Friday, October 23, 2009

7 Fragments

Let's organize our randomness, shall we?

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The chronicles of my Ordinary and Awesome life, family, and thoughts at Ordinary and Awesome is also the Mostly Wordless Wednesday headquarters as well as the home to several original awards and memes.

this time and giving you 7 fragments of STUFF...

  1. I’m sitting in the car in front of the house while Esmé sleeps in the backseat, a bag of Bugles in her embrace. I’ve tried taking it away, but she wakes up when I do, and naps are a beautiful, rare, thing right now. It is raining cats and dogs, so if you’re looking to adopt a 4-legged creature, come on over.
  2. Speaking of four-legged creatures, Flamey was about to disown us this week due to a shortage of Fancy Feast canned food. I finally convinced him to speak to Pappa on the phone and remind him to bring some of those cans home. This morning he (Flamey, that is) ate two full cans of the stuff – his normal ration is half a can at a time.
  3. If only Technorati was as easy to understand as cats are. Somehow we have a 430 rating for this blog (I think that’s good), while Winning Readings sits at a pretty rating of 1 (I think that’s bad). There’s probably enough conversation about this going on in the blogging world, so I’ll drop it for now.
  4. This week has been a most incredible week of giveaway winning! Thank you, thank you, all you giveaway hosts and Mr.! In total, we've won 8 adult books, 10 kids' books, 2 kids' DVDs, 1 Christian music CD, a $25 B&N gift card, and a box of Cheerios. WOW! (Some of these were multiple books in a single giveaway...)
  5. And two giveaways worth special mention - both won over at 1+1+1=1 - thanks, Carisa! First is the Brainy Baby Animals DVD, which Esmé absolutely loves. She would watch it OVER and OVER if I let her. I like it too - it's got information in it that I didn't even know...
  6. And the second giveaway, I am absolutely ecstatic about! We've got one year's worth of Itty Bitty Bookworm curriculum! If you haven't already figured it out, I LOVE their curriculum and can't wait to start using it! If you've got a kid between the ages of 18 months and four years, it is definitely worth checking out.
  7. So how do the FTC rules work here? In exchange for an extra entry, I said I would blog about the 1+1+1=1 giveaways if I won, so I guess I better disclose that. But I'd be thrilled to post about them whether I had gotten the extra entry or not...
Speaking of giveaways... just a reminder that we've got two giveaways right here:
And if you're interested in Christian books, we're giving away a slew of them at Winning Readings:
And more to come!

(If you're a follower here at Mozi Esmé, leave an extra comment over on the Winning Readings giveaways and I'll give you an extra entry. But keep quiet about it - it's a special deal just for you...)


Debbie said...

I don't understand rankings or ratings at all. Mostly, I try not to even look at them! Denial is a lovely friend of mine.

Holly Lefevre said...

Thanks for stopping by my place. I will definitely have to checkout the itt-bitty bookworm. Enjoyed reading your Friday Quick Takes/Fragments/Freewrite.
Holly @ 504 Main

Anonymous said...

I have no idea about the technorati stuff.

Sara Elizabeth said...

With Technorati the rating isn't really all that important, it's the ranking that is important. With the ranking, the lower the number the better.

Thanks for the book list! I have been wanting to find some new good books to read this fall.