Free Chat Thursday

Happy Thursday, or Wednesday night, depending on when you read this! 🙂 Isn’t this picture I used today pretty?! I just thought it was really cool! I might do this from now on. Change the picture, there are so many neat ones!

Today was a pretty good day. It started out not so good though. I hit my head yesterday on the stupid garage door. I know, I should have been looking up while walking. I was carrying the shop vac, and it kept falling apart so I was looking down at it as I was going out of the garage. For some reason, the door is jammed and it wouldn’t go up any further, apparently in the 5 minutes I opened it, I had forgotten that. I am now left with a dent in my forehead. It didn’t even bruise, just dented my skull! Thankfully it is on my hair-line and you don’t notice it. So anyways, my head hurt all last night and this morning. I got Bailey on the bus and went back to bed. Thankfully I woke up feeling much better! More importantly, I am thankful no one saw me do it!

I watched American Idol today. I had to DVR it because Bailey had  baseball game last night. (They lost again, poor boys!) At least Bailey is learning how to deal with losing. He’s always been on a winning team. His football team last year went undefeated. It’s a learning experience I keep telling him. Their spirits are getting down though so I do hope they win soon.  Okay, side tracked a bit, back to Idol. I was a big fan of Crystal Bowersox and Lee DeWyze from the beginning. Lee did amazing and he had better win, but no matter what I will be buying his CD.  It’s down to 3 and it’s the two of them and another guy, Casey, which I also liked from the beginning. I think all 3 deserve to be where they are, I happen to think Crystal and Lee will be the top 2 in the end, with Lee hopefully winning. Great season!!! Sorry, if you don’t watch I just bored you with that!

This weekend is jammed packed full of baseball. He has another game Thursday.  Friday, Saturday and into Sunday depending on how well they do he has a tournament about 45 minutes away. Bailey hasn’t and won’t pitch this week at all. They are saving him for the tournament. League rules say they can only pitch 6 inning in 7 days. Which is good, we don’t want our son having Tommy John surgery before he’s even in high school!

Tonight we’re finally watching Sherlock Holmes. We’ve all, especially Bailey has been wanting to see this movie. I hope it’s as good as people have said.

Well that’s it for me, for now anyway! Have a nice day and a great weekend!

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26 Responses to Free Chat Thursday

  1. Joy says:

    I love the pic. It’s a nice change. I haven’t watched AI in a lot of years. It wants to many of my nights and Paul hates it so…

    It would be nice if there was a balance between winning and losing. Kids really do need to learn how to do both gracefully. I remember when Jason was 9 (I think) and they lost every game all year. It was so hard on Jason and Ike. They took it hard. Then when Toby was 11 (I think) they never lost and it’s really just as bad. They were all cocky. I wish there could be a nice balance.

    I’ve had a long week. I’ll write more tomorrow. I really hope I can sleep tonight. I haven’t slept a full night yet this week. I wake up about 4 and worry about EVERYTHING. I don’t have to get up early for anything tomorrow so “cross your fingers” for me.

  2. SKL says:

    Wow, they already have a baseball tournament? How cool is that, having them save Bailey for the big stuff! And you are right, it is a very valuable learning experience to lose, though I could understand if Bailey doesn’t see it that way right now.

    I did think that photo was cool the moment I saw it. I love the idea of having a yard full of flowers, though I am not the type of person to actually do all that work – nor to pay someone else to do it. I’m just glad we have ivy and perennials that keep our yard from looking like a desert.

    I have always been a huge fan of Sherlock Holmes. My grandma told me that when she was 13, she was madly in love with him. I think that is what inspired me to have a crush on him too. Or was there something about Basil Rathbone? Not sure. What movie are you talking about? Is there a recent one out? I am living in a cave these days.

    Not much new happening in my job, just plugging along, boring. Well, actually, there are some politics going on. We are working on a competitive application and some other folks in town want to be the only applicants, so they are trying to force us not to apply. Can you believe the nerve? Last year they applied unsuccessfully, and all our applications were successful. Brought some money to the city, so what is the problem? I really hate politics and don’t need any extra work, but I don’t want to just lie down and take it when some bully comes along. Ugh.

    Our weather has been crappy again, cold and rainy, so the girls and I watched Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “The King and I” on Monday & Tuesday evening (it’s a long movie). What an awesome movie. I don’t think I ever saw that version before. There were some parts that bothered my little one – where the king was going to whip Tuptin – my little one was watching quietly, looking concerned, and then she said, holding her heart, “Mom, I’m almost crying.” How sweet is this kid? We re-watched a few scenes, and she left the room in the middle of the scene where the King and Anna were ballroom dancing. I didn’t understand why she said “I don’t like this” and ran off, but then the Tuptin scene started and I realized, she knew that was coming and didn’t want any part of it. Meanwhile, my other kid just couldn’t get enough of the music and dancing. Gosh, how did we grow up without DVDs?

    Speaking of my kids and dancing, tomorrow their dance/gymnastics teacher is putting on a little “show” for the parents to see what the kids have learned this semester. The girls are pumped, and I am letting them wear new dresses (which makes them happy). I just love to see how confident my older daughter feels in these areas, considering how insecure she is about many things.

    So my sister and my brother have both approached me in the past few days to help them with their new business ventures. Oh well, I hear Obama is planning to steal my retirement savings and my kids’ education fund anyway, so I may as well distribute it to my poor relations before he can get his hands on it. Sorry, girls, you’re on your own.

    Today we finally had some nice weather, and it was a pretty good day as far as no whining, no fighting, etc. Nothing like a little sun to put people in a better mood.

    Oh well, that’s all that comes to mind at the moment . . . .

    • Joy says:

      I just love The King and I. Is this the one with Yul Brenner? MMMmmm…loved it. I was in that play in high school.

      • SKL says:

        Yes, the one with Yul Brenner.

        I wish I hadn’t been such a wimp in HS. I probably would have loved the drama club. My youngest sister was in all the musicals and loved it. I hope my kids have the opportunity; I think they too would love it.

    • Nikki says:

      I’m pretty sure it just recently came out on DVD. It has Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law and Rachel McAdams (whom we LOVE) in it. It was fantastic! I recommend it!

    • Nikki says:

      Yes, one tournament this weekend and then June 4th, 5th and 6th we have another one 2 hours away. The team is getting hotel rooms for that weekend and it should be a lot of fun! Great group of kids we have this year!

      I bet your girls look darling in their dresses!!! How fun! I wish my mom would have put me into dance, or anything like that, really! lol

  3. Laura says:

    Josh started baseball last week. He’s had two practices so far, and another this evening. And tomorrow night is his first game. When I signed him up, I thought it was for tee-ball! I was surprised when they had batting practice on Tuesday, and they were hitting coach-pitched balls. He did well. Some of those kids, man… they’re fantastic hitters! I put Josh at “average,” at this point, which is just fine with me.

    What ISN’T fine is what I heard yesterday from another parent… apparently, they don’t keep score at these games. Sigh. I guess we’ll find out soon enough, but you can BET that I’ll be keeping score. I think it’s important that the kids learn how to be gracious and good sports, whether they win or lose. There’s nothing wrong with competition, valuable lessons can be learned from both winning and losing streaks.

    • Nikki says:

      Bailey played community ball for 4 years and it wasn’t until last year they started keeping score. I think for the first 2 years, it is more about having fun, being comfortable out there and learning the fundamentals of baseball. They don’t emphasize on winning or losing. I always liked to know the score too, but I wouldn’t tell Bailey the score until we were in the car. The coaches discouraged making a big deal about what the score was. I do agree with you on it teaching a valuable lesson. Bailey is on his 5th year of ball and just learning how to deal with it, and he gets pretty discouraged over it, sometimes down right mad. Never EVER in front of his teammates though. Best believe we hear about it once we’re in the truck!

  4. Nikki says:

    I have to share this…he is so amazing and I cannot wait for his CD to come out!! Check this guys voice out!

    • Joy says:

      WOW!!!! That gave me chills. That is a terrific song and he did such a good job.

      Nikki, do you always watch Idol and do you think it will be the same next year without Simon?

      • Nikki says:

        It gives me chills too, every time I hear it. He also sang Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd, and I am a HUGE fan of theirs. Lee is so amazing, no matter what he sings.

        I do watch every season, if no one sticks out to me I won’t keep watching though. I only watch till the end if there is someone I really like and want to win. I’m not sure if it’ll stay around after Simon leaves, I think it really depends on who replaces him. I like Simon. But I watch because I love to see someone get a shot of a lifetime, and succeed. Carrie Underwood, Kelly Pickler, Daughtry…all nobodies who have made it big. That’s exciting to me.

      • Laura says:

        I haven’t watched a full AI season since Carrie Underwood, but I can’t imagine the show without Simon. He’s really the only one who tells the truth. Randy’s all, “yeah, dawg” and Paula used to think everyone was wonderful unless they were dreadful, and then she STILL didn’t want to tell them (I don’t know how Ellen is. I wanted to watch her, but never got around to it). But Simon wasn’t afraid to say, “you’re a nice person, but please, don’t ever sing again. You can’t do it.” And sometimes, people need to hear that.

        • Nikki says:

          I agree 100%! I do like Ellen, she brings a freshness to the show. Kara, or whatever her name is, I do NOT like! Randy, lol, he cracks me up…YO, waz up dawg….he says “yo” way to much! He’s nice though. I think there has to be someone like Simon, and I’m sad to see him go. I’m not happy about any of the possible replacements. Howard Stern, Rosie O’Donnell, Amy Winehouse….I did hear Elton Johns name and he would be good. Ben Folds, who I really like too. We’ll see!

          • Laura says:

            ROSIE O’DONNELL???? GAAAAAGGGGGG!!!!!!!

            Now, if they put Elton in there? Him, I’d watch for. I think he might be as straight a shooter as Simon.

            And Amy Winehouse is just a massive joke.

  5. starlaschat says:

    Great video! Looks like he will be having a Great new caree, loaded with Fame and Fortune. I hope he will handle all his success OK. I think the music business can be a bit hard to have a balanced life. I think it’s possible, but it can be difficult. Hope he fairs well. He looks like he could be the winner at this point. And Simon? I can’t imagine the show without him and all his crankiness. ;+)
    My week? It’s actually been pretty busy and I’ve been having a few days, at the end I’m thinking That was so much Fun! So my heart feels full today. I’m appreciative that for the moment life is good. Not sure what tomorrow will bring. I was wide awake last night too, Joy. I often have trouble sleeping and listen to late night radio which does not help. I hope your able to get a more restful sleep. There’s nothing like waking up and feeling really rested. Once in a blue moon I have that feeling and it is truly wonderful.

  6. Joy says:

    I’ve had a long and busy week. Given that I most often don’t have plans, this is new to me and I’m tired by today. On Monday I had to take my mom to a retina specialist. She has macular degeneration and her ophthalmologist didn’t like what he saw on her last visit so she had to go. She got an injection in her eye because it was bleeding on the inside which isn’t good. She may need one of these every two months and that could increase as this gets worse. We were there for 3 hours and 50 minutes and the way they treated these older people really pissed me off. They took my mom in and dilated her eyes and sent her back out to wait for them to dilate and I understand that because there is a waiting period for that but then they took her back in and were going to give her a shot of dye so they could take pics but the “nurse” couldn’t find a vein and she came out with 5 bandages on her and I know she’s going to be sore from them. They then told her to wait (again) for the doctor. We sat for another hour before she went in. What I felt really sorry for were the old people there that got there by a medic van which stop dropping off and delivering people at 5. They were all worried about how there were going to get home. I still feel bad today for them but I don’t know what to do. They really REALLY overbook these people and these specialists only come out here once a month.


    Nothing much else. I wanted to go to Bailey’s baseball game tonight but the pollen is high again today so I don’t dare go outside. I’m thinking once the maple tree’s are done I should be in the clear as far as tree pollen goes. I pray the grass pollen won’t do this to me or I’ll need more medication. I can’t face sitting inside all summer.

    There is a golf tourney this weekend for the guys so my brother is coming out and I don’t want to be not feeling well when he’s here. The last few times he’s come out I haven’t felt well so I’m taking it very easy today. After I’m done with this comment I’m sitting down to watch a movie and knit and maybe try for a nap.

  7. Just a Mom says:

    We are done with softball!! My youngest had a double header Monday that finished out the year. The girls played until 10 at night! Poor things, they were exhausted! They finished the season in 3rd place. We would have had 2nd if the last team we played hadn’t oh “borrowed” 4 girls from the 12 and up team! We were pissed but the girls knew they played well and they had fun.
    Sherlock Holmes was a great movie! We have it on DVD and I think we have watched it 4 times already.
    My girls are finishing up the school year right now. My youngest gets out next week and my oldest gets out June 4th. I can’t believe how fast this school year went!

    • Nikki says:

      I was just saying the same thing. It seems like this school year flew by! I sure hope the summer break doesn’t! Bailey goes until June 10th this year.
      Yes Sherlock Holmes was a great movie. We rented it, but that is one I would consider buying!

      3rd Place?! That’s great!!! Way to go! I sure hope our boys can pull off a win tonight, I’m afraid they’re losing their drive.

  8. SKL says:

    I am in so much trouble – I feel like crap, I have to quit work early, I am behind on everything, I have little to show for my day’s work, and now all I can do is fool around on the internet! This is ridiculous! I need to get serious!

    Just thought I’d take the opportunity to vent on myself . . . .

    • Nikki says:

      That stinks!!! 😦 Hope you feel better soon and can get back on track!

      Is it weird that I enjoy seeing the water come out of the washer into the laundry tub? It’s satisfying to see all that dirty water go down the drain, but I wonder if all the dirt is coming out of the clothes? I know, I’m a strange one…

      • Laura says:

        I used to do the same thing at my Mom’s house… I can’t see my washer drain, but hers, I’d hear it start wooshing into the tub, and I’d go blasting in there to watch the water.

        I also like to sit and watch creeks and waterfalls, so maybe it’s the same thing.

    • Laura says:

      Maybe it’s your body telling you that you need a bit of a break. Take a couple hours, go for a walk, breathe some fresh air, let your mind wander. Take a nap. Be silly. Take a bath.

      Good luck. Sending some “good vibes” your way, just in case.

  9. SKL says:

    The girls’ dance and gymnastics show was a success – for their standard. Last time E pretty much refused to do anything the way she was supposed to. First she held back and then she acted like a clown. This time she had a slow start but then mostly followed along.

    It’s funny, because she’s probably the smartest kid in the group (mommy bias aside) but when she is being “watched,” she acts like, well, the opposite. Oh well, Mom knows, and the rest of them don’t matter.

    A was her usual self. Taking it very seriously – a bit too seriously. She is very focused on following the script. She is so strong in gymnastics but she’s very quiet about it. She really loves both activities.

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