Monday, February 15, 2010
For today, February 15, 2010 (President's Day, observed; does it seem early this year to anyone else or is it just me?)
On My Mind...I got a disturbing phone call from my mother this afternoon. My Uncle Joe was found dead in his house this morning, from an apparent heart attack. His neighbor brings him the paper every morning and noticed this morning that yesterday's was still in the door so he looked in the window and saw him lying on the floor. This is the same uncle who had the eye issues in August. He just turned 67 in October and will be greatly missed.
Outside My Window...it is dark and snow is expected for the morning. Tucker and Michael have been working on a snow fort, the wails of which are 13 giant snowballs that I think look like meatballs.
What we're Reading...Emily's Quest had to go back to the library so I started Twilight Tues and finished it Sat morning. I started New Moon Sat afternoon and am 3/4 way through it. I already bought Eclipse when we were out on Sat so I don't have to wait to start it! Tucker is reading Blizzard of the Blue Moon on his own. His favorites this week were You Wouldn't Want to be a Civil War Soldier by Thomas Ratliff (this is apparently a whole series of historic books; we're going to get more, I think!), Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot by Dav Pilkey, and Arthur Meets the President by Marc Brown.
What We're Listening to...I'm still listening to A Lion Among Men about the Cowardly Lion from The Wizard of Oz. With Tucker I listened to Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective.
What We're Watching...LOVED the Survivor premiere; that Stephenie is one tough chick! Also liked Amazing Race-the cowboys are my favorite but not sure how far they'll get! Already had enough of the ditzy former SC Teen Miss America. Fell asleep before The Biggest Loser ended but heard there was no elimination. Did watch the opening ceremonies of the Olympics but didn't think they were as good as the China opening ceremonies.
I am hoping...Tucker accepts that he needs glasses! We went to the eye Dr today on the recommendation from the school nurse screening. We looked at frames but he was definitely not into it! He told me his head is too big for glasses!
Quotable Quote...You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them ~ Desmond Tutu
In the Kitchen...chicken in the crock pot tonight, spaghetti and meatballs, not sure what else-we have a busy week!
Around the House...Tucker helped me clean out some toys in the living room and we had a pretty good pile for Goodwill as well as the consignment shop...dishes are done...laundry needs to be folded and another load done.
Coming Up This Week...Michael's off with Tucker tomorrow and is taking him and William to Kid City for the day...going out with people from work Wed night...soccer practice Thurs night...a game either Sat or Sun (we will get the schedule at practice)...my uncle's service, probably on Sat.
Some Picture Thoughts...
In memory of my Uncle Joe, a picture of us dancing at my wedding...
The fort Tucker and Micahel have been working on...
Tucker and I made chocolate hearts again for Valentine's Day...