Friday Fragments

Half-Past Kissin' Time

~  First off, I'm LOVING the new Frag button!

~  Did you see my countdown ticker???  3 1/2 weeks until my big trip!  It seems when I first put the ticker on my blog I was a little anxious...I had down that we were leaving a week before we are!

~  We do only have 2 more Mondays before we're out for the summer.  I'm not counting the 20th, because it's considered a half-day for the students. The buses don't run, and the kids that do come in only come in to get their report cards.

~  Wow.  This year really flew!  It's hard to believe that I only have 2 more weeks with my students, and not even that much with some of them.  My kindergarten students will be hit or miss since they'll be practicing for Kindergarten Graduation.

~  All of the state tests are over, thank goodness.  Last week the 3rd through 5th grade completed theirs, then 1st & 2nd did theirs this week.  AND, 3rd through 5th also had another test to take this past Wednesday.  It's all downhill from here!

~  YS' band banquet went very nicely.  The mom that decorates every year did a nautical theme since the band trip was a cruise this year.  She always does such a nice job with it.  She's one of the moms that I'm really going to miss.

~  YS was awarded the "Aaron Copland Award" for most outstanding band student.  He was surprised by it; he didn't think he was going to get it!  The really cool thing is that when I was a senior, I got the "John Philip Sousa Award", which is the same award, different name.  He received a trophy to keep, and his name is on a plaque along with the recipients from past years.

~  Oh, and YS has had a change of heart:  He's decided to go to the small university he originally planned on attending instead of the community college.  At this point, I think he's making a good choice.  Either one would be good, but I think he's ready to fly the coop and find his place in the world!

~  YS asked yesterday if, after he's at college,  he could go into a big city that's about an hour away from where he'll be going to school.  I told him that I was going to tell him what my mama told me when I left for college:  I don't know what you're doing when you're at school.  But then CH & I added that it would be nice if he would let us know when he leaves campus.

~  Check out this beautiful card I received from Jeanne:
I am so honored to receive one of her cards!  If you don't know Jeanne, stop by and see some of her amazing cards that she makes herself.  I'm in total and complete awe of her creativeness!

~  If you see "Iron Man 3", pay close attention the newspaper that is shown in one of the scenes:  It's the Small County's newspaper!  I didn't get a chance to read the whole article, but the makers of the film wanted a newspaper from this area of the country, and they chose ours.  There's a bit of trivia for you!

~  Have a great weekend!


  1. Now I feel like I need to go see Iron Man 3. I wasn't planning on it : )

    Congrats to your son! I tell mine I want to know when they're 'traveling'. A friend's daughter flew from Wales to Canada while she was in uni, without telling her mom. To see a boy of wonder we moms have gray hair!

  2. Congratulations to YS on the Aaron Copland Award. And yay on the 3 1/2 weeks until your trip! I can't wait to see and hear all about it!

  3. How exciting that you're so close to leaving for Europe! I love traveling (though it takes me a while to recover from it as well). Can't wait to see all your pics! I loved getting some views of London from the last time you were over there.

  4. I'll keep my eye out in iron Man... I'm sure my hubby is dragging me to see it this weekend :)

  5. I'll keep my eye out in iron Man... I'm sure my hubby is dragging me to see it this weekend :)

  6. I wrote my frags on Wednesday and noticed today everybody had the new button. I guess I could go change it out but that would take effort.

  7. Wow, so much good stuff. How can this school year be over when we just started? Where are you going in Europe....surely I missed that post.
    Congrats on the school choice for your son; does this mean you are going to be empty nesters? You know what that means: naked Saturdays.
    Ok, maybe that is only a joke in our household! LOL.
    Have a great weekend!

  8. Cool card. Think I'll check her out. I love homemade cards.

  9. I wish I was going on a big trip in 3-1/2 weeks! I'll just have to live vicariously through you instead. ;)

    Wow! Only 2 more weeks with your students? Princess Nagger is happy there's only four weeks left of school for her - I'm looking forward to eliminating the hectic mornings. ;)

    CONGRATS to YS - for the award (and how cool you got the same one?) and for making a college decision. And yes, I'm with you - knowing when he's going to be off campus would be good so you won't have to worry (as much). :)

    What an awesome card!!

    Kaley Cuoco is Adorable even with a Helmet Head, Princess Nagger Frog-Watching: Fragmenting for a Clean Brain-Slate

  10. I love that he was surprised -- that's the mark of a contributor, not an operator. Good for him!

    Counting down, indeed!

  11. Sweet! Vacation soon, new blog button, and daisies on the background. I love daisies!!

    I think I gave my folks a ton of gray hairs when I left for college. I don't remember calling very often when i dallied off here and there.

    Yay for a year coming to an end, and I will certainly be looking for that newspaper in the movie. Can't wait to see it!

  12. Yes, I love the new button! I can't tell you how thrilled I am about your trip. (Maybe a little jealous because I want to go back) Way to go YS on getting the award. That is cool trivia about the paper, when I see it I hope I remember to catch that part!

  13. what a sweet looking blog, something Swedish about it. Thanks for deciding to follow my blog, I am now following yours as well. I'm glad I didn't run into your Google+ here so I could leave a comment.

  14. I put my three years of the A to Z in Pages at the top of my blog. That way it's easy to look some up if you feel like it. I forgot to mention this in my comment. Have a nice rest of the weekend.

  15. So exciting!!! Hopefully the weather will cooperate for your trip! It's starting to get really nice out now!

    Thanks for the "shout out". I'm so glad the card found you OK!

    Thomas can't wait to see Iron Man 3!!!! I could take it or leave it myself, but I'll be looking for your newspaper!


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