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Friday, January 28, 2011

Friday Ramblings

I'm so late, but wanted to do a little Friday rambling.

My 9 yr old participated in the AHA/Jump Rope for Heart today.  He came home from school totally psyched about the things he's learned, especially the new rope jumping moves.  I'm glad to hear him get excited about something like this because a) heart health is a big deal in our home, and b) he has a form of Autism called Asperger's Syndrome and really struggles with social interaction.   Parent-teacher conferences are next week and I can't wait to hear how he's been doing lately.  I know for a fact that he is doing much better than he was earlier this school year.  But, I digress.

Back to Jump Rope for Heart.  Thanks mainly to my so NOT IRL friends, my blogging, Facebooking, online homeschooling friends, complete strangers, really, my boy raised a grand total of $250.00 for the American Heart Association.  Because of a mixed message, we cut his fundraising short by three days.  If we had known, he might have raised even more.  As it stands, he came in 3rd place in his school!  If anyone reading this was among the donors, thank you.  Thank you for making a difference.

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My CSN Snow Day Giveaway was a great success!  Thanks to all who entered.  I ended up with 75 entries.  75!  This is my biggest giveaway to date!  And I know who the winner is! 

But y'all will have to wait until tomorrow to learn who gets to go shopping at CSN Stores 

Cruel, huh?

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I'm reading a great book called Coming Back Stronger by Drew Brees.  I'm a little surprised at how interested I am in this story.  I have no connection to New Orleans and I'm not one to take an overt interest in sports heroes.  Unless it's a Dallas Cowboy...   I'm truly enjoying the story and will be reviewing this book here soon.

Waiting in the wings is a book on potty training children with Autism, another on saving money on groceries, and a book by a player back in the days of the civil rights movement.

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I'll cut my ramblings short for now since it's getting late.  I'll leave you with a photo that pretty much sums up this lazy, laid back Friday night.....









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