This time of year there just doesn't seem that much to say every week so I had to "save up" a bit until I had something. So, let's review:
I have to start with bowling. It was epic!! We bowled last week and when we got to the bowling alley we discovered we were in first place by just 1 point! Talk about pressure! We were bowling the second place team and we knew it would be tough. We won the first game by just 5 pins and really the anchor bowler on the other team lost it for them by not picking up her spare. The second game we lost by just 2 pins. That was a tough one. We were pretty down. But we all went out separate ways, had a little talk with ourselves, and decided that the anchor's excessive celebrating at their win was just too much and I have to say, the next and final game really told them what we thought of that! It was epic, truly!! The usual mild-mannered H-man was cool, calm and collected on the outside but inside he was an erupting volcano! And then he bowled OUT OF HIS MIND!! Strike, strike, strike, strike, spare, strike, strike strike, spare, strike, on and on!!! He bowled a 255 and his average is 158. Bill and Judy bowled well too. Judy had a 200 and Bill a 213 and I finally got my average that game but I was a spectacular motivator!!! We had a combined game, with handicap, of 949!! We beat them by more than 100 pins that game and ended up taking 2 games and totals! Lesson they learned: don't piss of the H-Man or you will suffer his wrath! Yes, it felt soooo good!! And we didn't over celebrate but Lord knows, I sure had to hold myself back because it was EPIC!!
The weather here has been fairly mild. We've had a little snow, a few inches, but then it melts or rains. Last Sunday we had some snow during the day and then it rained overnight and Monday ended up being a snow day. There wasn't really that much snow but the back roads had turned to ice so the buses couldn't pick up. It was a nice day off and the main roads were find so I ended up doing a little shopping.
I also baked these beauties!
Two someones were especially happy! They absolutely LOVE these things!
Last Sunday was cold but sunny at least. I saw some kids out on the pond playing hockey and skating. Unfortunately for the poor muskrats (or muscraps as Quinn calls them) about 10 minutes after I took these idyllic picture this naughty little girl was jumping up and down on top of their lovely home! Hopefully they were sound asleep and it didn't disturb them.
Snow and icicles.
The cardinals keep coming around as long as I keep the feeders full.
The squirrels don't seem to be hibernating at all this year.
A certain little girl got to play in a little snow last weekend too. I think she loved this miniature snowman fashioned by her Daddy.
Yesterday I had lunch with my friends Loretta and Natalie and then we went to a movie. I kind of picked the movie (One for The Money) so I felt responsible if they weren't enjoying it but both said they liked it. I liked it but I also read all the books by Janet Evanovich up to 16 (still have to read 17 and 18) so I probably enjoyed it more. After the movie we went to a fundraiser at a local restaurant/bar for one of our 4th grade students that has brain cancer. It was a very touching site to see so many people from our school district turn out for this event and open their wallets. Over $8,000 has been raised so far and events are still being held to help raise money for this family. The poor kid has exhausted his chances for surgery and is now undergoing a trial at U of M. Hopefully this will be the magic bullet he needs. He's been fighting this since he was 4 years old and has had 8 surgeries so far. The band that played at the event last night donated their payment also. One of the band members is a 5th grade teacher at our school. It was really an amazing night. The place was absolutely packed all night. Side note to Tyler: Beth was there last night and said to tell you Hi. Also, you will not believe who the "bouncer" was!! Hans!!! Our old neighbor!! And no, I didn't go up and say Hi to him. I tried to hide from him! Gross!!!!!
That's about all the news. It's snowing pretty good today. I wanted to go run a few errands but I bet the roads are pretty slippery so may have to wait. Right now I'm trying to talk Scott into taking this guy to the park for a run. Lord knows he really needs it!
In other news, Amber and Quinn have some big changes coming up next week! After a 5 month leave, Amber has been offered and decided to take a new job! She received from her old boss who is now with ABC and he wants her to produce ABC's political page! She will be working in downtown DC and Quinn will be going to a new preschool not too far from both Mommy and Daddy's work! It should be an interesting time for the whole little family. Thankfully the job is still a little flexible and if Amber has to work from home sometimes, like if Quinn is ill, she can. It's nice to have that flexibility just in case. It's going to be a very exciting week for them!
Scott is still waiting to hear from the interview he had a couple weeks ago. He hasn't given up hope and is going with the mantra that "no news is good news"? I sure hope he's right. I know this would be a great job for him and he's really getting tired of looking since it's been 5 months now. Keep good thoughts for him and fingers crossed!
Still no pictures from Tyler. He says they will be coming soon though. Not too much else to report from him. He hasn't done anything notable except teach camp and now school will start again this week. He is on the final downhill slope though. As things stand now, he should be heading back to the States in April or May. We don't have a firm date yet. From there, I'm not sure if he's firmed up his plans yet but you will be the first to know right after me!
We have some exciting things coming up in the next month! Can't wait to tell you all about them! But that will have to wait until next time!
Have a good week!