I've got field trips, falling snow, and Friday Fragments.
Technically there is no snow falling yet, but the weathermen and news teams and snow crews are having a field day talking about it. In what year did news stations begin assigning people to 'snow crews'? I understand the need to let viewers in on the forecast so they can plan ahead, but we've gone overboard
Everything is an event now which means nothing is really an event. At least if it is we won't know it, because we've all learned to block the ticker tape running at the top and bottom of our television screens day and night screaming alert alert alert. I will resist going into a media rant tangent here. You're welcome.
I did my duty and hit the grocery store yesterday. I went right after my dental appointment, but before I took the dog to the vet. It was that sort of day. Let me ask you this... am I the only one who can't seem to get out of the vet's office for less than $300? God definitely knew what he was doing when He made dogs cute.
While I'm being random...I host a weekly meme (The Wednesday Hodgepodge), which really is a whole lot of fun (if you're not playing along you definitely should), and the past two weeks a couple of bloggers have linked up, but not played along. In fact, they didn't even mention the Hodgepodge in their post or link back to my blog in any way. Isn't that bad bloggy etiquette? Kinda like free advertising for them on my blog? What would their mothers say?
She'd say delete, that's what.
Quick topic change.
Hey, it's Friday...you're here for the fragments, aren't you?
I had a lovely day on Wednesday touring a glass factory with twenty friends. Are you familiar with Peggy Karr glass?
Her fused glass pieces are carried mostly in high end gift shops across the country, and I had no idea it was made not far from here. The factory is in an industrial area I pass now and then, and I like to know there is something so creative happening behind the brick.
One of the designers acted as tour guide and it was so interesting to see how the glass is cut, enameled, fired, and of course sold.
At the end of the tour we met the artist herself, and she was lovely. I didn't snap her photo because I was standing right in front of her, and it felt awkward. Even for me. ahem.
There's an outlet store on the premises too, featuring seconds and retired designs. I think everyone bought something, and we capped off the trip with lunch at a local Irish pub. In my book, any day where I get to look at pottery and have a long, leisurely lunch out is a good day.
As I've been collecting my fragments snow has started falling. We're expecting something close to a foot and a half with high winds so it's likely I'll mention it a time or a hundred before the weekend is over. I'm on Twitter (Daleyjoy) and Instagram (Daleyshots), and I'm pretty sure those sites were made for days like today.
Hubs is working from home today, and he likes to set himself up at the kitchen island. I get it, but it does add some challenges to my day. There cannot be any noise while he's on a conference call. (He has two this morning). And I can't walk by his computer in my pjs because he's on video chat. I'm also in charge of making sure the dog doesn't bark and the doorbell doesn't ring. Those last two go hand in hand.
On the bright side, I can't vacuum either.
I love that there's always a bright side.
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