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Virtual GNO - Positive Reinforcement Time

Yes! Another Friday is here :->

Yesterday I helped at school for Picture Day. Our school holds grades K-8, so you can imagine the attitude differences that wafted through the room filled with cameras. The precious Kindergartner's unsure of what was happening, the adorable 3rd graders making silly faces, and the self-conscious "Upper Classmen".

I spent my time running from class to class, making sure everyone used those funky plastic combs, and giving as much positive reinforcement as I could. The older boys wanted their hair to cover their precious faces and the girls were too self-aware to just relax and smile. I was sucked back to that age and I remember those feelings all too well. I just wanted to hug them all and say "You're wonderful! You're terrific! Stop worrying!" Instead I smiled as much as I could and told them they were beautiful. They are.

You know what we all need? A bit of positive reinforcement and a Virtual Girls Night Out!

For those that are new to our party, a Virtual Girls Night Out (boys welcome too)is a social, blog-hopping party. A way to meet others while in our fluffy slippers (Boys, I'm not judging ;->). The party starts here! You sign the Mr. Linky guestbook then visit fellow bloggers that have signed in as well. Please add your blog link to Mr. Linky below and join in the blog-hopping fun!

I Feel Like Singing!

This song was running through my head while I was looking at these young faces. I wish I could make them all feel safe & special.

10,000 Maniacs "These Are The Days"

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I don't think I could wear the color that Natalie Merchant is wearing in that video. Just give me 10 minutes and there would definitely be some kind of smudge or food or SOMETHING on it somewhere. Here's a question... do you wear white pants and/or a white skirt? If so, how do you stay clean? I'd be a nervous wreck.

Time For A Cocktail!

White Capris
0.75 oz Banana Liqueur
0.75 oz Cream
0.75 oz White Creme de Cacao

Fill a shaker half full with ice cubes. Pour all ingredients into shaker and shake well. Fill a Tumbler almost full of ice cubes, and strain drink into Tumbler.

Goodness Gracious!!! I'm going to have to do double-time on my Wii Fit after this caloric concoction! That's OK, it's worth it ;->

Time For Some Fun!

Watching those girls yesterday, with their Hollister jackets, and skinny jeans reminded me of certain clothes that I just HAD to HAVE. If I had a satin baseball jacket and San Francisco Jeans I would be IT. The clouds would part and I would be a popular girl. (Yuck.) So, tell me, what clothes did you just have to have when you were 12? 13? Be honest! Don't worry, I have no room to judge anyone ;-> I can't wait to see!

We Have A Giveaway!

One of our lovely and talented Virtual GNO guests is sponsoring this weeks giveaway. Rebecca Neiderer of Jewelry and Gifts by Rebecca is sharing her beautiful handcrafted work with us. One fortunate VGNO guest will win a pair of earrings made by Rebecca. And here's the thing, the winner can choose their preferred style & color. Rebecca will work with you to create the earrings you want. She say's "Anything goes". (And that goes for any order too. How wonderful!)

To participate in the Jewelry and Gifts by Rebecca giveaway here's what you do:

*Please visit Jewelry and Gifts by Rebecca and choose a style and color you like. Return to the Virtual GNO, week of 4/3, and leave a comment about your favorite style/color. (One Entry)
~~Additional Entry:
*Twitter about the Virtual GNO. Provide your Tweet link (One entry)

That's it! The winner will be notified on Thursday, April 9th. Good luck! :->

Now go have fun! Sign Mr. Linky's guestbook below to join the Virtual GNO. Visit those that sign-in. Go blog-hopping! That's what it's all about. I would love to meet your blog friends so post A LINK to our party on your blog and hopefully they will join us. Send our party into Twitter world. The more the merrier! :->


********* Please be kind to your fellow blogger *******

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