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Friday, July 27, 2012

Friday Fragments

~Last week I read the best book on my Kindle that I have read in quite awhile... Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt.  I highly recommend it.  

~We bought school supplies last weekend and Dracen already has his new backpack packed full and ready to go.  I cannot believe they are starting them back this early but it is what it is, I suppose.  One more week off and then back to the old early morning routine. Ugh!


~The new deck furniture FINALLY came last week.  I had ordered it from Home Depot around the first couple of days of July.  A few days after I ordered it, I noticed that they had put in on sale. I'm talking BIG sale.  I was sick.  So I emailed customer service and they didn't hesitate to credit me the difference since I didn't even have it yet.  It went back off sale before I ever received it.  I'm so glad I noticed it before it was too late! 


~Dracen and Devin were upstairs in the bonus room the other night when we told them to come down and take out the trash.  Devin's neck and Dracen's hands were covered in pen ink!  Apparently Dracen had just busted a pen and decided to smear it all over Devin's neck.  Remember my new furniture?  The furniture we had to cut a new door in the wall to get up there?  Yeah, that new furniture and new's all in the bonus room.  I warned him that it had better not be on anything up there!  He swore it wasn't.  

He lied.  

It was on the arm of the new sofa, the new carpet and on the seat of leather club chair that is not new, but still!!  I stomped downstairs, gritted my teeth really hard and commanded him, through pursed lips, to take the trash out and! 

The ink easily came out of the furniture and carpet with hairspray (did you know that trick?) but he had also somehow gotten it on the hardwood floor in the kitchen and we were not able to get all of that out.  But unless you get down there and really inspect it, you don't notice it much.  

Yesterday I ended up with the ink on my hands and the front of my laptop somehow and could not figure out where it had come from.  Today I figured it out.  He had taken a good box of Kleenex, taped it up with duct tape and then poked holes in it with the pen, I guess until it broke. I had noticed the Kleenox box earlier and picked it up, shaking my head before putting it back down but had not noticed the ink marks until later.  

Never, ever a dull moment around here.

Exhibit A


~I got my hair did Tuesday.  You can't really tell from the photos but it is quite a bit darker than I've had it in years.  I like it, Charlie likes it, Devin looked at me like he didn't know who I was as he blurted out, "what tha?" and Dracen told me I looked weird....  

This is my new hairdo...

This is my new hairdo on humidity...

Now if y'all will excuse me, I have a hot date with a flat iron.

Happy Friday!

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  1. Like the new deck furniture.

    I "giggle" about your raising boys stories. I CAN giggle 'cause I raised two boys and two girls, so we "did our time" and now I can giggle at others as they go through it.


  2. Nice hair.

    And I like your deck furniture!

  3. Oh I love your new hair!

    Your boys comments are funny. Soon back to school for your boys. We will have till September.

  4. my hair has the same look on humid days!!! small world!

  5. Love the hair. Looks fantastic!

    The pen, sounds like something my boys would do...seriously.

    And the furniture looks great. We just got our new house and need something to sit on in the evenings....

  6. I need new deck furniture. I inherited mine in the divorce!

    Cute hair... I'm still blonde, but started going darker a few years ago... easier upkeep and I've just discovered the flat iron. LOVE IT. I had mentioned to my stylist the last time I was there that I'd not gotten around to purchasing one and she turned around and handed me hers... she'd just gotten a new one, so I got the old one. Yay me!

  7. Love LOVe LOVE your hair! I knew that hairspray took ink out of clothes but luckily I've never had to get it out of carpet or furniture.

  8. I really need to get my hair done. (sigh)

    I'll check out the book... I attempted to get game of thrones, but for some reason Amazon says it's unavailable through Kindle. WTH? So long story short, I'm book less right now.

  9. Thanks for the book recommend.

    Great Hair.

    The things kids do. Hilarious. But you can't laugh.