Friday Fluff and other random happenings


There, are you happy now? I made a Friday Fluff button. 😛

I have to tell you though, I am not promising that I can do a Friday Fluff post every Friday. We will be traveling again soon and though that may give me fodder to write about, I may not be able to punch it out every week.
But when I do…this is the button!
Feel free to take it and use it on your blog if you also do a Friday Fluff thingy.
You don’t need to link it, just feel free to use it!

So we have come to the conclusion that Lauren will be a soccer player, she can kick and head butt with the best of them. We have to dose her with Benadryl before she plays however because she seems to be most on her game at 3 AM while fast asleep in our bed.
EDITED to add: my husband pointed out to me that this may make it sound like we give her Benadryl to sleep- I assure you we don’t. I was saying that she does her best moves while sleeping, so she may need the medicine if her game is during the day.


The other day I was getting ready to go to the store and I thought to my self, ‘oh my back hurts, I need to call the chiropractor.’

A few minutes later I looked in the mirror and noticed way too many gray hairs and thought, ‘I’d better get a hold of Char to touch that up.’

As I was washing my hands I noticed my nails and thought, ‘I need to get a hold of Janice to get these nails filled.’
It was at that moment I realized…oh mercy…I have handlers.


I was recently reminded of a time that I went to Walmart. I had this very hip pair of black shoes on. While at Walmart, the wooden heel of said shoe came loose but did not fall off so it was hanging there. With every step I took it made a loud clunking sound.

With the squeaking of the cart and the cluncking of the shoe, I sounded like a 4th grade band walking down the aisles.


Lauren is really progressing in her speech. However, she has not learned the proper placement for words such as: who, what, where, when and how. Instead she uses the word “why” for all of the above. As if a 3 year old does not say “why” enough, she uses it 5 X as much as any other 3 year old.
For instance:
“Lauren (I yell up the stairs so I can find out if she’s in her bedroom or has snuck into my room)?”
“Why?” she yells back.

(me to Lauren) “Guess who’s coming over today?!”
(Lauren) “Why!”

(me) “Look what I bought for you at the store!”
(Lauren) “Why?!”

You get the picture.

Lauren loves the song I posted a few days ago, ‘Trading My Sorrows’. She asks me to play it really loud! Her favorite part is the la-la’s. She will sing and spin in a circle singing la-la-la-la….
As I look at that little girl that has been through so much in her 3 1/2 years, filled with joy and singing, I realize that she is the one who has rescued me, not the other way around.
One more thing. I am so thrilled to be praying for some blogging friends that will be traveling to Africa for Compassion International. They leave this Sunday.
Let’s pray for them as they take this amazing trip!
Here’s a link to learn more about it.


Have a wonderful weekend! I will be drawing for the February Giveaway on Sunday.

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  1. I beg to differ, dear Sue. This one . . . "As I look at that little girl that has been through so much in her 3 1/2 years, filled with joy and singing, I realize that she is the one who has rescued me, not the other way around . . ." is not "fluff", not "fluff" at all. I got a big lump in my throat when I read that one.How true.Have a great weekend, friend. Thanks for the smiles and the misty eyes.

  2. ukrainiac says:

    Gotta love the button! And I agree with the above comment — not fluff. Sweet, sweet, sweet, but not fluff! (Must fall under "other random happenings.")

  3. Praise and Coffee says:

    Very true, fluff does not describe how I feel about this little darling!Maybe I should change it too:Friday Fluff and other random, sometimes meaningful happenings!:)

  4. Praying for you to have a lovely weekend.

  5. Monkey Giggles says:

    Love the fluff button. Love to hear how your week went. Hugs

  6. You have handlers!!! That is so funny!And I just may be using your new button.

  7. Love the button…and the fluff!Xandra

  8. Rocks In My Dryer says:

    Thank you so much for your prayers!

  9. Lisa writes... says:

    Not so fluffy as you might think…I love the button! And I think I've told you this on another Friday, but I love your Friday fluff posts, perhaps best of all!Have a great weekend!

  10. Susan Kelly Skitt says:

    Love the fluffy stuff 🙂 Handlers, too funny!And I can't wait to sit down and read the post below when I have a few extra moments. Looks good!

  11. Yes, it seems the older we get the more handlers we have. I'm there too! Have a great weekend

  12. Hi Sue , I 've got an award for you on my blog, please pick it up.

  13. hi dear sue…just letting you know i am still alive…ANDi love you!

  14. I've been following Shannon's blog too (Rocks in My Dryer). She's on her way on Sunday! I can't wait to read her reports from the mission field. Blessings, e-Mom @ Chrysalis

  15. Gina @Chats With an says:

    All I can say is…"WHY?" ( :Thanks so much for stopping by and for your encouraging comment! I loved all the "fluff" you shared. And of course…the "non fluff" as well!God bless you!…and you can get that testimony to me any time…and if it ends up just being too much, that is fine too!

  16. Lady_MSnow says:

    Thanks for sharing. I know all about the "why's". I have two doing that right now. 🙂 The part about you sounding like a 4th grade band is pretty funny. 😀

  17. I love your little blog corner. I'll be back. Oh, I'm grabbing a button!

  18. Sue, very cute button, thanks for your Friday fluff!! You crack me up:) WHY?? because! WHY?? Ohhh I remember those days well:)

  19. Thanks for the smiles – girl. Happy Weekend!

  20. Mocha with Linda says:

    I love why you post and why you said! And why a cute button! :-)Lauren – absotively posilutely not fluff!!

  21. Praise and Coffee says:

    Linda- you're funny!

  22. Penless Thoughts says:

    "Why?" Love it!!!!!!Susan

  23. Lots of fun stuff there. Former President Clinton…never mind, I promised God I would be good.Your button you made is very cute. Your daughter adorable. Handlers…now that's funny.

  24. I know you are so busy – but, I could not resist "tagging" you for this fun meme! Have fun!

  25. "Really…we could have a president with the middle name 'Hussein?' Crazy….."Not crazy, sick and insane!! As the wife of a 17 year Army veteran who has been to Iraq twice, I'm appalled that this country could do such a thing!Ok, off my soapbox now, breathe in, breathe out, calming down.My word verification has two y's in it, I wonder why?

  26. oh mercy…I have handlersthat is HILARIOUS!Friday Fluff is a Fun time! Thanks for sharing!

  27. Mel's World says:

    I LOVE your Friday Fluff button and the fact that you are even doing it…it gives us insigh to the wonderful world of Sue! (That could be yet another blog you run…ha!)

  28. Bev Brandon says:

    mrs sueThis is Britt, Bev's son. I want to invite you to come to my mom's blog to see what your donation did in the lives of the Thai orphans. Thank you very much for your support and prayers for your orphan. It was greatly appreciated! Britt

  29. Enjoyed your post.

  30. I'm with Lauren – I play Trading my Sorrows really loud too! It is my Emily's favorite song for P&W at school:)I haven't had time to see the handlers, it is not pretty!Haven't been her in a while -always refreshed when I visit – thank you!Heather

  31. handlers…you crack me up.Okay, when are you going to teach us how to make buttons? Yours is great!;-)Kimmiemama to 6one homemade and 5 adopted