Fraggin Fantistic Friday Fragments…

 

The Fraggin Fantistic Friday Fragment Anniversary Celebration Continues …

Did I mention the  prizes???

Friday Fragmets Celebration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Half-Past Kissin’ Time

Friday Fragments are bits and pieces of your week that are usually brief; too short for a stand-alone post, but too good to discard. Collect humorous observations, “Heard” items, and other small gems (hint: a notebook is helpful) and put them together in a Friday Fragments post. Then leave a link to your Friday Fragments post with Linky Tools and link back to our host Mrs. 4444 at Half-Past Kissin’ Time.

My Fragments this week are more Frantic than Fantastic. I need to work on that.

Mother Nature has yet to bless the Philadelphia area with a proper Spring season. It was freezing on Easter Sunday but that didn’t stop our little egg hunters from hunting for eggs. It was nice to have dinner with the kids and to play with the grandkids.

Egg Hunters 2014

Our oldest granddaughter, Allyson was in Myrtle Beach for a baseball tournament. It was her first trip out of state on her own with friends. It was also our first holiday; ever without her. Apparently I am not ready for all that. I missed her 🙂

Who plans a baseball tournament over Easter anyway??

There are only four letters left in the A-Z April Blogging Challenge. So far, knock on wood I have posted each of my posts right before or during the midnight hour. This was also the first year I used a theme. The A-Z’s of Mental Health Awareness seemed like the perfect theme for me because I had so much research already done on mental health disorders for my next two books.

As a blogger/writer/author I try not to stress too much over the numbers. You know what I mean, the followers, comments, ranking etc…That being said when several people pointed out that I’ve not only had the first site that comes up in Google searches for mental health but the first couple listings. I’m not sure if I am more excited about the Google thing or the fact that so many people noticed and told me about it.

Google #1

I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis. I would say at least ten on most days. During the A-Z Challenge I’ve been reading at least twenty each day. My eyes hurt but wow have I learned an awful lot and I’ve met some amazing people. I am SO happy that April and this Challenge are nearly over but I will miss it. Kind of the same way I am sad and happy at the same time when Christmas is over.

I LOVE the show Nashville. The concept is so unique. Telling the stories of songwriters, singers and actors and actresses is fascinating. I just wish it was a cable show verses an ABC show. The writers could go SO much deeper. At the end of each show I feel too much like I didn’t get the whole story. They also have too many gaps in between new episodes. With two new and then two reruns it is hard to keep up with the schedule.

http://youtu.be/zez288nd054

Nashville Deacon

 

 

 

 

 

 

What will you be watching or reading over the summer?

Our yard is UGLY! Have you gotten outside yet this Spring to do any planting or sprucing up?

I know my blog friend Kathy [http://edshunnybunny.wordpress.com] has planted and harvested some vegetables already!

This weekend is the 15th year without my younger brother, David. He was murdered in a random road rage attack.

It is also the 18th year that my husband John and our family are missing his son, John. John died of suicide at the age of seventeen.

In honor of them please hug your kids, call your siblings or call a friend or loved one that you know may be experiencing a rough or lonely time.

Have a Blessed Weekend,

Doreen

Brother Up In Heaven (sung by Carolyn Cooney)

http://youtu.be/PAc7b-pnfLw

 

 

 

 

 

14 Responses to “Fraggin Fantistic Friday Fragments…”

  • I’ve been watching Orphan Black and really enjoying it. I think Easter weekend sounds like a terrible time for a baseball tournament.

  • I’m sorry for the delay in visiting! It’s been crazy here.

    Congrats on your accomplishments with your blog! It’s great to be recognized by Google 🙂

    I love the show Nashville, too, and I wish it didn’t have those pesky reruns stuck in the line up! I really enjoyed their concert at the Ryman, the other night, though. I love the music from the show, and have purchased most of it, since I’m a country music fan.

    I’ve gotten interested in several shows on PBS- Downton Abbey, Mr. Selfridge, and now, Call the Midwife. Who knew PBS could have such good programming?! I think I’m going to start watching a show on NBC called The Black List. A blogger recommended it, and it looks very interesting.

    Thanks for the ‘shout out’ today. Wish we lived closer, I’d share our veggies 🙂

    • Thank you!
      I loved that concert too.
      PBS does have some good programming.
      I am hoping to put some plants in the ground this weekend, it is freezing
      and raining today.

  • Nita:

    I am so sorry for your losses, I can only imagine how difficult such tragic losses are. I do think though that you are honoring them both in a beautiful way. That is a great photo of the kids. I hope your oldest granddaughter had a fun experience.
    Way to go on the Google rankings!
    Have a great week.

    • Thank you, Nita. I honestly still feel like I am trying to get my feet on the ground. I know that you know a bit about grief too.
      My granddaughter had a great time. I am so relieved she got back safely.

  • I love that you are coming up that strong on Google! You have been such a strong writer for so long!
    Yay!
    🙂
    Traci

  • Dawn:

    It looks like at least the sun was out on Easter, even if it was cold. And whass’up with having a ball tournament over Easter?? Geez Louise. 🙂 I haven’t gotten out to work in our yard yet either. Needs to raked really bad. We have an acre lot so I’m dreading the chore. Have a great weekend!

  • I have anniversaries of my loved ones. It is part of the nonstop grieving process.

  • Judy:

    I have read a lot of your blogs this month. Mental Health is close to our hearts too. We support an organization called sashbear and they have a walk coming up.

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