Friday, July 9, 2010

Friday Ramblings

* So my son's Eagle Scout announcement was in the local paper yesterday. I was really happy about it, except there were TWO typos. You all know how that grieves me. I know I need to just get over it, but here is how the last paragraph read: "Small is a recently high school graduate and will be attending Belmont University in Belmont beginning in August." (Belmont, btw, is in Nashville, not Belmont.) Is it possible that the editor of this particular section deliberately created these typos to torture me? (Yes, I double-checked and the errors were not on the original text I sent.)

* Tonight, tonight, the shower doors will be put back on and we can start using our main bathroom again (the one with the beautiful new floor). I take comfort in knowing that other people get excited about things like this.

* About 15 moms and girls from our American Heritage Girls troop are heading up to Cincinnati next week for the national convention and 15-year-anniversary. Yesterday we all got together so that they girls could make swap pins, t-shirts, and work on requirements for the 15th-anniversary patch.

It all looks so calm and peaceful. And cool. But for 2.5 hours, my co-leader and I were sitting on the dry grass with ants crawling over us, with temps up to 99 degrees, using duct tape and bleach to help the girls make t-shirts. Not a fun way to spend an afternoon in July in Tennessee, I'm telling you.

* The other day I bought extra-long sheets and an extra-long comforter for my oldest. You know, the ones that are made especially for dorm beds. Because he's going away to college in 6 weeks. ("At Belmont University in Belmont," for Pete's sake.)

* I am reading My Name Is Asher Lev, the book that Belmont will use as its freshman "common book" this fall. I don't know why I never read this before; I did read several of Chaim Potok's other books. I love it so much. I really want to go lounge around and read right now. But alas, yardwork, housework, painting, and children are calling me.

* Dr. H. just asked the usual Friday question: "What's happening this weekend?" The answer was a blissful: "Nothing." Hopefully that means we'll be heading up to the Smokies to do some hiking.


  1. I am excellent at making tipos..tepos...typos...

  2. Obviously the person who typed in your announcement was in space-ville at the same time. That's a drag.

    Have a good weekend!

  3. Congrats on your son's Eagle Scout rank!!

  4. pity the poor "-ly" suffix: nowadays oft-neglected ("work cheap", "drive slow", "talk loud"), it finally shows up, only to be out of context and sorely misused. :-(

    and really, the "belmont" thing probably wasn't technically a typo. whomever wrote it probably wrote exactly what he/she intended to write; it just wasn't correct!

    but hey-- at least they didn't call him "jessie"!

    asher lev is the *only* one of potok's books that i have read, and that was only last year. i should probably put my mental books-i-should-read list into writing, bc one of them is "something else by chaim potok". (ha. speaking of typos, i first wrote "CHAIN potok.)

  5. hmmm.... where shall we go? someplace with a nice creek, methinks!

  6. Enjoy your weekend! I enjoyed your post! :)

  7. So exciting about the Eagle Scout award. What an accomplishment. I understand that must be aggravating that there are typos.
    We also have a "nothing" weekend, but unfortunately mine will be filled with hanging pictures and curtains and unpacking the last of the boxes.

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  10. His announcement is a prime example of why I grew up calling it "The Daily Misprint."

  11. UGH! I hate those stinking grass ants too! Last night they were eating me alive! Hope you get to enjoy a nice hike in the mountains soon! Stop by my blog to receive an award I've given you! =)

    I really enjoy your blog!!


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