Thursday, January 31, 2013

Wonderful Comments

I owe you all an apology. For months now, I have been reading all your wonderful comments that come into my email box & then replying through that email's thread. It never occurred to me that those replies were not emailed to you but rather only posted on my site (thanks Disqus). I always appreciate it when I get emailed comment replies, and I couldn't figure out why no one ever kept the conversation going.
With Disqus, even though I reply by email, the comment goes straight to my blog. So for everyone who thought I was just ignoring their comment, it's not true! I doubt you want to go back & read them now, but they are there. Hundreds of replies that probably never saw the light of day.

This changes today. Anyone who enters their email with their comments is going to get an emailed reply (if the comment warrants it). But really, if you don't have an account at Disqus, why not spend 2 minutes right now and make one? They don't spam you and you can upload a pretty picture of yourself.


Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Wednesday Hodgepodge

How 'bout some Hodgepodge questions? 
Answer these on your own blog and then scoot back over to Joyce's on Wednesday to link up with the rest of the Hodgepodge peeps. If you're new here feel free to join the party....the more the merrier!

1.  In the USA this coming Sunday millions will be watching as the Baltimore Ravens take on the San Francisco 49's in the Superbowl.  What was the last event you attended that could be described as super?
New Years Eve was a bust because I was getting over my illness.  Christmas was a bust because I was sick.  Thanksgiving was hectic because I am the host, and yet I would describe it as a super-duper day I spent with my family!

2.  Share something you're a fan of these days?
Hello??? HOCKEY!  After the NHL lockout ended (it's about time) this F.A.N. is BACK!

3. How do you feel about wings?  In case anyone is confused, I'm talking the edible appetizer kind.  What's your preferred seasoning on a wing-hot, mild, teryiaki, sweet and sour, other?  Do you make your own or is there a favorite place you like to go for wings?   
I don't like wings, period.  My son, Zachary loves wings! He prefers hot, but will eat whatever is available.  

4.  As long as we're talking sports today...have you followed the Lance Armstrong story?  Did you watch his interview with Oprah and if so what was your reaction to his confession and subsequent remarks?  
I have not and do not care.  Let's just say I am not at all surprised the man had been lying for years to his family, friends and fans.

5.  What's a question you hate to be asked?  
Did you forget to take your medicine?
(note to hubby: Just because I'm cranky doesn't mean I forgot to take my bi-polar meds)!

6. The coaches in this Sunday's big game happen to be real life brothers.  Jim Harbaugh coaches the 49er's and his older brother John Harbaugh coaches the Baltimore Ravens.  Were you and your sibling(s) competitive?  In what way? Are you still?  If you're an only child how did you handle competition growing up?  
I mentioned the brothers/coach thing to my husband, and he looked at me like "where have you been?"  I follow hockey (see above #2) NOT football!
I would not say my sisters and I were competitive against each other.  I strive to run a good day-care. My sister, Tori strived to be the top of her class. My sister,Tiffani strived to be the best mother.  I think you can strive to be or do something without being competitive.  

7.  What's your favorite game involving a ball and when did you last play?    
My sons and I thew a lacrosse ball to each other.  They were impressed I could catch the ball.  I didn't let on that I played lacrosse back in the day for my high school team.  :)

8.  Insert your own random thought here.


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Time flies...

Let's join Les at Time Out for Mom with a cup of coffee in your hand.

As I become older it feels as if the time is flying by faster and faster.  There are still 24 hours in a day, but my perception is that I am loosing track of time and the day is over before it begins.

As a young girl I could not wait to be 16 and have that sweet sixteen party, to graduate, to be 21 and party, to be a wife, to be a mother, to have my children potty trained, to have my children begin school…. next thing you know time has gone by so fast.

When you are young and waiting for a future event to happen, it seems as if the time goes by like molasses!  As you become older you look back and think "Where did the time go?" or "My, how quickly our kids have grown!".

Any one can lose track of time or take for granted the time you have.  It's sad to think that half of your life is gone before you even know what it is.

Slow down! 

Do less.  Focus on what is really important and let go of the rest.

Disconnect.  If you carry around an iPhone or other mobile device, learn to leave it or turn it off.  It's hard to slow down if you are always checking new messages coming in.

Appreciation.  Don't miss out on telling people how much they mean to you.  Hug your children and savor every moment.

"We're so busy watching out for what's just ahead of us that we don't take the time to enjoy where we are."  ~Bill Watterson


Monday, January 28, 2013

Snow Lacrosse

What a silly boy!
Playing Lacrosse in the snow...
wearing shorts….
when it's 16F degrees outside.
You ask.
Because his football got stuck in the tree.


Sunday, January 27, 2013

GO TEAM! {Sunday In My City}

My husband is a high school teacher.
Every year the students and faculty look forward to ONE particular RIVALRY football game.
They celebrate the day before with a HUGE pep-rally.
The stands are filled with students.
There are no seats to be found!
Whenever a play is stopped, the band plays loud, inspiring tunes.
At the end of the game, the Raiders celebrate a VICTORY

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Friday, January 25, 2013

Friday Fragments

Mommy's Idea
Enjoy Friday Fragments with our host Half-Past Kissin' Time

Each week I look forward to Friday.  It's the beginning of the weekend!
Looking back on my week…
This is the coldest our area has seen the last two years.
Hubby went to a hockey game without me with a friend.
While I cursed his name watched the game from home.
Brandon took a slap shot and broke his expensive favorite stick!
My grandmother moved into a retirement center.
She is lovin' it!

Happy Friday!
Enjoy your weekend friends.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Out Door Hockey Rink

It's not every day that a hockey player gets to play in an outdoor rink!
Outdoor rinks like any other hockey rink with boards and a roof.
There are aluminum walls around a portion of the rink to protect the ice from rain and snow.
Not quite Pond Hockey, but still fun to have the outdoor experience!
If you look close I'm standing up not facing the boards.
To my left is Brandon's girlfriend.
The temperature was about 40F degrees and the wind wasn't bad.
Our team won 7-0!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

I can see! {Wordless Wednesday}

I'm trying contacts again.
The doctor ordered bi-focal contacts.
I have a trial pair but the script isn't quite right.
Next week will be the big test whether or not they will work.

Now, if I could just get the dang things in and out without an issue, all would be good!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Hockey {Picture Perfect}


Do you like Photos?  Do you like Instagram?

Link up with Susi at BocaFrau to post your favorite weekly Instagram Photos.

This week my pictures are of my Favorite Hockey Player!


Monday, January 21, 2013

It was an accident!

Ever see those cement blocks in a parking lot with a light pole on top of it?
Who would be dumb enough to drive so close to one of these bright yellow cement blocks
trying to line up the car after pulling in rather crookedly?
 Ummm, yeah… that would be ME!


Sunday, January 20, 2013

Eckley Village {Sunday In My City}

Eckley Miner's Village is an example of a planned 19th century industrial coal mining town.
Companies often designed and constructed rural communities to house their employees in close proximity to the collieries or factories at which they worked.

Today Eckley Miners' Village represents the lives of immigrant anthracite coal miners and their families as they lived through the industrial revolution. 

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You will be glad you did!

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