Monday, November 24, 2014

A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That

Like most of you, I find myself with a lot on my plate this week. Yesterday I put out the majority of our Christmas decorations, cleaned the house, prepped the guest room, baked a double batch of pumpkin bread for Tom's work Thanksgiving potluck luncheon tomorrow, and took the kids to watch the Aggie women's soccer team play in the NCAA tournament. Today and tomorrow, in addition to our regular Monday and Tuesday activities, I will join Tom at the potluck luncheon, bake a double batch of gingersnap cookies for the November teacher appreciation event at the kids' school, bake a double batch of banana bread for Will and Hallie's teachers, check out a kindergarten pow wow, take Tux to the vet, and run my last-minute Thanksgiving errands. Come Wednesday, I'll be cutting and chopping and prepping and mixing and baking, though I admit to looking forward to all that because I know my Hal Gal will join me in the kitchen.

So, with that said, I'm keeping it short a simple and posting just a few fun links today. Enjoy!

Worth Checking Out… 

The 100 Most Important Cat Pictures of All Time
I laughed, I cried, and then I hugged my cat. In true cat fashion, he returned the hug with a bite.
This isn't one of the 100 Most Important
Cat Pictures…it's just a picture of my cat.
Hey Parents: Quit Raising Specials and Start Raising Omnivores
Such an important article, and a must-read if your kids play sports.

The Ohio State University Marching Band Pays Tribute to Television
I strongly dislike all things Ohio State, but I can't deny that their marching band performs some of the most creative and difficult routines in the country.

Rehearsing for Death: A Pre-K Teacher on the Trouble with Lockdown Drills
This is terrifying. As the author writes, it's time to stop rehearsing our deaths and start screaming.

14 Words That Have Completely Different Meanings to Friends Fans
This article, my friends, is Perfection.

25 of the Most Dangerous and Unusual Journeys to School in the World
My kids don't believe me when I tell them so, but they're pretty lucky to walk just three blocks to and from school.

I'll Think of You
I posted a video of this foursome singing (and "cupping") the Cups Song last year, and now they're back with another beautiful performance.

Chasing Roots Around the Interwebs… 

A couple of American Red Cross blog posts I wrote recently...
Thunder and Frightening

…and a few posts picked up by MomsEveryday, in case you missed them the first time around.
Add Butterflies to the List
Work Hard, Be Kind, and Please, Sweet Boy, Look Out for Your Sister
Yes, That Sound You Hear is Me Screaming

Consider Liking…  
I recently started coordinating a portion of the social media efforts for my local chapter of the American Red Cross. For the time being, I'm tracking down and sorting through local, national, and international Red Cross/Crescent articles and pictures, writing short blurbs to engage readers/viewers, and posting what I find most relevant and interesting on social media. Down the road (as in, when I can find the time), I plan to create a new blog that will focus on Red Cross activities in the Brazos Valley.

If you live in the Bryan-College Station area, are interested in learning more about the Red Cross, and/or want improve your health, safety, and disaster/emergency preparedness, please consider "liking" our local chapter's Facebook page. Help me start expanding our reach!

Happy Thanksgiving week, friends!

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