Friday, November 15, 2019

Life: Friday Ramblings

baby shark live; pink fong live; tilles center concert hall

We had an absolute BLAST at... shark live at the Tilles Center Concert Hall!
The hubby and I were a little hesitant with this one, but it turned out to be a hit.
From the second we entered, my baby boy was all smiles, claps, and gasps dressed in his fan gear.
Everyone in the audience, including the parents, were singing and dancing the entire show.
It was a story of Pink Fong on the hunt for Baby Shark and all the creatures they met along the way.
As the woman next to us screamed at me, "This is the most fun I've ever had at a concert!".
...sadly, she was totally and completely right!

I'm slightly annoyed because...
...I have a feeling our contractor disappeared at the tail end of the job.
We finally splurged and ripped up the rugs in the office/den area of the house.
It was necessary because our allergies from the previous owner's cat dander was insane.
It came out beautiful, but the job was put on hold pending a stair cap for the step down into the room.
The contractor said he'd return next week with it, but we haven't heard a word.
He was referred to us by a good friend of ours and his now EX girlfriend!

I'm giggling at... husband's stance against his Christmas picture outfit.
This year I got my son and hubby matching outfits.
It's a lovely plaid shirt with black chino pants, suspenders, black shoes...and...a bow tie.
He was all good until he saw the bow tie.  He told me "I'd do anything to make you happy except that."
He even got The Viking behind him to sign the anti-bow tie on grown men petition.
I don't get it!  It looks so dashing.  Besides, if I can wear heels daily, he can wear a bow tie for an hour.

My daughter scolded me when she noticed...
...the hermit crab craft she gifted me with two years ago has been hung upside down.
I thought it was an abstract!  How was I supposed to know which side is right side up?!

I'm scratching my head trying to brainstorm...
...a good Thanksgiving themed game for my baby girl's class party.
Her teacher's got high demands so most parents backed out of volunteering.
Unfortunately, a good friend is the class mom and I couldn't say no when she asked me for help.
I agreed to do the game but didn't realize how not creative my brain is at the moment.

I feel absolutely terrible watching... baby boy suffer for another (2) weeks with a new illness.
He got rid of his bronchitis to only contract a wicked case of coxsackie.
His face, legs, feet, hands, and even butt is covered in these little oozing blisters.
Yes, it's even more disgusting in real life than this sounds.  Trust me!  Bleh gag barf..

I really, really hate...
...common core math.  I mean, I just don't understand it!
My daughter asks for homework help in the first grade and I'm left scratching my head.
To solve a simple equation like 3 - 2, you have to do so much work that you no longer care about the answer!

What are your Friday Ramblings?


  1. We had contractors disappear like that in the middle of the work on our house, they left the outside walls in a ruin and left for a more paid job leaving us hanging like that. I did throw a curse on them after that and the contractor's shop was closed soon after my witchcraft LOL

    1. Oh no, so yours was definitely a little more serious than a functional step that doesn't match the rest of the floor! Can you teach me that curse? I always knew you were magical, Dez.. I just didn't realize how much. lol!

  2. Yeah, there was a dbag that disappeared at the tail end of work on my grandmother's kitchen too. Seems that is all around.

    I never even heard of coxsackie before, sounds rather nasty. Gotta love daycare germs.

    What? You can't just take 3-2 and be done with it? Pfffft.

    1. Nope!! Her homework took two hours again last night. I just got back from a business trip, so I wasn't happy about it. I spent 7-2 in a meeting, then 2:30-6 in the car, than 6-7 on the phone to give my boss "feedback" on the meeting... only to try to figure out ten simple subtraction problems with common core solutions! :( :(

    2. That is just so dumb. Did we do that in school? I don't recall it. Why make things harder than they need to be.

    3. No we did NOT. You either knew it, or you didn't. If you didn't know it, you memorized it. With this knew method, you spend more time learning "how" than the answer. (I feel old talking like this. lol)

    4. lol well that is stupid. Especially since you don't even need to know these long arse ways anymore. Stick it in a program and bango. You should learn 3-2=1 or whatever and get the answer, but this long crap. Pffft. Sounds like filler because calculators are a thing.

  3. I think I must be the worst Teacher in history because it takes me ages to think of games and activities for the kids - so I can't imagine how difficult it must be for a parent. I guess this is just personality - we either are creative or we aren't. I don't beat myself up about it. Anyway, hope your sons gets better soon and that you have a wonderful weekend! :)

    1. I can be very creative, but I usually scare myself out of my ideas. I convince myself they are bad or not good enough... oh well. I decided on Thanksgiving bingo and that's what it will be. Happy weekend to you too!

  4. Most states kicked common core to the curb due to the math

  5. Sorry to hear your son is suffering again :(

    My husband had his work contractor come over to fix one of our shower drains. He'd stop in, dink around for a few minutes, then say he'd be back in a few days. 2 weeks later, he'd do the same thing. I think it took him over 2 months to do a simple drain fix. I told my husband I'd kill him if he ever hired him to do work around our house again. I suppose I should be happy it even got done at all.

    Thank God for YouTube videos. I hate it when I don't even understand how they do 7th grade math, but with a little YouTube tutorial, I can usually help my niece with her work.

  6. Just have the kids play spin the bottle.

  7. Awww poor baby! I hope he's feeling better very soon

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