FF: Have a Lawyer in Your Pocket

 Half-Past Kissin' TimeWe have rolled back around to another Friday. As I prep this post, I have no idea when I will be strolling through Mrs. 4444’s Fragmented neighborhood. We were discussing whether to take a small trip or a long hike on hubby’s Friday off….I will let you know what wins out. But since you are here, why not walk through the Fragmented neighborhood or claim a spot for yourself. Lovely block parties are had on Fridays there!!

My son finally got his Christmas gift this past week: his friend Eric flew all the way to Alaska from Maryland to spend the month of August with my son. It is pretty adorable watching two teens meet up at the airport again after a gap of time. First, they laughed at how much they had both grown this past year. Then they laughed as they tried to determine whether to hug or not. Finally, they chose to ‘high five’ it and began catching up on their Minecraft journeys and school year. It was very satisfying to spend that hour long drive from the airport with them. Very cute!!!



It’s always nice to have a lawyer in your pocket. And while that is mostly a joke because my best friend cannot actually fit in my pocket, she is a lawyer! She is one of the cousins in my email chat group that often keep me going during the day, and her lawyer humor floats to the top regularly. Just this week, I had asked my other cousin a question, he responded to the email but didn’t answer my specific question, so Layni stated the obvious.[blockquote align=”right” cite=”Layni said”]Objection. Non responsive.[/blockquote]

And this is another humorous interaction with these cousins of mine and all because I like to read my emails in chronological order. And I can’t help it that my job does not allow me to sit in front of a computer all day πŸ˜‰

Sam placed a smiley face in the email, he was using his iPhone.
Layni was confused because her PC didn’t recognize it.
I responded that it was a crying face, after Sam had.
“Thank you, Captain Delayed-Reaction”
“Well at least I reacted”

Ooh, guess what? Caring Bridge has an app now!!
I get Elli’s updates on my iPad and iPhone now!
“I actually use the app to do my updates” (Sam)
Well, that took the wind out of my sails. You are supposed to act shocked and surprised when I give info you already know.
“I promise that will never happen again. I will forever more bow to your knowledge and never let on it was already known”
See that it doesn’t. You’re job is to make me feel like a brilliant and original genius while hiding the grim reality that I often have no idea what is going on.



Note to self: don’t get upset over the relayed message from the pre-teen boy. It may not have been given correctly πŸ˜‰




The articles that caught my eye this week:

A Canadian Pet Store is under scrutiny after a python broke out of his cage, killing 2 boys who were having a slumber party with the owner’s son above. What a tragic thing to have to experience on both sides. My cousin happens to be a herpetologist and I have spent many a summer night under the same roof with some exotic reptiles. I never had that sort of fear… makes me rethink the future with my kiddos though.

Congratulations to William and Kate who registered and brought home baby George this past week. How very exciting for them, and so trying. I don’t know if the rumor is true, but I think she may be trying to breast feed and do this all without a full time nanny. Kudos to her for even trying!

Newark, NJ was voted the most unfriendly city, beating out Islamabad, Pakistan. Apparently the residents don’t agree, though the interview showed mixed reactions.


Hey, if you are a new to WP blogger, you might be interested in the ebook Easy WordPress Tutorial for Beginners. I hope it’s still free, but the image will take you to the Amazon Kindle page. I grabbed it on Wednesday when it was free because I am new to WP and any advice on that front is very helpful!

However, I would warn you from the onset that I don’t agree with their assumption of using GoDaddy for your domain name purchase. GoDaddy can be a true pain if you ever choose to transfer away from them. My hubby went through BlueHost and I transferred my domain into them a month ago. Very user friendly website company!!!


Tomorrow’s Pinterest Party is all about inspiration. What did you see or pin this week on Pinterest that inspired you? Be sure to swing by tomorrow to add your pin to the party mix and be inspired by others as well!


Our house guest has some serious dietary issues that are new to me. We are blessedly ignorant of food allergies, so having Eric in the house has forced me to be a bit creative and explore new recipes that don’t contain any dairy or nuts. Some have been a foul ball, a few have been home runs!

The recipe for Chicken Provencal was a huge hit and it has been requested again. Homemade French bread also is dairy free and pretty easy to make. I will get that recipe up as quickly as I can πŸ™‚

We are off to do some hiking at Portage Glacier today. Hoping to see some wildlife at a safe distance. Have a good one yourselves!!!

18 thoughts on “FF: Have a Lawyer in Your Pocket

  1. FF as a block party – I like that analogy.
    I still like blogger and been using Go Daddy for years now. Never really had any big problems. I even sold a domain name once. I have heard of BlueHost so it’s good to read your recommendation.

    1. I was warned against GoDaddy by hubby techy geek friend. I am really loving BlueHost. They have been extremely helpful, especially when I killed the website to the point of a white screen of death. They are a great web hosting company. But good to know that you have had no troubles with them and even sold a domain name.

      Yea, that block party thing just popped into my head this morning. I like it too. I can really see us all hanging out in that scenario. In fact, we should highly recommend a block party with Mrs. 4444. I think it would be fun!!!

    1. Yea, that dairy free thing has caught me twice already. I just don’t think about cooking. But I also didn’t want to make him feel unwelcome. I guess this old dog can learn a few new tricks πŸ™‚

  2. I’m going to check out that WP Tutorial. So far I am loving WP! I will not use GoDaddy. Ugh.
    Your email group sounds like a ton of fun.
    Hope you enjoyed your hike!

    1. Well….we probably would have loved the hike, but it was raining when we hit the park. We even had to picnic lunch in the rain because there were no covered picnic tables. It was memorable πŸ˜‰

      My cousins are a lot of fun. I miss them, well being near them. Thank goodness for technology!

      I love your new WP space!! It was very classy! And now I am following you on WP πŸ™‚ I love it too!

  3. How nice that your son and his friend get to see each other again.

    Thanks for the link to the WordPress Tutorial ebook. I’ve been thinking about switching from blogspot to WordPress but am a bit technically challenged.

    1. I used to be very technically delayed. I love the WP platform. I would be willing to answer any questions or be helpful in any way. One thing I would caution: add a plug-in one at a time!

      Again, BlueHost offers 24/7 customer service and they helped me out when I killed 48 hours of hard work, turning my website into the white screen of death 😦 I wish you all the best!!!

    1. Oh my goodness, me too! Like those dad-gum homemade twix things. I find that not many of them make it into the dessert pile and my jean size isn’t shrinking…. you crack me up πŸ™‚

  4. What a wonderful fragmentation this week. So much covered and great thoughts. Too bad about the allergies and you having to cook accordingly. I read once how terribly dangerous it is to have nuts…even sometimes just in the same room and not even having to consume them…are.

    Your wrote: “Newark, NJ was voted the most unfriendly city, beating out Islamabad, Pakistan. Apparently the residents don’t agree, though the interview showed mixed reactions.”

    I guess being unfriendly…bot cities, you’d expect that reaction on either side.

    Have a great week.

    1. That’s true. I also wondered what type of poll was taken. Was it from tourists to the area or some random question asked of residents. After watching years of “Jay-walking” I find it pretty funny what the average person on the street thinks of anything πŸ˜‰ Thank you for swinging by and for a very thoughtful comment.

    1. It’s been a bit crazy, but it has forced me out of my box a bit. I look at it like a challenge, and am always up for whipping a self made challenge πŸ˜‰

  5. I love that your son has a pal for the next few weeks though I may be afraid that Minecraft hangs on that long — LOL!

    My hubby and I have gotten into it as well because of poorly passed info from the kids.
    Have a great weekend!

    1. Isn’t it crazy how we react without double checking πŸ˜‰ Yea, I so do that!

      My children love that game, but it is my bane. Why on earth did I ever let the game in the door???

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