TGIFriday Fragments

Here are the fragments running through my head this Friday.

~*~ My hubby was off yesterday, is off today, and is off all weekend. This makes me very, very happy!

~*~ My kids will be with me for the 4th of July. This also makes me very, very happy!
There is a huge celebration just around the corner from our house at our Rec Center. They are expecting around 20,000 attendees! It should be a ton of fun.

~*~ My oldest son, Tim, ya know that kid who got his driver's license two weeks ago?? Guess what he got yesterday? His first speeding ticket. I.was.livid.

~*~ Remember how he started his first job last week? His first two paychecks will go to pay the speeding ticket. :sigh:

~*~ Right now my kids are with their Dad, and we only have Andrew at home. We don't get a lot of one-on-one time with the kids, since we have four of them. But later today, we're taking Andrew to a movie (Night At The Museum 2), to get a his hair cut in a special style he's been wanting (pics to come!), and then we'll get pizza (his fave meal) and probably watch more movies at home. It's going to be fun!

~*~ If you missed my post yesterday, please go read it. This is not to pimp a post, it's really an important subject.

~*~ Remember my friend, who I hadn't seen in a few years until I ran into her a few weeks ago? She is going through some really rough times right now, and we have been helping her as much as possible. Watching her daughter and just being there for her. (we being myself and my husband because he is so supportive, concerned, and helpful. LOVE that guy.) Anyway, it just got me thinking how God puts us into each other's paths for a reason. I have no doubt that I saw her that day so that I could help her right now. She has held me and cried and thanked me for helping her. And I am just thankful that we are able to help her, and that I was put in her path that day.

~*~ Last weekend, John and I went out to lunch, and there was a Jeep Cherokee parked next to us. This thing had some of the best bumper stickers on it that I've ever seen. I wanted to take pictures of them, but I didn't want the owner to see me and freak out. Anyway, the best one, which really stuck in my head, said: Spiritual People Inspire Me. Religious People Scare Me. I love it.

~*~ With Independence Day almost here, my thoughts are with the men and women in the military who are fighting for our freedom. In particular, my cousin Stephen, who joined the Army last year, and my childrens' cousin, Josh, who just joined the Marines. Both of these guys are very young and I am so proud of them, and I worry about them, and love them so much.

Whew! I am all defragged now, I feel much better. Go visit Mrs. 4444 at Half Past Kissin' Time for more Friday Fragments!

~*~ Have a wonderful Independence Day Weekend!~*~


Ms Cupcake said...

Morning! Now following your blog.

Checking in from sits. The big holiday weekend is almost here!

Ms Cupcake
Zen Cupcake

Anonymous said...

A most excellent bumper sticker. :) Have a great weekend!

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

Better a speeding ticket then an accident!!!

Crazee Juls said...

:) eek, a speeding ticket. Maybe having to pay w/ his first two paychecks will teach him a lesson?

Can't wait to see pics of the new "do"....

Have a Happy 4th with all of your kids home. Yay

Sara Elizabeth said...

I wish my hubs was off like that. He was out of town on a business trip this week, and then they wouldn't let him take off for the holiday. Boo!

I LOVE the bumper sticker!

Happy F.F.!

Evansmom said...

In Maine, you son would lose his license for 30 days for any violation they receive when they first get their license. Not a bad thing, I believe. It does help keep them a little more under control. My son starts drivers ed in less than 1 month. Yikes.

Dumb Mom said...

So not looking forward to speeding tickets. Think I'll just not let them drive... ever. I know it sounds harsh and unreasonable, but it's really the only way:)! Visiting from SITS, happy holiday.

Eve said...

Have a fantastic holiday weekend with the kids!

Karen in Texas said...

Love your Friday Fragments Cyndy That's one heck of a bumper sticker. You and your hubby are so sweet to help your old friend out too.

Anonymous said...

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!! Enjoy your holiday!

Mrs4444 said...

Oh, man-That kid! Let's hope he learns from it? Have fun with your son tonight! :)

Your post also LOOKS terrific today, DM! Thanks for the 4th focus.

Off to catch up...

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

You have a great one, too!!! Stay cool and hydrated.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Tough way to learn a lesson! Poor kid. But I hope it sticks with him.
Hope you have a great Independence Day, too!
Sounds like you're starting early.

Lori said...

Ouch on the ticket! Love that bumper sticker!

It's cool that you've been able to help your friend. What a gift for both of you!!

Annie said...

Oh, no! The ticket! I passed a cop this week and my 4 year old said " are you going too fast?" I replied "yes, 3 mph fast." and she said "slow 'er down, then!"

John Deere Mom said...

No he did not get a speeding ticket! Eek!

(Okay, I may have gotten pulled over about 2 weeks after getting my license. But I am a girl. And I cried. And I got a warning.) ;)

Karen MEG said...

Oof on the speeding ticket... hopefully he's learned his lesson and that's it! If only, eh?

I hope you like Night at the Museum 2 - we just took the kids and it was great!

happy 4th!

C said...

it sounds like you had a comfy cozy evening with your son. how wonderful. your hubby sounds wonderful, too.


thank you for all the support you give me!

Rhonda said...

Uh oh on the speeding ticket!!! lol