Saturday, February 28, 2009
Friday, February 27, 2009
Annabelle played "Ice Dance" from the movie Edward Scissorhands:
Mike played "Classical Gas":
I was terribly impressed by both of them!
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Mike got the Outstanding Athlete award for the boys' team:
Everybody is already excited for next season and can't wait for summer practices to start up!
Monday, February 23, 2009
Tonight I finally finished Fred's scarf. (Remember the box of yarn I gave him for Christmas?) I'll stick it in the mail tomorrow, and maybe I can get a photo to post by the weekend.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Once I had the sound file ready, I picked one of my favorite photos of Fred from my old blog. It shows Fred relaxed, sporting a 2-week growth of beard, and eating French fries (in France) with a knife. I used Rumkin.com's Sprint uploader to upload the files to the Internet, which I then downloaded to my phone via links in texts sent from Rumkin. I assigned them to Fred's listing in my contacts, and voila! Now when Fred calls me, I get this:
I always feel so stupid when it comes to cellphones, so I'm rather proud of myself. I'm hoping that next time I want to create a ringtone I'll be able to pull it together in under an hour. Not bad for a first time though!
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
Alas, it turns out that Welch's grape soda is not one of the fifty-million soft drinks that the commissary stocks. So I bought some grape Kool-Aid instead, which was good but not quite the same thing.
We had supper freakishly early tonight. I was back upstairs in my PJs by 6 p.m., and I think I am going to spend the rest of the evening catching up on my TV watching. I have a lot of shows to clean off the DVR.
Oh, by the way, if you missed seeing Annabelle's post from yesterday, you need to go check it out. She posted the German video she made for the upcoming foreign language festival.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Fred had his knee fixed today. By all reports it went well, and he assures me that it was not nearly as traumatic as when he had the other knee done (twice) in San Antonio a few years ago. He plans on being back in class tomorrow!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
After Annabelle's lesson at the university, we zipped over to Lynn's Paradise Cafe for supper. Then we hopped on I-64 and headed across town so the kids could get their hair cut. Now we're getting to bed a little on the late side, as the kids had homework to finish up when we got home.
Monday, February 16, 2009
It was nice having Fred home this weekend, although this certainly wasn't the fun weekend we had planned. We did manage to get caught up on the current season of Big Love. I also got my video footage from Regionals uploaded to the computer, although I have yet to start breaking it down into YouTube clips. Baby steps, baby steps!
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Fred is supposed to be arriving in Louisville in a little under an hour. Instead he is stranded in stupid Newark thanks to stupid Continental Airlines. He is scheduled to leave for stupid Cleveland at 1 o'clock in the morning before getting here shortly before noon tomorrow. I just got a text from him though, and he may be leaving at 10:50. Who knows?
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
When I went to bed last night, I noticed a little tickle in my throat. Nothing major, and the only reason I remember it is that I decided I was too lazy to get up and get a drink of water. This morning I had a cough. By noon I had a cough and body aches. And over the course of the afternoon, I felt my temperature rise bit by bit.
I had a hair appointment in Louisville today, which no way was I going to miss, but when I got home, I went to the ER. They did a rapid flu test, but it was negative.
I hope I hit bottom soon so I can start recovering. Fred is flying in Thursday night. We're celebrating my birthday on Friday, watching the state swim meet on Saturday, and spending the night Saturday at some swanky hotel for Valentine's Day. Sick is NOT an option!!!
Monday, February 09, 2009
I picked Ginger up from the kennel this morning. I'm a little ashamed to admit how much I enjoyed my dog-less day yesterday, especially after her enthusiastic greeting for me when we were reunited. She's normally not a very barky dog, but sometimes when the joy is just too much, she gets quite yippy.
I did get around to doing a button eyes photo of myself:
My aunt sent me the link, and all the cool kids are doing it. You should go make one yourself.
Sunday, February 08, 2009
I have a lot of work to do transferring my video clips from Regionals to the computer and getting them posted online. I thought it was going to happen today but apparently it's not. So I'll just give the quick and dirty report and save the videos for (I hope) tomorrow.
Mike qualified for day 2 in all 4 of his events. Final results:
200 medley relay: 2:01.82 (9th place)
200 IM: 2:33.46 (10th place)
200 freestyle relay: 1:45.37 (8th place)
100 breaststroke: 1:15.01 (10th place)
Too bad that videostream didn't work as expected yesterday. The site says they are uploading new copies of the swimming competition, but so far all they have is the same 11-minute grainy clip they had yesterday.
I can't believe swim season is all over!
Saturday, February 07, 2009
event 2, heat 1, lane 4 (200 medley relay) (Mike swims the breaststroke leg)
event 6, heat 1, lane 6 (200 IM) (pay attention to his transition from backstroke to breaststroke)
event 18, heat 1, lane 4 (200 freestyle relay) (last I heard, Mike swims first)
event 22, heat 1, lane 6 (100 breaststroke)
Friday, February 06, 2009
Thursday, February 05, 2009
I've been going a mile a minute all day getting things ready. I made 2 batches of blueberry muffins, figuring that they would be good for Mike to have on hand for snacking. I made a batch of Krispie treats, because it's just not a roadtrip with Krispie treats. I took the dog to the kennel, bought last-minute stuff (like a backup pair of goggles), and took Annabelle to orchestra rehearsal.
Somehow I managed to find time in my busy day to break my toe. I was walking between my bedroom and my office (barefoot! I never walk around barefoot!), and I kind of listed to one side and kicked the corner of the wall. It's just mildly painful as long as I'm not doing anything to it, but if I try to wiggle or curl my toes, I feel like the bones are coming right through the skin. Ouch!
It's going to be an exciting couple of days. Here's hoping I sleep better tonight!
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
5:15 Mike gets up and turns on the car. Once it warms up, he drives himself to the gym.
7:00 He calls me to wake me up and let me know he's on his way home. I put on my fleece-lined jeans and throw a sweatshirt over my PJ top and meet him downstairs as he tosses his wet suit and towel into the kitchen and grabs dry ones for afternoon practice.
7:15 I drive him (and sometimes a swim buddy) to school and take the car back home so I can have it later.
7:30 I creep back up to my room, strip off the jeans, and crawl back into bed to wait for the sun to come up.
Well, today was the LAST morning practice for this season, and I am positively giddy at the idea of not having to leave the house at that ridiculously early hour!
Tuesday, February 03, 2009
Here's the original that the puzzle was made from:
And here's another scene from that day:
Don't we look cute and . . . vintage?
I don't have any big plans for the day. We're saving the bulk of the celebrating for Presidents' Day weekend when Fred will be here. I've got a board meeting at 12:30. Aside from that I'm going to take it easy.
Edited to add:Whee! After I got home from my meeting, my friends Sandy and Laura stopped by and surprised me with layer dip, brownies, and presents:
I'm having a very nice day. :-)
Monday, February 02, 2009
Also, I heard that the almighty groundhog has proclaimed that we will have 6 more weeks of winter. At first I started to get angry or at least disappointed. But then I thought, heck, 6 weeks isn't that bad. I'll take 6 weeks. But I am putting the groundhog on notice that I expect winter to be OVER on March 16!
Sunday, February 01, 2009
Tomorrow we get to ease back into our regular routine. The schools have already planned a 2-hour delay, which is nice. Those buildings are going to need a little time to heat up! The rest of the week should fly by, with swim practice for Mike and theater rehearsal for Annabelle and meetings and errands for me. The week will culminate with the 2-day regional swimming competition in Versailles (rhymes with "fur whales") next Friday and Saturday.