Friday, September 3, 2010

Friday Fragments- Christmas Stockings are a joke, I'm a finalist for Pillsbury and what is that powder in your car!

Ok, you have all heard that I am one of the finalists in the Pillsbury Crescent  Contest and are sick of it already but I am still so excited and would love your vote! Click the button below to vote. You can vote one a day and each vote will enter you to win $5000 for yourself!! YOu can even choose not to get any emails from them!! Thanks!! Now onto fragments!

My son is dating a lovely woman and it must be getting serious because he asked for the website where the Christmas stocking patterns are sold. When we first got married my mom made us Christmas stocking and then she made them for our 4 kids. When our extra son Kevin came along, I picked up the knitting of the stockings. Last year when my daughter got engaged I asked my now son-in-law to pick out a stocking he'd like. He picked the stupidest looking elf. I asked if that was the one he really wanted, it was so I made it.  At Christmas the kids were laughing at how dumb it was and pointing out the funny features on the others. It was at that moment that I  realized what I looked at as a wonderful. sweet, tender, family tradition was looked on by ALL of my children as a huge Joke and a competition to see who could have the funniest looking stocking. So much for tear jerking traditions- unless of course they're tears of laughter! Figures!!! Here are the stocking.
I still think they're sweet! I should stop knitting them but then their fun would be over!!

I was reading the paper this morning and there was an article about a traffic stop in Wyoming. When the police searched the car, they found drug paraphernalia (I love spell check), marijuana, prescription meds that weren't theirs and tucked in the center console they found a Crowne Royal bag containing a ziplock bag filled with a powdery substance. Want to guess what it was? Yep!! It was Grandma or her ashes at least!! I bet she's thrilled to be in a baggie in her druggy grandsons center console.  Seriously, you can't make stuff like this up!

Have a great weekend and head on over to Half Past Kissing Time to fragment your Friday! 

Mommy's Idea


The Crazy Coxes said...

That elf is gay!

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

I voted!! And, that recipe sounds great.

LOVE the stockings!

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

Grandma's Ashes...that's priceless...and awful...and hysterical all at the same time.

Someday they'll appreciate the stockings...just of your kids will end up doing it for their own :)

mub said...

I hope you don't stop knitting the stockings! Stockings are one of my favorite traditions. My grandma and mom have collectively done over 100 (biiiiig extended family haha).