. I love both of them. I seldom read a hard copy book.

  10. Haven’t watched Downton Abby yet but keep hearing how good it is. I like my Kindle too and use it more now that I am finding free books. I just found a new Christian historical fiction author that way–Michael Phillips! The tricky part is just finding a wi-fi place nearby so you can get it updated when you download stuff.


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