Friday Fragments

It's Friday, it's a holiday weekend, and Saturday is the start of the Florida Gator Football Season. Around here, that equals Good.Times.
It also equals Friday Fragments & Friday's Freewrite!

Last night was the littles' Open House. I somehow got sucked over to the PTA table, despite my attempts to avoid it. I'm pretty sure they used their zombie mind control on me. Anyway, I ran into a friend there who is going to be PTA Vice President. She was so excited to know I was willing to help her. Wait, I am willing to help? Woops. I got sucked in!

We're very much looking forward to our weekend. All the kids are home. Saturday we'll be hanging out and watching Gator football with my family, including some relatives who are down from Panama City. We'll get some more unpacking & organizing in the new house. And on Monday we plan to go to the beach.

I think, for the first time ever, we're going to have Cool Neighbors. For some reason, everywhere we've lived (and the good Lord knows we've moved enough *eyeroll*), we've never had very friendly neighbors. Either that, or they were weird. This time, even though we moved just three streets down, the atmosphere is totally different. We've already had several people introduce themselves and welcome us to the neighborhood. And our next-door-neighbors are the ones who told us about the house. They are super-friendly and we've become fast friends. I also LOVE their golden retriever, Gator!

We're all so tired at work tonight that we're getting stupid. We're reading a story about a therapy llama that visits hospice patients, which lead to llama spitting concerns. I told them about the time that a mama goat spit on me because I was petting her baby, and we're all hysterically laughing. Then I told them about the time that my Mom, whose first name is Alma, got mail addressed to Lama. And the fact that we still laugh at her about that to his day. Now we're all laughing ourselves sick. We need to go to bed. Especially now that Spanking the Llama comments are coming out....

I got a fabulous award last week from one of my best bloggy friends, Tara from If Mom Says OK. Is this not the hottest award you've ever seen??

The rules are as follows:

“No one really likes rules, do they? I shall make mine simple. Make a cocktail, pick out some of your favorite bloggers. Send this award to 4 of them. Tell them why you think they give good blog. There are SO many fascinating, witty, and fantastic bloggers; let’s invite them all to the party.
Or you can just put it on your mantle and watch it sparkle. And if you think it sassy that I created my own Award, just consider it a grown up and virtual version of a friendship bracelet.”
Well, I'm posting my favorite shot recipe. I love me some Buttery Nipples!

1 (1.5 fluid ounce) jigger vodka
1 (1.5 fluid ounce) jigger Irish cream liqueur
1 (1.5 fluid ounce) jigger butterscotch schnapps
1 (1.5 fluid ounce) jigger coffee flavored liqueur

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in the vodka, Irish cream, butterscotch schnapps and coffee liqueur. Shake well. Strain into shot glasses and serve.

And I'm passing the award along to these four wonderful bloggers, loyal friends who I just ♥!
Kel from Cafe Kel

Hope you all have a great, long weekend!

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Momma G.Love said...

Congrats on the award!

I can not wait until the start of my weekend. It's been stressful around here the past 2 weeks.

...stopping by from SITS...

Steph @ Stick It in the Fridge


Momo Fali said...

I was going to leave a comment on your last post, but I apparently walked away from my computer before hitting "enter" and your page was open in my browser overnight. I am not stalking you! (Well, maybe a little.)

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Love the shot!! Have had one just like it or very similiar and I it was YUMMY!!

Hallie :)

Sara Elizabeth Bonds said...

Thank gosh atleast one of us might have awesome neighbors. Haha!

Congrats on the neato award!

Happy FF!

Stereos and Souffles said...

It's great.To be.A Florida Gator!!

Mary Ellen said...

Congrats on the award - that is a hot one!

Sounds like you have a terrific weekend planned - enjoy!

Tara R. said...

Your shot recipe makes the bling all the more hawt! Thanks for playing along!

Hope you and yours have a great weekend.

Unknown Mami said...

Congratulations on the award and Yay Me! Thank you!

Have a great weekend.

OHmommy said...

Hahahahaha.... you got sucked into the PTA? Funny. I am trying to stay away.

Kudos to the cool neighbors. And dog. Having cool people close by rock, no?

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Lucky you having cool neighbors! I wonder if I should put that on my 'wish list' for our next house? ;)

Congrats on the award! Very cool! :)

Sorry you got sucked into the PTA...so far I've managed to avoid the zombie mind control on that one...though I am planning to volunteer for Princess Nagger's 1st grade class so I can spy on the teacher... ;)

Happy FF! :)

Mommy Words said...

Congrats what a cool award! We finally have great neighbors too. In fact great neighbors with LOTS of kids. We have more than 25 kids under the age of 6 ON OUR BLOCK. And we all have front porches. And everyone sits on them and drinks wine. (Except pregnant me). Even Miles, my 1 year old, tasted beer last week. Oops! (Hubby fault not mine!) I will follow. Love bloggers who give good blog!

C said...

hey we have the same bloggy background! great minds think alike i always say....
also, can you tell me how you get those lil hearts to show up in your post?

have a great holiday weekend!


mub said...

Congrats on the award! I'm glad you have cool neighbors. The apartment next to us was empty forEEEEVER but some people finally moved in... and we never see them *L* So maybe the unseen neighbors are good ones too!

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

Rest up this weekend! That's what I'm doing!! ♥

Boomer Baby Bliss

Kirby3131 said...

My husband and I have moved so many times - ugh. I hate it. We've had our share of good and bad neighbors, that's for sure. We live in a condo now and we've got a real good lot :)

I think it's cool that you moved just a few streets over!

Oh I love the laughter that comes from silliness on top of silliness!

Mrs4444 said...

That award is AWESOME! I love it!

Glad my PTA days are behind me; too much drama...

Looks like you are having fun and keeping busy. Enjoy the long weekend!

Smellyann said...

I'm hoping not to get sucked into the PTA this year, myself! I've already got sooo much on my plate. Good luck with the new neighbors!

BoufMom9 said...

Yeah! Good for you having friendly neighbors finally. I know what that's like to have neighbors like that....

Rocksee said...

hey baby! I am good.. getting better. Somedays I struggle, but I kick myself out of that and remember that this is what I wanted.. and now I am here.. so I better make the most..

How are things at your house.. did hubs find a job??

I hope you are well.. I miss our twitter time!!!

Kel said...

Thank you! You are too sweet!!