Friday, July 12, 2013

Friday Fragments (funny, authors, tips, crafts, learning)

Friday Fragments is hosted by Unknown Mama for bloggers to post a list of short things on their minds that aren't really enough for a whole post to give Mrs. 4444 a break for the summer. Here we go:


This video made me laugh out loud when I saw it this week. I would like one of these to wear when I greet at church!


Cowboy Vest Craft

Helping in a group of 80-100 kindergartners for VBS takes a lot of time on preparation. We both learned how to make a cowboy vest using a paper bag. You can too by following the instructions listed in yesterday's post. Gerard will be working in this group this week and had to make 50 cowboy vests out of paper bags. Lots of cutting and taping. We worked on cutting them out while we watched most of the Indians game last Sunday and Joel Osteen. Then I taped around the neck of them and did a little Monday through Wednesday to get them all done. Whew! This is one reason I don't like to work in the younger groups.  It's actually a pretty neat craft--older kids could make their own though. I think the kids will love these--they get to color patches and glue them on! (At least we didn't have to do that part.)


I discovered some new authors this week after reading A Bride For All Seasons--Mail-Order Bride Collection. Four authors contributed to this book containing four historical romance novellas that I thoroughly enjoyed. I already read some of Mary Connealy's books but also look forward to reading more of Margaret Brownley, Debra Clopton, and Robin Lee Hatcher's. Have you read any by these authors--recommendations of what to start with?

Just Right-Click

Pic I made my big discovery on
All my blogging skill I learned along the way on me own with a little help from other bloggers. I am still learning! I started blogging in 2008 and just now discovered that when loading pics from my camera to the computer, all I need to do is right-click on a pic and choose the rotate counterclockwise option from the drop down menu to change it to portrait from landscape! All this time I was saving it to my computer, then opening it up and then choosing rotate.

Juggling Update

My juggling is coming along and I am confident I can learn this. I'm practicing with two balls now! Are you currently trying to learn something new?

Dog TV

A new channel is coming soon for dogs! Yes, it is for dogs who are home alone all day to watch. Abby is not a big TV watcher, but Gerard is eager to see this. Get more details at Do you think your dog would like it?

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Wayne W Smith said...

WE are always just learning new things on these darn contraptions called computers.

Sandee said...

Loved the video. That would be a funny thing to greet folks with indeed.

Have a terrific day. Scritches to all the babies. :)

nancygrayce said...

I'm going to try to learn something new right after I finish the laundry! Oh, I guess I won't be learning anything!

I loved that video, it made me laugh out loud!

I think I may have made those paper cowboy vest at one time in my life!

linda eller said...

You have had a busy week. I dont have a dog and not sure if my cat would watch or not! :-)

bill lisleman said...

I read about the dog TV - some of the pet related things today are over the top IMHO.
Your right click tip probably depends on the computer type but I've discovered over the years the checking the right-click options on most anything helps.

Tiny little reveries said...

Those vests seem like a fun idea for kids. But I don't know if I could sit and cut up 50 of them! God bless you for that! I'll have to check out dog tv. We have 7 dogs in our house, so that would be interesting to see their reaction to it.

Unknown Mami said...

I love it when I discover things that make my blogging life easier and more efficient.

Zila @Online Accredited PhD Programs said...

I love the vest idea. I think it is adorable. I could not imagine dealing with that many little kindergarteners. There is going to be a dog TV. Well at least the dogs won’t be bored at home anymore.

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