Hello ladies. Hope everyone's had a great weekend. We were fairly busy with my daughter's first AAU basketball tournament, spending time with a close friend from high school, teaching Sunday school and church, etc. Unfortunately, my daughter's team lost the three games they played-- but they improved each game, scored more points each game, and lost by fewer points each game. All of this is pretty good considering her 5th grade team has only been practicing together for four or five weeks, and a couple of these teams have supposedly been playing together since 3rd grade! My daughter is about 4'8” tall, and they have one player who is my height—5'4” tall. The first team we played had four or five girls who were probably a couple of inches taller than me. Where do they grow 5th graders like that?
Anyway....the girls had fun and will continue to learn and grow together as a team. And that's really all we hoped for our daughter in this first experience on an advanced level basketball team.bac~
Thanks for reminding us about the autographed New Moon poster!Raine
~ I'm glad you enjoyed lunch with your girls. How is your friend feeling, and is she very early in her pregnancy? Will the father of the child be involved with her and the baby? She's lucky to have all of you as close friends to support her during this time. Caryn~
Way to go Butler Bulldogs!
This is probably the first year I didn't even pick at least one
final four team correctly in my bracket (Thanks a lot Duke, Kansas, and North Carolina
), but I'm hoping to see Butler go all the way. I'm sure your boys (all three of them) are ecstatic too. Amy
~ Thanks for telling us a little more about yourself. What a scary weekend you had, with your trips to the ER. I'm so glad both you and your son are okay. Was there a particular reason your son bit the nightlight—or was it just to see if he could do it? That's sounds like something my son would do, or at least would have done a couple of years ago. Unfortunately, sometimes boys will just be boys.
I'm sure everyone's thrilled with your new dog, and I know labs are supposed to be great with children. I understand about trying to tone down the Twilight obsession. My husband knows I love the books and movies, and that I post on the Lexicon. Because most of my Lexing time takes place after he and the kids are asleep on weeknights, he'd probably be pretty surprised if he knew I've posted nearly 1000 times. And that's just a little secret I'll keep between myself and the Lex.
ActionRob was originally purchased (or won, I think?) by Susie at a Twi-convention, right Susie
? To prevent him from being thrown out or given away by her family
, ActionRob has visited several of the Halfway House members this year. They have taken pictures of him in various settings and places, to share with the rest of us and keep us informed of all his goings-on. He's currently in Scotland with Jaclyn, and coming to visit me in Tennessee in April. I'm sure he'd love to visit you later in the year, if you're interested. Susie
~ I enjoyed reading about your and Caryn's musings over Rob and the Myers Briggs. I've never been administered those tests, but they certainly seem very intriguing. I hope you enjoyed your visit with Luta, your former student. Was she the student who spent time in Nashville many years ago, and you sent me that section of her memoirs? Her story was amazing! I'm sorry you and hubs weren't able to watch True Grit
, although it sounds like you had a fun time at The Chatterbox Pub—cool place. I bet True Grit may be available on DVD now, although I don't think you rent many movies. Good luck to Sonny Boy with the writing assignment and completing his online Health class. Do students still read some version of “Cliff's notes”? We usually used them as more of a supplementary tool, but I probably relied solely on them a couple of times in high school when I just didn't finish the reading assignment on time.
They really do pile on the schoolwork senior year, when students are so busy with other activities as well. Melanie
~ Hope your little boy feels better soon. I'm sorry about the difficulties with your work, and I also remember you hoping to get back into the kitchen as a chef recently?Missp
~ Hope you had a relaxing weekend and managed to write a bit. Did your spring break begin last Friday, and are you going out of town?Fi~
Thanks for sharing the pictures of the cottage with us. It looks so very cozy and cute. Good luck with your busy schedule and finding time to pack/unpack as well.Lulu
~ I'm sorrry to hear BabyBoy had bronchitis, and I hope he's feeling a bit better. That must be reassuring to know that he's sleeping better and is still mostly his happy, sweet self. Did you have any trouble getting him to take the meds—with the medicine dropper I assume? Jenn Jenn
~ What a noble and worthy cause for your upcoming fanfic—good luck. Your Kentucky Wildcats have certainly peaked at the right time. They're playing some great basketball and will be tough to beat. Watching them now....it's hard to imagine that Vanderbilt beat Kentucky here in Nashville, and were only one or two points shy of beating them at Rupp Arena too.Christina
~ I hope you enjoyed watching Wicked, and that's really cool that you were able to tour backstage. I bought the version of WFE with the film tie-in cover too. I also had a copy of the original version, but it's being passed around at work as we speak. I figured it was the worth the extra $7.00 to own a second copy in case I don't get my old copy back, especially if I want to reread it before the movie is released. Jaclyn~
I'm sorry about your fear of spiders, but maybe they won't come back in full force since they've been absent for quite a while. We had hamsters growing up and I had an albino one with red eyes, similar to the picture of the albino rat you posted. It is a cute picture, and I just have to get beyond my preconceived notions of thinking of rats as a little creepy.
I'd forgotten that you watched The X-Files
too. Have you ever watched Fringe
? It reminds hubs and me of The X-Files, mostly because of the often freaky, “out there” story lines, and the great chemistry shared by the two main characters. Loved your coffee mug in your breakfast shot with ActionRob.Marielle
~ Glad you had a nice, lazy weekend—those are often the best kind. I actually took a wonderful Sunday afternoon nap today....dozing on and off for nearly two hours
was a wonderful luxury. Hope you adjust to the time change rather quickly without too much fatigue.Tammy
~ Good luck writing your fanfic. I'm in awe of those who can come up with creative ideas, and then actually put pen to paper to communicate them in the form of a story. I'm glad the neurologist is being flexible with you over payments for your daughter's medical care. Hope she's feeling better and able to function in school without too many complications from her headahces. Ginnie
~ Kudos to your hubs for helping your computer run more smoothly. Rob's MTV interview was interesting and informative, if you can stand to wade through all the separate links. Maybe it will be posted somewhere as one larger link. Chrissy
~ Glad to hear you're feeling a little better. We'd love to see pics of the new house, and I hope you'll be happy in it. Hope things are okay at home, and sorry you seem to be under a great deal of stress.