Random Thoughts #6: At school today…

Those kindergarteners and 1st graders who’ll pick up a roly-poly or a cricket or a worm with their bare fingers. ๐Ÿ˜

There were some fires in the area and because of the ash floating around in the air, the kids at my school couldn’t go out to play for 2 days. 2 days. That’s 6 recesses missed. To say they were annoyed is an understatement.

http://www.yahoo.com/food/why-your-fast-food-order-doesnt-arrive-as-pictured-73623152256.html Well, now I know…

Saw an 18-wheeler make a U-turn in a narrow street the other day. Very harrowing to watch.

Two 2nd grade girls:
Girl 1: “Look, on the tag. “American Girl doll. Made in China.””
Girl 2: “Oh, my goodness, everything’s made in China!”

Plaid is cozy.

Did you know there are kids who can take the crust off an Uncrustable? O_o

Whoever came up with the idea to make toothpaste minty? Genius ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Is grilling while watching “Ice Age” the height of irony? #SoCal in #January #doesntfeellikewinter At least we’re getting lovely cloudy weather (my fave!) now. And even a little rain ๐Ÿ˜€

Frozen is obviously all the rage among school kids. This is evident not just because wherever I turn, 1st and 2nd graders are singing “Let It Go,” but because I heard a middle school boy singing “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” ๐Ÿ˜•


This post was shorter than usual. I don’t know why.

Well, that’s all the time we have for today, folks. Remember, God made you special, and He loves you very much!

Random Thoughts #3: LOTR, football, & electronics

Denver Bronco kicker Matt Prater set an NFL record for longest field goal on Sunday (64 yards)!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜Ž I’m pretty happy about the Denver Broncos’ football season this year ๐Ÿ˜€

Actually, we still use cassettes on a regular basis. We’d even be using our record player today if we hadn’t had to leave it behind on our move due to lack of space.

I really wish Aragorn and Arwen were in the Hobbit trilogy. Hey, Legolas and Elrond are inโ€”it would make sense. A young, fiery Aragorn, before he got tempered by experience… Also it depends on how much “prelude to the Fellowship” stuff they do, but Aragorn plays a huge part there, catching Gollum and all.

http://games.yahoo.com/blogs/plugged-in/los-angeles-students-ipads-classroom-play-video-games-173850244.html Oh, California ๐Ÿ™„

Why are you striving these days?
Why are you trying to earn grace?
Why are you crying?
Let me lift up your face: just don’t turn away.

Why are you looking for love?
Why are you still searching, as if I’m not enough?
To where will you go, child?
Tell me, where will you run?

I’ll be by your side, wherever you fall
In the dead of night, whenever you call
So please don’t fight these hands that are holding you
‘Cause My hands are holding you.

โ€””By Your Side” by Tenth Avenue North

Had “potatoes au gratin” for the first time the other day. My sister is an amazing cook ๐Ÿ™‚

You know what wins football games? “Faster legs and stronger arms.” *nod* Never knew my little brother was so insightful on sports ๐Ÿ˜†

So, I can read and listen to Narnia soundtracks at the same time with no problem. But I can’t do that with Lord of the Rings music – it’s too distracting cuz I keep getting carried away by whatever part of the story the music’s at ๐Ÿ˜•

Had California Pizza Kitchen the other night…lots of $ for a small gourmet pizza…but a nice treat ๐Ÿ™‚

You know you spend too much time studying on your iPad when you’re reading a regular, plain old book made of paper, come across an unfamiliar word, and go to tap-hold it for a definition ๐Ÿ™„

Oh, and shampoo makes an admirable replacement for hand soap in a pinch.

Christmas shopping… ๐Ÿ˜‰

Amazon is thinking of using drones to deliver packages.


Overheard someone say, “Come on, let’s go see The Hobbit.” Best suggestion I’ve heard in a while ๐Ÿ˜‰ Yep, we’re saving to take the family to see it.

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