Tuesday, March 31, 2009
It was a chilly night. Hil dressed in layers between jumps. Also had a lucky fleece blanket to wrap up in. Calvin had a nice warm hat. Anything with Broncos on it, Calvin thinks is great. Jeff is out with tendonitis in his ankle. It started the last track meet. He kept busy keeping the bar in place for the high jumpers. He is anxious to get running again.
Monday, March 30, 2009
Over at 4'8". I have to get to the next meet to get a picture just going over the bar. My timing was off tonight! Approach at 4'10". It was so windy the guys had to keep a finger on the bar to keep it in place until the jumpers got there.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
I've been clearing out again. These books are some I've collected from garage sales. Some I read and liked, and some I wanted to read. (And some- Who knows) I go to the library and don't need these. I'll offer them to Shirley if I have no other claims first, as she mentioned the HS read program when she took the kids books. I'll ask her about the bride's maid dress too. She works with costumes for the plays. Yes, I still have some bluejays. (One of these is a music box) These are not quite correct coloring for North America. And I have too many. The Halloween mister is a decent decoration, but don't try the mister with our water. Leaves a white film. The thermos is fine. Just don't need it. The snowmen are too Christmasey and I don't get my snowmen out until I put away nativities.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Tonight was Calvin's school program. I enjoy watching the kids whatever activity they are in. Calvin's group had to dance. Kind of a beginning square dance. And the worst part: He had to dance with a girl! (He does have pretty good rhythm. ) Singing is not his thing anyway.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
I'm digging deeper. This time the closet in the computer room.... Anyone want to claim anything. The gray men's coat is 48 L. Too small for Dan. Doesn't look worn at all. The blue dress must have been a bridemaid's dress. Marked 11/12. May be able to be rebuilt without the sleeves, or someone may want it for the material. The blue, white and no longer 'red', is a wind sock, that has been replaced. The maroon top (Velvet) is marked S. The men's vest - bigger. The maroon dress - 9. Did any adult here ever wear that size?
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Marg sends flowers frequently to Grandma Phoebe. Here she is with her St. Patrick's day balloons and bouquet. One week late, before I got the picture, and they are still in pretty good condition. Mom has a new roommate (Helen Kendall) as of yesterday. She was resting while I was there and with these privacy rules you can't get any information. But when you know the right people: "she is here to gain strength and may return home" (Didn't look very strong today). Marg sent flowers and balloons on St. Valentine's Day too, but I didn't get my camera out to LTC for a picture then.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
We have put up our martin house for a few years now. We have never had any martins! The sparrows love it. We clean it out frequently, to no avail. It is open to the sky on the east. We do have some trees fairly close (10 - 15 feet away) on two sides and maybe that is what scares them away. But there are martin houses on the east side of the school that are in the open. (Behind us) I don't notice many martins there. Usually 1 or 2 each year. Maybe this year will be the year. I don't think martins are as tough as they used to be. When I was a kid, they would fight and clear out the sparrows. Spring lake does have quite a colony of martins. That is only a few miles away.
Friday, March 20, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Hil's team were Princesses. They were after the best costume prize. I didn't stay for the finals to see which team won. So I don't know of glamor beat grunge or not. They have various other award also. Hil's team lost their first match and went on to win a couple more before elimination. __________________________________________ Abbey's team were the fire fighters. They looked like they had just finished fighting a fire. I don't know how long or how much work it took to get their hair looking this wild! They had two losses. ____________________________________________________________________________ Jeff's team was the Trojans. (Scranton of course, as they had some of David's old shirts) It was made up of Sophomore and Freshman boys. They had a loss and a couple wins before being eliminated, when it got to single games. A good time was had by all!
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
__________________________________________ __________________________________________ ___________________________The dancers were near the beginning. You can see how clear the street was for them to preform. If they would have been later it wouldn't have worked.______________ ____________________________________________________________________Toward the half way point of the parade the crowd was out into the street to where the parade could hardly get through. A few times men on golf carts came by warning people to get back to no avail. It even held up the parade, as they had to honk and creep through. They weren't allowed to throw out candy this year to many disappointed people. They did throw out beads, but the candy they could have thrown over their heads and they would have been farther back. It sure didn't work not to throw candy. .
Sunday, March 15, 2009
This afternoon was Jeff's confirmation. He was one of four selected for questioning by the bishop. (Even though he was one of the lectors. He thought he would get skipped if he lectored. Wrong!) He did just fine! Here he is congratulated by his sponser, his sister, Hilary.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Bit by bit, a few signs of spring are starting to show. You have to look closely.... Maybe by this time next week we will have more signs of spring in evidence. We are warmer today, with promise of more to come. (Of course, these are in sheltered areas on the south side of buildings)
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
Saturday, March 7, 2009
My day was spent at the volleyball tourney. I enjoy watching the girls. They did well and not as well. There were 16 teams and the finals will be tomorrow. Hil's team had some players missing and one brought up from the 17 team. Hil (#11) played hitter, as well as setter today. She had a good day. My challenge of the day was to get some block pictures!!! I plan to put a couple pictures on facebook too. Pop had a quiet day at home.
Friday, March 6, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Today after much measuring and figuring, we have three new nails in the hallway to hang Hil for this year, Abbey and Jeff the next two years. There is space for Jill and then it will get possibly another row since there could be three in one year!