Monday, May 29, 2006

Memorial Day

Wanted to share a little of what me and Chrissy enjoyed today. We cooked some really good steak kabobs and corn.

The second picture is of somebody wanting table scraps. Do you think she deserves scraps?

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Funny shirt and an etiquette question

Isn't this a great T-shirt? I found it on There were a few other Yankees shirts that aren't appropriate, but they're still funny. By the way, those of you going to the Sox-Braves game June 17th, chowdaheadz is a great place to get your Red Sox apparel.

I read an article a few days ago by Bill Simmons on A reader wrote him a question about etiquette at a baseball game. His response was: "You only have eight responsibilities during a baseball game: Take your hat off for the National Anthem; don't take your shirt off; don't bring your baseball glove if you're over 13; don't wear a jersey with your own name on it; don't run onto the field; don't reach into the field of play to grab a pop-up or ground ball if it could adversely affect your team; don't boo one of your own players unless it's absolutely warranted; and don't throw up. That's it. Everything else is up to you. " I've often thought about the glove comment. I have to agree with him. If you're too old to be in little league, you ought to be able to catch the ball with your bare hands. But thats just me. I'd never do it, but I'm not going to stick my nose up at anyone who does. I'd also have to add a few items: don't curse a lot (especially when kids are around); don't spill your beer/coke on others; and don't stand up if your the only person doing it. But thats just me.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Happy Birthday to Us

Me and Chrissy's birthdays were last week. For one day out of the year, she is actually 3 years older than me. I thought about getting her a cane, but I don't think she'd see the humor. She got me a great CD for my birthday by Jack Johnson (pictured above). It is great, mellow music. Good stuff. We ate pizza and threw sod on my birthday. The inlaws got me a meat thermometer and a gift certificate. Thanks guys.

On her birthday (the day before), I got her a cake decorating kit, Emma the movie (the one with Gwyneth Paltrow), and took her to a cool restaurant in Auburn called Cock of the Walk. Almost forgot, Maggie celebrated her birthday with us by eating a good tasty bone. Fun times.

Last Day of School

You would think that today being the last day of school I would be pumped. I am pretty excited about the time off but my joy is less because some of these kids will not be back next year. The kids in these pictures all are a part of the extended care program so I have had a lot of time to get to know them. One, possibly two will be back. I can't believe that these kids who have been so sweet to me and have meant so much to me I will more than likely never see again and never know how their lives go. I trust that God will be with them and protect them as they grow.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Praying With 4 Year Olds

Today I subbed for the K-4 class. At the begining of class we say some pledges and then pray. I asked if anyone had any prayer request and a few hands shot up. The first one wanted me to know that her great great great great grandmother died. The next few also told me about someone that they have never known dying. Then the next request was by someone who wanted us to know that his dog died but that it was okay because he now has a cat that he likes ( this also happened a while ago ). Seeing that this was getting out of hand I stopped tham all and said that for today we only need to pray about things that are happening now. Amazingly enough the next request was about someone that had died years ago. I ended up saying my own prayer just asking for us to have a good day and to live to bring glory to God.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Going to the birds

The last few times we've come through the front door at night, a bird has just about hit us. He's nesting under the overhang of our front porch. I've destroyed his nest the last 3 nights in a row, yet he still comes back and rebuilds. Chrissy wont let me kill it. Any non-fatal ideas? I think there has been some bats under there too.

And another thing; is it illegal to shoot a rifle in your backyard if you live in a neighborhood? The guy down the street sure doesn't think so. The thing that is really scary is that there are houses behind his house and a road. Besides the danger, the noise isn't really considerate. Whatever.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

We Finally Won!

I know that the Red Sox have won plenty of games this year but every game that I watch they lose. I was begining to think that I was a jinx, thankfully last night that changed. It was so much fun watching the Yankees get beat. I can't wait to watch the next game.