Hello ladies. I will attempt to keep this brief (yeah.... right
) because I need to go to bed soon.Susie
~ I'm glad to hear SonnyBoy's feeling better, but bless his heart! Walking home from school with a bad, nausea-inducing headache, only to find out he has a sinus infection. Hopefully the antibiotics will do the trick, if he was prescribed some. I bet it was difficult to start back to work after a two week break. But you made it throught the most difficult day, and tomorrow things should run a little more smoothly.
That's too funny that as children, both you and Lulu
had pet rats named Snowball. As far as Breaking Dawn, I'm going to try and stay somewhat spoiler free from here on out, especially about things related to the wedding or honeymoon (try
being the pivotal word). Course I'd be totally okay with reading Caryn's
thorough and detailed analysis of every facet of the leaked pictures and video from BD.
Yay for your 35th reunion! How many high school classmates did you have, and how is the attendance for your reunions? Jenn Jenn
~ Sorry you've had such a rough day. Here's hoping tomorrow is a better one.Missp
~ Glad to hear you're okay with the typical southeastern spring weather. We had high winds, thunderstorms, and tornado warnings all around and had to evacuate every patient from their rooms into the hallways during a weather alert at work today. What a tragic story that affected your entire community. It must be especially difficult for the classmates of those students, as well as the teachers. We'll send postive thoughts and vibes your way tomorrow. Good luck with the last day of testing as well. I'm sure your class will love the field trip to the aquarium--we'll find another date to see WFE together. Amy~
It's always a little difficult to get back into the school routine after holiday breaks. I've also read some HP fanfiction in the past, and anything featuring the pairing of Remus and Tonks is my favorite.Ginnie
~ Good to see you again. Why don't the kids understand our compulsive need to Lex and post?
Hope all of you are well. Caryn
~ I'm so sorry, hon.
What a frustrating loss for a team that made another truly incredible run through the tournament. Their shots just would not fall
. I saw a ton of shots they would routinely make go part way into the basket, and pop right back out, especially in the 2nd half. Coach Stevens and that team are such a class act and have achieved so much these past two years, and should hold their heads high.
I hope you had fun watching with your friends, and am glad your mom was able to pinch hit at the last minute for childcare. Thanks for the pics and gif of Rob and Reese from the ACM awards. I didn't even know they were presenting, and thought that it seemed a bit random too. My coworker (who loves the Twilight books and movies and is slowly becoming infatuated with Rob) saw the show and said, "Rob looked H-O-T, hot!"
I think Reese is actually from Nashville, if I remember correctly. I believe she attended a prestigious all-girls private school during her middle and high school years, and that her father was a plastic surgeon here, at one time. Course I could just be crazy and imagining things. Lulu
~ Wow! What a megapost you made very early Monday morning.
You asked about kids and their sports...our kids started playing sports in a local recreational league at the age of six or so, I believe it was. Recreational leagues can be a great introduction to sports because there are usually no "try-outs" involved, kids of various skill levels will play together, and it's a good way for kids to learn whether or not that particular sport interests them. My son played soccer a couple of seasons but prefers baseball now. My daughter played soccer at the recreational level for a number of years, but just recently dropped soccer (at the age of eleven) to concentrate more on competitive basketball (which is her first love). They both played basketball in a fun, all-inclusive league at their elementary school which focused a lot on the fundamentals of basketball and team play, etc. We've kept things pretty low-key, and never asked the kids to play something they didn't want to play. They also play only one sport at a time (baseball in the spring and fall, basketball in the winter for my son, and so on). I know other families whose kids play multiple sports at the same time, and I don't know how they manage without going insane.
I think it's great to find a balance between school, sports, music and art, church activities, etc, but it can be a little tricky to achieve as the kids grow older. Our biggest consideration has been to ensure the kids are having fun and enjoying themselves, and learning from their experiences, whichever activity or sport they choose to pursue.