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Four on Friday...

1. Snow?! *sigh* (only an inch or less, and it'll be all melted within an hour, I bet -- still...)

2. I had a parent contact me yesterday and ask me not to use the phrase 'good luck' on her daughter's papers. In all fairness, I recall the days (ye olde church-going days) when I heard from a number of people that there was no such thing as luck -- because God was behind everything, and therefore, He was in control. I don't disagree with His omnipotence at all, but I've long since gotten over the idea that saying 'good luck' is blasphemous. But this mom's note made me recall that to many people, it is still...and in some ways, that's sad. It certainly reminds me of the power of words -- because even though we might be meaning something only positive when we speak, the true meaning behind words so often depends on how they're received. And we can have the best intentions in every way, and our words will still be received poorly when the hearer (or reader) can't put aside their pre-conceived ideas long enough to accept the positive thoughts behind the words. I guess that's why it makes me a little sad. It's a reminder that written words, especially (since the receivers can't hear our tone of voice), are tricky, no? So now I'm saying, "Happy writing" instead of "Good luck"...

3. I had to laugh (though I don't think it was intended to be funny) when Mark (on Gray's Anatomy) responded to his girlfriend's 'I love you' with, 'I love Lexy.' I enjoyed The Last Resort too...but DH got control of the remote before I could watch more than five minutes of Elementary. I'm not a huge TV person, but Weds and Thurs (and TAR, of course) are the nights I enjoy -- but I still have to compete with football. ;)

4. Apparently E doesn't have any boots (this was a crisis this morning, as the field will be wet and muddy during recess) -- so guess what I'm hunting for today? Of course, I have to find them on sale somewhere...and I almost choked when I saw the 'sale' prices at Kohl's ($40+ per pair). I simply can't justify spending that much on a pair of shoes which will only fit for a few months! *sigh* I'm hoping I can find something more reasonable...

Have a great weekend (first weekend in October) -- we're supposed to get more snow (maybe) tomorrow...yeesh! :)

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beachdog
Oct. 5th, 2012 02:38 pm (UTC)
boots ==> http://www.thredup.com/?filters[gender]=girls&filters[category][]=Boots&per_page=24

Good luck ;o)

Banish DH to the bedroom TV! Elementary was pretty good. TAR comes on after 60 Minutes which has to wait until the stupid football game is over, all of which means I have to switch over to PBS at 9 to catch Masterpiece Theater. I'll have to see if TAR comes on-demand.
robinellen
Oct. 5th, 2012 10:27 pm (UTC)
Wow, that site is amazing -- how did you find it? I found some boots at the ARC thrift store, but I bookmarked the site for future reference...like when D needs new b-ball shoes in another month ;)

I'm lucky that TAR isn't on time delay here -- they cut 60 Minutes short, if they have to.
beachdog
Oct. 6th, 2012 01:51 pm (UTC)
I'm newly on the board of http://www.katelynns-closet.org/ which distribute clothing to needy school age kids and went trolling for some sites to fill in gaps in their inventory.
robinellen
Oct. 6th, 2012 11:42 pm (UTC)
Very cool!
olmue
Oct. 5th, 2012 02:50 pm (UTC)
Wow, you got snow before us! It's always hard to jump into winter when fall is so short (where I grew up in Arkansas, it's the longest, most beautiful season).

Have you tried a farm supply store for boots? Sometimes they have good sales. $40 feels a little steep for kid boots that will quickly be grown out of, I agree. Sometimes we go to Kmart for boots--even those tend to last longer (and are cheaper) than say, Payless. Our kids' feet are finally big enough, for the most part, to start getting sneakers at Big 5--again, better quality and better price than Payless (at least the sale racks). But I don't think they have a large stock of snow boots.

And I've never heard of anyone rejecting good luck! But then, I've never believed we are robotically predestined, either...God might know the outcomes to all possible decisions, but I believe we're the ones who make those decisions. And in any case, if someone wants to wish me good fortune/hope/a pleasant predestined future, I'm not one to quibble over semantics!
robinellen
Oct. 5th, 2012 10:34 pm (UTC)
We have some Big 5 around here, so I'll have to try (for D, at least -- E's feet are probably still too small). I managed to find a pair at the thrift store (in her size, even), so we're good for the moment ;)

And yes, I'm not sure why sentiments for good fortune can't be taken in the sense they're given -- but c'est le vie, no? :)
anabelgonzalez
Oct. 5th, 2012 11:29 pm (UTC)
I never thought someone would not like to be told good luck but then I have heard people who don't like to be told God bless you, so there are tastes for everything.
Winter is there and coming here. We never have snow in the city but the temperatures are low in the morning already. Have a great weekend!
robinellen
Oct. 6th, 2012 04:31 am (UTC)
Oh, good point (about 'God bless you')!

Do you ever get frost?
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