August 29, 2010

Weekly Winners

Weekly Winners is the creation of the beautiful Lotus of i am Lotus (aka Sarcastic Mom). She takes amazing pictures that I'm often jealous of, and her son Braden totally reminds me of my little boy - both the big blue eyes, and the attitude! Here are my winners from this week.


The Fleet

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Shadows

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Pretty in Pink

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Through the Branches

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Blueberry Bliss

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Gah!

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For more Weekly Winner photos, visit I am Lotus.

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August 27, 2010

Friday Fragments

Mommy's Idea

Friday Fragments are bits and pieces of your week that are usually brief; too short for a stand-alone post, but too good to discard. Collect humorous observations, "Heard" items, and other small gems and put them together in a Friday Fragments post. Friday Fragments are the brainchild of Mrs.4444 and you can find more at Half Past Kissin' Time.

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~ I know that I don't actually have OCD, but sometimes the things I am compelled to do make me wonder if there isn't something just a TAD bit off about me... case in point. Michael Ausiello at EW published his list of premiere dates this week. And I, in my usual fashion, created this list of shows I'll be checking out. The ones in black are ones I already watch, the ones in green are the new shows I'm going to try. I am especially excited about No Ordinary Family, The Event and Undercovers.







Monday






House

Fox

8:00

9/20



Chuck

NBC

8:00

9/20



Lone Star

FOX

9:00

9/20



The Event

NBC

9:00

9/20



Hawaii Five-0

CBS

10:00

9/20



Chase

NBC

10:00

9/20



Castle

ABC

10:00

9/20









Tuesday






Glee

Fox

8:00

9/21



No Ordinary Family

ABC

8:00

9/21



Being Erica

CBC

9:00

9/21



V

ABC

9:00

Nov



Running Wilde

Fox

9:30

9/28



Parenthood

NBC

10:00

9/14









Wednesday






Hell's Kitchen

Fox

8:00

9/22



Americas Next Top Model

CW

8:00

9/8



Undercovers

NBC

8:00

9/22



Hellcats

CW

9:00

9/8



Lie to Me

Fox

9:00

11/10



Criminal Minds

CBS

9:00

9/22



Law & Order: SVU

NBC

9:00

9/22



Cougar Town

NBC

9:30

9/22



Outlaw

NBC

10:00

9/15



The Defenders

CBS

10:00

9/22



The Whole Truth

ABC

10:00

9/22



Law & Order: LA

NBC

10:00

9/29









Thursday






Vampire Diaries

CW

8:00

9/9



Bones

Fox

8:00

9/23



My Generation

ABC

8:00

9/23



Shit My Dad Says

CBS

8:30

9/23



30 Rock

NBC

8:30

9/23



Grey's Anatomy

ABC

9:00

9/23



CSI

CBS

9:00

9/23



Fringe

Fox

9:00

9/23



The Office

NBC

9:00

9/23



Nikita

CW

9:00

9/9



Outsourced

NBC

9:30

9/23



Private Practice

ABC

10:00

9/23



The Mentalist

CBS

10:00

9/23









Friday






Medium

CBS

8:00

9/24



Human Target

Fox

9:00

10/1



CSI: NY

CBS

9:00

9/24



Supernatural

CW

9:00

9/24



The Good Guys

Fox

9:00

9/24



Blue Bloods

CBS

10:00

9/24









Sunday






The Simpsons

Fox

8:00

9/26



The Clevland Show

Fox

8:30

9/26



Desperate Housewives

ABC

9:00

9/26



Family Guy

Fox

9:00

9/26



American Dad

Fox

9:30

10/3









~ We have an exciting week coming up. Monday night I'm taking Sam down to Seattle for a sleepover at my sister's house just me & him. I can't wait. Then Tuesday we're going to see my best friend and her kids and hang with them all day. This weekend we're going down south to NorthwesTrek and then to stay the night at my Mother-In-Law's house. Fun!

~ For anyone else who shops @ Lane Bryant, they are having a HUGE sale right now. Everything in the store is 40% off except Spanx. EVERYTHING! Go there.

~ Finally went and signed back up for Weight Watchers on Wed. More about that next week.

~ So, maybe in the news you've heard talk of the controversy over the "Ground Zero Mosque." It's all over the place, and I don't understand the opposition. This week, Michelle at Burgh Baby wrote a great post about the controversy. I particularly loved this:

"It is not a "Mosque" any more than a YMCA is a church (we all remember that "YMCA" stands for "Young Men's Christian Association," right?)."

I just don't understand why people continue to fail to see the difference between members of a religion and extremists. Not all Christians are Fred Phelps. Not all Mormons are polygamists who take advantage of the system and mistreat women and children. NOT ALL MUSLIMS ARE AMERICA HATING TERRORISTS. Dude, it's a small sect of the larger religion. And it's not representative of the religion as a whole.

According to Wikipedia, the new Park 51 Community Center will include "a 500-seat auditorium, theater, performing arts center, fitness center, swimming pool, basketball court, childcare area, bookstore, culinary school, art studio, food court, September 11th memorial, and prayer space that could accommodate 1,000–2,000 people." Yeah, that sounds really crazy... oh wait... If you'd like to read some more about this community center with actual information, and the perspective of a Muslim American woman, check out Park 51: On Building a Mosque Near Ground Zero at Blogher.

~ I went and got Mockingjay on Wednesday and I can't wait to start (and finish) it. I know once I get into it I'll probably have it done in a day or so. SO excited!

~ I discovered this video through a post earlier this week at Chookooloonks. You might want a Kleenex. Watch it. These are the people who inspire me in my marriage.

Danny & Annie from StoryCorps on Vimeo.

It's beautiful.

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