Saturday, August 26, 2006

This year, they are Mity Mites

The little league season started today with a 14-0 win for the Mity Mite Wolverines. Willie started at center in the historic Huber family #75 and even played a little defense. Woo Hoo!




Wednesday, August 23, 2006

So glad I didn't have to deal with this as a teacher...

From my sister via e-mail:

Here's and Ick for today. Today in 7th I said to this girl, "Michelle (I've changed names to protect the innocent), how are you doing today?" She said bad. I said "Why are you bad?" I expected to get some kind of response regarding not liking math or having trouble with something, but instead she said, "I peed my pants."
I said, "Just now?" She said, "No in computers." She said it's something that happens and doctors can't help her. I thought maybe she meant it was a trickle, but when she stood up, her pants were soaked front and back all the way to her knees. I think it was a gallon. I felt really bad, but didn't know what I was supposed to do. I said, "Can you call home?" She said, "No. No one's home. It just sucks."
She didn't seem too upset, but it was very strange.
Not sure what to do with the chair she was in.

I feel so bad for this girl. As if high school (let alone the third day of high school for the new year) isn't bad enough, this poor girl has to deal with major problems. If any of you out there in Internet-land know how to help, make a comment with a good web link or something.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Maybe my neighbors aren't so bad

I found this on a blog I read today. Maybe a jungle of weeds IS better than a toilet and midnight power washing.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

The post in which I stop whining for a while

After feeling like total crap last night and going to bed at 7:00 pm I woke up still not feeling well (Willie slept over and left me his cold.) but made a decision...that at least today I will try to stop whining. To commemorate this momumental decision, here is a very short list of some of the things that I like.

  • Ross, mostly because he fixes me dinner, but for other reasons, too.
  • Rain, thunder and lightining. It makes sleeping so much easier at night with a storm brewing.
  • Sunlight cutting through the clouds in beams of light
  • Hydrangeas. I love my beautiful flowers that, though they are struggling, are trying really hard to grow in my yard.
  • Coke classic. Even though I can't drink it anymore because of the bedes, it remains one of my true loves.
  • Real Simple Magazine and PC Photo magazine. I got my new issues in the last week and they have givien me something to read.
  • Sleep...lately it is the only thing that makes me feel better.
  • Blogging...the opportunity to whine to the internet any time I want.
  • My house. Not my neighbors, but my house. It is a good and cute house.
  • Painted toe nails. My nails have been barenaked for three weeks and I finally painted them "Big Apple Red" and it's great!
  • Clean sheets on my bed...always a crisp sleeping experience.
That's about all. Can't think about too much at the moment, but at least this is a start, right? A move in the non-whining direction.

Friday, August 11, 2006

31 States, not too shabby

I'm feeling a little obsessed with geography these days...thus all the maps. My sister did this one the other day and added it to her blog so I thought that I'd do the same. Admittedly, it's not very interesting...but at least it's a post.

create your own visited states map
or check out these Google Hacks.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

The slow walk into retirement

Last night, Haley and I went to a concert. We saw Death Cab for Cutie at the SC. The opening band, Mates of State royally sucked, but Death Cab is good. However, I officially came to the realization last night that I am headed down the road to concert retirement. How do I know this? One, I am starting to be one of the oldest people at each show I attend. Two, I almost always get GA "seats" and choose to sit through an entire show rather than stand on the floor. Three, I don't stay through the encores because I would rather get home and get to bed. Yes, this is tremendously pathetic behavior for someone who is not yet 30 years of age, but I think I'm done. Of course, there are still some artists who will pull me out of retirment (thus, the SLOW WALK) but for the most part I'm done. To commemorate my "coming of age" I have decided to put together a little list of some of the shows I have seen in the last few years. The first concert I ever attended was when I was 12 years old; that's 16 years of good concert going and I haven't really been to that many. I'm not quite sure how comprehensive my list is, but I think it's about everyone. If Haley or Ross can think of some that I've missed, I may need to add them to the list.

In no particular order:
New Kids on the Block
Billy Joel (3)
Elton John
Beach Boys
The Pretenders
Sting (5)
Barenaked Ladies (8 including in Holmdel, NJ; Denver, CO; and Las Vegas, NV)
Guster (6 or 7 or 8?)
Cold Play
Iron and Wine
Toad the Wet Sproket (2)
Glen Phillips (2)
Nickel Creek (4)
Mutual Admiration Society
Chris Cornell
The Samples (2)
John Mayer
Death Cab for Cutie (2)
Jimmy Eat World (2)
Chris Isaac (2)

Monday, August 07, 2006


Ross is building a beautiful retaining wall. These are a few of the pictures he took of the first layer of block. The wall is going to be much taller than it looks now and Ross cannot (regardless of what he thinks) build it alone. If you are interested in providing some manual labor this weekend, with the only repayment being a warm, fuzzy heart for doing some service and a hearty lunch, then please contact my husband (you must already know his number) and volunteer your services. PLEASE!




Thursday, August 03, 2006

Petty Police

I hate it when you are working on a very detailed, ranting post to your blog, try to do something fancy, and BAM! You screw up, hit the wrong button, and loose everything.

Here is the short version:

Sometimes, living in the Truman Show sucks royally! Why? One, idiot neighbors have weeds that are so tall they are creating a jungle and they won't pull the weeds. The weed police are harassing Ross and me all the time about weeds that haven't even broken ground yet and these mornoms don't do a single thing....the weeds must be harvested and destroyed.

Ross got a parking ticket the other day for parking on the street against the flow of traffic. Well, he was against the flow of traffic, as were the majority of other cars on the street that got tickets. Why was he parked on the street? Our alley way is blocked off because it is being repaired? What time was the ticket issued by the sneaky piece of an officer? 11:30 pm!


Tuesday, August 01, 2006

44 Million + 1

So, it's official. I've got the bedes. I was diagnosed last week with adult onset diabetes and, combined with some other issues that I'm not prepared to discuss yet, it has made me one unhappy camper.

However, the new insulin? Not too bad. Much better than the mess I was turned into over the weekend. Hopefully, things will work out and I can get things figured out and make everything much better.

Just thought that I'd share.


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