Monday, March 27, 2006

weekend

Been meaning to get down to the Starlight drive-in…perhaps this will be the year. Ceil and I went a few times to that 85 drive-in north near Mercer.

I’m excited about the Braves as well, though I’ve spent very little time keeping up with them. Time will tell about the pen, but I think it’ll be better this year as well.

I was wrong, my boss will only be out on Thursday and Friday. But he has left me alone so far, though I’m worn out from the weekend. Now I can get my expense report signed.

Ceil had an old friend come by late Friday morning, and they all decided to see a movie (about dolphins?) but it didn’t work out, so they all went to see Chicken Little. Friday night the kids went to see Narnia, and Ceil and I saw Walk the Line. Ceil liked it…so did I, but I had already seen it.

Friday at work I got hooked up with two Saturday NCAA tickets, so after my concession stand duty I took Will to see his beloved Longhorns lose. He was exhausted from staying at the ballpark from 8:45 to 2:30, and I was tired as well. The Dome area was crowded. Texas was having a pep rally on the grass between Phillips and the Dome. I hadn’t heard of any fanfest at the congress center, so we entered the dome and got to our second level seats, over an hour before the game. Even though few were seated and nothing was going on, Will wanted to hang out in our seats, which was ok with me.

We saw all of the stretching and warm-ups, as well as the exciting game. LSU was clearly the superior team, though Texas never fell behind by more than a few points. Even though we parked in that massive Dome deck, we made it out pretty quickly.

Saturday night I got our email and internet going at home, so I cleared out all the emails that had piled up. We ate out at our favorite Mexican place after church, and I worked around the house the rest of the day. Funny Ford golf commercials with Penn & Teller. Our cell phone is clean…we ran it through the clothes washer twice.

I have two Bellsouth passes for any day, but it’s month end, and Will has a project due, so I don’t know if I’ll go. I’m pretty sure I’m taking all three kids to the White Sox game Saturday afternoon, while Ceil works on school stuff.

Funny thing happened before KidStuf yesterday. As usual I showed up first, so I had to safe the entire row for other small group members. The newer members of the group’s ten-year old daughter came up, looking for her parents. After they hadn’t come for a while, since she seemed to need to tell them something, I make a quick sweep of the church looking for them. KidStuf had started when I returned, still no sign of her parents. She asks me “If they don’t come, will you go on stage with me?” I asked Will to make sure I had her name right (I always get her and her sister mixed up…Alex and Addie). I was afraid I would be asked personal parent/child questions. At the last minute her parents showed up, and mom and daughter were sent on a treasure hunt with four other parent/kid combos.

I'm no favorite of Japanese steakhouses. They are fun once in a blue moon, but as little as we go out, there are plenty of other places to go. There are so little nice places to eat in East Cobb, I’m surprised when a place closes. There used to be a Jock’s & Jill’s, but it was in a bad location. I hate the Chilis, but they are always packed with teenagers and families. I’ve been noticing that Ted’s is usually busy, which is good.

There are plenty of sports blogs. See 60 minutes last night, with Tiger? He briefly discussed how he stuttered as a child. There was an old Chicago Bull that went into the steel business. Can’t remember if it was Bob Love, a former stutterer.

Getting new shoes is always fun. All three of mine have had shoes they haven’t worn. I finally figured out that Matthew only likes slip on shoes. He is wearing the new white Nike cleats that he finally grew into, that I had found on sale. He is the only one at Mt. Paran wearing white shoes…we both love it. When it’s wet he wears Will’s old black Reeboks.

Will is now wearing grown up sizes, so his are much more expensive. He likes to wear running shoes for some reason…never liked basketball shoes. Did I tell you that he’s wearing my shoes now? The other night after practice his were muddy, so I took off my New Balances and let him wear those to the restaurant, while I put back on my dress shoes. He said he’d wear Chuck Taylor’s, but after I got them he never did. Perhaps Anna or Matthew will wear them.

I took Anna to get some shoes and I talked her into a pair of pink New Balance shoes. She never wore them. I didn’t want to save them for Matthew, and Anna gave them to a neighbor.

Several boys from Will’s fall team are now playing Colt ball…15 and over. Will could easily play with them, but I am hearing the teams they play include high school all-state ballplayers, academically ineligible. Perhaps when Will is 13.

Talked to my sister on Friday and jotted down some notes, and when we got home from the game Saturday. I was able to get Outlook Express set up on our email, and received the 1400 emails that were out there. Got the internet to work and everything. Then yesterday Ceil went in there and wasn’t able to dial in. She didn’t want me to mess with it then, and I forgot to go back in to fix it. Bet that it went back to dialing a "1" before the local connection number, because you can hear lightly a recorded message. Should be able to fix it after Matthew’s game this evening.

Hopefully today I’ll have time to get my new laptop going. I haven’t messed with it too much yet. I had checked Ceil’s emails on line, but even when you delete them, when the emails are received at home, the deleted ones still come through. Ceil is a member of this group that sends over 20 homeschool emails a day, and another group that sends about five. So the emails really pile up!

Left my car outside last night, and there was some frost on it this morning.

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