Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Friday, July 11, 2008
Life after ball practices and games has consisted of camp, holiday celebrations and birthday celebrations with the family, and lots of swimming when ever possible.
I have not been able to spend a lot of time with the sprouts because of the summer visitation schedule with their dad, so I have been keeping busy with golf and an occasional bowling tournament.
My twin sister and I have a milestone birthday coming up in August, so we have been trying to plan something for that. I have been doing some thing around the hose as well. My furnace barely made it through the winter, and my air conditioner did not make it through last summer, so I have finally gotten those replaced, along with my leaking water heater, so hopefully I am done with major home repairs for awhile.
If you think about it, and would like to say a prayer for my former spouse, he and his wife just lost on of there business to a fire a couple of day ago. They did not own the building according to the paper. There has been a lot of controversy with the business, because of the previous owners and their relationship with the builders owners. A lot of people saw a lot of red flags go up when they found out this building went up in smoke. So if you could keep them in your thoughts as they have to work on cleaning up and everything, that would be appreciated.
Have a great day and a better tomorrow!!!
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
March was a great month this year. This year for spring break I took the sprouts to see the big mouse in Florida with my parents and my twin sister and her family. Everyone had a great time. The sprouts had no idea where they were going until we were in the car on our way south. We have all been planning this trip for over a year and managed to keep it a secret the whole time. I will have to admit it was hard towards the end because I was ready for the vacation. A week in the sun, no rain, no snow. Everyone had a great time.
April has brought an end to the swim lessons this year to make room for softball. Should be an interesting year for the sprouts in softball. My oldest realizes that she gets to run the bases if she gets hit by the ball. I will have to admit that is not my theory on the game, and I would bet that she will change her mind after a few times.
I am waiting for the washer to arrive. There is nothing like having to figure out when to get your laundry done when your washer is beyond repair. I cannot wait to have a working one back in the house. I still have to replace my furnace and air conditioner, and water heater yet. The furnace will not make it through next winter, it barely made it through this year. The air went out last summer, and I am hoping not to have to do that again this year as well. As for the water heater, I am hoping the small leak stays that way until I can get a new one.
Bowling has been going well this year. My team won our league. We did well in the city tournament. I did well in the state tournament so far, I have one more week before I will know the final results of the state tournament. The national tournament is coming up in May. I am hoping to do well there, but just to have fun will be great as well. I think my sister and I are going to bowl in a new tournament together also. We have wanted to get in this one for the last few years, but just could not manage to schedule it in.
I have been helping a friend with some stainglass coasters that she wanted to make. Making stainglass suncatchers is not the easiest thing to do in stainglass. This has been a challenge, teaching her how to work with the glass and having it be such small pieces. I design one of the patterns for her. Hopefully I will get pictures of them when they are complete for all to see.
I hope everyone is having a great year so far.
Monday, January 28, 2008
We finally spotted the exact gift we wanted, but still looked around. Is that to much? Is that to much? Is that one to much? All through out the store, my response was either yes or no. If you want that one you have to put this back. No I will keep that one. After about a half hour we were checking out, carrying our barbie gift all the way to the car.
There is nothing like a gift card to burn a whole in a 6yrs pocket. When we got home the sprouts had a good time playing with the new addition to their big collection of toys.
Friday, January 25, 2008
Things have not slowed down that much lately. My youngest sprout is a year older now. So a big celebration was had at my sisters. Of course all the snow melted before the party again this year so plan B was in place. Roller skating and a movie. All the kids loved it. I was under the weather but made it through the weekend. Nothing like taking your own box of tissues to the movie theatre for a kids movie.
Communication between the former spouse and myself has been a lot better. Kind of scary sometimes but very nice. He had been very good at keeping track of additional stuff now. That is an extreme plus. I do not have to remind him anymore. Not sure if it is a coincidence or not, but this new communication all started when I told him that I thought my so called online friend was his wife. After the online friend and I had it out for about an hour, I have not heard from her since, and he has been great at doing his fatherly duties.
He even took the sprouts to the doctor to get checked out. Before he would just tell me that he thought they were under the weather and probably should go see the doctor. I thought he was going to do that to me one day, but he ended up doing it all by himself. He made the appointment and everything. I was impressed.
I hope everyone is keeping warm so far this winter. A minus 2 to start the day today, but it is a balmy 12 degrees now.
Monday, January 07, 2008
Biggest surprise I got for Christmas was from my ex. He is giving me a load of wood to burn for the winter, as soon as I run out of the load I just got in November. It is a nice offering from him I will have to admit. They own a firewood place of business. He owns his own heating and air conditioning business as well and charges me for that when he works on my furnace and air conditioner. Go figure that one out!
I hope everyone is having a great new year!