Friday, December 7, 2012

6 Friday Fragments (Gifts, Christmas, Cookies, Animals)

Friday Fragments is hosted my Half-Past Kissin' Time for bloggers to post a list of short things on their minds that aren't really enough for a whole post. Here we go:

Cool Christmas Video of Flash Mob

I discovered Barbara this week over at Mighty Inspiration and loved this post she did sharing a video of people joining in singing some Christmas carols at a mall.  I loved it!  She visited my blog to ask that I post her link to the list of blogs who donate to charity for comments.  This month her charity is which is a new one for me!  Be sure to stop by and let her know I sent you!

More Presents For Gerard

Gerard celebrated his 60th Birthday Monday and he even got a free pizza last Sunday from Casamel's (our regular pizza place that we go to every Sunday). Then when he went back to work on Tuesday, his co-workers surprised him with a cute birthday card and a $50 gift card for Outback Steakhouse. That's a new restaurant for us so it should be fun to go somewhere new! Thanks!

Gift For Grandpa

Over at 4 the LOVE of BOOKS, I came across a very cool book called "Grandpa, Were You Ever Young? by William C. Cloud. It's written in a way for Grandpa to share memories with his grand kids and provide interaction between the generations. It sounds like it would be a great Christmas gift!


At church last week, our pastor mentioned that $450 billion is spent on gifts each year in the USA. The world's water problem could be solved with $20 billion. Hmm.

Like Cookies?

At my Women of Wonder (W.O.W.) meeting last night, I was introduced to the idea of a cookie exchange. Have you ever participated in one of these or hosted one? You invite several people way ahead to bake like 6 dozen cookies and then everyone brings them all and they have a party. Each person loads up a big tupperware container with lots of different cookies. See by Robin Olson for specific rules for the exchange and recipes to try.

Animal Facts

I am reading All God's Creatures by Gary Richmond and picking up lots of interesting facts. Here are a few I didn't know before:

► Ostriches basically ignore their young, whereas wolves are very family oriented and both the male and female are actively involved in raising their young.

► Snakes never close their eyes because they do not even have eyelids and are consider the cleanest animal.

► Pigs eat anything, even poisonous snakes!

► The bear is considered to be the most ferocious and dangerous animal by zoo keepers because they are strong and so unpredictable.

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Hootin' Anni said...

Snakes? The cleanest animal? Well, okay if you say so...but I still dislike them with a passion.

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Wayne W Smith said...

Very cool animal facts. I love em'

Barb said...

Happy birthday to Gerard! Free pizza and a gift card to a restaurant? Awesome!

I would have thought that tigers were the most ferocious. Learn something new every day :)

Jackie said...

I am with Anni when it comes to snakes. I don't like snakes and now that I know pigs don eat them we may just by a pig!

I hope you have a great day!

Sandee said...

This is the second mention of pizza in my rounds this morning. I'm hungry for pizza now. Wonder if I can get a free one though. Probably not. Way to go on the Outback gift certificate too.

Have a terrific day and weekend. :)

Mrs4444 said...

I don't mind snakes, unless they'd like to kill me, of course, in which case I'd like to have a pig handy.

I used to participate in cookie swaps, but now I prefer soup swaps--There is much less guilt involved. Come to think of it, I should get one organized.

Have a great weekend, Karen. Thanks for linking up!

Kay said...

I learn so much visiting your blog!! Thank you for that!

Outback is ok, I prefer Texas Roadhouse ;-)

I keep reeling over the national debt and the fact that both candidates could have paid it off with their campaign funds :-(

Woohoo for Gerald and free pizza!!

Kara said...

Glad Gerard had a wonderful birthday week! :) For the money one, unfortunately I can believe it. How sad that is. And I have participated in a cookie exchange before. They're lots of fun. You get so many different kinds of cookies. The only problem I had was I got some I didn't like, and then what do I do? I finally took them to work and they were gone in 10 minutes. Thank goodness for co-workers who love cookies! :)

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