Friday, October 24, 2014

Friday...You're fabulous!

Friday's Here!!!
Let's get right to it...

This week I received one of the most comfy t-shirts ever!! Seriously, I have been wearing it everyday!!  I bought it as a way to support autism awareness from Counting on Hope.  I first heard about Counting on Hope from Sheaffer at Pinterest Told Me To this summer.  Her post focused on a fabulous mom who deserved some pampering! This mom was Candace, who's young son Camden has Autism.  I loved reading about Candace, Camden, and their family on Sheaffer's blog  and all of the great things they are doing to spread hope and awareness about autism, and have been following them on Candace's blog ever since. I am so glad I got this t-shirt!! I love the quote by Temple Grandin..."Different Not Less"... The same can be said about Cerebral Palsy!  Please consider purchasing a shirt of your own is THE SOFTEST EVER!!

On Saturday I went to a Fall Festival on Main Street in my town.  I had an unexpected fabulous time!!  I forgot to take pictures while I was!!  I am really lucky to live right in town.  I can walk to Main Street in less than 5 minutes.  It was lots of fun.  There was a chili and chowder contest during the festival. For $5 you received tickets to go and try the chili and chowders at each of the restaurants that participated, then you could cast your vote.  11 restaurants took part.  I didn't try each one, some places ran out before I got there, and others I didn't go to because I liked one of the chilis and one of the chowders so much I used two tickets at each of those places!!  I found out yesterday that my favorites were also voted the BEST!!  I can't wait til next year!!  I did get this fun hand-painted wine glass at one of the vendors....  (My mom gave me the two matching glasses)
This is the extent of my Halloween decorating!!

It might be kind of weird that I'm including Neosporin on my list, but this stuff is AWESOME!!!  Last week I unfortunely cut my finger really bad with a large kitchen knife.  (Seriously...I felt bone!)  And in all honestly, I probably could have used a stitch or two, but ever since, I've been putting Neosporin on it, and from the first application it's been great.  I put it on about a half dozen times a day...the cut's on my finger and wash my hands about  25 times a day, so I'm contantly changing my bandage. It's healing quick and I'm really hopeful I won't have a scar. 

On tap for this weekend, I'm going to attempt to read The Maze Runner by James Dashner.  For the past two years that I've been teaching Library and Technology at my school, I've only had to teach Technology to the students in Grades 5 thru 8.  This year though, I also have them for a Library period.  One of our first lessons, I had the students tell me about a book they wanted to read as a class novel.  Most kids said they wanted to read this together.  Due to the nature of the book, I already knew we couldn't read it as a class, but with so much interest, I thought I'd read it myself.  I like to be up on what the kids are reading.  I get excited when they're excited about books.  Has anyone read this book?  Let me know what you thought of it. I'd appreciate the input.

Last but not least today, I'd like to wish  my bestie a very happy birthday!!!  Mel and I have been friends since we were 3...over thirty years now!!  We are more like sisters! Being solitary me, Mel's always my +1 and I'm hers!  HA!!  I can't wait to celebrate her birthday with her this weekend!!  Looking forward to fun and laughs!!

I've played this Disney birthday tune for Mel for the last I don't know how many years!  We love it!!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Linking up this Friday with:
ErikaAndrea, and Narci for Friday Favorites 
Lauren Elizabeth for High Five on Friday
September Farm and The Farmer's Wife for Oh Hey, Friday!
Lauren at Style Elixir and her co-hosts
April and the girls for Five on Friday
Jennie for Friday Favorites

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  1. Aww I love that you bought one of those awesome shirts!!! Happy Friday!

  2. I love that shirt! Autism Awareness is very near and dear to my heart. I will be heading on over to purchase one!
    Have a great weekend!


  3. Neosporin is totally amazing. Have a great weekend!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

    1. YAY!! You commented on the Neosporin!! LOL....It is amazing!! Hope you had a great weekend too!!

  4. That shirt is great and such an important message! My daughter read the Maze Runner and wants to see the movie. Your wine glass is so fun! Hope you have a great weekend!


  5. Your job is my dream job....jealous. I may go back to school when I can afford it and tack that on....dreaming.

  6. Love, love, love the Drink Up, Witches!

  7. Katie!!! are SO sweet to feature our shirt on your blog! Thanks so much! I'm thrilled that you like it. It is super comfy. Just be careful because you can find yourself showing up wearing it in way too many pictures. =)

    We are out of town this weekend, but I'm looking forward to reading your blog and learning more about you. You mentioned cerebral palsy in your post. Is this near and dear to your heart?

    We have a few things in common right out of the shoot...tenderness towards special needs...library and technology teacher (I have an MEd in IT and was a children's librarian for several years at the elementary level)...single in our 30s (I got married at 32). Woohoo!! Oh...and we also love Sheaffer and Pinterest Told Me To. =) I LOVE what she and her gal pals are doing to love and care for their friend, Manda, who is battling cancer for the 3rd time.

    Thanks again for plugging Counting on Hope!!! I am thrilled that you like your shirt.

  8. The fall festival sounds really fun!!
    Love the autism tee!


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