Friday, October 25, 2013

TGIFriday Fragments

It's Friday, which means fragments are in order.

Half-Past Kissin' Time

1. Another gorgeous fall day. Winter day?  It was 25 degrees when I drove to boot camp this morning. Course it's now a balmy 27 so things are looking up.

2. Boot camp. Still hanging in there. Some previously undiscovered and consequently underused muscle aches after every class, never the same two twice.  Shhh...don't tell anyone, but I'm starting to look forward to the workouts. That's progress people.

3.  Daughter1 is coming home for the weekend and she's bringing her boyfriend. This will be his first trip to our house, and also his very first visit to the Garden State.  He lives in warm and sunny South Carolina and doesn't own a lot of 27-degree outerwear. I think he's worried.

4.  I took my car in for routine service yesterday, and we all know what that means. It means they will find something to repair and you won't get out of there for less than a jillion dollars. Okay, a little less, but not much less.

5.  Both of my book clubs met this week. Club numero uno read The Dinner by Herman Koch which got mixed reviews in our group. If you've read Defending Jacob, and I have, then the storyline will feel familiar and not as well written.

Club number 2 read The Whip by Karen Kondazian. This book was inspired by the true story of Charley Parkhurst, a stagecoach driver for Wells Fargo. There's a lot more to it than that, but I don't want to give anything away.  The Whip has won several awards in the category of Historical Fiction, and while the language is a little gritty, I liked the book and am once again feeling thankful I live in the 21st century.

6.  Makes me twitch only slightly to end with a random #6, but I felt like this post needed a photo. Last weekend my girls were together in South Carolina, and both boyfriends were also in town. That may sound like no big deal, but it doesn't happen often so I insisted they snap a photo. And since they're all about making momma happy-

Enjoy your weekend everyone!


  1. Two sisters with two boyfriends at one table in the same state is definitely picture-worthy . D1's beau's dimples are just the cutest. I'm a sucker for dimples. My hubby and first son have them:) Congrats on boot camp. You inspire me to find muscles as of yet undiscovered. Gotta say, I read the author's name too fast. and wondered why on earth you'd choose a book by Kim Kardashian. Teehee.

  2. I need to take my car to get my brakes fixed... dread what that's going to end up as!

  3. Greatly impressed by your boot camp commitment. :) Lovely picture of your girls and their boys. Have a great weekend. :) Thanks also for the book mentions. I select the books for our book club, and am always thankful for suggestions.

  4. Why are boot camps always in the ungodly morning hours. I might consider going if they were in the afternoon. Maybe. Nah, who am I kidding. Good for you though. ;)

    Cute, cute photo!

  5. Very nice photo of the kids. Your girls are so pretty. And they've picked a couple very nice-looking young men.
    I'm going to check into the book you mentioned (#2). My hubby may like it too. Hope you have a great weekend.

  6. Your daughters are beautiful. I no longer live anywhere near temps like that. I hope the frigid weather gets warmer for you.

  7. That is a lovely photo of your girls and their guys! I'll look forward to hearing how the weekend goes! Enjoyed your post!

  8. love this, may have to join in next week ;) looks like a fun hop, thanks for sharing love the photos, and ughs on taking car for normal repair

  9. Having gone through the USAF boot camp many many years ago this new use of the name sorta rubs me the wrong way.
    Nice photo and it's nice that the guys joined into the fun.

  10. Have a great time this weekend with daughter1 and her boyfriend. I just did one of those $1,000 repairs only it took two visits 4 weeks apart :(

  11. I am VERY impressed with your boot camp update!!! You GO GIRL!
    Ug, car trouble. The bane of existance. The Ab-Cat's van has been in and out for a month now. Seems like something electrical, which could equal poorhouse.
    Enjoy your weekend with the newbie!

  12. Well, good for you in hanging in there with Boot Camp. I'm sure impressed! And, your girls and their beaus are just too cute! I cannot wait for them to "find the one" and you get to plan two weddings and we get to read about it. Oh, it was one of the most fun times of my life and I know it will be for you as well. Happy week!

  13. Beautiful daughters and handsome boyfriends! Nice picture. Sorry you weren't in it too! I hope the BF coming to NJ for the first time has a good experience. I'm sure you will show him all around lovely Sparta!

  14. Oh my Boot Camp? You are my hero.
    I just got back from Florida and boy am I shivering.
    Your girls are beautiful and their guys are very handsome. I hope you like them:)