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Saturday, November 25, 2006

Old Photo Weekend

No date on this photo, but it's probably from 15 years ago or so. My Nod has been the family chronicler for many years. He used to just set up the camcorder in a corner and leave it ... there's lots of boring stuff on those tapes, but there might be some good stuff. I'm just not going to sit thru it all looking for it.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Fudge Update

Spent 11 hours at the school on Saturday supervising the Fudge Sale. Another three hours on Sunday to make sure that the clean-up was thorough and to be there with others to help with the distribution. Had the kids call homes to remind people to come ... we ended up with only two people who never came (heh, heh, their bags went into the Band Room, where Mr. Z will see them...) . We had 1491 boxes of fudge orders, made about 120 extras to sell at the Holiday Concert and for those who smelled the fudge being made at the play and are calling to get some.

Boy, I am TIRED! Standing that long wasn't good for my back or knee. I went to bed early last night, stayed home today and SLEPT. Still tired. Argh.

Oh, wait, I forgot. Yesterday when I was done with the Fudge stuff, I had a Girl Scout Service Unit meeting. Then I had to go to church to finish the church newsletter. And naturally there were technical difficulties surrounding that (after months and months of no problems, NATurally I couldn't have just one more time of ease, oh, no).

Chatham had a good weekend. We couldn't remember when he last had a BM, so we fed him pumpkin (for the fiber, ya see) and he finally produced a couple of small, hard BMs (don't ya just LOVE this?). He seemed perkier after that. Can't believe that he ate canned pumpkin.

Today he produced a WHOLE LOT MORE little poops. Wore himself out doing it, too. Lay right down in his litter box, the poor thing was so tired. I did take him to the vet today for a check up. The substitute

Vet was there - Dr. Henry just LOVEs Chatham. She felt him up - no more poops inside - felt his hips and back legs (he often holds one at an odd angle) and proclaimed that everything was in the proper place, just old age stuff going on. Keep up the good work. She praised him, even when he was acting up - who'da thunk that a 19 year old cat would cause so much trouble? She had to get April in to help hold him while she was examining him.

So, that's it for now. No one in our house has a meeting or rehearsal tonight.


Saturday, November 18, 2006

Fudge Saturday

Spent a few hours last night preparing the Home Ec rooms at the High School for Fudge Production. Then saw Bookworm in the fall play (she did great, of course).

Today we spend 12 hours making 1500 boxes (13 oz) of peanut butter and chocolate peanut butter fudge. I'm the designated Fudge Nazi this year. Need to keep those kids and parents in line, ya know.

later, dudes

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Happy Birthday!

Didja HEAR?
It's Doug's BIRTHDAY!!

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Old Photo Weekend

I'm not sure why I feel like this should be the photo to post this weekend - seems like it should be posted in May or June, eh?

Perhaps it's because today marks the end of this year's marching band season. Our band has made it to the Atlantic Coast Championships and will spend the day in Scranton, PA. They are seeded near the top ten and have a chance of ending with the highest rank in our school's marching band history. The kids are pumped, to say the least!

On a sadder note, our 19 year old cat, Chatham, is not doing very well. This is difficult - he's been sleeping in our bed since he was 8 weeks old. Our daughters have never known what it is like not to have him around. He seemed so good last summer, but a bladder infection has laid him low and it just won't go away.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Get Out There . . .

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Old Photo Weekend

This weekend's photo is from the 1950s. Here we see TLP's sisters Bonnie and Doris. Then their Uncle Zade, Cousin Reed and their Granny.

Last night was the last regular football game. The team didn't do well enough to normally make it to playoffs, but a change in the way things were figured, they will play next weekend. Ugh. It was SO cold last night - it's one thing to be out in low 30-degree temps, but to be sitting for three hours is just plain dumb.

Yet the band played on.

Tonight is our Chapter championships for band competition, then next weekend will be the final "play off" in Scranton, PA.

Thursday, November 02, 2006


Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Rabbit Rabbit

This photo is one of many of yawning rabbits.